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#1 MrsPuddleduck

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

Josephine pops up regularly here as a suggestion - has anyone used it? Or know of any junior Josephines?

#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:17 PM

The only ones I've heard for decades are Princess Mary's little one and a friend's daughter who is now in her early 20s and answers to Josie.

Love the name, but not keen on it being shortened to Josie.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:18 PM

Not sure, I know some Jo's which if I liked I would just use Jo.

I mean of the Jo's not sure if that is their name or nickname

#4 HippyDippyBaloney

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:19 PM

One of my good friends has a two yr old niece called Josephine. She is known as Josie. It’s super cute.

#5 Drat

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:28 PM

I love Josephine. It's so pretty. It's not used very often but familiar enough that it's not 'weird'. Josie or Joey is cute.

#6 purpledusk

Posted 29 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

Love Josephine!
Strong and beautiful.  And I think Josie is a very sweet nickname.  I think the best names are the ones that have beautiful formal versions (to use professionally etc.) with the potential for cute nicknames to be used more regularly.

#7 MrsPuddleduck

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 29 June 2018 - 02:18 PM, said:

Not sure, I know some Jo's which if I liked I would just use Jo.

I mean of the Jo's not sure if that is their name or nickname

All the Jos I know are short for Joanne or Joanna, not Josephine.

#8 Winterberry

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:09 PM

Its my DDs middle name and I love it! I do love Josie as a nn as well. she gets lots of compliments on it

#9 countrychic29

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:11 PM

I have an almost 3yr old Josephine, we call her by her full name mostly but unfortunately she insists on being called Jojo

#10 zenkitty

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:12 PM

I know a gorgeous 7 year old Josephine who goes by Josie.

It is one of my absolute favourites. I would use it in a heartbeat if my partner’s ex wasn’t called Jo, it would be too weird to have a daughter who might get the same nickname!

#11 rainycat

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:13 PM

I don’t know any young Josephine’s but I love the name. Josie is cute too.

#12 Gudrun

Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

Cool classic with an array of nicknames to choose from if you wish.

These include: Josie, Fia, Fina, Jo, Zephi, Sephi/Seffi, Jojo, Fifi, Joey, Feeney, Posey/Posie.

Illustrious former EBer 'Clumpy' has a Josephine.

#13 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 29 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

Yep, a spunky 9 year old friend of my ds.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

yes I know a couple,  lovely name

#15 Grassyrat

Posted 29 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

I know a little Josie, and an adult one, pretty name in my books

#16 Imaginary friend

Posted 29 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

I know 2 ladies called Josephine who go by nickname Jo - one in her 40's, one in her  60's

Have met one baby called Josephine Ann - would be about 3 years old now.

#17 andyk

Posted 29 June 2018 - 05:50 PM

My 10yr old niece, Josephine, goes by Josie. I love her name.

#18 123Babies4Me

Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

My friend has a 6 yo called Josephine who goes by Jojo. She’s very cute 😊

#19 Mollyksy

Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

I love the name and Josie as a nickname.

#20 Dani_R

Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:57 PM

We've just called our 2 week old baby Josie but we didn't particularly like Josephine as the full name - so she's officially Josie ❤

#21 alchetta

Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:23 PM

Our DD was very nearly Josephine. We love the name but it didn't quite suit our family. I know a ten year old French Joséphine.

#22 Boganly Pooks

Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:25 PM

I love it but her father did not. It’s beautiful. Josephine and Francesca would be my sibset dream, Josie and Frankie.

#23 aluminium

Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:48 PM

No Josephines in our circles but I LOVE it. So pretty. I love that it gets shortened to Josie. Sweetest name!

#24 little lion

Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:49 PM

I like Josie but not really into Josephine or Jo.

#25 AliasMater

Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:14 PM

Not fond of it.

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