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Joshua or Daniel?

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duesoonIhope Mon 25-Jul-11 18:12:59

So I'm due in a week with DS1. Already have 2 DDs - Isobel and Charlotte. We are down to Joshua or Daniel - middle name probably William (I did like this as a first name, but DH thinks too popular and does not like Willy nicknames!). I also liked Joseph but both my girls have completely vetoed that as they both know Josephs that they really don't like!!

Views please! Which do you prefer? Thanks!

Richlinn Mon 25-Jul-11 18:16:11

Both names are lovely, but Joshua flows more naturally with William.

LetThereBeRock Mon 25-Jul-11 18:26:33

I love both,but favour Daniel.

Bandwithering Mon 25-Jul-11 18:30:33

Daniel. Love Daniel. It's classic but great.
Joshua will date more. It was so popular at one point that it's inevitable that it'll sound really dated.

PaperBank Mon 25-Jul-11 19:01:06

I like both, but prefer Daniel.

MsChanandlerBong Mon 25-Jul-11 19:13:25

Both great names. My personal preference is Joshua, but only by a nose! Probably as I know (have known) quite a few Daniels, but have never known a Joshua in rl.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 25-Jul-11 19:14:13

Daniel. Joshua is boring.

LynetteScavo Mon 25-Jul-11 19:15:07

Both are nice, but very, very popular around here. (Far more popular than William!)

colditz Mon 25-Jul-11 19:15:18

Not Daniel.

I knew a few Daniels at school - it was the 'naughty name'

ragged Mon 25-Jul-11 19:17:02

You do know Joshua means Jesus, right?

ShowOfHands Mon 25-Jul-11 19:19:34

I was going to suggest before I opened this thread that Joshua is the sort of name people use if they use Isobel for a girl and Daniel is the male equivalent of Charlotte and see which was more your kind of thing. grin

So either/or. They're both popular (as popular as William round here) and just normal, non-offensive names. I'd trust either of them to sell me insurance.

ShowOfHands Mon 25-Jul-11 19:20:14

And Joshua doesn't mean Jesus. It's merely the same name. grin Means 'leader of men'.

supadupapupascupa Mon 25-Jul-11 19:22:12

Daniel definitely. It is a gorgeous name, and if it wasn't for my DH being called Daniel, I would have used it for a son

notnowImreading Mon 25-Jul-11 19:23:27

Joshua - better song!

superjobee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:26:54

i love daniel but joshua goes better with william as a middle and your girls names smile

pilates Mon 25-Jul-11 20:27:25

Joshua and Daniel are nice, but prefer William and Joseph.

LavenderBrown Tue 26-Jul-11 09:12:57

I like both but prefer Joshua.

Greenwing Tue 26-Jul-11 16:23:26

Daniel because it is a fine strong attractive name and also because the sound is more different to the girls' names - s in Isobel, ch in Charlotte and sh in Joshua all run together rather IMO.

MelinaM Tue 26-Jul-11 16:27:27

Daniel is lovelysmile Joshua I've always found rather an effeminate name for a boy, and very 'American' sounding ...Joosshhhhh!

LucyLastik Tue 26-Jul-11 16:30:08

Daniel every time. Joshua sounds a bit wet to me and there are millions of them around atm. Four Joshua's live in our block of flats...

Oh and my DS is Daniel wink

youbethemummylion Tue 26-Jul-11 17:14:01

Daniel over Joshua every time! Joshua is wishy washy and effeminate.

MissBetsyTrotwood Tue 26-Jul-11 19:26:47

Go Daniel. Classic - and very very cute and cheeky when Danny. Or Dan when teenaged or whatever. Goes each way socially too.

Stars22 Tue 26-Jul-11 21:37:50

I would go for Daniel as I dont like the name Joshua (like Josh tho) i do think joshua goes better with your girls names and William tho.

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