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Joba Chamberlain's birth name was Justin Chamberlain. According to the Yankees, one of Joba's nieces was unable to pronounce Justin, saying Joba instead of Justin. He preferred this and eventually had his name legally changed from Justin to Joba. According to his birthname was Justin Louis Heath. When Joba (then Justin) was a little boy, his two-year-old cousin was unable to pronounce her brother (Joba's other cousin) Joshua's name correctly, pronouncing it as Joba instead. Harlan Chamberlain (father) heard this and liked the nickname, so he began referring to Justin (instead of cousin Joshua) as Joba. Harlan said the name was "dynamic." Joba agreed, and eventually had his name legally changed.

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