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ClareaBear Thu 27-Mar-14 12:01:29

Jonah? I've always really like Joe/Joey, but don't think "Joe" is a complete name. I don't mind Joseph, but think Jonah is a bit different.

I know the meaning behind Jonah is not ideal but there are many names that don't have the best meaning when you look into it! I also connect it with the Aussie show Summer Heights High (any other fans?) but sure that will have died soon enough.

ClareaBear Thu 27-Mar-14 12:02:07

oops died out* not died!

shoobidoo Thu 27-Mar-14 12:02:59

Personally I'd be put off by the bad luck meaning but if you don't like the nickname Jo/Joe, then I'd avoid it anyway.

RabbitPies Thu 27-Mar-14 12:07:09

I love it.

randdom Thu 27-Mar-14 12:11:40

I think it is a lovely name and one that we would have considered if someone we knew well hadn't used it first smile

ClareaBear Thu 27-Mar-14 12:13:32

shoobidoo " I've always really like Joe/Joey"... I love Joe! lol.

UriGeller Thu 27-Mar-14 12:15:01

I like Jonah. Not being from sea-faring folk (or remotely superstitious) I'd have no reticence in using it but that we already have a Joe in the family.

Also love SHH grin

FrankUnderwood Thu 27-Mar-14 13:32:19

What about Josiah?

hunreeeal Thu 27-Mar-14 17:21:20

It's fine, and makes a change from Noah.

ImAMonkeyMess Thu 27-Mar-14 17:27:03

You'd be unlucky to have a Summer Heights High Jonah! I like it.

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 19:10:53

It's quite nice, as long as he never plans a sea faring career.

RalphRecklessCardew Thu 27-Mar-14 21:26:01

You're right that lots of names have ick meanings, but in most cases you have to dig out the etymology to see that. E.g. James means 'supplanter, deceiver; Philip means 'horse lover', etc...

Jonah's different. That's a live English word meaning 'person you don't want on board because they're such a jinx we'll sink'. Ok, it's a rare, maybe even archaic usage, but I still wouldn't inflict it on a child.

ThreeBecameFour Fri 28-Mar-14 19:32:38

I love it. But I am biased with a nephew called Jonah. He has only had positive feedback on his name too :-)

mummy1973 Fri 28-Mar-14 20:20:02

love it

SpocksThirdEar Fri 28-Mar-14 20:44:41

I like Jonah, and the old story wouldn't bother me in any way.

Jonas is also lovely, if you are put off using Jonah. Josiah too.

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