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tummytickler Tue 15-Sep-09 12:08:29

What do you think of Joy? I haven't even mentioned it to dh yet, but think it is quite sweet, obviously a lovely meaning, cute and simple, with a nice sound.
Or Margaret nn Peggy. With Elizabeth being so popular i am surprised that this is not more popular. I love Peggy and Rita as nn.
Can Rita be a name in its own right do you think? We love Rita.


MaggieBeauLeo Tue 15-Sep-09 12:25:13

Love Joy. NOt peggy.

Nancy66 Tue 15-Sep-09 12:25:38

Rita and Joy?

these are 60 year old hairdresser's names.

sugarplumfairy Tue 15-Sep-09 12:37:36

I love Joy, my DD2 has it as her middle name, she loves it at Christmas when there is Joy everywhere!

TaylorSwift Tue 15-Sep-09 18:45:46

Joy is lovely.

RubysReturn Tue 15-Sep-09 18:51:06

How can anyone not love 'Joy'

millenniumfalcon Tue 15-Sep-09 18:51:30

margaret has a bad press but the choice of nicknames is fab - i'd go for meg or rita meself.

Minicooper Tue 15-Sep-09 19:42:28

My sister is Joy and is certainly not 60 - shame on you, Nancy! I love it - and more importantly so does she! M&S labelled all their clothes with 'Joy' gift tags last year - I erm, borrowed loads to label her pressies. Love stuff like that. The new BMW ads are making her laugh too... Joy is youthful etc etc! Go for it.

dogonpoints Tue 15-Sep-09 19:50:13

I quite like Joy. It's ok. Although it does make you think of overly gushing parents.

MrsBadger Tue 15-Sep-09 20:05:50

actually I like Joy

I know a couple between (er) 14 and 21ish - randomly both are black and from families full of wonderful grandparent-era names - Winston, Charles, Pearl

tummytickler Tue 15-Sep-09 20:27:51

Mrs Badger - i have a Pearl too! So Joy and Pearl must be a good match!

jennifersofia Tue 15-Sep-09 20:34:39

I like the name, but one woman who was named Joy said that she hated it because everyone expected her to be happy all the time!

HumphreyCobbler Tue 15-Sep-09 20:37:51

Joy is lovely

plonker Tue 15-Sep-09 22:52:48

Oh I love Joy! The name speaks for itself smile

I also like Margaret, but prefer Maggie or Meg as nn's. Not keen on Peggy (just reminds me of Peggy Mitchell) or Rita though.

hambler Tue 15-Sep-09 23:06:57

Joy and Pearl. Both fab.
Maggie and Peggy pretty cool

CarGirl Tue 15-Sep-09 23:08:04

I have used Joy as a middle name for my youngest, and she is btw.

thesecondcoming Tue 15-Sep-09 23:56:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

willowstar Wed 16-Sep-09 05:47:26

I think Joy is a tricky one. I worked with a Joy once who was just a miserable bugger most of the time. She got called Joyful and I don't think she realised the irony in her nickname. SO, kind of a laden name if you know what I mean?

Cortina Wed 16-Sep-09 12:56:32

Prefer Bliss.

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