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View Poll Results: Which name appeals the most to you?
Anthony Joseph Calabria (NN: A.J.) 7 43.75%
Joseph Leonardo Calabria (NN: Joey) 6 37.50%
Joseph ______ Calabria (NN: Joey) 3 18.75%
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  #1  
April 12th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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So DH and I have agreed that we want to use the family name Joseph in our baby boy's name. We could NOT agree forever - I like names like Cassius, Noah, Kaden, and Weston. He likes Marco and Giovanni [he's Italian].

We've narrowed it down to two/three compromises:

Anthony Joseph Calabria (NN: A.J.)
Joseph Leonardo Calabria (NN: Joey)
Joseph ??? Calabria (NN: Joey)

I like A.J. because its slightly less conventional, I HATE the nn Tony, and DH loves the name Anthony so we both kind of win. The only problem is it might be irritating to get people to call him AJ or other stuff like that (school stuff, etc etc).

I think the nickname Joey is super cute, and then DH gets his Italian middle name. The only thing with that is Leonardo doesn't really make any impact on me, its more of a compromise for DH, and he's not 100% sure he likes it. We're having a really difficult time coming up with another choice of middle name for Joseph Calabria.

Any thoughts, suggestions, and ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
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April 12th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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A friends of mine is naming her son Anthony Joseph she is due in July.. I love it !!

Have you ever thought of Joseph Anthony Calabria or Joseph Gabriel Calabria
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April 12th, 2011, 02:23 PM
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I prefer Joseph

I'm not sure how it works over here, but here all of the forms I've had to fill out to enrol Gaby in anything have a space for their name & then a space for 'preferred' name... I think if YOU call him by his nickname, everyone else will soon catch on

DD1 is Gabrielle, but I call her Gaby 99% of the time, and everyone else calls her Gaby - a lot don't realise her name is Gabrielle
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April 12th, 2011, 03:59 PM
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I love Joseph as a fn, but based on everything you told us, I'd go with Anthony Joseph, nn AJ. It sounds like the best compromise for you and your DH
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April 12th, 2011, 04:35 PM
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Anthony Joseph!
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April 12th, 2011, 07:52 PM
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I like Joseph better than Anthony as a first name. I would switch it around and use Joseph Anthony, and call him Joey.
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April 13th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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This is a toughy. I much prefer the name Anthony (it's my DS1's mn) to Joseph; however, I much prefer the nn Joey to AJ.

My #1 fave is Joseph Leonardo, nn: Leo.
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April 13th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Have you thought about Joseph Anthony? That is my ultimate favorite - because it was my grandfathers name, but I love the nickname Joey!!!! Much better than AJ. So I'd say Joseph over Anthony as a first name
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April 13th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Anthony Joseph nn AJ

It's not difficult getting schools to use preferred names. Just be let them know when you register your child. However, I've had a harder time getting Drs offices on board but it's really not that big of a deal.
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April 13th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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I went with Joseph Leonardo Calabria (NN: Joey).
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April 13th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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thanks everyone! DH does NOT want "Joseph Anthony" for whatever reason. He's being really stubborn about this whole thing, its driving me insane! Luckily we started the debate early, because I can tell this is going to take awhile!
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