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Joni or Martha?

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PinkRosie321 Mon 16-May-16 18:42:46

Two completely different names but I'm really torn. I really liked Esther but my husband was really against itconfused

Flanderspigeonmurderer Mon 16-May-16 18:43:38

I prefer Martha. What about Hester?

PinkRosie321 Mon 16-May-16 18:46:37

Considerable but i think hubby would say its too similar.

hussherbye Mon 16-May-16 18:48:50

My two favourite girls names! !! (Are you a tom waits fan...?)


LaceyLee Mon 16-May-16 19:01:25


nectarini1983 Mon 16-May-16 19:09:05

Sorry but I loathe the name Martha with a passion (even though it's my nieces name! )....consider it Mildred/ Maud/ Ethel or something equally yuck in mind.

Anything would be better so in that case Joni wins. I've only ever heard of Joni Mitchell with this name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 16-May-16 19:10:29


Tattyjet Mon 16-May-16 20:21:44

Joni, definitely. Very cool but not outlandish. Great name : )

LadyAntonella Mon 16-May-16 20:40:53

Martha because I once met a Joni in RL and she was horrible.

Dangerouswoman Mon 16-May-16 20:48:45

Really like them both (but not Esther.)

LadyMumble Mon 16-May-16 20:49:34

Joni is my favourite. I like the way it's unusual but not too out there, it sounds nice to say out loud. It's an interesting name, definitely my preference of the two you are choosing from.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Mon 16-May-16 21:04:03

Joni is great...retro and a sound out to a fantastic artist! Martha has grown on me the past few years but has the potential to seem old fashioned and make your daughter a laughing stock.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Mon 16-May-16 21:05:13

Esther is horrible.

JingsAndCrivens Mon 16-May-16 22:12:29

Definitely Joni. Love it.

<big Ms Mitchell fan>

JingsAndCrivens Mon 16-May-16 22:13:46

But the Tom Waits song Martha is beautiful. So moving.

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 16-May-16 22:19:53

I love Martha, but the last two friends that announced their arrivals have both chosen Martha! Perhaps it's on the rise.

Sophronia Mon 16-May-16 22:36:54

Martha. Love Esther though.

mathanxiety Tue 17-May-16 06:10:55

Joni, hands down.

BikeRunSki Tue 17-May-16 06:20:34


RubyRedandWilson Tue 17-May-16 09:04:00

Martha. How is Joni pronounced? Joan-ee or Jon-ee?

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 17-May-16 09:05:27

Joni is lovely

Fridgedooropen Tue 17-May-16 09:09:08

Had never thought of Joni before seeing this but what a great name! I quite like Martha. But Joni would be brilliant.

n0ne Tue 17-May-16 09:50:36

Love Martha (and Esther, shame) Joni I find a bit... American

DramaAlpaca Tue 17-May-16 09:59:14

Joni, by a million miles.

Scarydinosaurs Tue 17-May-16 10:04:50

I like Joni

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