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wooleytoes Fri 06-Dec-19 19:06:57

What do you think of it?
I knew one when I was a kid but I'd completely forgotten about it until today and I quite like it

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urbanmist Fri 06-Dec-19 19:09:26


CrazyChickenPerson Fri 06-Dec-19 19:10:27


7Worfs Fri 06-Dec-19 19:10:29


MrsAgassi Fri 06-Dec-19 19:10:30

I think it's awful, sorry.

The only one I know of is Jonjo Shelvey.

ConstanceL Fri 06-Dec-19 19:10:44

Surely it must have been a nickname for something. Sounds like a scary clown's name to me though!

MrsMoastyToasty Fri 06-Dec-19 19:14:53

I can only think of the jockey Jonjo O'Neill. His real name is John Joseph.

FenellaMaxwell Fri 06-Dec-19 19:16:00

I know two. One is John Joseph and the other is Jonathan. Neither of them are actually called Jonjo.

OccasionalNachos Fri 06-Dec-19 19:21:39

Yeah it’s a shortening of John Joseph.

I knew one as a kid, he was a horrid little bully so that’s kind of tainted it...

MmeBufo Fri 06-Dec-19 19:25:01

Sounds like fanjo

nicslackey Fri 06-Dec-19 19:27:41

Popular with the travelling community if that helps

stophuggingme Fri 06-Dec-19 19:29:13

Why not be all contemporaneous and have BoJo?

LynetteScavo Fri 06-Dec-19 19:29:50

I know a Jonathan who is known as Jonjo. Couldn't be further removed from the travelling community.

I'm not sure it works for an adult.

user1480880826 Fri 06-Dec-19 19:29:55

It’s not a name. Also far too similar to Bojo.

CendrillonSings Fri 06-Dec-19 19:30:18

Sounds like fanjo


dalmatianmad Fri 06-Dec-19 19:30:22

Deffo a traveller name!

HairyToity Fri 06-Dec-19 19:31:21

I know one. Again his name is John Joseph. It suits the Johnjo I know. Personally I would go with John Joseph to give him other options.

AuntieStella Fri 06-Dec-19 19:34:37

Lovely as a nickname. Not so keen as a standalone

Sexnotgender Fri 06-Dec-19 19:35:49

Awful, please don’t.

Ontheblackhill Fri 06-Dec-19 19:36:05

I would have to agree that it is popular with the Irish Traveller community. That wouldn't put me off but in that community children are usually named after relatives. Fathers side then mothers so John-jo is likely to be a diminutive of John Joseph which would be an elders name , shortened to distinguish them. If you call your baby John Joseph and then give him Johnjo as a nickname I think that would be quite sweet as long as he could use John on its own as an adult or at school. John as a boys name is pretty unusual nowadays.

Ikeameatballs Fri 06-Dec-19 19:36:33

I just think of it as a nickname, not a proper name at all.

drspouse Fri 06-Dec-19 19:38:03

I also know one that's a Jonathan. I think only his mum calls him that these days.

EL8888 Fri 06-Dec-19 19:39:44

The next child could be called BillyBob?! Apologies but it’s dreadful

thistimelastweek Fri 06-Dec-19 19:40:03

Just about ok for a cute baby. A grown man?

ooooohbetty Fri 06-Dec-19 19:40:45

I also know it as a traveller name.

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