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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??

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?

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.

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

Great name! Joan is v cool!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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 )

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!

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

Betty Joan is very Mad Men though Teds!

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.

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

EatYourCrusts Sun 28-Jul-13 10:06:42

Oh my god I LOVE Elizabeth Joan. I can't believe people dislike it.
Joan is amazingly cool. In fact Joan Elizabeth might be a better name.
Joanie is super cute.

Shut up everyone else. Joan is a fab name.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 28-Jul-13 10:03:35

Posted too soon..."Joan is just old fashioned enough to be cool again.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 28-Jul-13 10:03:02

Joanne isn't modern childrensparkle! It's too recent....I am 40 and half my class was called Joanne! Joan is just old fashi

Weegiemum Sun 28-Jul-13 10:02:33

Elizabeth Joan is my Mil's name, so clearly we weren't going there. She's not too keen on it either, but that's probably because she's always been known as Joan, which she thinks is the most boring name around!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 28-Jul-13 10:01:41

Joan is lovely! It's very pretty with Elizabeth too. Gorgeous.

JoniR Sun 28-Jul-13 09:55:39

I like Elizabeth Joan. I'm a Joan and love the name, although I've always been known as Joni as my Nan was also Joan. Joni is a younger sounding version if you're worried about Joan sounding too old.

Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 09:46:08

Joan is a lovely understated name. Elizabeth Joan goes really nicely and would be a great choice with the family connection too.

extracrunchy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:36:14

No idea - will find out!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 28-Jul-13 00:05:57

What's his mum's middle name?

thechildrensparkle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:05:39

I like it. I'm 53 and everyone I grew up with had an auntie Joan. How about modernising it a tiny bit and going for Joanne perhaps?

Mollie272 Sun 28-Jul-13 00:00:13

I have an Elizabeth - it's a lovely name! She's known as Lizzy (but NEVER Liz), I like Libby as a nn for Elizabeth too. Is your DH really set on using Joan? My other dd has a middle name that I wouldn't have chosen if it didn't have special family significance.

extracrunchy Sat 27-Jul-13 23:49:29

Haha not yet!

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