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Joanna

47 replies

happyinahoodie · 06/02/2024 22:30

What do people think of Joanna?

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Catinknickers · 07/02/2024 13:48

I had a lovely school friend called Jo-Ann (born around 1964). Joanne was quite common in my day. If you like it, use it.

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Alexandra1991 · 07/02/2024 13:51

Like others have said I like Joanna, much better than Joanne. It is a little bit dated but I think much like some even older names, it will have a resurgence. Only 'issue' I would have with it is the nickname Jo, so depends if you like that as well!

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MaloneMeadow · 07/02/2024 14:09

SueBranchers · 07/02/2024 10:44

I think it is LOVELY! The “Jo” has a masculine element, which contrasts to the patriarchal view that girls need feminine names. And the “Anna” acknowledges femininity! #GirlPower 🙋‍♀️

Whatever drugs you’re on I’d like some!!

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NachosAndCheese · 07/02/2024 14:20

Lovely.

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captainsudoku · 07/02/2024 14:23

It's a Biblical name (New Testament) and was quite a popular name for Plantagenet princesses.

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TM1979 · 07/02/2024 14:23

I like it. Had a friend in primary called Johanna. I like all those 70’s/80’s names though. I have a Sarah myself.

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sunflowerpinks · 08/02/2024 19:17

It's lovely and refreshing sounding

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AnnieApple123 · 10/02/2024 13:59

Fine but wrong generation. Lots of people will assume a baby called this now is 30-50 years older than she actually is.

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sunflowerpinks · 10/02/2024 14:05

AnnieApple123 · 10/02/2024 13:59

Fine but wrong generation. Lots of people will assume a baby called this now is 30-50 years older than she actually is.

But that's their problem!

Best NOT to make any assumptions

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AnnieApple123 · 10/02/2024 18:04

sunflowerpinks · 10/02/2024 14:05

But that's their problem!

Best NOT to make any assumptions

Well sure but would you really want people assuming that about you?

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moonshinepoursthroughmywindow · 11/02/2024 17:58

I like it - slightly more than Joanne although I kind of like that too. Definitely due a revival.

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aramox1 · 11/02/2024 18:08

Lovely! Why are people obsessed with 'pretty' names?

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aramox1 · 11/02/2024 18:09

Joan also lovely

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saraclara · 11/02/2024 18:16

I love it and I have one! And Joanna is pretty and Jo is a really strong name. So whatever personality a a DD ends up having, she has an option. I have a very sporty Jo!

I used to think that all the names that are popular now were old lady names. I couldn't believe it when the first Ediths and Mabels turned up a decade or so ago! So I don't think 'dated' matters at all. They all come around again.

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EnCee · 11/02/2024 18:21

It’s my name and I think it’s horrible! It was already dated when I was born (I’m 30). And despite being theoretically easy to spell I often get Joanne instead or Joe instead of Jo. Joanne is even worse. Josephine a bit nicer I think.

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CruCru · 11/02/2024 22:11

I like this very much.

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valorie · 11/02/2024 22:14

captainsudoku · 07/02/2024 14:23

It's a Biblical name (New Testament) and was quite a popular name for Plantagenet princesses.

This.

I think its a beautiful name. Timeless.

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bluedelphiniums · 11/02/2024 22:19

I'm a Joanna (born in the 60s) and I've always thought it was a bit meh. Known as Jo though which I like much more as I was a tomboy, my favourite book was Little Women & I identified with Jo March!

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LoreleiG · 11/02/2024 22:21

AnnieApple123 · 10/02/2024 18:04

Well sure but would you really want people assuming that about you?

My name was really dated (not fashionably) when it was given to me. I didn’t know this or care, because I had no concept of it being anything other than my name. It became really popular about ten years later.

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Apollo365 · 11/02/2024 22:22

Great name!

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Toddlerteaplease · 11/02/2024 22:33

Love it!

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GoodHeavens99 · 12/02/2024 10:25

KirstenBlest · 07/02/2024 11:38

Refreshing change from all the Ellie/Ella, Lily/Lila, Mia/Mila/Maya, Evie/Ava/Ivy names.

Exactly. It's a lovely name.

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