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PandaWanda Sat 05-Nov-16 21:34:15

Thoughts on Johanna? I've never really considered it before but DH parents are called John and Jean & mine are John and Jane. We thought that it might be similar enough to be a nice nod to them?

What's your preferred spelling also? Joanna? Johannah? Johanna?

Middle name suggestions? So far we have Johanna Eden & Johanna Iris.

I've posted another thread about the difficulties we have agreeing on names.

SandunesAndRainclouds Sat 05-Nov-16 21:37:44

I like it, but wonder if it's one of those names that will forever need to be corrected from Joanna to Johanna.

Would you use it as a middle name instead? That way your nod to the parents is there without it being the primary name.

NickNacks Sat 05-Nov-16 21:37:54

I love Johannah.

Johannah Kate
Johannah Grace
Johannah Clare
Johannah Rose
Johannah Louise

superram Sat 05-Nov-16 21:39:39

Johannah will mainly be pronounced yo-Hannah as it is the Swedish spelling. If you want the j pronounced spell it Joanna.

RiverTam Sat 05-Nov-16 21:40:51

Really dislike it. Boring and dated. I don't think I've ever known one who thinks, wow, what a gorgeous name I've got.

RiverTam Sat 05-Nov-16 21:41:22

Will it? I was at school with Joannas and Johannas, both pronounced the same way.

ageingrunner Sat 05-Nov-16 21:43:23

I would pronounce Johanna Yo Hannah. Joanna is nice though

Featherhead Sat 05-Nov-16 21:52:45

I'd spell it Joanna, and I think is is lovely and elegant. Joanna lumley comes to mind

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 05-Nov-16 22:23:45

Johanna - pronounced Yohanna (German)
Joanna - pronounced Joanna (English)

RiaOverTheRainbow Sat 05-Nov-16 22:41:36

If you don't want the H pronounced then I'd spell it Joanna. Lovely name.

rainbow99 Sat 05-Nov-16 22:52:47

I'd also spell Joanna if you want it pronounced that way

Sophronia Sat 05-Nov-16 23:01:31

I like it, but I'd pronounce it jo-Hannah or yo-Hannah rather than like Joanna

DramaAlpaca Sat 05-Nov-16 23:04:13

I know a couple of girls called Johanna here in Ireland, and they both pronounce it Jo-Hanna.

I like it very much.

In the UK I'd go for Joanna if that's the pronunciation you want.

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 06-Nov-16 01:53:32

I know of two Johanna's. They are both from Eastern Europeans countries and both pronounce their name Yo-hanna. Which I really love.

Pluto30 Sun 06-Nov-16 03:54:19

Johanna(h) and Joanna are different names.

Johanna/Johannah is Jo-Hannah; Joanna is Jo-Anna.

Otherwise, as others have said, Johanna(h) may get Yo-Hannah, as with the name Johannes.

So, if you want the pronunciation of Joanna, stick with that spelling. I like the name. smile

Pemba Sun 06-Nov-16 04:54:28

Yes, I though Johanna was pronounced Yo-hanna too. Isn't it the version of Joanna they use in Germany (and probably a few other countries)?

I like Joanna, has a nice sound and quite unusual at the moment. But somehow not Joanne though, which seems very much a name of its time (60s and 70s) to me.

mathanxiety Sun 06-Nov-16 06:02:10

I love it with the H pronounced, so I would spell it Johanna. I am Irish though, and I see I am not the only Irish person to make the distinction between Joanna and Johanna.

Joanna is very lovely too, imo.

I love the idea of honouring all the grandparents. They have lovely names. It's nice not to have to think of incorporating Tracey or Linda into a child's name...

Eden and Iris are both nice as middle names.

I think some three-syllable names might go well too -
Miriam
Margaret
Eleanor
Meredith
Caroline
Katherine (sounds like two syllables sometimes though)
Madeleine
Violet
Beatrice

annandale Sun 06-Nov-16 06:14:19

I love Johanna and would pronounce it Joanna though clearly I am wrong.

Normandy144 Sun 06-Nov-16 06:34:01

My middle name is Joanne and I really dislike it. It could have been improved by being Joanna but only marginally. Sorry for me I just find it really dull. I'm glad it's not my first name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 06-Nov-16 07:17:15

Joanna Eloise.

WaitingInTheSky Sun 06-Nov-16 11:02:42

It is my name. It is pronounced Joanna, like it is for the other two people in England I know called this.

In 40+ years of being called Johanna only one person has ever called me Yohanna. No one has ever called me Jo-hanna.

The only slight drawback is that I have to say 'Johanna, that's with an 'h', J-o-h-a-n-n-a, if someone needs to write it down.'

I like it!

enolagayits0815 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:05:41

Lovely name and spelling

SorenaJ Mon 07-Nov-16 09:40:10

Love it! Prefer the spelling Johanna.

badtime Mon 07-Nov-16 13:01:53

I would expect it to be pronounced 'Yo-hanna' or 'Jo-hanna' ( I am from NI and have met Irish and continental people with this name, but never anyone from GB).

I think 'Johanna pronounce Joanna' is a bit 'Elle pronounced Ellie'.

MrsFilthPacket Mon 07-Nov-16 18:49:35

It's one of my middle names and pronounced "Yohanna." Because it's German. I also have a Slav first name that no-one can spell or pronounce as well. Pesky foreigners!

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