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(11 Posts)
TallGiraffes Wed 11-Feb-15 16:04:28

I love the name Joshua, and despite its apparent popularity elsewhere in the country I don't think we know any others where we live. DH is less sure though.

So what middle names would you put with Joshua if I persuade him or what else might I like in a similar vein?

evamummy Wed 11-Feb-15 16:08:44

I'd choose a name both you AND your DH loves! But think any middle name would go well, perhaps a family name?

rockinrobintweet Wed 11-Feb-15 22:07:10

do you particular like 'J' names?


Ideas for Joshua's middle name:
Joshua Piers
Joshua Alexander

reuset Wed 11-Feb-15 23:00:34

Henry or Samuel sprang to mind first as alternatives to Joshua.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 11-Feb-15 23:41:39

I've taught about a million and can only think of one I liked. Does that help? wink

That said, I don't think it's as popular as it was, and it does have a nice sound to it.

SarahB1083 Thu 12-Feb-15 23:08:33

Love Joshua! Joshua James is beautiful x

Arriettyborrower Thu 12-Feb-15 23:22:22

Joshua Luke?

TallGiraffes Fri 13-Feb-15 16:53:56

King thistle - oh no! My sister is a teacher and always says her list of absolute no names grows every year, didn't think Joshua might be on there!

D0nnaO Sat 14-Feb-15 08:44:51

I like it but it's not "different" enough IMO but that's just me smile

if you like it, go for it! (that's once you've brought DH round)

youbethemummylion Sat 14-Feb-15 08:50:37

I would never give a child a name one parent wasn't keen on. I also think Joshua is a wishy washy sounding name dont know why. How about Jonathan, James, Jared or Benjamin, Henry or Frederick.

bubalou Mon 16-Feb-15 13:08:31

I love Joshua too - also Joseph.

Both can be shortened nicely.

Joshua James
Joshua George
Joshua Lucas
Joshua Harrison
Joshua Jacob
Joshua Joseph
Joshua Hugo
Joshua Daniel
Joshua Samuel


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