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  1. #1
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    Joss as a nickname for Joseph?

    Still debating between a few names for our baby boy, who may arrive any day. We like the name Joseph, but aren't crazy about the nicknames Joe or Joey. I know we could just call him Joseph, like we call Andrew by his full name, but would like a nickname alternative. We like Jay, so that might work, but recently heard Joss for Joseph, and really like it.

    What do you all think of Joss as a nickname for Joseph?
    Mom to: Andrew and Benjamin (identical twins), born April 16, 2012; and Alexander, born February 25, 2014.

  2. #3
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    I think Joss is very feminine and if I heard someone calling to their child I would assume it was a nn for Jocelyn/Josslyn.
    I like Jay as a nn option though.

  3. #5
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    I think Joss is very feminine and if I heard someone calling to their child I would assume it was a nn for Jocelyn/Josslyn.
    I like Jay as a nn option though.

  4. #7
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    Yes!!! Joss is so much better than Joe as a nn for Joseph. I dissagre with the poster above, the only Jocelyns I know just go by their full name, and I would not assume Joss is a girl (I do like Joss as a nn for Jocelyn, but I consider Jocelyn unisex anyway, so I wouldn't assume it was a girl either way). Joss Whedon is a perfect example. His full name is Joseph. Joss is awesome. I'm in love with this nn. Go for it. I love Joseph with Andrew and Benjamin btw, a fabulous sibset. Congrats and good luck!
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  5. #9
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    Thanks mainly to Joss Whedon, Joss is perfectly acceptable as a nickname for Joseph

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