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Thread: Middle name debate
May 30th, 2013 11:07 AM #1
Middle name debate
I need opinions, dear berries...
We've known for months we're going to use some form of DH's great grandmother's name for our daughters middle name. She was a holocaust survivor and just generally a very tough, amazing woman.
The name in question is Josefa (you-sef-uh). Yes it would probably be pronounced "joe-sef-uh" most of the time in the US, but in the middle spot I don't think that's a deal breaker.
DH favors using Josephine in the middle instead because it's (and I quote) "less weird." He's more sensitive to the "What if she hates it" or "What if people make fun of it?"...moving to the US during middle school he liked having a name that wasn't particularly foreign sounding and I think that's carried over. I like Josephine too, but I just can't get Josefa out of my head lately! So tell me: Josephine or Josefa? Is it a less-than-attractive name? General thoughts on honoring using the real name vs. anglicized?
May 30th, 2013 11:12 AM #3Senior Member
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I absolutely vote for Josefa. If you are honoring a family member, stay true to the name, especially since it is in the middle! I think it will be an incredible way to give your daughter a sense of her heritage and family history.Mom to Alexander Patrick (10), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 in May 2015.
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May 30th, 2013 11:27 AM #5Senior Member
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May 30th, 2013 11:49 AM #7Senior Member
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People outside your family pretty much never say your middle name except to ask what it is, to which she would reply "you-sef-uh" and then spell it when they ask how it's spelled. I think it's a great name. Josephine is also very pretty though.Esme ~ Gwyneth ~ Hazel ~ Margot ~ Penelope ~ Sylvie ~ Thea ~ Vesper
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