Jonah

(15 Posts)
BathshebaEvedene Sun 10-Jan-16 17:55:06

What are your thoughts on this name? I'm not bothered by the fisherman/bad luck superstitions and am liking the name more and more.

Diddlydokey Sun 10-Jan-16 17:58:18

Very biblical
Jonah and the whale and unlucky spring to mind

MyNameIsSuz Sun 10-Jan-16 18:08:29

I love it! I'd never heard of the whole superstition/bad luck thing until we were considering it and my fil mentioned it (obviously I know the bible story though). I think it's a great name and most people won't think it's unlucky!

woollyandtig Sun 10-Jan-16 18:16:58

Love it . It would have been dd2s name if she had been a boy .
It's lovely I wouldn't let the story affect your opinion of it most people would never make the connection and even if they did they won't judge such a lovely name for something so silly.

HappyHeart87 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:23:02

I LOVE it, but DH has forever vetoed it for reasons beyond my ken.

In the Bible story Jonah eventually comes to his senses and goes and does what God tells him. That's kind of why I like it, it's like a reminder that it's ok to cock up and learn from mistakes.

originalmavis Sun 10-Jan-16 18:24:48

'Jo-nah, jo-nah, jo-nah and the whale' (jiffy lemon squeeze blowhole effect).

Any this is me remembering from a primary 2 show (mid 1970s). All by the by.

Joe for short? People will assume you are religious and/or American. Not that this matters a jot, mind you.

I think I like it, but not crazy about it.

BaronessBomburst Sun 10-Jan-16 18:25:55

I like it.

BathshebaEvedene Sun 10-Jan-16 18:27:31

Thanks guys, I think it might be my current favourite. I also love Jude but have a one syllable surname and it doesn't flow so well. I also saw loads of really cute whale themed things in M&S baby section the other day!

crumb04 Sun 10-Jan-16 18:31:13

I like Jonah, no idea about the bad luck thing? But then I'm not religious and so not familiar with bible stories.

Think it's a great name!

NorthernLurker Sun 10-Jan-16 18:39:24

It's gorgeous. The whole point of Jonah is that he disagreed with God's plan, went his own way and God still rescued him and found a way to bring him to the place he needed to be. Nothing unlucky about that grin

AfroPuffs Sun 10-Jan-16 18:46:32

Jonah is a LOVELY name

LovelyBranches Sun 10-Jan-16 19:10:41

I love it but I love loads of old testament names. We very nearly had a baby Jonah but my superstition got the best of me. It's a lovely name. We ended up going for another biblical name.

nextusername Sun 10-Jan-16 19:41:08

I like it.

BathshebaEvedene Sun 10-Jan-16 19:52:20

Lovelybranches, which name did you go for in the end? I also love OT names.

Unoriginalusername123 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:22:54

Love it. GREAT name.

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