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Joy or Grace?

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CommonNortherner Wed 23-Sep-09 12:36:17

Does Selina Grace or Selina Joy sound better?

dh and I are arguing. Not that's it's urgent or anything, I just like to have names on hand and am positive mine sounds better!

tummytickler Wed 23-Sep-09 13:36:39

Selina Joy - Joy is on my list for a first name and Grae is over used as a mn, and Joy has such a beautiful sound/meaning.

jeanjeannie Wed 23-Sep-09 13:50:16

Joy is lovely especially teamed with Selina. Joy was on my shortlist - adore it.

cece Wed 23-Sep-09 14:00:45

I like the meaning of Joy better. But like them both as middle names with Selina

Luxmum Wed 23-Sep-09 14:59:54

I'd go for Joy. I's on my list. Every baby seems to be called Grace now, though it is also a lovely name..

twinmum79 Wed 23-Sep-09 15:01:44

Both gorge - each are a middle name for my dtd (and Joy is my middle name)

CommonNortherner Wed 23-Sep-09 15:46:56

Joy was my choice, I will let dh know!

campion Wed 23-Sep-09 18:02:59

The only Joy I know doesn't live up to the name. It's a bit 1940s.

Grace is better but it is the new Sarah in schools now ( nothing wrong with Sarah) so can be a bit anonymous. ( Some children like that though smile)

MaggieBeauLeo Wed 23-Sep-09 18:11:55

Joy! There is a lovely Joy in my son's creche and she is so lovely. It does suit a child, honestly.

MaggieBeauLeo Wed 23-Sep-09 18:12:36

oh sorry, it's a middle name.

Definitely Joy.

dogonpoints Wed 23-Sep-09 18:20:12

I like Selina Grace

lynniep Wed 23-Sep-09 18:23:51

I love Joy. I'd have called forthcoming DC Joy had it a) been a girl and b) my DS wasnt called Joey!

LilianGish Wed 23-Sep-09 18:29:09

Would avoid both these names in case qualities do not apply to child in question.

LilianGish Wed 23-Sep-09 18:30:13

Sorry - just realised it's a middle name.blush

vess Thu 24-Sep-09 04:54:26

My brand new dd2's middle name is Joy. Dh wanted Jane, I wanted Juniper, so we settled for Joy. If she doesn't suit it, she can only use it as an initial - it's only a middle name, after all!

nooka Thu 24-Sep-09 05:34:04

I think that Selina Grace works better, but it also depends on your surname.

CommonNortherner Thu 24-Sep-09 07:06:27

I take it Joy is getting all trendy then

LilianGish: Oh I think it could work anyway... I do like Joy in Drop the Dead Donkey and she's anything but joyful wink

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