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Josiah - opinions?

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TS3NS Mon 04-Jan-16 17:02:05

DH thinks it sounds very religious (we are not) but I don't see that as a bad thing... Opinions? smile

LucyMouse Mon 04-Jan-16 17:11:29

It is my top favourite boys name. However it would just be too unusual for me to actually use. Although maybe as a middle name. Great Biblical story behind it.
I am a born-again Christian and I have known one Josiah at church, always went by Joe.

xmasseason Mon 04-Jan-16 17:12:48

Love it!

I think of Josiah Wedgwood.

TS3NS Mon 04-Jan-16 17:13:04

We would probably call him Jo/JoJo/Joey smile yeah, I was thinking for the middle! But I do like it for a 1st name

LucyMouse Mon 04-Jan-16 17:15:54

Yeah I like the Josiah Wedgewood old fashioned feel of it too, as well as the Biblical roots. Go for it OP!

LumelaMme Mon 04-Jan-16 17:31:47

I think it's fab.

turdfairynomore Mon 04-Jan-16 17:34:35

It's a Duggar name-that puts me off?!

Dorslife2015 Mon 04-Jan-16 17:36:20

Love it!

OnePlanOnHouzz Mon 04-Jan-16 17:39:20

Sorry - I agree with your DH hmm

MeAndCoolioDownByTheSchoolYard Mon 04-Jan-16 17:40:54

Agree with DH. It's a bit fundamentalist sounding.

Sophronia Mon 04-Jan-16 19:25:53

It reminds me of the Duggars too (which isn't a great association), but the name itself isn't bad.

ShoeJunkie Tue 05-Jan-16 21:50:46

It's one of ds2's middle names.

JennyOnAPlate Tue 05-Jan-16 21:52:18

I like it but I prefer Isaiah

Mumoftwoyoungkids Tue 05-Jan-16 22:23:00

Is it pronounced "Jo-Siah" or "Ho-siah"?

Nataleejah Wed 06-Jan-16 15:01:22

I think of Josiah Sanchez from the Magnificent Seven -- very cool character (and my favourite actor) -- so BIG YES! grin

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 06-Jan-16 16:00:55

Does sound very religious to me, in a Victorian sort of way. But ultra religious names seem to be in fashion these days.

CloudOfStarlings Wed 06-Jan-16 16:40:48

Love love it, would be using it for baby due next week if it wasn't same initial as my ds1.
Josiah Bartlett is the president in the West Wing, goes by Jed.. A great association!!

Jethro is another one I love but can't use cos of the initial..what about that?? smile

cecilelliott Wed 06-Jan-16 19:57:21

Yes, lovely under-used name. And , if it seems too much in the playground, he can always be Jo!

JanuaryJuniper Wed 06-Jan-16 20:09:58

Love it but it's actually the possibility of the nickname Joe that puts me off using it. Josiah is stunning Joe is meh.

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 06-Jan-16 20:14:03

If I didn't have a close family member with a similar name, I was going to use Josiah because I loved the West Wing so much!

coffeeghost Thu 07-Jan-16 19:15:08

There is an artist named Jazza (you can also find his youtube channel with that name) and his first name is Josiah, so I associate a highly talented artist with that name

Rivercam Thu 07-Jan-16 19:20:09

Love it. I always think of Josiah wedgewood. I don't think if it as religious.

I think Noah is a very religious name, but that is very popular at the moment

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