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Have I taken leave of my senses?...

(36 Posts)
Billynoname Wed 29-Apr-15 23:18:04

.... Or is Josette a lovely name? I fear people will think me crazy and hormonal but I love it!

anothernumberone Wed 29-Apr-15 23:20:48

Reminds me of Cosette from Les mis which I love.

Billynoname Wed 29-Apr-15 23:22:03

Same, I think that's why I like it so much!

MrsRhettButler Wed 29-Apr-15 23:25:02

I've never seen Les mis but I love the name, is it a 'joe' sound or a 'joh'?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 29-Apr-15 23:26:55

Sounds like a brand of sanitary protection to me.

AndWhenYouGetThere Wed 29-Apr-15 23:31:54

Sounds like a Cosette / Joseph mashup. Why not Cosette?

LilQueenie Wed 29-Apr-15 23:32:21

reminds of a character from dark hadows. vampire tv series later redone as a johnny depp film. Similar in ways to juliet. a romantic type of name.

LilQueenie Wed 29-Apr-15 23:32:44

sorry dark shadows.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Wed 29-Apr-15 23:38:04

Reminds me of the actress from Blake's 7 (that gives my age away but who cares). I like it. Also like Lisette (who I think was another actress, similar era).

Quasilulu Thu 30-Apr-15 02:06:26


ShadowFire Thu 30-Apr-15 02:23:15

I think it's a pretty name.

Guin1 Thu 30-Apr-15 06:05:25

Lovely name.

SoldierBear Thu 30-Apr-15 06:08:55

Reminds me of the Chalet School!
A nice namr

VikingVolva Thu 30-Apr-15 06:22:55

I like it!

Very 1970s.

confusedandemployed Thu 30-Apr-15 06:27:34

I'm not one for 'made up' names but weirdly I like it.

EdithWeston Thu 30-Apr-15 06:42:14

It's not made up, it's a standard French diminutive of Josephine, and has been used as a main name for ages.

There were enough around to be unexceptional and who would be in their late 40s by now (and I was at Guides with one).

timelyreminder Thu 30-Apr-15 09:17:36

I prefer Josephine, nickname Josette or Jo.

reuset Thu 30-Apr-15 10:54:54

I'm afraid it's not a name I've heard used in France (not saying Edith is incorrect, just haven't come across it personally yet).

It just doesn't feel like a 'proper' established name. I too prefer Josephine

Bowlersarm Thu 30-Apr-15 10:57:53

I know of a little girl called Josette, and I don't like it at all. It sounds clumsy and awkward when spoken IMO.

manicinsomniac Thu 30-Apr-15 11:38:16

I like it. It's pretty. The only one I've come across was in the Chalet School.

IvoryMadonna Thu 30-Apr-15 12:39:32

I used to know a French Josette, and also a Joselle.

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Thu 30-Apr-15 12:43:20

How's it pronounced? Joe-set? Joh-set? Joe/Joh-set-uh?

I'm not sure it works in English.

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Thu 30-Apr-15 12:46:30

I quite like it although I'm not sure why! Pretty and rolls off the tongue. Better than lots of names around at the moment!

YDdraigGoch Thu 30-Apr-15 12:49:17

Sounds like a brand of sanitary protection to me

^ This blush

reuset Thu 30-Apr-15 12:50:07

Hmm, I would say it would something like Joe-zette. The initial 'j' being pronounced similar to the 'j' in darjeeling.

What would a British pronunciation be I wonder

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