At the doctor and public health office, he is almost always called "Josh." So, I am constantly correcting, "It is Joash. Two words. Jo-Ash." We have had a few interesting variations too, which I am not even sure how to put into writing.
Yesterday I was at the bank and while we were waiting for the computer to finish up my transaction, the teller was talking to Joash. She asked what his name was, so I told her.
"That is different," she replied. This is pretty typical response, so I smiled and gave my usual explanation that it is from The Bible.
"Oh," she said, "Do you call him Jo? or Ash?"
"No," I said, "Just Joash."
Sheesh. Joash is his name and Joash is what we call him.