Joshua, will it always be Josh?

Hey Berries!

So I have always loved the name [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]. I love everything about it. I’ve noticed though, every single [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] that I meet comes to be called [name_m]Josh[/name_m]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it’s possible to have a [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] in today’s society without it becoming [name_m]Josh[/name_m]? I like, “Joshy” for a little guy, but as he aged I’d want it to be the strong, solid, “[name_m]Joshua[/name_m].” Thoughts?

On the other side of things, do you have any other nickname ideas for [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]? “J” ([name_u]Jay[/name_u]) is all I think of. Ideas?


No. I have a cousin [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] and I know/knew several others…all go/went by [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]. I personally would not use a nickname.

Och, I am the absolute same. Unfortunately, [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]'s unusable as a FN for me, since I have a cousin named [name_m]Josh/name_m, and I don’t want people thinking I’m honoring him, but I’m madly in love with [name_m]Joshua[/name_m], and while I don’t dislike [name_m]Josh[/name_m], it’s not a nn I would ever be swooning over, not like I love [name_m]Cap[/name_m] for [name_m]Casper[/name_m], or [name_f]Bella[/name_f] for [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f], or [name_u]Ari[/name_u] for [name_f]Arianne[/name_f]. I’m glad to see that @lovemysweeties knows several Joshuas who don’t go by [name_m]Josh[/name_m], but I’d be worried that it’s just impractical to expect that a [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] wouldn’t get [name_m]Josh[/name_m]. Although with [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_u]Micah[/name_u], [name_m]Judah[/name_m], [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], etc., which are so popular these days (and don’t seem to get a nn for the most part), maybe [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] is different now? One can only hope. :wink: