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Gloria or Joy

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Mummynotmum Sat 23-Mar-13 18:40:31

Out of interest, which did you pick? grin

PYT Thu 19-Aug-10 20:22:47

Gloria - hmmm, not sure. It summons up images of an ageing barmaid for me grin

Joy is beautiful. It makes me feel joyous just saying the word.

withorwithoutyou Wed 18-Aug-10 23:38:41

Ooh, Felicity for sure then.

AT1137 Wed 18-Aug-10 23:36:49

Joy is lovely, not so keen on Gloria.

fedupofnamechanging Wed 18-Aug-10 22:57:28

Gloria is my mums name. I always used to think of a busty bleach blonde barmaid. Don't know why as my mum is none of those things. My opinion of it has changed and I now think it is lovely. It sounds cool and elegant to me now.

I think Joy is beautiful too.

mathanxiety Tue 17-Aug-10 23:18:54

I prefer Joy, but I absolutely love the name Seoighe (pr. Shoy-eh) which is an Irish approximation for Joyce or Joy.

pranma Tue 17-Aug-10 21:03:19

Joy is better but I prefer Felicity which has the same meaning.I really dont like Gloria-it sounds a bit headscarf and rollers to me.

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Tue 17-Aug-10 20:29:54

I think both are great!

5DollarShake Tue 17-Aug-10 18:19:02

I think Hunniford.

Therefore Joy would be my pick.

Atlasive Tue 17-Aug-10 18:05:04

Both are lovely names

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 17-Aug-10 16:48:05

I like Joy

Gloria, whilst objectively nice, is just too 1970s for the moment. It may have its time again

MrsvWoolf Tue 17-Aug-10 16:36:45

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ValiumSingleton Tue 17-Aug-10 16:35:14

Joy is lovely

I actually don't really dislike Gloria. It's just a bit evangelical. Nice mn though.

ArseHolio Tue 17-Aug-10 16:20:58


It's my lovely Grandmas name, I wish I'd gad the guts to use it.

Gloria isn't really to my taste.

MummyLovesSadie Tue 17-Aug-10 16:19:03

Oh Gawd I have visions of two big busted, huge-hipped ever-smiling Jamaican women! grin I can't imagine either name on a baby, sorry.

tummytickler Tue 17-Aug-10 14:50:46

We could be the same person - dh and I were having this convo not very long ago (as you cant have Gloria and Joy in the same sibset.)
I choose Gloria.

CuppaTeaJanice Tue 17-Aug-10 13:03:32

Gloria is a lady in her 60s. Quite glamorous with that short, permed, blonde hair that ladies of a certain age have. She's very houseproud, likes things to be comfortable and neat. Doesn't like crudeness or swearing.

Joy is not so narrowly defined age-wise, or personality-wise. It would be my choice of the two. I have also seen it spelled Joye.

Cortina Tue 17-Aug-10 12:48:02

I have a friend who loves Gloria and has it shortlisted. She is uber cool so I expect the landscape is shifting as far as Gloria is concerned. It was the name of and old BF's cat so I can't comment intelligently I am afraid. .

She is also considering Bliss which was a new one on me.

Joy, not keen. A bit late 50s early 60s.

Norsedriver Tue 17-Aug-10 12:44:33

Please could you help with these names by telling us what you think. These aren't the final names, but we're whittling down our short list.
We made the mistake of mentioning Gloria to a friend and her reaction wasn't what we expected. So we need some neutral opinions from people not connected to us.

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