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Is Joshua/Josh a bit boring?

(47 Posts)
Strapio Sat 01-Apr-17 23:58:35


Bambambini Sat 01-Apr-17 23:59:54

Yes, but it's lovely and solid and does what it says on the tin.

sniffle12 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:03:56

I have a fairly common name and it's always been nice not having to spell it for anyone/have it misspelled.

Plus, as a kid (admittedly pre-internet!) I could always easily find my name on personalised stuff - my cousin with a more unusual name never could!

DramaAlpaca Sun 02-Apr-17 00:07:27

Nope, it's nice.

Brighteyes27 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:07:57

No its traditional. Means Christmas in Greek or the lord saves. It's a lovely traditional
Unpretentious name. I have one and chose it because I like both Joshua and Josh.

Sophronia Sun 02-Apr-17 00:10:08

No, it's nice

pieceofpurplesky Sun 02-Apr-17 00:18:27

He will be one of many.
How about Jonah/Joe?

gluteustothemaximus Sun 02-Apr-17 00:22:53

I love that name. Don't think it's boring.

Buntysoven Sun 02-Apr-17 00:32:48

Really lovely name

TheBookIsOnTheTable Sun 02-Apr-17 00:56:10

Solid and strong rather than boring, in my opinion.

Sunshineandlaughter Sun 02-Apr-17 01:00:12

No - love it

BackforGood Sun 02-Apr-17 01:16:20

I too think it is a lovely 'proper' name.
Easy to spell. Easy to pronounce.
Not particularly 'fashionable' in terms of it being identifiable to a particular 3 or 4 years.
Common enough you can find it on 'personalised' mugs / hats / keyrings / toys / etc.

thefraggleontherock Sun 02-Apr-17 01:20:31

I'm biased because I have a Josh (Joshua on BC) but I don't think it's boring at others have said in my opinion it's a lovely, solid name. All 3 of my s have v traditional names though.

grufallosfriend Sun 02-Apr-17 07:29:09

Not sure if I'd call it boring, but I don't like the sound of it, especially the Josh part.

Rockaby Sun 02-Apr-17 08:41:31

Not boring, but well used. I'm not that keen on it but that's nothing to do with its popularity.

dementedma Sun 02-Apr-17 08:43:51

Joshua is nice but personally not keen on Josh.

Carrotpuree Sun 02-Apr-17 08:46:56

It's not boring but DS will bring home drawings etc labelled Joshua S. Our's is only 4 and is already Joshua C. Mine was a very popular name when I grew up & I'd hoped to save our children from being one of many but it fits him perfectly and you can find toys with his name on.

Dontrocktheboat Sun 02-Apr-17 09:07:32

I don't know any little Joshuas. I know of one who is 10 belonging to a colleague. Think it peaked about 15 years ago! I know more small Jonahs to be honest! I quite like it, prefer the full name to josh.

AGrinWithoutACat Sun 02-Apr-17 09:12:19

My Josh is definitely not boring grinand is the only one in his class

FannyUmbongo Sun 02-Apr-17 09:15:10

Yes, and Joshing means taking the piss around here.

Jaynebxl Sun 02-Apr-17 09:17:23

It's a nice solid name but there are an awful lot around although as a pp said, it probably peaked about 15 years ago, or maybe a bit less.

Brighteyes27 Sun 02-Apr-17 10:04:39

My Josh/Joshua is at secondary now and is the only one out of his 120 year group so it's not too common. Personally I would rather have a strong solid classic traditional unpretentious name like this than some of the more pretentious slightly effeminate or ridiculous sounding names I see sometimes bandied about on here at times.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 02-Apr-17 11:05:18

I like it OP.

Underthemoonlight Sun 02-Apr-17 11:10:49

No it's not I have a Joshua and I find it rude when people say it's boring it's a timeless classical name. I rather give my child a decent name not something ridiculous that will raise eyebrows I 100% agree with bright eyes

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Sun 02-Apr-17 12:12:04

I like Joshua.

But I admittedly dislike Josh...

What about Jonah? Jonathan? Joram?

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