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Rooners Sun 22-Sep-13 17:01:54

Joey (John) Deacon had cerebral palsy. JFYI.

On topic, I think it's a lovely name.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 22-Sep-13 16:48:00

Joey/Joseph isn't chavvy, and neither is Jamie!

squoosh Sun 22-Sep-13 16:26:18

I too automatically think 'How you doin'?'

Littlecherublegs Sun 22-Sep-13 16:18:41

I love Joseph but not keen on Joe or Joey (not sure why?!).
I certainly don't see any of these names as chavvy though.
Jamie and James are lovely and not chavvy either.

picnicbasketcase Sun 22-Sep-13 09:58:21

I love Joseph and Joe, not as keen on Joey but I can see how it would suit a little boy. I don't think anyone nowadays would bring up the 70s disabled lad to use as an insult.

everlong Sun 22-Sep-13 09:50:32

Never liked Jamie. James on the other hand is gorgeous.

I love Joseph and Joe not keen on Joey.

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sun 22-Sep-13 09:02:54

Avondale We are from the same generation as Joey had the same connotations for me.

However, we have a son we call Joey. I find that this doesn't have the same connotations for subsequent generations, and if this is used as an insult these days, only our generation is responsible for passing it on.

saintmerryweather Tue 17-Sep-13 21:45:43

i love joe / joey although very much dislike joseph

Avondale Tue 17-Sep-13 21:43:45

In my generation, a 'joey' was an abusive term used in the playground to say someone was mentally handicapped. Apparently it came from a lad with Downs called Joey Deakin who appeared regularly on Blue Peter. Horrible I know, kids are so cruel.

QueOnda Tue 17-Sep-13 21:28:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 17-Sep-13 21:17:25

Everything chavvy according to some on here- would love to know what their children are called grin
But Joey is lovely very sweet IMO

elcranko Tue 17-Sep-13 20:44:25

I love Joey/Joseph, it was on my list for DC1 but I had a girl! Love Joe too.

Karbea Tue 17-Sep-13 19:55:44

Jamie isn't chavy???? There are a lot of names mentioned on here that are, but Jamie isn't.

Nor is Joey, Joseph is a lovely name, I find nicknamed evolve anyway, so as long as you are happy with that name then go for it!

FredKiller Tue 17-Sep-13 19:47:26

smile I had considered the 'Friends' connection but Joey was always my favourite anyway. Much better than drippy Ross or neurotic Chandler.

Mumraathenoisylion Tue 17-Sep-13 19:45:29

How you doin'?

magicstars Tue 17-Sep-13 19:45:02

I know a gorgeous little Joey (name on his birth certificate). Go for it!

FredKiller Tue 17-Sep-13 19:41:42

DC due imminently. If it's a boy we both like Joey, but will name him Joseph so he has a more serious option when he is older.

Someone I know mocked 'Jamie' earlier as 'chavvy' (her word, not mine) but it got me worried that Joey could be put in the same category.

Any views?

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