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%
  • Or no?

    71 47.65%
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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    I love Jocelyn (and Meredith, Ashley!, etc.) for a boy! I quite like them for girls too- IMO they should be truly unisex. For what it's worth, I live in Canada and don't recall ever meeting a Jocelyn of either gender.
    ~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3

    Favourite names:
    Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Felicity, Juliet
    Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Oliver, Darcy, Orlando

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Upstate NY
    Ok... I'm pretty aware of my different views on names, and I actually really like the sound of Jocelyn on a boy. Quite a bit!

    But I asked my husband, and he gave an very, very definitive 'no'. I asked the following questions:

    1. What do you think of the name Jocelyn?
    A: It's OK. It's pretty

    2. How about Jocelyn on a boy?
    A: Oh.. NO!!

    3. If you had gone to school with a boy named Jocelyn, would he have been teased?
    A: Absolutely.

    4. What if your name was Jocelyn?
    A: I don't know. Thankful it's not

    We are in the US, and he is 28 years old. His very strong, very quick reactions kind of surprised me! I would definitely talk with more non-berries (especially males) for 'real-life' reactions.

    I'm sorry!

    Good Luck & Happy Naming!


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  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Northwest USA
    Thanks to everyone for the responses so far! I'm definitely looking for honest opinions, so don't feel bad about telling me you hate Jocelyn for a boy or that it's only a girl's name to you. Special thanks to aggielou for your detailed questions and your husband's opinion. That's valuable. You're right, the next step would be talking to non-Berries. I'm not considering Jocelyn for a real baby (at least not now)--just trying to decide if it gets a permanent place on my "guilty-pleasure" boy list.
    "He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names."
    Psalm 147:4

    Our little Bump is due Jan-Feb 2018! Contemplating:
    Tobias ~ Jedidiah ~ Ransom
    Elanor ~ Deliverance ~ Polly

  4. #12
    I love Joss for a boy (in fact, it's currently top of our list and I was very surprised that DH was so keen but then we are 'Whedonites' so maybe I shouldn't have been so shocked) and before we knew the sex of our son Jocelyn was on our list for a girl. However, I wouldn't use Jocelyn for a boy. I quite like it for a boy but I'd be too worried about teasing potential to actually use it myself.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I too love Joss for a boy, but would not use Jocelyn. I knew a female Jocelyn growing up, so it will always be female to me. If you like/want Joss, I have Joseph nn Joss on my list (Joss Whedon's full name is Joseph!).

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