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ladymelo Fri 27-May-16 22:44:01

So baby boy due and want to name him after OH father who unfortunately passed away. His name was Joe and I love the name but wanted something a bit different so our thoughts are to call the baby Joey. Does the name Joey just completely not sound like he would is named after OH father as it sounds loads different?

Coconut0il Fri 27-May-16 23:41:20

I like Joe, I do like Joey but I think of Friends straight away! The only other alternative is Joseph.
If you both like Joey go for it.

Lilacpink40 Fri 27-May-16 23:43:24

I like Joseph and then nn Joey.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 28-May-16 21:26:17

Joey is fine but I'd go for Joseph, Jonah, Josiah or Joel with Joey as a nick name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 28-May-16 21:28:09

Joseph nn joey as a baby, then he can call himself Joe or Jos as he gets older.

Lovely name.

1horatio Sun 29-May-16 08:13:16

I'd go for Jonathan and use the nn Joey.

2nds Sun 29-May-16 08:16:44

I've never met a Jonathan who went by Joey, all Jonathans I know just go by Jonathan, Jonny, or Jon.

Luciferbox Sun 29-May-16 08:20:36

DB is Joseph and spent his childhood called Joey. He's 24 now and mostly goes by Joseph at work and Joe at home. I know he likes the flexibility it allows him. I still call him Joey because he's my baby brother.

NapQueen Sun 29-May-16 08:22:03

Joey is great! Use that

BikeRunSki Sun 29-May-16 08:25:23

I agree - a longer Joe name, nn Joey. Joey is a bit cutesy for an adult.

I know a Jonathan know as Jo, but I would chose Joshua.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 29-May-16 08:28:02

I know a Jonathan known as Jo too.

pilates Sun 29-May-16 08:41:56

Joseph on the birth certificate and Joe/Joey as a nickname.

1horatio Sun 29-May-16 14:25:42

I also know a Jonathan known as Jo(e), which is why I suggested it smile

But I also like Joshua... So, I'd go for Jonathan (which I slightly prefer) or Joshua and use the nn Joey or Joe.

NannyMarmalade Sun 29-May-16 14:31:32


Joey is a lovely name.

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