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(16 Posts)
Fallingovercliffs Tue 09-Dec-14 11:54:03

Just heard of a baby called this. Not a name I've heard in years and wonder if it's due a revival? I think it's pretty and not as 'mumsy' as Joyce.

squoosh Tue 09-Dec-14 12:33:08

I know a little girl called Joy. Such a snappy and positive name.

squoosh Tue 09-Dec-14 12:33:31

Joyce is hideous x 10 though.

loislines Tue 09-Dec-14 12:37:10

Joy is a beautiful name.

DishwasherDogs Tue 09-Dec-14 12:39:13

Love the name Joy. It was top of my list for dc4, but he was a boy!

shakemysilliesout Tue 09-Dec-14 12:59:00

Top of my list but dc2 was a boy. Also it sounds awful with our surname. Surname starts with a vowel and is 2 syllables- joy kind of melded in to it, not in a good way.

ChickenMe Tue 09-Dec-14 14:27:41

Joy is a fab name.
My nan is Joyce so I always thought Joy would be cool as a MN
The only Joy I have met was a Filipina girl.

moxon Tue 09-Dec-14 15:03:35

I've met lots of Joy's. Great name!

Pipbin Tue 09-Dec-14 15:09:19

I know a baby Joy. She was named after her grandmother who she didn't meet and because her mother lost a baby at 22 weeks.

Tambajam Tue 09-Dec-14 15:15:03

My friend was named Joy but changed her name at university. She was tired of constantly being told to 'cheer up' and be jolly. She is quite a quiet person and hated the first day of any new job particularly.

Edgarallan Tue 09-Dec-14 22:01:58

Great name classic but unusual! Do it!

DramaAlpaca Tue 09-Dec-14 23:04:37

I'm not keen personally, but it's much better than Joyce.

Cocolate Tue 09-Dec-14 23:12:22

Love it! The prettiest girl in my school was called Joy and I recently met a baby Joy and thought: how appropriate (for all the joy she will bring her parents).

Crownjewel Tue 09-Dec-14 23:15:17

Love it �� was going to be DS name, had he been a DD...

TheNewStatesman Tue 09-Dec-14 23:16:02

I think it's very nice. Unusual but not weird. I know a Joy and have never heard any comments about "Cheer up!" or anything like that.

Stella29 Tue 09-Dec-14 23:19:55

Much better than Joyce!! Joy is a pretty name x

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