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Joseph or James?

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CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 09:36:15


barbie1 Thu 18-Jun-09 09:36:56

dh is a ages well wink

thirtysomething Thu 18-Jun-09 09:39:47

both gorgeous - depends how it sounds with your surname and whether you like Joe? (As Joseph will no doubt be shortened...) We know 3 boys called James and none are shortened but I suppose it could become Jimmy/Jamie

Both age v. well too and are easy to spell - you can't go wrong!

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 09:42:31

Surname is two sylabbles, bit like Rivers.

So: James Rivers
Joseph Rivers

We want a James in there somewhere as it's a family name on both sides so would be:
Joseph James Rivers

James xxxx Rivers.

Not sure about middle name if James.

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 09:43:17

When we had DD we had agreed on Joseph James if she was a boy.

Still think I prefer it but I do love James.

LadyOfWaffle Thu 18-Jun-09 09:44:42

I have one of each

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 09:45:44

What fine tast in names you have LoW smile

jellybeans Thu 18-Jun-09 10:33:44

Much prefer Joseph, James is abit ordinary. Also prefer Joe to Jimmy. Most James I know get Jim/Jimmy.

Rindercella Thu 18-Jun-09 11:05:39

Joseph James is quite lovely actually.

James is a very nice name, but I know sooo many little boys called James (out of 4 boys in our swimming class, 3 of them are James!).

pedalmonster Thu 18-Jun-09 15:10:43

ahh - be careful of using both your favorite names on your first child / first son...

we couldnt choose and used them both - and now we wish we could have one back to use on DS2!!! LOL

I like Joseph.

RubyLove1 Thu 18-Jun-09 16:25:37

Joseph James all the way!

Bleatblurt Thu 18-Jun-09 16:31:30

I like James much more.

MadameDefarge Thu 18-Jun-09 16:37:29

I have a Joseph too, and he has gone from Jojo to Joe/Joseph.

I was a bit underwhelmed by it at first, but it was the only name me and exp could agree on. (he wanted to call him Angel....bleugh!)

But now I love it, of course!

littlerach Thu 18-Jun-09 16:44:35

If I had a boy he would have been Joseph.

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 18:41:14

Ah, don't worry pedalmonster, there will be no more babies!!

NervousNutty Thu 18-Jun-09 18:45:09

I love the name Joseph

CrushWithEyeliner Thu 18-Jun-09 18:47:11

James' are always handsome

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 19:03:09

Quick straw poll though, do you all pronounce it:

Jo-zeph; or


Hulababy Thu 18-Jun-09 19:04:15


CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 19:09:07

Ok, this has been good actually, thanks.

We were set on Joseph James before but it's only now we've had a bit of breathing space that I've started to question it.

One of the main reasons we preferred it was because we both like Joe as a nickname, but none of the nns for James.

It's just the pronunciation thing I'm stuck on though - the fact that people pronounce it in different ways..

forehead Thu 18-Jun-09 19:24:50

My ds is Joseph. I love the name.

TrixieVix Fri 19-Jun-09 12:49:39

I have a Joseph and I LURVE the name! He's such a boys boy and the name really suits him.

He is very often referred to as Joey despite me saying when he was born that no-one was to call him that! He's just so cheeky that it suits him.

When we're out he's mainly Joe and Joseph when he's being a monkey or I'm trying to get his attention.

His middle name is William which again I think goes beautifully. Funnily enough the other name we were going to have was James. DH wanted to call him Joseph James, but I wasn't keen on him being called JJ for a nn.

And I say Jo-zeph smile

MrsKitty Sat 20-Jun-09 14:40:37

James. Fabulous name, can't go wrong. wink

fizzpops Sat 20-Jun-09 14:45:20

I love both names and prefer James if pushed but not sure it goes as well with Rivers - too many 's' sounds.

pranma Sun 21-Jun-09 15:31:37

I love both names
We have a John Joseph and a Finn James

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