Izaak - opinions?

(41 Posts)
Scratcher0 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:33:12

Opinions on Izaak? smile

WordGetsAround Fri 30-Sep-16 13:33:55

Love it. Best spelling, I think.

n0ne Fri 30-Sep-16 13:34:24

Is there a reason for the non-traditional spelling?

CocktailQueen Fri 30-Sep-16 13:35:22

Hate Izaak. Isaac is a much nicer spelling - and traditional. Why choose a spelling that people will get wrong all the time?

Scratcher0 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:35:33

It's the Czech spelling smile

Scratcher0 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:36:05

Sorry, I thought it was quite known

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 30-Sep-16 13:38:10

Do you have Czech heritage?

WordGetsAround Fri 30-Sep-16 13:38:40

Also used in England for centuries - there was a writer born in late 1500s called Izaak Walton.

Nakupenda Fri 30-Sep-16 13:40:05

My first impression of it is 'yoonique'

Just looks like you've spelled it differently for the sake of it.

But that's a first impressions thought

EssentialHummus Fri 30-Sep-16 13:42:27

I also thought yooonique. If you have Czech heritage, and ideally if Isaak will have a Czech surname, go for it. I'd go for Isaac otherwise.

StCecilia Fri 30-Sep-16 13:44:04

I would've assumed it was spelt incorrectly too but then I don't speak Czech.

If you have Czech heritage I think it's a lovely nod to it smile

Scratcher0 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:46:19

I am Czech, but there's no Czech surname, as I took DH's English one

StCecilia Fri 30-Sep-16 13:47:50

Well I'd definitely go with the Czech spelling then.

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 30-Sep-16 13:48:36

Crack on then!

Scratcher0 Fri 30-Sep-16 13:48:51

*i am from Czech

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 30-Sep-16 13:52:01

If you're Czech, then go for it.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 30-Sep-16 14:06:46

Yes, lovely association with your heritage. Also, isn't it pronounced Izaak in English (rather than Isaac)?

CocktailQueen Fri 30-Sep-16 14:11:37

Oh, that's different ! Yes, then smile

TempsPerdu Fri 30-Sep-16 14:27:24

Actually I think Izaak is a legitimate (if unusual) English spelling too - the writer Izaak Walton was born in 1594! Anyway, Isaac/Izaak is a perfectly nice name - obviously it depends where you live, but here in London most people wouldn't bat an eyelid at an alternative/ethnic spelling.

Hullabaloo31 Fri 30-Sep-16 14:31:08

Go for it!

I have an Isaac and people spell that wrong all the time anyway - Issac usually!

HoratioNightboy Fri 30-Sep-16 15:24:25

Is it pronounced the same as English Isaac, i.e. EYE-zak, or is it different? I'm reading it as EE-zak.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 30-Sep-16 15:32:27

I'd say Eye-zak for Izaak. But I wouldn't pronounce Isaac as Eye-sack..!

n0ne Fri 30-Sep-16 15:36:03

Yup, if you're Czech, absolutely go for it.

HoratioNightboy Fri 30-Sep-16 15:40:03

grin at Eye-sack!

It's just that the letter 'I' is pronounced "ee" in most languages other than English, so as Izaak is Czech I assumed EEzak. Would love the OP to confirm though.

Ohdofuckoffplease Fri 30-Sep-16 19:01:59

Lovely! smile

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