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Joseph or Henry?

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hawaiibaby Sat 27-Feb-16 18:36:43

37 weeks and we have massively struggled with boys names. Already have a Samuel who is known as Sam day to day.

We seem to have considered every name on the planet from Noah to Rex, but have realised the only ones, firstly we agree on and secondly, that feel right for longer than a few days are the more traditional - which I think work best with Sam too - we've kind of set out our stall with his name!

Joseph would be Joe day to day and I like that they both have shorter name options, but I think I prefer Henry on the whole atm. If we picked Joseph I'm not sure I'd be keen on using the full version much, which seems wrong. However Henry is a very new option so I'm wobbling, and DH said he can't really picture a baby Henry?!

I think Joseph might go better with Samuel, but are we putting too much weight on that? Do names really have to 'go' together? (So long as they don't rhyme or anything!)

Thoughts? flowers

IdaShaggim Sat 27-Feb-16 18:37:54

Joseph. Love the name.

Bambooshoots14 Sat 27-Feb-16 18:44:29

I've got a Henry, I love the name

gymboywalton Sat 27-Feb-16 18:47:16

henry-i really don't like joseph..for no good reason really [except that i always hear it in my head said in a really broad version of my hometown accent]

henry is fab and can shortened to harry or hal

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 27-Feb-16 18:48:12

Joseph. And love Joe.

sidsgranny Sat 27-Feb-16 18:48:56

I have a Joseph (known as Joe). Was my grandad's name too and I absolutely love it!

FedoraTheExplora Sat 27-Feb-16 18:54:36

I love Henry and think it goes wonderfully with Sam! smile

winkywinkola Sat 27-Feb-16 18:56:07


almapudden Sat 27-Feb-16 19:20:00

I prefer Henry. Joseph is boring.

hawaiibaby Sat 27-Feb-16 21:17:30

Thanks all. 50/50! Looking at them written down I at least know I definitely do really like them both grin

buddy79 Sat 27-Feb-16 21:35:00

Really like them both but think Henry would be my choice. It's cute for a little boy and a nice name in any walk of life. I know a lovely Dad called Henry it's a great name!

DixieNormas Sat 27-Feb-16 21:36:40


cosmicglittergirl Sat 27-Feb-16 21:38:49


WanderingTrolley1 Sat 27-Feb-16 21:40:37


Sunshine87 Sat 27-Feb-16 21:41:50


redcaryellowcar Sat 27-Feb-16 21:43:15

I prefer Henry.

Sophronia Sat 27-Feb-16 21:48:40

Joseph. Sam and Joe are perfect.

chelsbells Sat 27-Feb-16 21:48:57

Henry - goes lovely with Sam!

Sam and Joe sounds a little boring? Sorry!

thebiscuitindustry Sat 27-Feb-16 21:52:02

Joseph, although Henry is nice too.

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-Feb-16 21:53:06

I like both very much, but slightly prefer Joseph with Samuel.

Luc28 Sat 27-Feb-16 22:39:40

Henry 💙

FlappyRose Sat 27-Feb-16 22:42:42


BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 28-Feb-16 16:05:56

ds is Joseph Henry grin I MUCH prefer Joseph, to me Henry sounds a bit stuffy whereas Joseph is very friendly and completely timeless.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 28-Feb-16 16:07:10

Plus I've met way more baby Henrys than Josephs. Henry is fashionable whereas Joseph is a perennial favourite.

dementedma Sun 28-Feb-16 17:30:50

Joseph. Not Joe.

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