I don't know if it will rise again. I think it's unlikely, at least for the near future. I know I love Grace, but I'm very lukewarm on Joyce, and I really only like it at all because I have a positive association to go with it.
That OYS sound is just unappealing. Even the way my mouth moves when I say Joyce is kind of unpleasant, imo. Joyce comes out all puckered and weaselly. I feel the same about the OYD sound in Lloyd or the OYT sound in Hoyt. Joy may be the only "oy" name I come close to loving.
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