Joseph is my favorite name for a boy. It's what I named my son. I just LOVE it...I knew from the time I was sixteen that if I ever had a son, I'd name him Joseph.
And when I did, I was living in Philadelphia and everyone asked, 'What'd you name your baby?'
I'd say, 'Joseph'.
'Oh, must be a junior, huh?'
And I'd say, 'No... there aren't any Josephs at all in my family.'
And they'd say, 'But you're not Italian...'
And I'd say, 'No..I'm not Italian.'
Then they'd say, 'So are you Catholic or something?'
And I'd say, 'No, not Catholic.'
Then they'd say, 'So why Joseph then? It's a pretty common name.'
And I said, 'I think it's a beautiful name - it means- God shall give a son- productive- Jehovah increases...also in the Bible, Joseph was the dreamer of dreams.
I still love it the best- and my son really likes it too.
Do people call you Joseph or Joe? I call my son Joseph, but everyone else calls him Joe.