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Joshua James??

(26 Posts)
buckyou Sun 15-Jan-17 20:39:39

What do you think of this name? JJ or Jay for NN?

Is Joshua too popular / boring? I've not really given it much thought before but I've kind of given the decision to my husband because I say I don't like anything and he's come up with Joshua James!

Sophronia Sun 15-Jan-17 21:32:29

I think it's ok, although it does remind me of Josh Duggar (although he's not exactly an A lister so probably not an issue!)

Jay is nice as a nickname. You could also have Joss.

Tescotwister Sun 15-Jan-17 21:38:42

Perfectly nice although too common for me to ever choose. Not sure why nicknames really matter if you like the actual name you've picked?

Manumission Sun 15-Jan-17 21:40:15

Joshua is nice and so is Jay.

JJ isn't and neither is Josh.

ExpectoPatronummmm Sun 15-Jan-17 21:42:01

Very cute name.

Although I Hate JJ with a passion.

AuntieStella Sun 15-Jan-17 21:43:19

I think Joshua is a fantastic name!

JJ is OK as a nn

Enidblyton1 Sun 15-Jan-17 21:44:22

I like it smile

You won't be able to specify nicknames though - they have a habit of just evolving. Your son will be almost certainly be known as JJ with a name like that. I doubt if Jay would stick. Fine as long as you like JJ.

ClaryIsTheBest Sun 15-Jan-17 21:55:45

Joshua James is nice.

As long as your last name doesn't end with J as well...

Hotwaterbottle1 Sun 15-Jan-17 21:57:52

Wow that's my sons name 😃

ThisThreadCouldOutMe Sun 15-Jan-17 22:02:23

I have a Joshua James. When he was born a couple of people visibly sneered at it yet I've heard of a few others so it can't be that bad a name.

He's never been called JJ

Fwiw I was adamant he wouldn't be called Joshua but as soon as he was born i "knew" it was his name.

DramaAlpaca Sun 15-Jan-17 22:04:24

I like Joshua James. I don't mind JJ or Jay either.

Cariadity Sun 15-Jan-17 22:13:18

I had a JJ name before marriage and it was fine, superheroes have alliterating names! I also love the name Joshua!

buttercup54321 Sun 15-Jan-17 22:35:16

Joshua John? Jonathan James ( Jonty)

Ham69 Sun 15-Jan-17 23:17:38

I know several Joshua James. Nothing wrong with it but not very inspiring IMO.

buckyou Mon 16-Jan-17 10:29:00

What about Jasper James? I'm quite liking how JJ names sound with our surname (Addy).

May have some convincing to do with the husband for Jasper.

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 16-Jan-17 10:34:43

I prefer Jasper James. I love James as a middle name but for some reason can't bring myself to like Joshua.

regularbutpanickingabit Mon 16-Jan-17 10:44:58

Joshua James is a great name.

MarmiteDoesYouGood Mon 16-Jan-17 10:47:16

A friend of mine is Joshua James. I think it's perfectly fine as a name. He's never gone by JJ though (just Josh) so you'd probably have to promote that one yourself!

Bubbinsmakesthree Mon 16-Jan-17 20:41:54

I have a Joshua with James as first of two middle names. So far never used JJ as a nickname but I like having it as an option, it was part of my reason for choosing it.

I didn't realise quite how popular Joshua was when we chose it - sometimes feels like every other boy is a Josh. But I don't regret the choice at all.

Underthemoonlight Mon 16-Jan-17 20:44:39

I have a Joshua he was named Joshua Paul after his grandfather

Pluto30 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:45:48

It reminds me of the Duggars or Britney Spears (think he son is Jayden James, but it sounds similar)... It's a bit too obviously Biblical, and a bit too "intentionally matching" sounding.

I hate JJ though, and I'm not a fan of Jay (better than JJ). I think it'd be incredibly hard to avoid Josh though.

buckyou Mon 16-Jan-17 20:53:42

I think we are quite keen on Jasper James now. Bit different it terms of popularity compared to Joshua though.. It's not even in the top 100!

Does that mean it's just a shit name? I really like it. I thought Jasper to start off with but then we've gone down the more popular / traditional route.

Sophronia Mon 16-Jan-17 21:02:37

Jasper is becoming more popular, it's been increasing in popularity each year since 2006.

How about Joseph James?

ClaryIsTheBest Mon 16-Jan-17 21:04:22

I really like Jasper. It's actually one of my favourite names smile!

GreatFuckability Tue 17-Jan-17 02:06:09

My favourite singer is called Joshua James, and for that reason I love it!

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