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StrawberriesAndScream Thu 09-Jun-11 09:00:06

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Tortington Thu 09-Jun-11 09:01:10

love it

manchurian Thu 09-Jun-11 09:09:33

I like Josephine, but I think it's very unlikely they will EVER be called Josephine by anybody but you. If you are happy for them to be known as Jo or Josie from very early on then it's fine.

Have you ruled out Alexandra or Victoria?

StrawberriesAndScream Thu 09-Jun-11 09:12:24

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manchurian Thu 09-Jun-11 09:15:07

Well Lizzie and Josie go nicely together. I can imagine somebody calling to them both. I've always been quite fond of the name Josephine.

I'm so glad people are still giving their children proper names that they can use when older and aren't christening them just as Josie!

SloganLogan Thu 09-Jun-11 09:19:44

Lovely name smile

kiteflying Thu 09-Jun-11 09:20:58

I like them together. I went to school with a number of Josephines - most of them called themselves Jo as teens but Josie is really sweet for a tiny one and hopefully it sticks when she goes to school.

typsical Thu 09-Jun-11 10:21:08

Love it. And like Posy as a nn!

Renaissance227 Thu 09-Jun-11 10:23:42

Love it. Strong, traditional, pretty. smile

mummyplonk Thu 09-Jun-11 10:24:11

"Not tonight Josephine" used to be said to me all the time when I was a little girl grin from people of a certain age, what film was that from I never knew but used to drive me nuts?

manchurian Thu 09-Jun-11 10:48:40

I'm not sure its from a film. It's supposedly what Napoleon said to Empress Josephine when he didn't want to go to bed with her. I think it just entered as a common saying.

brightcopperkettles Thu 09-Jun-11 11:38:58

I love it as well and it sits well with Elizabeth imo.

Valiant1 Thu 09-Jun-11 22:03:08

My nan was Josephine Alice 'Joyce' for short and I love it xx

Karbea Thu 09-Jun-11 22:10:33

I know a Josephine Alice, very pretty name she gets called Josie.

MrsOzz Thu 09-Jun-11 23:02:42

I quite like it. I also like the nn Sephie.

StrawberriesAndScream Fri 10-Jun-11 07:06:03

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CheerfulYank Fri 10-Jun-11 07:14:02

I LOVE it, especially with Posy as a nn. DH and I have had Eleanora Josephine picked out for a potential DD forever. smile

swash Fri 10-Jun-11 08:52:51

I think it is a gorgeous name.

sevenhamstershopping Fri 10-Jun-11 14:23:39

I know a Josephine who has remained Josephine into her twenties, without a nickname smile

Jojay Fri 10-Jun-11 14:26:29


The two I know are both adults and are known as Josie - one is pronounced 'Jo-Zie', and one with a softer 's'

radancer Fri 10-Jun-11 15:32:39

Yeah, lovely. Goes very well with Elizabeth

IndigoBell Fri 10-Jun-11 15:59:40

I love it. NN Jodie.....

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