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Joel- what do you think?

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Tuppers85 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:01:45

Hi all,

Any opinions on the name Joel? I love it but worried it may be a bit old fashioned....

milkysmum Mon 05-Nov-12 11:04:34

I really quite like it!!!

saskia87 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:05:57

I like it, I love old/biblical boys names. Also like Jude and Seth smile

saskia87 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:06:40

And Jared/Jed

ByTheWay1 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:08:06

I love Joel - there is one at our school in Y5 - I think it is a lovely name.

AlexanderS Mon 05-Nov-12 11:19:07

Like it, don't think it's old-fashioned at all, it's timeless and classic.

Fifi2406 Mon 05-Nov-12 15:21:38

My friend has a boy called Joel he's amazing so I love love love the name!

Mythoughts Mon 05-Nov-12 15:54:43

I like it. Classic without being too common

Tuppers85 Mon 05-Nov-12 17:48:27

Thank you all

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Mon 05-Nov-12 19:46:42

I hate it, but mostly because in my accent it just sounds horrible (sounds like Joh), unless I make a real effort to say it properly. Also hate Noel for the same reason.

MerryMarigold Mon 05-Nov-12 19:49:14

I like it. I know a couple. One is pron Jole and the other is Jo-Ell.

Ohsiena Mon 05-Nov-12 20:08:25

I dislike saying it. I have a nephew with this name. It feels an awkward sound to make. Can't explain properly but the 'owlll' sound is just not pleasing to me.

Ilovecake1 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:24:56

I know 2 Joel's. I wouldn't choose it but each to their own!

usualsuspect3 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:25:40

Lovely name.

comeonbishbosh Mon 05-Nov-12 20:30:14

Love it! We can't use it for various reasons but otherwise would be def on my short list. Especially as our surname begins with a J so would be a classic name combo [sob]

Leeds2 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:34:21

I love it! Know a baby Joel, and one in Year 10. It always makes me think of the cricketer Joel Garner, which is no bad thing!

zozzle Tue 06-Nov-12 21:22:45

Love it!

baskingseals Tue 06-Nov-12 21:27:22

it's a lovely name.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 06-Nov-12 21:34:39

Love it!

strawberryswing Wed 07-Nov-12 15:16:37

love love love it!

MrsBungleBear Wed 07-Nov-12 15:21:14

It's a nice name. I know 3 little Joel's.

nightswimmer Wed 07-Nov-12 15:21:22

I love it-beautiful and strong !!!

chocolateicecream Wed 07-Nov-12 16:57:00

I think that you have found a really nice name there Tuppers.

Littlecherublegs Thu 08-Nov-12 17:58:31

I only know 1 little Joel - he's great and so is the name!

MadameCastafiore Thu 08-Nov-12 18:14:37

It's lovely, I only know one, he is my 22 year old nephew and he is the most lovely young man I have ever met. Just hope DS grows up to be like him. He is so lovely in fact, him and his girlfriend are having DCs for 4 days so we can go away somewhere nice, and he offered!

So to me Joel is a most lovely name.

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