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Thread: Impression of the nickname Joss?
April 29th, 2013 11:46 AM #1
Impression of the nickname Joss?
Our son will be named Joseph Arthur and that isnt changing, but Joseph isn't a name I would pick on my own and names are super important to me so it is definitely a compromise. So I am hoping for a nickname that I do love. I keep coming back to Joss, I wonder what your impression would be.
I am also considering Jack (it is actually a nn for Joseph as well as John) but would maybe cause family to raise an eyebrow?Jack was my great grandfather though he was a John.
If I had my choice of any name I would use Johnathan or Jasper (love this but needs a hebrew name )
Someone suggested Jody but I just see it as feminine,don't you?
Jagger -initials will be JAG but I am thinking Jagger is so not my style and maybe pushing it a lot
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April 29th, 2013 11:55 AM #3Senior Member
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I like Joss, though I think it may get mistaken for Josh at times. I know of a Jonathan nn Joss but I think Joseph nn Joss works even better.
Other possible nicknames for Joseph Arthur (some more contrived than others)
Joar (sort of rhymes with Noah - first two letters of Joseph Arthur)
And I see Jody as more unisex in that spelling. Jodie/Jodi is definitely girl, but I'm seeing Jody on men more and more. There was a British Paralympic cyclist Jody Cundy, and there's a British actor Jody Latham, both male. It's not unheard of on boys, and as a nickname I think it could work.
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April 29th, 2013 12:04 PM #5
Joss is... okay for me. I know it has more masculine origins, and Joss Whedon is still popular, but I love Jocelyn nn Joss for a girl, so I can't really see it on a boy. I love @essjay's suggestion of Jet, though! And I adore your idea of Jack. Jack's so handsome, and if it honors a beloved family member, why not? I've never heard of Jack as a nn for Joseph, but if C.S. Lewis can get Jack, I don't know why a Joseph Arthur couldn't.
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