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  1. #1
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    Joseph Arthur (nickname Ari) too complicated?

    I have posted about trying to use a different nickname for our son due in 4 weeks He will be named Joseph Arthur. I was thinking Joss or Seph to avoid Joe/Joey but not really feeling it. However I was just thinking Arthur with the nickname Ari is so cute. I have always liked Ari.

    I have to use Joseph as the first name and Arthur is his grandfathers middle name (and the share initials JAG) and great-great grandfathers first name.ng

    Also his Hebrew name will be Yosef something so maybe : Yosef Ariel or Ariel Yosef

    I really like Ari but maybe it is too complicated? What do you think?
    Mommy to
    Noah William
    Eliana Beatrice
    Joseph Arthur
    Ethan James

  2. #3
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    It makes perfect sense to me. I know several people who go by a nickname for their middle name.
    Emily // Nineteen // American

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  3. #5
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    Yes, too complicated. I would call him Joseph. So much nicer than any of the nicknames.

  4. #7
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    I would just use Arthur Joseph, but my other two have their Hebrew names as a first name and a family name as the second. I don't want to break the tradition even though I really like Arthur Joseph
    Mommy to
    Noah William
    Eliana Beatrice
    Joseph Arthur
    Ethan James

  5. #9
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    I know you've struggled with Joseph and the nn Joe, so I think going by Arthur nn Ari is great. Some people may not "get" it, but Joseph Arthur nn Ari works fine, and it's no more of a stretch than a Maya Isobel going by Bella or something, imo. If you love it, I think it really works.
    Ashley
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