What do you think of this boys name?

(28 Posts)
Linamilson Fri 28-Feb-14 15:07:10

We have come across the name Joah. What's your opinions? We like Noah too but it's just a little too popular for us as we like something a bit different but not too out there. Thanks in advance smile

RalphRecklessCardew Fri 28-Feb-14 15:09:00

Not sure. I kind of like it, but wouldn't people constantly mis-hear it as Jo?

snoggle Fri 28-Feb-14 15:10:19

It's quite nice (isn't there a Joah's white Farrow and Ball colour) , but I would worry people would think it was joey but with a Manchester accent.

C4ro Fri 28-Feb-14 15:11:17

It sounds like Joel and Noah forced together. I'd pick one or the other of them instead.

Mollydoggerson Fri 28-Feb-14 15:12:53

It sounds very extreme right Christian, as a jumble of letters together the sound is pleasing.

missmagnum Fri 28-Feb-14 15:13:13

I quite like it, just be prepared for having to say it a few times before its heard properly.

winterhat Fri 28-Feb-14 15:13:18

How about Jonah?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 28-Feb-14 15:33:11

Doesn't surprise me if it's Biblical, it might be a bit unusual but why not.

squoosh Fri 28-Feb-14 15:54:50

A nice name. Sounds Old Testament without being too hellfire and brimstone like Jedediah or Ezekiel are.

People will hear 'Noah' though.

lynniep Fri 28-Feb-14 16:00:10

thats my boys name smile - they become one when I can't remember their names! (Joey and Noah)

I quite like it personally. Maybe thats because I say it quite a lot!

ToffeeJungle Fri 28-Feb-14 16:46:27

Not keen. Sounds made up. Much prefer Noah, Joel or Jonah.

Only1scoop Fri 28-Feb-14 16:49:14

Sounds like you have just made it up....sorry no likey hmm

RiverTam Fri 28-Feb-14 16:49:49

just googled it and it is a proper biblical name.

I like it. I think it's one that everyone will get used to very quickly.

In fact, I can imagine your DS being a very uber-cool teenager with that name!

squoosh Fri 28-Feb-14 16:52:35

It isn't made up, it's just not very common.

Dreya Sat 01-Mar-14 22:09:46

Oooh, now Joah I really like. I am going to suggest this to my friend who likes the name Noah but not the popularity of it. Never heard Joah before. It's great!

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Mar-14 22:14:49

I'm not keen on Noah, but I really like Joah. I've never heard it before.

mummy1973 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:17:24

Joshua or Josiah might be alternatives?

SirChenjin Sat 01-Mar-14 22:19:38

It sounds like you've made it up - or that you've spent a long time reading the Bible. Not keen, sorry.

agnesrose86 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:21:13

I have been thinking about JOA. but I have to admit I got the idea from a car number plate!

nooka Sat 01-Mar-14 22:26:07

I assumed it was made up too, but on googling I see it's just very obscure. I think it would be a bit of a nuisance of a name to have as so many people will assume that they have misheard Joe, Jonah or Noah.

I love it. I also like Josiah, Jonah and Joel, and the ever popular Joseph.
If I heard this I would think cool, like Noah but funkier.

Nataleejah Sun 02-Mar-14 19:44:33

It is possible is biblical. Bible is full of weird names, my fav is Jezreel

SpocksThirdEar Sun 02-Mar-14 20:57:29

Ooh yes, I like it too. But then I like obscure biblical names despite not being at all religious.

Millie2013 Sun 02-Mar-14 20:59:04

I like it!

Frikadellen Sun 02-Mar-14 21:12:02

i like it

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