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Jos or Joss? Which spelling do you prefer?

(12 Posts)
goomum Thu 27-Aug-09 18:54:08

Baby Josiah has arrived! We will shorten his name to either Jos or Joss. Any thoughts about which spelling is better and why appreciated. Thanks.

MrsVik Thu 27-Aug-09 19:22:04


I prefer Jos from the two. I associate Joss more with a girl name.

Enjoy this time with your new baby

diddl Fri 28-Aug-09 08:27:57

I think of Jos/Joss as short for Jocelyn.
Why will you shorten?

belgo Fri 28-Aug-09 08:31:01

Jos. (Prefer Joe thoughsmile. Congratulations!

rasputin Fri 28-Aug-09 08:34:24

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violethill Fri 28-Aug-09 08:57:39

Agree with rasputin - Josiah is beautiful, why would you want to tinker with it?

Let him decide what he wants to be called when he's older - he will, anyway, and will probably be something different to the abbreviation you give!

DitaVonCheese Fri 28-Aug-09 11:15:09

Agree with MrsVik, I think of Jos for boys and Joss for girls. Great name btw, and congrats on the new arrival grin

bethoo Fri 28-Aug-09 11:18:08

i like JOsiah the way it is but will prob get shortened to Jos anyway!

diddl Fri 28-Aug-09 14:21:25

I´d be tempted to Joe.

hulabula Fri 28-Aug-09 17:44:28

I definately wouldn't shorten Josiah - its a lovely name that rolls off tongue easily.

Jos/Joss sounds very feminine imo.

Joe seems a little boring/common imo.

So, I'd just stick with Josiah - beautiful name!

Tinfoil Fri 28-Aug-09 23:40:20

I would pronounce Jos as Joz. So would prefer Joss, pronounced Joss.

MamaLazarou Sat 29-Aug-09 14:22:39

Won't people just call him Joe?

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