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Sorry to ask for help again....Joe not Joseph
notbloodybranston · 23/02/2008 22:16
Yes I am 32 years old and I should have an opinion of my own but I am tired, am carrying a huge baby (apparently) and I have to mark 100 exam scripts before I start maternity leave- just need someone to tell me what to do!
Surname - still Pickles
Sex of baby - still a boy
Husband - still an arse
We both like Joe but I would prefer to give him a "sunday" name i.e. Joseph.
Husband's family don't agree with Sunday names as a concept - He is Tom (not Thomas) his brother is Harry (not Henry) etc...
My family (read parents,grandmother,aunts) are appalled at thought of baby being given a short name of a "proper" name (have also grumbled that Catholic priest might not christen him Joe).
Could you please just vote and tell me what you would do - Joe or Joseph?
ArrietyClock · 23/02/2008 22:37
at your summary...!
Like both but probably Joseph, then his choice when he's older what he does. My brother has ditched his Sunday name including on things like bank accounts etc but 'twas at least his choice. Not surprisingly his son doesn't have a Sunday name and is called....... Joe!
notbloodybranston · 23/02/2008 22:47
BNS- I like both but cannot face telling my family that his name is Joe .... I can picture my Nan's face.... (and I am normally v well able to stand up for myself) and am trying (in vain so far) to convince DH.
Husband thinks that Joseph is a "camp" name??? WTF??? I think he might have been influenced by the contestants in the Andrew Lloyd Webber TV show thing...
He might also secretly be thinking its quite a catholic name (though he hasn't admitted this and would be scared to) as he isn't catholic and is bemused by the baptism/holy communnian (sp) rituals
bluenosesaint · 23/02/2008 22:51
Mmmm tricky then if your dh isn't 'sold' on Joseph ...not sure what to advise then.
My dh named my dd3 and although i like the name, i don't LOVE it, and its not a very nice feeling
FWIW i don't think Joseph is camp at all, i think its a good strong name ...
notbloodybranston · 23/02/2008 22:53
Hunkermunker - I am a bit. Am having extra growth scans as baby is big. I just thought he would be round the 10lb mark but have now had two growth scans and they want me back for two more (no diabetes). Am v tired and back hurts
actually....am really just fed up cos husband is on a stag weekend and I am jealous...there - I have admitted it!! I want to get drunk and be round adults not marking papers and playing Little Mermaids with my 3 year old (why am I always the ugly fat sea witch?)
ginnedup · 23/02/2008 22:56
Personally, I don't like shortened names, I have a Joseph and he is known as Joe or Joey and hardly ever called Joseph, which I think is a shame because it is a lovely name.
IMO it will be shortened to Joe whatever you decide so as long as you like it thats OK.
He's your baby, so the choice of name is yours at the end of the day and H's family will have to lump it.
sannie · 24/02/2008 19:42
I have a Joseph Thomas.....called Joe most of the time and a Henry George called Harry most of the time - need the longer name or else what would you shout when they have been naughty ;-) It's nice to give them a chpice of the longer or shorter name when they are older...Good luck!
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PortAndLemon · 24/02/2008 19:50
I would do Joseph. My brother is Joseph, was always Joe in childhood and to friends and family as an adult, but has chosen to use Joseph for work. It's not just about you and what you plan to call them as one day they will be an adult with their own preferences, so personally I'd always go for the form that gave that future adult the most choices. But there's nothing wrong with taking the opposite point of view.
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