I read that an angel named Gabriel gave him that name.<quoted text>
Mary and Joseph were not the ones that took the Greek word Ihcuc and morphed it into the word Jesus.
I don't know about Joseph but Mary can be blamed for supporting Catholicism, but she can't be blamed for what the Catholics admit was their own idea.
Isn't it a bugger, when a mother didn't even name her own son???
He was the first and last Jew ever to have a name.
Ahhhhhh, I used to think a man by that name did exist, but now I doubt it.
The name alone supports the myth theory. Or, maybe his real name was Hyman.