Elijah vs. Joseph
Hey ladies! We've narrowed down our choices to Elijah and Joseph. I have questions about each.
Elijah- I love this name, it has no connection to our family except through our faith. We like the name Eli although I prefer Elijah. If we didn't go with Joseph, Elijah's name would be Elijah Joseph or Elijah Scott. Which do you prefer? Scott more directly honors the baby's grandfather.
Joseph- My only reservation about Joseph is the inevitable nickname Joe(y). Instead of Joe we were going to use Jay. Too much of a stretch? We adore Jay but think its too short as a formal given name. We can't use James, unfortunately. It would make things much easier! Joseph Scott? Yay or nay?
I would go with Elijah Joseph. I think that flows better than Elijah Scott. And Eli is a better nn than Joey.
We would avoid the Joey nickname with Jay.
Originally Posted by paw
I prefer Joseph. I've known a Joseph (and a Jonathan) who went by Jay for short, so it's completely plausible. Joseph Scott is handsome.
I like both Elijah and Joseph. My initial thought would be to go with Joseph to avoid Eli, which I've never really liked (the Biblical Elijah is great--the Biblical Eli isn't!), but then again, I like all the options with Joseph (except for, apparently, Jay!)--Joseph with no nn, Joe, Joey, Joss--I had a really good friend in high school named Joseph nn Joe, so I am quite fond of just Joe, personally, but I understand not everyone else is. So Elijah Scott gets my vote, but I really love Joseph Scott, too.
I prefer Elijah, but don't care for the nn Eli.
Joseph Scott. I don't see why you can't call him Jay instead of Joey.
Elijah Joseph is more distinctive and has a lot of heft, but I'd expect his pals to wind up calling him Eli at least some of the time, so I'd only use it if you like Eli--as I do.