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MrsJellybye Sun 04-Nov-12 18:13:03

Title says it all, really. I know the views on hyphenated names but I'm still thinking about one. blush

I'm wondering about something I could hyphenate with Joy, a family name.

Or should I just not go there?

botandhothered Sun 04-Nov-12 18:18:08

I know a Maria Joy! I think it's nice!


HecatePhosphorus Sun 04-Nov-12 18:19:53

do it if you like it. Fashions change and people really have got to stop letting others dictate what names or styles of names they should or shouldn't have.

yeah, I know, I'm a worthy goody unrealistic blah blah <snores>

but it's my pov and I'm sticking to it grin

I think something beginning with A would go well with Joy. What about, erm,

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Sun 04-Nov-12 18:24:56

Not Serena-Joy (Handmaid's tale).

Sorry, not useful.

rezzle Sun 04-Nov-12 18:31:29

I came on to suggest Amelia-Joy, but see it's already been done! Names with a similar feel though -


HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 04-Nov-12 20:36:10

Not really keen on Joy, would just use it as a middle name tbh.

BillyBollyBandy Sun 04-Nov-12 20:58:42

I have a Claudia Joy - not hyphenated
DD1 was going to be Amelia Joy, again not hyphentaed

Both go well thoughI think

crocodilesmiles Mon 05-Nov-12 10:28:47

How about Ramona-Joy? I think that has a nice ring to it.

Narked Mon 05-Nov-12 10:38:27

Don't go there.

Hedwig3 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:42:31

You don't need the hyphen to use both names if you prefer not to.

I know a few girls that go by 'double names' and some don't have a hyphen.

They are all generally known by the full name and occasionally just the first part, hyphen or not.

Obviously down to your own personal preference.

Have fun choosing, Joy is lovely smile

TravelinColour Mon 05-Nov-12 10:45:28

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birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 10:53:32

I agree that Claudia-Joy, Maria-Joy and Romona-Joy sound nice. Three syllables works well for the first name I think.


birdofthenorth Mon 05-Nov-12 10:56:31

Oh and inspired by the current thread below, how about Josephine-Joy?

Lamazeroo Mon 05-Nov-12 11:03:30

I know a Lara Joy.

MrsJellybye Mon 05-Nov-12 13:02:45

OOps thanks everyone for the thoughts and suggestions- sorry I've been a bit waylaid from this thread.

I'm pleased people think 3 syllables would be ok (and I know there are some hyphen dissenters; that's ok, I've got my heart set on it though)- because I was thinking overnight of....


[it's the saint name for her due date]

Do-able, do you think? (that's a hyphen pun, sorry)

Bunbaker Mon 05-Nov-12 13:05:45

I love the name Gemvieve, but don't think it works as a hyphenated name.

Sorry, but where I live hyphenated names don't have positive connotations.

Bunbaker Mon 05-Nov-12 13:06:01


MrsJellybye Mon 05-Nov-12 13:06:02

Oh, and my other thought is Mirabel-Joy

I know this will be too flouncy for some, but I like flouncy blush

I wanted Mirabel for DD1 but XH said no and this coming DD2 is even more of a miracle/marvel than DD1 was....

marshmallowpies Mon 05-Nov-12 13:08:44

Oh I love Ramona-Joy! Ramona was my no 1 choice for DD's name but DH wasn't having it.

honeytea Mon 05-Nov-12 13:19:47

Joy is a lovely name, I think the g-j sound is a little too much in Genevieve-Joy.

I like Ophelia-joy (but then I just love the name Opelia)

MrsJellybye Mon 05-Nov-12 14:03:22

Thanks honeytea- I have such a love/hate relationship with Ophelia. It was also on the list for DD1 but XH vetoed it (and this I could understand) on the "I feel yer" basis. So when I read Ophelia-Joy, I hear "I feel yer joy!". In XH's accent. Not good.

By the way, I like Elvin - I can see why some posters thought it sounded feminine, but I personally like softer boys names. If you like it, go for it (and I know I should post this on your thread, but I'm being lazy smile)

sweetkitty Mon 05-Nov-12 14:06:49

I think the Duggars have a JoyAnna!

I don't like hyphenated names at all probably as I have one grin have had a fair bit of teasing over the years. Leave out that little hyphen just have two names, some computer forms don't even recognise the hyphen causes loads of grief

honeytea Mon 05-Nov-12 14:08:54

I hadn't thought of that the "i feel yer" bit, I hope you do find a lovely name that goes well with joy smile

Thank you for the feedback on Elvin, I agree soft boys names are nice smile

BillyBollyBandy Mon 05-Nov-12 14:09:30

I like Mirabel and Genevieve but not with Joy as a hyphen. Okay with Joy as a mn

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