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View Poll Results: How do you feel about Jocelyn on a boy?

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  • Like

    23 15.44%
  • Dislike

    100 67.11%
  • If you hate it on a boy, would the spelling Jocelin or Joscelin make you feel better? Yes?

    17 11.41%
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    71 47.65%
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  1. #1
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    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."
    Psalm 147:4

    Still dreaming:
    Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
    Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet

  2. #3
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    Apr 2012
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    I actually grew up with 2 boys named "Jocelyn". I'm not sure how they spelled it but they were Haitian and Josselin is the masculine French form so I'm guessing that was it. I thought it was a boy name until I met my first girl Jocelyn when I was a teen. The name still feels boyish/manly to me

    Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
    Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden

  3. #5
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    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 Liher, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
    Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor

  4. #7
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    Jul 2012
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    I would spell it Joscelin for a boy.
    Emily / 20 / American

    Not loving names at the moment.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
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    New Jersey
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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

    My fur babies: Toby and Trixie
    GP: Desdemona/Phadera/Cressida/Devereaux/Tybalt/Tiberius/Kai

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