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goomum Mon 08-Jun-09 21:37:15

What associations does this name hold for you?

cheekster Mon 08-Jun-09 21:38:16

I love it, but sooooooo common. I know of 8

wrinklytum Mon 08-Jun-09 21:38:20

Like it but it is very popular.

BananaFruitBat Mon 08-Jun-09 21:39:15

I know 2 Joshuas. One is 5, the other is 8. Both are fab little guys, so I am biased towards it. It was also our reserve name for DS.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 08-Jun-09 21:40:34

Like it a lot - don't know any but I have a bit of a lisp so would never chose it for any of my dc!

dinkystinky Mon 08-Jun-09 21:41:06

Love it - is our DS1's name and suits him perfectly. It is very popular (we were at a party on Sunday where there were 3 Joshuas of different ages - though 2 of those were known as Josh) so not one to go for if you want to be unique.

kalo12 Mon 08-Jun-09 21:41:30

can't understand why its so popular. don't like it at all.

its an odd combination of sounding overtly posh and overtly chav at the same time

hulabula Mon 08-Jun-09 22:15:45

I personally don't like Joshua at all - I find the 'a' ending a little feminine sounding.

Also sooo common - there are 3 in my ds's reception year.

Tommy Mon 08-Jun-09 22:18:32

I think it's a lovely name. We would have considered it but my cousin has a Joshua.

There are quite a few if them around but, hey that's what happens when names are fashionable smile

ChasingSquirrels Mon 08-Jun-09 22:20:50

I have one! Wierdly he is the only one in his school, but one of 6 in his Beaver group.

MumtoCharlieandLola Mon 08-Jun-09 22:23:20

Do you think that you could say popular rather than (soooo) common hmm.

My Joshua is 7 and he was called that before it became so popular but then we named our son after The Joshua Tree because my dh and I both like U2 and we discussed it the first night we met.

Then again my second ds was supposed to be called Madeleine but came out with 10% extra !

ChasingSquirrels Mon 08-Jun-09 22:23:28

and although he is Joshua on his birth certificate (and that was always what the baby was going to be if it was a boy), from about day 2 he was Joshie, and shortened to Josh.
He doesn't seem like a Joshua to me as no one ever refers to him as such.

MumtoCharlieandLola Mon 08-Jun-09 22:24:11

And as for the overly chav comment shock [hmm} ...............................

puddock Mon 08-Jun-09 22:33:32

I rather like it. It makes me think of the (music hall?) song that goes "Josh-yoo-aa, Josh-yoo-aa, nicer than lemon squash you are..." - but I guess if that's your name, then people singing that at you might get a little old.

goomum Mon 08-Jun-09 22:34:06

Surprised Joshua got hit with the chav comment. Mind you another thread said that Joshuas were on the list of names to be feared by teachers. Shocking! I always thought it was a solid, traditional, biblical name. Anyone else think it is 'chav' for want of a better term?

ChasingSquirrels Mon 08-Jun-09 22:35:56

lol - my mum used to sing that to my JOsh, I had never heard it before - thought she had made it up.

MumtoCharlieandLola Mon 08-Jun-09 22:36:35

Well definitely not me angry

cheekster Mon 08-Jun-09 23:14:08

Have we hit a nerve mumtocharlieandlola?

We are just stating the truth, Joshua IS soooo common.

Can we say 'popular' instead? hmm

Its still a lovely name though

nooki Tue 09-Jun-09 10:30:59

Personally I don't like Joshua - and yes, it is very common. I know 3 under 5s.

justlookatthatbooty Tue 09-Jun-09 11:01:58

My DS is Joshua and we don't know any other Joshua's!

Interesting how people can get so hot under the collar about names. Interesting also that people are so put off by popularity...... a beautiful name is a beautiful name. And that is always a matter of personal association. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

To me Joshua is a treasure of a name.

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