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Catcheronthesly Tue 18-Oct-16 20:41:41

Hi, I'm just wondering if people see Joss as a boys name or girls name? Also, do you see it as a name in its own right or only as a shortening for something else?


twofloorsup Tue 18-Oct-16 20:44:15

Girls. Name in its own right.
Very nice too smile

5BlueHydrangea Tue 18-Oct-16 20:44:43

I know a baby boy called Joss. Only time I've ever heard of it.

calilark Tue 18-Oct-16 20:45:39

Its on our list of boys name. I love it!

BikeRunSki Tue 18-Oct-16 20:45:45

I work with a Jos, short for Joshua.
Actor Joss Ackland is a Jocelyn (this is actually one of his middle names)

I'd think if it as mainly boys name, but then there is Joss Stone.

Eolian Tue 18-Oct-16 20:46:55

Boy or girl. Short for Jocelyn. I like it.

Sleeperandthespindle Tue 18-Oct-16 20:46:57

I really like it. Girl for me. Jocelyn.

Sleeperandthespindle Tue 18-Oct-16 20:47:26

But nice for a boy too!

NapQueen Tue 18-Oct-16 20:47:49

Joss - girl. Name in its own right imo.

Catcheronthesly Tue 18-Oct-16 20:48:18

Yeah, I used to think it was a boys name, but now I feel it's a bit more feminine - I don't want to saddle my child with a name that makes everyone think they're a different gender (I know someone who has this & she hates the fact that everyone expects her to be male).

I do like it best as a standalone name though.

PipersPiping Tue 18-Oct-16 20:48:45

I know a toddler boy called Joss.

MidnightVelvetthe7th Tue 18-Oct-16 20:49:49

Joss Stone is female

Catcheronthesly Tue 18-Oct-16 20:50:29

Hmmm, seems quite mixed opinions. I prefer it for a girl but I think I'm really going to have to take some time to consider it now (& not sure DH will approve after I've shown him this thread!)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 18-Oct-16 20:52:04

Joss is boys name to me.

Jos Buttler, england cricketer.

CurlsLDN Tue 18-Oct-16 20:52:12

Joss stones full name is joscelyn.

And I know a man called Joss. I see it as a masculine name that also makes a great nickname for a girl, like Billy or Charlie

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 18-Oct-16 20:53:05

Jos Buttler is Joseph

Catcheronthesly Tue 18-Oct-16 20:53:10

I thought it could be short for Josephine for a girl? We wouldn't have used that though as we already have one in the family.

Catcheronthesly Tue 18-Oct-16 20:54:23

Not that keen on Jocelyn to be honest. We probably would go for Joss on its own if we do use it. Maybe for a middle name?

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starsinyourpies Tue 18-Oct-16 21:00:36

I have known them male and female, both short for Jocelyn (male one very posh!)

CharminglyGawky Tue 18-Oct-16 21:01:11

Boy, my immediate thought was Joss Whedon... But then we are a nerdy house here grin

But I guess it could be for a girl as well, short for Jocelyn for example or just Joss as in Stone. Ont think it works as a nickname for Josephine anymore than it would for Joanna, the sounds are too different!

Tuiles Tue 18-Oct-16 21:03:52

I think of it as a boys name, I knew a Jocelyn at uni.

But Joss Stone though. Hmm. It does have a slight female ring.

NattyTile Tue 18-Oct-16 21:08:54

Joss in my head is a man'a name. And short for Joceylin or Josiah or Joshua.

I know it can be for women too, but I don't know any.

Lumpylumperson Tue 18-Oct-16 21:12:57

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Ausernotanumber Tue 18-Oct-16 21:14:01



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