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opinions on our chosen name: Heavenly Joy

(212 Posts)
greenyish Wed 27-Apr-16 01:55:16

Just want to run it past a few strangers smile

KoalaDownUnder Wed 27-Apr-16 01:58:39

Joy is lovely.

Heavenly...not so much. (Sorry.)

KateInKorea Wed 27-Apr-16 02:00:55

I think it might not be a great name for an adult.

I would also assume (rightly or wrongly) that you were originally from Nigeria. Are you in the UK?

greenyish Wed 27-Apr-16 02:04:09

Yes, in the UK confused oh dear, I feel like it's not going to be liked! I thought you'd find it super pretty (like us)

oldlaundbooth Wed 27-Apr-16 02:04:36

My middle name is Joy. I like it, it matches with my first name.

Not too keen on heavenly though.

Hariasa Wed 27-Apr-16 02:15:21

Well, it is pretty but it does sound fairly out there to a British ear. If you have for example a Nigerian cultural background I think it would be accepted without question but otherwise it might raise some eyebrows. (Which is fine if you a prepared for that)

Can you imagine shouting it across the park/supermarket?

Can you imagine a shy 16 year old, a 40 year old policewoman, a 60 year old accountant with that name?

If so go for it. If not what about Celeste, Celine or Lani - all mean 'Heavenly'.

manicinsomniac Wed 27-Apr-16 02:26:15

There are worse namesakes. This kid is seriously cute.

I kind of like it.

figureofspeech Wed 27-Apr-16 02:27:33

A teenager wouldn't thank you for that name, they would have a horrendous time at secondary school. Joy is lovely but not teamed with heavenly, it's just overkill.

Milzilla Wed 27-Apr-16 02:38:44

Joy is nice though.

ShebaShimmyShake Wed 27-Apr-16 02:42:10

If you aren't of Afro Caribbean origin, I think it's odd, but if you like it....

KoalaDownUnder Wed 27-Apr-16 02:44:20

The problem with heavenly is that it's an adjective, not really a name (in most cultures). It's a bit like naming a child Gorgeous or Adorable.

I'm a lawyer and if I had to announce myself on the phone as Heavenly Jones, I'd be embarrassed, tbh.

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Luc28 Wed 27-Apr-16 04:51:57

Joy is lovely but unsure of it with heavenly... Sorry! Could you not look for a name that meant 'heavenly'

wizzywig Wed 27-Apr-16 05:12:16

Umm no. But obviously its your choice

PunkrockerGirl Wed 27-Apr-16 05:24:06

Awful. Poor child.

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 27-Apr-16 05:38:02

Unless there's a cultural reason for choosing it, it's really not great. Joy is lovely.

CoolforKittyCats Wed 27-Apr-16 05:56:44

I like Joy but not Heavenly.

Way ott for me.


Sophronia Wed 27-Apr-16 06:58:45

Joy is nice. Heavenly is awful, sorry.

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 27-Apr-16 07:00:42

Please don't.

If you want a 'heavenly' theme, how about Aurora/Zoe (both meaning 'dawn'), Lucia/Clara ('light'), Seraphina (sounds like seraphim), Claudia pronounced cloudier wink , gawd even Skye would be better than Heavenly.

Or Felicity Joy? (Joy is nice, btw).

ChubbyPolecat Wed 27-Apr-16 07:01:26

Awful name. Even if it is cultural there must be something better you could choose

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 27-Apr-16 07:02:02

Oh, Celeste is pretty ^^

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Wed 27-Apr-16 07:02:40

You can't call a baby heavenly.

Artandco Wed 27-Apr-16 07:11:18

No, that's a terrible burden for a child

Estella Joy
Hera Joy
Helena Joy

LadyAntonella Wed 27-Apr-16 07:11:37

Joy is nice.

I don't want to be nasty but Heavenly just sounds a bit silly to me. I used to work with a Blessing and a Prince (both Nigerian if that matters). "Hi, I'm Prince / Blessing" sounded like an introduction. Can you imagine having to say "hi, I'm Heavenly"? It's like saying "hi, I'm wonderful". Mind you Rich is an accepted nn I guess, but still.

Artandco Wed 27-Apr-16 07:11:52

Evelyn Joy sounds similar

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