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April 20th, 2012 06:19 PM #1Member
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My name - Jocelyne - opinions please!
I don't want to sound self centered but am interested to know what others think of my name - Jocelyne. It's quite unusual where I live, I have only met about five others in my life but what makes my name even more unusual is the 'e' on the end (it's normally spelt Jocelyn). My parents got the name from my mothers French exchange friend and that's why I have an 'e' because in France Jocelyn is a boys name while Jocelyne is feminine. It really annoys me that people always spell it wrong (the worst I've had is Gosling) or say it wrong (I'm Joss-lin not Joyce-lin or Jossa-lin or Joca-line). But most of the time it's ok (especially for people who know me) except for the missing 'e'.
Anyway I'm not sure if I actually like my name or not, sometimes my family call me 'Jay' as in from the first letter of my name and I like the sound of that but to almost everyone else I'm Jocelyne. I was wondreing if you'd let me know what you think of it and whether I should go by Jay or not and how to let people know that's what I want? I'm sorry if I've put anyone off naming their child (boy or girl) Jocelyne because of what I've said about spelling etc. I've heard what my family and friends think of my mame but they know me so have a face and character to place with the name - you won't. So what is your opinion on my name? Thanks
April 20th, 2012 06:33 PM #3
I think Jocelyn is a fine name and I haven't heard of the French spelling till now. I suppose I am biased as I have a lovely daughter named Jacquelyn. I would embrace Jocelyne if it was my name and sometimes I use J as a nn for my daughter but I have no trouble saying Jacquelyn and neither should anyone have a problem saying Jocelyne (Joss lyn).
Mother to Miles and Jacquelyn, and Nanny to five grandchildren
April 20th, 2012 06:43 PM #5Senior Member
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April 20th, 2012 07:51 PM #7
Jocelyne is pretty! I've seen both spellings, but if I were using the name (which I've considered!), I would probably use the simpler Jocelyn, even though I'm not crazy on unisex names (which I've heard it is). If you don't like Jay as a nn, then tell people you don't like it! If I had a Jocelyn, I might be tempted to use a "J" MN so I could call her JJ sometimes. But by all means, if you don't like it, don't use it. I personally prefer Joss--does that appeal to you?Lise
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April 20th, 2012 08:15 PM #9
SO MANY thumbs up to Jocelyne! I've always considered Jocelyn to be a masculine name, and Jocelyne would be the feminine version (I know probably 4 Jocelynes, and a male Jocelyn and a female Jocelyn)
If you don't want to go by Jay, DEFINITELY tell people that. With my legal name, it easily gets shortened to nicknames I loathe, and I just end up ignoring it.Lucia
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