Jonas vs the Jonas Brothers, a fight to the death?

I’ve always loved the name [name]Jonas[/name] and want to use it for one of our triplet baby’os. His full name would be [name]Jonas[/name] [name]David[/name].

The thing that keeps popping up over and over is: “everyone will think you named him after the [name]Jonas[/name] brothers” and “it’s going to be very hard for him to be associated with the [name]Jonas[/name] brothers for the rest of his life”. People keep recommending we use [name]Jonah[/name] instead. I like [name]Jonah[/name] but love, love [name]Jonas[/name]. It’s spelled the same in English and Spanish and that is actually pretty important to me.

Am I just very blind and unable to see the all-encompasing power of mighty Disney? Am I dooming my child to an eternity of clarification and rectification of his name? Or do my friends and family need to get more age-appropriate music taste?


Okay, you are a (young) mother about to have triplets, not the mom of a tween - I’m assuming. [name]Nor[/name] are you a tween yourself. Why on [name]EARTH[/name] would you name your son after the [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers, then? You’re clearly not their target audience, nor are your peers, so I really think you are safe! [name]Trust[/name] me - the “JoBros” aren’t going to be like The Beatles. The fame will pass and some new act will come along and be the craze of your triplets’ generation!

If you love it - and it seems you do - go with [name]Jonas[/name] [name]David[/name]!

Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]EDIT[/name] - Yeah, your friends and family might want to explore more age-appropriate music options so silliness like this doesn’t ensue any longer. Or, if they are just as in love with the Brothers [name]Jonas[/name] as the twelve-year-old down the street, they should realize that you aren’t and let you name your son a perfectly handsome and respectable name. :wink:

I second [name]Lemon[/name]. The [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers aren’t going to be famous 10 years from now, I’d wager. It’ll be like mentioning NSync to a 10 year old, they’d have no idea what you were talking about!

I can’t imagine why anyone would think you named your son after the [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers, that’s silly. I have never heard their music or watched their show, but I do love the video of [name]Joe[/name] [name]Jonas[/name] dancing to Single Ladies, it is pretty hilarious. Ok, that’s not helpful at all, but still.

Anyway, use the name you love! The [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers will fade out!

I agree that you can confidently proceed with using the name [name]Jonas[/name] [name]David[/name]!

[name]Even[/name] though I am aware of the [name]Jonas[/name] Bros., I never thought of them in relation to the name you are planning to use. I won’t go into what I think of that musical group – but suffice it to say that I think you have NOTHING at all to worry about. I agree with other posters that this should not deter you in the least from using the wonderful name you have chosen.

I have always liked the name. (One of my ancestors in the mid-1800s was named [name]Jonas[/name].)

[name]Jonas[/name] [name]David[/name] is an incredibly handsome name!!

There is a boy (about 2 years old) in my son’s music class named [name]Jonas[/name]. I never once thought about the [name]Jonas[/name] brothers when I saw/heard his name. I would NEVER assume that is parents are [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers fans! I agree with everyone else, I think [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers will go away before your son makes it to Kindergarten. [name]Jonas[/name] [name]David[/name] is a great name!

I agree with [name]Lemon[/name], soon the [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers will be no more and it wont really be an issue. Have you thought about dropping the “s” and adding an "h"and naming him [name]Jonah[/name]?

[name]Jonas[/name] and [name]Jonah[/name] are both really nice, normal, yet still unique names and I say go for it!!!

PS- just dont name his brother [name]Hanson[/name] ;p