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Joshua or Joseph?

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atrcts Sun 07-Jul-13 21:44:03

Can't decide!

Got to register him tomorrow - help!!!!

atrcts Tue 09-Jul-13 03:38:44

Thank you all for your confirmation I am not going completely bonkers! (sleep deprivation will make a girl doubt her decision-making skills!!!)

I cancelled the registrar appointment and bought us some rome, then talked to Hubby again. This time, after some sleep himself, he was happy to discuss it and said he also was beginning to prefer Joseph if he was honest.

Now all he have to do us persuade our poor (now very confused) 3 year old that his baby brother is not called Joshua after all....shock

EstelleGetty Mon 08-Jul-13 19:27:38

Joseph - timeless and dignified!

Sanjifair Mon 08-Jul-13 19:24:09

Joshua would be my choice.

I marginally prefer Josh to Joe especially for an older boy, so it would be Joshua for me.

nagynolonger Mon 08-Jul-13 09:31:21


DrMcDreamysWife Mon 08-Jul-13 09:22:42


Redblackcar2 Mon 08-Jul-13 09:15:27


JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 08-Jul-13 04:50:24

Either is lovely grin

TobyLerone Mon 08-Jul-13 04:23:43

I like both.

DS is a Joseph (Joe) and I love it. I wish it were a little less popular for his age (13), as he's always Joe Initial, but he doesn't seem to mind smile

BeyonceCastle Mon 08-Jul-13 02:58:25

Joshua cos I like Josh for a teen and as a baby nn I like Joshi
I wanted Joshua Jack so could shorten to JJ but my DH vetoed on the grounds that Joshua was too posh hmm and no to JJ as 'we're not American' hmm confused hmm
Know two Josephs both known as Joe - not keen myself but am in the minority here smile

scripsi Mon 08-Jul-13 02:54:16

I like Joshua because I really like Josh.

Namechanger012345 Mon 08-Jul-13 02:45:56

Joseph but I do like both.

AnythingNotEverything Sun 07-Jul-13 22:46:55

Joseph. Every time.

Devora Sun 07-Jul-13 22:44:28

They're both lovely, but Joseph/Joe was my no. 1 choice if I had a boy (which I didn't).

ZolaBuddleia Sun 07-Jul-13 22:43:30

Joseph, definitely.

LousThighBurn Sun 07-Jul-13 22:43:13

Joseph! Although I do not like Joe very much as a nn. Congratulations to you both.

chickydoo Sun 07-Jul-13 22:41:29

I have a Joseph. ' Joey' to his friends. 'Joseph ' to us. Joe to some.
Strong, kind, calm....perfect name!

IHeartKingThistle Sun 07-Jul-13 22:39:02

Joseph all the way for me.

MyBoysAreFab Sun 07-Jul-13 22:37:42

DS1 is Joseph/Joe. He is 13. I adore it!

PerchedOnMyPeddleStool Sun 07-Jul-13 22:34:45


You will be glad you called him Joseph, I promise.

bugsybill Sun 07-Jul-13 22:28:41

I prefer joshua

Parisbanana Sun 07-Jul-13 22:22:28

If you really have no preference, can you choose between the shortened versions? Do you prefer Joe or Josh? Because even if you don't plan to shorten it, others will! Might help you decide smile

atrcts Sun 07-Jul-13 21:58:06

I was the same as you - I preferred Joseph and hubby preferred Joshua, but he's a month old now and I still cant get my head around Joshua!!!! It's hard to know if it's because its my second child (?feels like I should be calling him by first child's name?) or because the name isn't right.

Hubby now says I can choose, but I don't want to bulldoze over him as Joshua was his preference. Sometimes he agrees to anything for a peaceful life and I am always very careful to not be pushy - though often to a fault (being a walkover instead!), and all this sleep deprivation has made him unwilling to talk about it hmm

I'd call and change the appointment tomorrow if I could get another slot - to buy us time - but they tell me they get booked up too quickly and we have just one more week left so probably wouldn't get an appointment shock

miffybun73 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:57:58

ABitLesMis - got confused with my ** above.

miffybun73 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:56:46

* ABitLesMis * Congratulations !

Have you agreed on a name yet? DC1 is Daniel/Dan and if I then had a 2nd boy he was going to be Joseph/Joe.

DC2 is a girl called Emily smile

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