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Joey for a boy?

(46 Posts)
Chocolateyescakeyes Tue 23-Jan-18 19:50:29

It would be the full given name, the fact it is normally a nickname doesn't bother me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 23-Jan-18 19:52:07

I love Joe. For some reason I don't like Joey.

whoareyoukidding Tue 23-Jan-18 19:58:06

It makes me think of Joey from Friends nodding slowly and saying 'that's a good name - o wait! that's my name!'

LinoleumBlownapart Tue 23-Jan-18 20:00:25

It does have friends associations for me - how you doooin'?

I would put Joseph on the birth certificate, but that's just me. Joey is a nice name.

Standardpubquizname Tue 23-Jan-18 20:02:06

I love it but with Joseph on the birth certificate so he has options, Joe is lovely too

daisypond Tue 23-Jan-18 20:02:14

I think Joey from Friends too. Also a baby kangaroo. So no.

FarmerSee Tue 23-Jan-18 20:02:40

Its not a name I'd chose. But its not my baby. Its not a weird or out there name, so if you like it go for it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 23-Jan-18 20:16:39

Prefer Joseph/Jonas/Joe.
Joey reminds me of a Budgie/Baby kangaroo, of the extremely annoying Joey Essex.

DontbeaDickaboutit Tue 23-Jan-18 21:09:54

I have a Joseph/Joe.... really don't like Joey. Weirdly, DS has never been called it.

SuperBeagle Tue 23-Jan-18 22:56:20

Joey from Friends.

Prefer Joseph with the shortening Joe.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 23-Jan-18 23:01:31

I like Joseph or Joe, but not Joey, sorry

RavenWings Tue 23-Jan-18 23:24:33

Joseph, Jonah, Joachim, Johnathan, John, Joel...anything but just Joey.

Joey is a lovely nickname to have but I'd want a more substantial name, myself.

ProseccoPoppy Wed 24-Jan-18 03:48:22

The Joey I knew as a kid is very firmly “Joe” now and won’t answer to Joey at all - doesn’t like it despite only being Joey for about 19 years. He’s Joseph in full so no real issue, but for someone like him formally being Joey on bc would be very irritating (probably irritating enough to justify changing it given his strength of feeling). Personally I would go for the full version (whether that is Joseph or some other variation) and use Joey as a nickname. Just feels like that gives more options really.

Need2morehands Wed 24-Jan-18 03:50:59

Makes me think of Joey from from friends but I loved friends so smile

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 24-Jan-18 04:08:27

Baby kangaroo.


<ages self>

I don't think any self-respecting man would appreciate being called Joey with no fall-back option.

becca93 Wed 24-Jan-18 05:03:53

I know a few adult joeys and it makes me cringe when I hear them being called it.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 24-Jan-18 05:10:05

Joey is fine for a baby kangaroo but Joey will be a 45 year old at some point. It sounds like a diminutive.

lazydog Wed 24-Jan-18 05:34:53

Really don't like it, sorry. It's just not a name that sounds right on anyone past puberty, IMHO.

Mum2OneTeen Wed 24-Jan-18 05:51:36

Nooo! It's a baby kangaroo!

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 24-Jan-18 05:54:01

No sorry. Fine as a baby, but can't imagine many adults wanting to be called Joey.

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deptfordgirl Wed 24-Jan-18 07:11:01

I don't mind it but much prefer it as an optional nn to Joseph or Jonah.

GoJohnnyGoGoGoGo Wed 24-Jan-18 07:17:08

My little brother is Joseph. We was called Joey exclusively until about the age of 12. Then he decided he wanted to be Joe as he thought Joey was babyish. Now he's late 20's he mainly goes by Joseph as he uses it at work. We still call him Joey occasionally as a family but I think he's liked the ability to change it.

WaxOnFeckOff Wed 24-Jan-18 13:56:26

Agree with what's been said.

I think it's a bit like calling your Dad Daddy or Mum Mummy when you are small but you naturally change it to Dad and Mum as you grow older.

I'd call him Joe or Joseph on BC and call him Joey until if and when he wanted to be Joe etc.

Plumes Wed 24-Jan-18 14:02:26

The constant 'how you doin's from the Friends generation would get pretty tiresome.

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