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popcornchicken Wed 14-Sep-11 16:22:37


cat64 Wed 14-Sep-11 16:29:05

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therugratref Wed 14-Sep-11 16:33:53

Sorry- Small Kangeroo or the stupid one from friends.
I quite like Joe though.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 14-Sep-11 16:40:36

No. Kangaroo.

Bert2e Wed 14-Sep-11 16:50:50

Nope for the same reasons as the other posters.

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 14-Sep-11 17:33:12

In my day at secondary school it was a derogative term for someone who was a bit of an idiot. It came from Joey Deacon who was a disabled man featured on Blue Peter in the 80's - kids are so cruel sometimes.

Bunbaker Wed 14-Sep-11 17:37:46

Joseph is nice and then your son can choose to call himself Joey or Joe if her wants.

IslaValargeone Wed 14-Sep-11 17:38:32

Not a fan myself, but entirely influenced by seeing the name in print and in reminding me of an utter cow on a different website.

hester Wed 14-Sep-11 17:40:40

I absolutely love Joe/Joseph/Joel/Jonah. Joey too, by extension, though this is one of the few cases when I actually agree with those who say give them the full name, use the nickname for as long as it suits the child and you.

MadameDefarge Wed 14-Sep-11 17:55:06

I have a joseph, when he was small he was Jojo, now he is either Joseph or Joe. So no harm in calling him Joey when he is tiny....I remember when ds decided that Jojo was too babyish, and we of course then stopped (though took a bit of time and some stern looks from him to remember)

Wormshuffler Wed 14-Sep-11 17:56:47

I thought the exact same as mummyslittlesunbeams.................

Meteorite Wed 14-Sep-11 18:01:32

It's a budgie's name, sorry.

Poppins27 Wed 14-Sep-11 18:07:28

I'm obviously in the minority here as I love the name and am currently trying to convince DP that he also loves it as much as me!! Im not planning on going with Joe or Joseph....just Joey.

chickydoo Wed 14-Sep-11 18:15:06

I adore it!! biased though as I have a Joey. Really Joseph, but when he was tiny, it suited him. Now he's huge, plays tons of sport and is still Joey, and I like it, love it actually....lots of Joe's around, but only my Joey. He's never once been teased about his name, it just suits him. Mummy's little sunbeams, he is no idiot, top of class in almost every subject.

poppydaisy Wed 14-Sep-11 18:53:35

I'm not keen - too cutey for me.

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