Joy

(59 Posts)
takemetoyourriver Thu 30-Jul-20 21:31:04

What do you think of first name Joy?

Really drawn to the name and its simplicity.

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LouiseTrees Thu 30-Jul-20 21:54:24

I like it but it will only work with some surnames

Floralnomad Thu 30-Jul-20 21:55:06

Dull , sorry

WinnieLowCo Thu 30-Jul-20 21:55:34

Lovely.

Refreshingly short.

Ellmau Thu 30-Jul-20 21:59:58

I think it's lovely.

Zoomintheroom Thu 30-Jul-20 22:02:26

Love it.

Merename Thu 30-Jul-20 22:06:22

Love it too.

AvoidingTheWineAisle Thu 30-Jul-20 22:07:13

It’s beautiful.

Aquamarine1029 Thu 30-Jul-20 22:09:30

I really don't like it. I've known two Joys and ironically they are both miserable, hateful women.

ElsieBeard Thu 30-Jul-20 22:40:57

It's beautiful. my DD has it for a middle name!

LivingMyBestLifeNOT Fri 31-Jul-20 00:20:34

Joyce?

DramaAlpaca Fri 31-Jul-20 00:23:39

I like it a lot, but probably prefer it for a middle name. I love short, neat names.

RhianFuckingMorris Fri 31-Jul-20 00:32:34

I like it. Simple and relatively unusual. Not that many baby Joys at the moment so she would be one of a few without a shit/made up name/spelt wierd name that screams I'm desperate to be unusual.

MaleficentsCrow Fri 31-Jul-20 00:53:23

I adore the name Joy. It's my "if I ever have another baby and it's a girl" name of choice. So I'm biased haha

Cattenberg Fri 31-Jul-20 01:08:17

I really like it, especially as a middle name. I think it’s about time it came back into fashion.

My only reservation is that it’s a virtue for the bearer of the name to live up to, and not everyone can manage that. Mind you, so is Grace, and that hasn’t stopped it being super popular.

WantToBeMum Fri 31-Jul-20 01:12:42

I love it, it's classic and beautiful. Don't demote it to a middle name, it should be first.

5363738383j Fri 31-Jul-20 01:13:06

Quite confusing for a little person because it's so similar to toy and boy. Faye is also simple and similar in meaning.

ButterflyRuns Fri 31-Jul-20 01:20:50

I like it, although I'd be more drawn to it as a middle name.

Pegaroo Fri 31-Jul-20 06:56:49

It’s a happy name and probably old lady enough to deserve a revival

MyNameHasBeenTaken Fri 31-Jul-20 09:26:01

We know a primary age joy.
Lovely simple name.
But I always smile when I hear
Joy, come here
Joy, get down
Joy, listen
Shouted across the playground

Littlepond Fri 31-Jul-20 09:27:48

I love the name Joy. It’s so simple but pretty. There is always the risk that she won’t be very ... joyful... I suppose.

TheGriffle Fri 31-Jul-20 09:29:36

I love the name Joy but as with previous posters, the one and only one I know is a miserable sod which puts me off the name!

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 10:35:43

I like it! I know one. She definitely isn't a laugh a minute tbf, but she is super bright. I met her at uni. She is an Oxbridge grad. Very religious. Loooooong hair and no make up. She was joyous, but in a holy way iyswim. So no, not a barrel of laughs, or the life and soul of the party, but she was joyful in her own way.

daisypond Fri 31-Jul-20 11:11:22

I like it.

babynamelover Fri 31-Jul-20 11:13:51

Not a fan sorry. There's one at school with my daughter. One of those names that seems like a lot to live up to.

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