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(35 Posts)
moulesfrites Tue 05-Aug-08 06:58:09

Opinions please. I love it because of the last line of the children's novel Skellig by David Almond...

EffiePerine Tue 05-Aug-08 07:01:59

Lovely name

Celery Tue 05-Aug-08 07:31:07

I love it. I think it's such gift of a name to give to a daughter. So pretty and happy, and, well, joyful!

DontCallMeBaby Tue 05-Aug-08 07:34:45

Lovely. I'm not enormously keen on the only Joy I've ever actually known, but unlike many names it actually transcends that. DD has a version of Cinderalla in which eponymous heroine's real name turns out to be Joy, which always makes me sniffle a little at the end.

Ledodgy Tue 05-Aug-08 07:52:15

It's a lovely name but beware if she's not always of a happy demenour. Sil has been plagued by a life of 'why are you called Joy when you're quite miserable!' whenever she's having an off day. shock

Ineedsomesleep Tue 05-Aug-08 09:31:06

Love it as I have an Aunty Joy, she is named Joyce. Wish we had given it to DD as a middle name but not sure of giving it as a first name as I agree with Ledodgy.

EachPeachPearMum Tue 05-Aug-08 09:38:58

moulesfrites what is the last line of Skellig please?

TheMaskedPoster Tue 05-Aug-08 09:46:53

Love the name Joy (although I too knew a Joy who was not a Joy) ... would have had it for DD2's middle name - but finally decided on MIL's instead (Jean).

PinkPussyCat Tue 05-Aug-08 09:48:59

Love it!

Tortington Tue 05-Aug-08 09:49:40

my name is earl

nuff said

SammyK Tue 05-Aug-08 09:50:19

my name is earl (I am picturing her now)

Tortington Tue 05-Aug-08 09:51:28

snap wink

Twinkie1 Tue 05-Aug-08 09:52:25

I love it - my Auntie Joy is like my super cool trendy mum (as my mum isn't around anymore) - so she makes me smile as does her lovely name.

CuckooClockWorkShy Tue 05-Aug-08 09:52:59

It's lovely. Makes a lovely change from Grace. MUCH prefer Joy.

CuckooClockWorkShy Tue 05-Aug-08 09:53:54

Grace is given without a thoguht! will all those Graces be gracious ?

Mikafan Tue 05-Aug-08 09:54:04

love it, its such a happy, positive sounding name

mazzystar Tue 05-Aug-08 09:56:48

my friend's little girl has it as a middle name
its pretty

brimfull Tue 05-Aug-08 09:58:56

my 16 yr old dd has a friend with this name-ti beautiful

moulesfrites Tue 05-Aug-08 11:11:03

Each Peach, It's something like, "In the end, we diecided to call her Joy...". The main character Micheal is talking about his baby sister who has been ill throughout the novel, but the eponymous angel Skellig has been watching over her. A beautiful novel.

PuppyMonkey Tue 05-Aug-08 11:13:38

I think it's a bit middle aged really. Auntie Joy sums it up.

I prefer Bliss grin

MmeLindt Tue 05-Aug-08 11:16:12

I have an Auntie Joy too, she is lovely and pretty cheerful most of the time

veritas Tue 05-Aug-08 11:17:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wheresthehamster Tue 05-Aug-08 11:31:26

Dd2's 3rd name. Love it. Sums her up as well. Correction - summed her up before she became a teenager! grin

ninedragons Tue 05-Aug-08 12:11:03

Beautiful and under-used.

Mamazon Tue 05-Aug-08 12:13:21

was at college and then Uni with a Joy.
she was lovely as is the name.

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