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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    [QUOTE=lineska;1889636]I'm sure you will get mixed responses, but I say go for it!QUOTE]

    This, exactly. Because it is a family name, honouring your uncle and yourself, and because you would only use it as a mn, I think it is entirely usable. Of course, I say this as a huge fan of unisex, and such names myself. My favourite now, being May as a middle for a boy. Getting a little distracted here, I've come up with the combo I'm loving right now- Jeremy Emerald May, yes, for a boy, with the nn Jem. Maybe somewhat overboard to some people, but your combos with the mn Joy are totally reasonable.
    Yeaa, so go for it if it has meaning for you, and you love it.
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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    I agree with everything mischa said.

    I don't see why you couldn't use it! It's in the middle and he doesn't have to tell anyone if he decides he doesn't like it, plus, if girls can do it, boys can too.

    Ronnan Christopher Joy sounds cool! (I changed it around for better flow)
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  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by mischa View Post
    I think Joy can be used for a boy's mn because...

    1 Joy is a word therefore technically unisex
    2 Joyce was once a boy's name so why not Joy?
    3 Middle names are rarely used.
    4 Parents are choosing traditionally male names for their daughters so why not start your own trend?
    5 It's a family name (male and female)

    My only advice: definitely choose a MALE name for a first name and the second mn. Your examples of Niall Joy Alexander or Ronan Joy Christopher seem fine to me.
    I agree with all of this. I actually love Joy for a boy. As a girls' name it's tired and dated; for a boy, it's fresh and sleek. By all means, go for it!

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael

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  4. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Why not? I read a book recently where the best friend of the main character was a boy named Joy. It suited him

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.

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  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    @celianne - lol

    I think you can. It's considered a feminine name nowadays, but I think could work well as a boy's name. It's certainly not the worst middle name out there. Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
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