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May 7th, 2013 05:21 PM #1Junior Member
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Can I use "Joy" as a boys middle name?
Can I use Joy as a middle name for a boy? Joy was the name of my great uncle, as it was a popular name for boys in the early 1900's. It's also my first name. Is it unfair to use Joy as a middle name for a boy in today's world?
Also, what if I used two middle names - is that too complicated? Maybe use Joy with a strong masculine traditional name? Looking for opinions and options...
Example: Niall Joy Alexander or Ronan Joy Christopher
Appreciate your input!
May 7th, 2013 05:41 PM #3
I'm sure you will get mixed responses, but I say go for it!
Joy is my middle name, but it's also a family surname which to me makes it perfectly acceptable as unisex.
Only stipulation, I wouldn't use Joy as a middle name with a unisex first name just because people do look to the middle name to determine the first (Rory Charles vs. Rory Victoria on a class roster for example).mom to my little livvy, 7-10-13
May 7th, 2013 05:44 PM #5
May 7th, 2013 06:25 PM #7
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.All the best,
May 7th, 2013 06:40 PM #9
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