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Elizabeth Joan

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extracrunchy Sat 27-Jul-13 22:52:53

So it's going to be a girl!

The only name DH and I can agree on is Elizabeth (traditional and easily shortened to something quirkier - any ideas as an aside??) and we'd like to commemorate DF's mother with Joan as a middle name. I was pretty happy till I floated it with my sister who was thoroughly scathing and now I'm having doubts...

What do you think??

MsJupiterJones Sun 28-Jul-13 10:11:19

I think Joan is really cool. It's a great name with a good family association. Ignore everyone else smile

Teds77 Sun 28-Jul-13 10:12:58

Elizabeth Joan is lovely. It's lovely to have a middle name with meaning (my two have family names). As you're rocking old lady chic with Joan I'd suggest Betty as a nn grin tis super cute.

EatYourCrusts Sun 28-Jul-13 10:41:05

Betty Joan is very Mad Men though Teds!

extracrunchy Sun 28-Jul-13 11:24:32

Oh yeah it is!! Kind of in a good way. Seems like Joan is a bit of a Marmite phenomenon!

rosyryan Sun 28-Jul-13 11:31:24

I love it! Joan is super cool (and just happens to be my DD's middle name grin )

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Sun 28-Jul-13 11:34:19

As a Joni Mitchell fan, I love the name Joan but DP wouldnt let me have it...and we have 2 DSs anyway!

FreedomOfTheTess Sun 28-Jul-13 11:37:04

I think it's stunningly beautiful.

Elizabeth Joan is gorgeous.

Ignore the naysayers.

Joan would really stand out as a middle name, amongst all the girls being born with the middle names Rose, Lily, Jade, May/Mae, Faith etc. Every time I see a girl called <something> Rose, I think 'BORING', next please.

Bue Sun 28-Jul-13 19:30:08

Well Lois is popular again which means that Joan can't be far behind. I like it.

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 28-Jul-13 19:32:14

I have an Elizabeth Linda (middle name after MIL) - I say go for it! The cool names of 2013 will the Hilda and Mildred's in 40 years!

LoganMummy Sun 28-Jul-13 19:36:16

I think Elizabeth Joan is lovely! I like Beth as a nn. Agree Joni is a nice version, but to me a middle name (used after family members) shouldn't be altered.

Visionsofj0hanna Sun 28-Jul-13 20:33:32

Great name! Joan is v cool!

pettyprudence Sun 28-Jul-13 20:52:36

OOh Elizabeth Joan is on my list if dc2 turns out to be a dd! Our dc would be Betty for short. All the oldest females in my family are Elizabeth and Joan is GMIL name who we would like to remember.

I think Joanie would totally rock too.

mewkins Sun 28-Jul-13 22:54:28

Yes love it! Have an Elizabeth - nn Lizzie, but like Beth, Bess, libby and Effie etc
I really like Joan! If you want to soften it you could ass in another middle name perhaps? Is there another family name that would go? Eg. Elizabeth Joan Louise etc?

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