What do you think of Joni?

(41 Posts)
Sheddie Thu 21-Jan-16 09:58:40

I am 38 weeks with DD2 and suddenly having doubts about the name we had picked.
We were pretty set on Edith / Edie, but I am now not sure. I love Edie but am not as keen on Edith. Also my DD1 is called Mabel so it would be two 'old lady' names, and I worry about it sounding quite 'amusing' when we introduce them!
So last night my DP suggested Joni (inspired by Joni Mitchell). I think it's quite a cool name and there are unlikely to be others in her class at school, but my worry is that she would have a life of people asking what it is short for, and possibly even pronouncing it 'Johnny'!
Thoughts?

EssentialHummus Thu 21-Jan-16 10:05:00

I think most people will be OK with the pronunciation. I think of Joni as an American name (but I'd think the same about Edie, tbh), but I like it very much. She can always use Jo if she prefers.

OhHolyFuck Thu 21-Jan-16 10:07:14

Absolutely love it! Love Joni Mitchell too, think it's a gorgeous name, girly and strong at the same time

Chinesealan Thu 21-Jan-16 10:08:40

Good idea. Edie ivory popular now.

Thurlow Thu 21-Jan-16 10:12:52

We're considering Joni as a nickname for future DDs, but spelled Joanie. Full name would be Joanna, with Joanie for short. Joanie's easier to know how to pronounce but I don't think many people would mispronounce Joni.

MooiMeisje Thu 21-Jan-16 10:44:07

I really like it!
Mabel and Joni - sounds cooler to me than Mabel and Edith/Edie ( though I like Edie too )

Knitella Thu 21-Jan-16 10:52:49

I know a wee Joni and think it's a lovely name. I'm not aware of there being any confusion from others about name and if it is short for something. Works well with Mabel too smile

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 21-Jan-16 10:54:34

Love Joni Mitchell so it gets the thumbs up from me.

Coral2094 Thu 21-Jan-16 11:56:58

Great name, I adore Mabel too, excellent taste!

Jellybean100 Thu 21-Jan-16 12:22:24

Love Joni!

Sheddie Thu 21-Jan-16 12:26:50

Thank you everyone, that's made me feel quite optimistic about it now!

BeautyIsTruth Thu 21-Jan-16 13:24:42

I really like Joni and I think people would be okay with pronunciation due to Joni Mitchell, who most people will have heard of.

Atnelpoe Thu 21-Jan-16 13:29:19

I used to know twins called Edith and Joni! Don't think you'd be going wrong with either, but my choice would be Joni in honour of Ms Mitchell

zippyswife Thu 21-Jan-16 13:33:25

I love it! It's on our (very long) list but hasn't made it to shortlist... Yet. I like that it's short punchy strong and not cutesy! I also like Edie but I know what you mean with Mabel. I'd go Joni. And writing this is actually making me realise how cool it is. Good luck!!

Herrerarerra Thu 21-Jan-16 13:34:29

Love Joni!

Lebkuchenlover Thu 21-Jan-16 13:34:47

What's not to like? It's easy to spell, say and not used too widely already!

JellyTotCat Thu 21-Jan-16 13:35:23

I love it.

JellyTotCat Thu 21-Jan-16 13:36:44

Joanna, with Joanie for short is good too.

Jw35 Thu 21-Jan-16 13:57:32

Cool name!

rageagainsttheBIL Thu 21-Jan-16 15:27:15

Love it, if we'd had a girl she would probably be called Joni.

fondationmaeght Thu 21-Jan-16 18:55:31

Absolutely love it. If I was having more it would be on my list !

Lizziedripping1 Thu 21-Jan-16 22:57:49

I immediately thought of the singer, makes me think of strong creative women

Lizziedripping1 Thu 21-Jan-16 23:00:09

Edith makes me think of my nanna....and Mabel and Edith made me snigger...and think of blue rinses and wrinkly stockings...sorry

stopitcaroline Fri 22-Jan-16 01:02:42

I love it, thanks to Joni Mitchell. What a great namesake.

ladybird69 Fri 22-Jan-16 02:10:29

my middle name is Joanie named after great aunt. I love it.

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