Isaac or Tobias?

(38 Posts)
DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 14:22:43

I love them both. I really love Toby as a nickname but I've just had a call from my mum (who honestly doesn't have a problem with what we call our son) going "you can't call him Toby, I've just realised it sounds like Jobby!" We're Scottish and jobby (meaning poo) is a word quite commonly used where I live but I'm doubtful that anyone would actually pick up on it.

Any advice?

DramaAlpaca Tue 29-Oct-13 13:52:47

Prefer Tobias/Toby.

lola0106 Tue 29-Oct-13 13:49:42

We are calling our son Toby grin I like Tobias but I know quite a few children with that name so are going for Toby x

JoJoManon Tue 29-Oct-13 12:58:15

Isaac personally. Plus I like Zach as a nickname more than Toby. Just an opinion.

Lucyadams184 Tue 29-Oct-13 10:26:11

I like both but I prefer Isaac.

smithwillsam Tue 29-Oct-13 07:22:35

Isaac is such a beautiful name. I love the name. It's our second choice name if we have a boy.

caz05 Mon 28-Oct-13 20:47:38

I love the name Isaac as I have one, also like Toby but not keen on Tobias although you have to go with what you think and don't listen to other people too much

TerrorTremor Mon 28-Oct-13 20:46:46

My sister's dog is called Tobias (everyone calls him Toby though).

Ironically, she is thinking about calling her son Isaac.

Possible nn for Isaac I have heard though is Issy.

Which might sound a bit girlish.

TheBuskersDog Mon 28-Oct-13 11:13:12

I like Tobias but I don't know why have never liked the name Toby. I think maybe Tobias sounds dignified and Toby definitely doesn't, Toby sounds like a dog's name. I think of them as two different names really.

I know a grown up Toby and it just seems wrong. I also know an 8 yo Tobias who is always called Tobias, never Toby.

Whereisegg Mon 28-Oct-13 11:00:42

I have a Tobias.
We call him Tobias/Bias/Toby.
His best friend calls him Toby Wan Kenobe grin

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 28-Oct-13 10:52:14

Tobias.

Though Isaac is nice too.

getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 26-Oct-13 20:38:43

I know a Tobias and parents call him Bias for short

alwaysneedaholiday Sat 26-Oct-13 20:31:34

Tobias.

2children2cats Sat 26-Oct-13 20:28:46

They are both lovely names but Isaac wins for me, it has such a lovely meaning.

DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 19:50:40

I didn't think it sounded like jobby either grin it was just my mum who thought so then smile and I've heard boaby used as a nice nickname occasionally so that wouldn't really bother me.

Agh I love them both!

weneedtotalkaboutkettles Sat 26-Oct-13 19:42:27

Both lovely names.

Iwaswatchingthat Sat 26-Oct-13 19:28:57

I love Isaac. I think it is sweet for a baby and manly for an adult. Perfect.

Clargo55 Sat 26-Oct-13 19:27:33

I love Tobias.

tobiasfunke Sat 26-Oct-13 17:26:43

Pick me. Pick me. However don't watch any episodes of Arrested Development or it might put you right off Tobias.

QueenMedb Sat 26-Oct-13 17:15:54

Isaac is lovely. I love Tobias, but am not so keen on Toby as a nickname.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 26-Oct-13 16:59:22

Hahaha Squoosh @ boaby - haven't heard that for years!

PavlovtheCat Sat 26-Oct-13 16:55:16

Tobias.

squoosh Sat 26-Oct-13 16:51:00

Isaac definitely.

Toby is a bit babyish. But no Toby doesn't rhyme with 'jobby', I don't think anyone would make that connection. They might think 'boaby' however!

CPtart Sat 26-Oct-13 16:50:26

Love Isaac. Like Toby but not Tobias.

elcranko Sat 26-Oct-13 16:43:04

Tobias.

Littlecherublegs Sat 26-Oct-13 16:41:04

I love both but much prefer Zac to Toby so for that reason Id say Isaac.

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