difficult to choose ...

(21 Posts)
notsoold Fri 30-Aug-13 03:19:48

This will be our third child and 2nd boy in the family....choices are Matthew, Mark and Joseph.... And the nicknames will be Matt or Matty and Joe, Joey....
Please help!!!

exoticfruits Fri 30-Aug-13 06:46:27

Matthew. However bear in mind that once they get to about 5yrs you won't have any control over nicknames, it will be up to them. Personally if anyone called me Joey I would change it to Jo as early as possible.

everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 07:07:34

Love Matthew and Joseph.

Would pick either.

BikeRunSki Fri 30-Aug-13 07:16:12

Both nice names, the type I'd choose. Matthew has a very slight edge of Joseph. Mainly because Matty is so sweet and Jo a bit dull.

TheCricketWidow Fri 30-Aug-13 07:35:47

I would go for Matthew.

Clearlymisunderstood Fri 30-Aug-13 07:46:46

I adore the name Joseph would definitely pick that.

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 30-Aug-13 07:49:33

Not a fan of Mark but love Matthew and Joseph. What's your surname like? One might go better?

noodlebum Fri 30-Aug-13 08:51:05

Matthew!

Queazy Fri 30-Aug-13 10:19:42

I prefer Joseph, but really don't like the nn Joey. It sounds really American, or the name of a young kangaroo. Go Joseph, and encourage shortening to Joe!!

everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 10:21:56

I think you're spot on there queasy.

CarriMarie Fri 30-Aug-13 11:27:06

Matthew Joseph.

Leeds2 Fri 30-Aug-13 11:36:20

I would choose Joseph/Joe. Definitely not Joey.

Like Matthew/Matt and Mark too.

Squooodle Fri 30-Aug-13 13:41:14

My friend's sons are called these names. Joseph was always my favourite name but now they are teens Matt in so cool! So Matthew!

notsoold Sat 31-Aug-13 23:31:08

Thanks....I will show this post to dh to help us!!!
Thanks again!!

justhayley Sat 31-Aug-13 23:57:35

I like Matthew but can't use it as it's my Exs name. Joseph is also lovely not keen on Mark - although a psychic once told me a Mark was my solemate & when I meet him I should marry him immediately - DH wasnt impressed lol.
Think Matthew Joseph has quite a nice ring to it

Littlecherublegs Sun 01-Sep-13 12:07:22

Joseph - though don't like Joe or Joey.
Otherwise it Would be on our shortlist.

EnjoyEverySandwich Sun 01-Sep-13 15:12:12

Why do so few people like Mark? Just curious.

Chottie Sun 01-Sep-13 15:14:09

Matthew smile

I like Mark, you don't seem to come across many little ones either. I also like Matthew and Joseph though so I am no help smile

EnjoyEverySandwich Sun 01-Sep-13 15:37:48

I observed this in another thread, that out of the four gospel names, Matthew seems to be the only one that has been consistently popular for the last 100 years. Mark and John were popular when Luke was not, and now the reverse applies.

notsoold Wed 04-Sep-13 22:32:38

And Joseph it is!!!! Thanks everyone!!!

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