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Joseph, Joshua or Charles ("Charlie")

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MrsMichelRouxJr Tue 22-Dec-15 16:47:43

DS is due any day now and DH and I are still undecided on a name!!

Names we love but can't use:


Our current short list is

Charles (but only on BC - day to day he'd be Charlie).

Any thoughts or other suggestions?

DD is Naomi. Surname begins with W.

Thank you!

wigglesrock Tue 22-Dec-15 16:55:55

I love Joseph, each one of my 3 dds was going to be one grin. I quite like Joshua too, I really am not a fan of Charlie - I just don't like it- no rhyme or reason.

xmasseason Tue 22-Dec-15 19:07:33

Joseph or Joshua.

kelda Tue 22-Dec-15 19:09:33

Joseph is very seasonal. Is that a good or bad thing? Apart from that, all nice names.

sidsgranny Tue 22-Dec-15 19:10:28

Joseph (Joe) most certainly! Don't like Joshua due to the fact the one i know is a little shit. Like Charles too. Hope all goes well and that you're home with your new little one for Xmas day!

timelytess Tue 22-Dec-15 19:10:40

All superb. Absolutely superb. You're a winner.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 22-Dec-15 19:12:20

All nice. I love Joe.


thelaundryfairy Tue 22-Dec-15 19:12:21

I like Joseph best. Not a huge fan of Charlie, sorry, (although I teach a Charlie who is wonderful!)

Hulababy Tue 22-Dec-15 19:16:44

I really like Joseph - I don't think it is a seasonal name really; I certainly don't think of it being so whenever I hear the name through your the year.

I like Charlie too.

HeffalumpTrap Tue 22-Dec-15 19:17:46

Love Joshua!

ashesandfire Tue 22-Dec-15 20:13:03

I like Charles and Joseph but not a fan of the inevitable Charlie/Joe (y)
I like Joshua a lot and Josh/Joss as nn

CPtart Tue 22-Dec-15 20:25:52

Joseph or Joshua.
Definitely not Charlie.

Borninthe60s Tue 22-Dec-15 20:45:08

Which NN doe you prefer? Joe (could be m/f). Josh or Charlie? Or choose a name like your daughters which is difficult to shorten!

Sophronia Tue 22-Dec-15 21:40:11

Joseph is my favourite of the three, with either Joe or Joss as a nn.

jamtartandcustard Wed 23-Dec-15 02:46:14

Joseph! It's my ds's name so I'm biased but be warned he is always being called Joshua as that was in the top 5 boys names the year he was born!

areyoubeingserviced Wed 23-Dec-15 03:04:42

Deffo Joseph
Like Charles, but not Charlie

mrsb83 Wed 23-Dec-15 03:15:50

Joseph definitely!

BoxofSnails Wed 23-Dec-15 03:20:31

Like them all (and Naomi too) - DH is expecting his first grandchild who we've already been told will be Joseph so I'm maybe a bit biased... I would probably go for Joshua as it's been a favourite of mine for some time.
Hope he has a safe arrival and congratulations flowers

LeaLeander Wed 23-Dec-15 03:24:44


Josh or Joshua seems like it would be more difficult to pronounce ahead of a W surname.

Hi, I'm Joseph Williams. fine
Hi, I'm Joshua Williams. Tongue rather tangles. Plus Josh sounds country bumpkin or lumberjack somehow.

Speederman Wed 23-Dec-15 04:42:55


We got loads of compliments for it wink

And to my surprise no one calls him Joe (yet) as it doesn't suit him.

mamaduckbone Wed 23-Dec-15 04:47:04

Another vote for Joseph, as long as you don't mind Joe - my ds is now 100% Joe at school which I'm not too happy about but it was inevitable I guess.

DeepBlueLake Wed 23-Dec-15 06:02:59

Joseph for sure and it goes nicely with Naomi, Joey is quite a cute nickname.

Charlie is ok.

Not keen on Joshua, been done to death in the last 15-20 years.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 23-Dec-15 06:41:24

Have an irrational dislike of Joshua. Love Joseph and not all names get shortened I have a Daniel and no one has called him Dan yet and he is 8! So he won't necessarily get called Joe.

Jw35 Wed 23-Dec-15 06:49:03


pilates Wed 23-Dec-15 08:59:55


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