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(20 Posts)
tummytickler Fri 03-Dec-10 07:54:20

What do you think of Joy for a first name? I had really liked it as a middle name, but have found myself liking it more and more for a first name.

piscesmoon Fri 03-Dec-10 07:57:32

I know one and it really suits her.

anamaria22 Fri 03-Dec-10 08:17:09

I like it. Simple, feminine and with a lovely meanint.

anamaria22 Fri 03-Dec-10 08:17:18

sorry, meaning.

lottiejenkins Fri 03-Dec-10 08:20:16

My friends had a little girl in September and they called her Joy... she really suits it!!

LaTristesse Fri 03-Dec-10 11:50:58

It's lovely, go for it!

tstar Fri 03-Dec-10 12:05:37

My Nana has gone by the name Joy almost her whole life born a different name.
Joy suits her sooooo well I hope I am like her in the future. She is young at heart, loves to laugh and very motherly. Go for it.

autodidact Fri 03-Dec-10 12:10:34

What if your Joy is a cool, grumpy, scowly, grouchy, goth type though? A kid called Joy didn't invite my son to her party once and he was furious and said "hurrumph. I've never seen much Joy in her." They were around 7 irrc.

Goingspare Fri 03-Dec-10 12:10:41

I think it's a lovely name. I have met one baby Joy, and was very struck by the name.

OctaviaOstrichJollster Fri 03-Dec-10 12:23:32

I do like the name.
Sadly have known 3 Joys - all pretty joyless. Coincidence... hmm

BigZing Fri 03-Dec-10 13:00:32

Such a lovely, simple, joyous grin name.

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 03-Dec-10 13:24:12

Beautiful name. We toyed with it for our DD, but as she has a single sylablly sirname it didn't sound right.

ShoppingDays Fri 03-Dec-10 16:18:43

Lovely name.

Mousesmummy Sat 04-Dec-10 00:11:58

A very close friend of mine has Joy as a middle name and absolutely detests it?! Don't know why as it is lovely but she says it was always like being called 'Happy' but I guss it's no different to beig called Grace or similar?
I like it fwiw

Hedwig3 Sat 04-Dec-10 11:02:05

Really love it.

highlystrung Sat 04-Dec-10 19:25:18

I was sat next to a Joy in the 'Overcoming Depression' course the doc sent me on for PND. Found it very hard to keep a straight face as she sat there with her name sticker on. Put me right off virtue names but did help cheer me up!

notanumber Sat 04-Dec-10 21:41:44

It's quite a lot to live up to though, isn't it?

When she's in a sulk or pensive or angry there will always be some smartarse pointing out that she isn't exhibiting much joy.

There was a recent article in The Guardian by someone who called their daughter Merrily and she hates it and wants to be called Victoria instead.

"We liked the way it carried music with it, along with connotations of laughter and joy – what was not to like? Merrily has told me since that it's those very associations with her name that have caused her the most irritation."

Dolanette Sat 04-Dec-10 21:56:06

There is a Joy in my DD's class. I like it!

panettoinydog Sat 04-Dec-10 22:11:40

Quite like it, although a bit dippy.

And there was that Joy in Drop teh dead Donkey which might warn you off. Imagine a teenage Joy...

Sanesometimes1 Sat 04-Dec-10 22:23:23

lovely name - go for it.

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