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January 14th, 2014 07:29 PM #1
Jocelyn on a boy?
I've kinda been crushing on Jocelyn for a boy ever since reading Elizabeth Goudge's novel, A City of Bells, set in a post-WW1 English cathedral town and featuring a male protagonist named Jocelyn. Like Aubrey, Hilary and others, Jocelyn was once a male name. It was used for boys in medieval times and has seen some more recent use in England, I think, and it's apparently still used for boys in Canada, where Jocelyn is considered more masculine and Jocelyne feminine.
However, I just don't think it would work here in the US with Jocelyn as high as it is for girls, even though I'm toying with different spellings. I could be wrong, though, so I'm posting a poll to help me decide whether this name will have to remain a guilty pleasure for me! Feel free to post your thoughts."He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names."
Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet
January 14th, 2014 09:00 PM #3Senior Member
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Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
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January 14th, 2014 09:22 PM #5
I lovelovelove Joscelin! I like Jocelyn, I know guys named Jocelyn (Jocelyne is the girl name to me), but I never loved it… however, Joscelin really seals the deal for me.
Aaaaand I just realized we've already discussed this, hahaha.
In any case, you have my full support for Jocelyn/ Jocelin/ Joscelin!
Re: Nat108's mention of Josselin, that's also really handsome!Lucia
Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
❀ Sela Beatrix, Adelaide Flora, Vivian Lilac, Orchid Minerva, Audrey Cordelia
Opal, Zinnia, Sefora, Leire, Nuria, Freya
➳ Bastian Leir, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor
January 14th, 2014 09:50 PM #7Senior Member
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I would spell it Joscelin for a boy.Emily // Nineteen // American
Not loving names at the moment.
January 14th, 2014 09:55 PM #9Senior Member
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I'm sorry but Jocelyn, no matter how it is spelled, will always be a girls name to me.Our heart: Apollo Allan
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