What do you think of Job?

(27 Posts)
peacefuleasyfeeling Mon 31-Dec-12 23:23:45

DPs friend has managed to convince him that "Job" is a great name for a boy (DC2 expected in June, possibly a boy). It is pronounced Jobe (like Joan, but with a 'b' at the end) and means something along the lines of "upright" or "righteous". DPs friend had it in mind for his DC4 who turned out to be a DD. DP is properly keen, but I'm not so sure. He'd certainly be the only one I'd ever met. I quite like the sound, but can't quite get my head around it visually. What do you think?

CuddlyBlanket Mon 31-Dec-12 23:27:00

No, he had a terrible time in the bible and it reads like a career job not robe jobe

whistlestopcafe Mon 31-Dec-12 23:27:53

I really don't like it. It sounds ok but you are right about the visual aspect. I would use it for a middle name.

SheilaWheeler Mon 31-Dec-12 23:29:29

What about Joeby instead?

kiwigirl42 Mon 31-Dec-12 23:30:05

No no no! Read the Book of Job in the Bible first!

CuddlyBlanket Mon 31-Dec-12 23:30:29

Joeby is nice.

orangepudding Mon 31-Dec-12 23:34:11

Reminds me of development!

orangepudding Mon 31-Dec-12 23:35:07

Whoops arrested development!

orange I totally agree. didn't they spell it gob though?

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Mon 31-Dec-12 23:36:36

I know a joab.

It really suits him.

Snazzynewyear Mon 31-Dec-12 23:39:35

No no no. Google 'book of Job' and read a summary of the person of this name in the Bible.

BaileyBillyBooBoo Mon 31-Dec-12 23:47:41

I like it but it can also be spelled Joab which to me is a much better spelling and seems to make more sense!

Dear God, no. Just awful.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 31-Dec-12 23:49:55

No. Apart from anything else, everyone will always pronounce it wrongly.

Rhianna1980 Mon 31-Dec-12 23:51:47

If u Want him to be bullied at school ... "Job" done!

ILoveSaladReallyIDo Mon 31-Dec-12 23:52:41


LynetteScavo Mon 31-Dec-12 23:53:39

I think lots of people will read "job" rather than "jobe".

How about Jonah or Jonas?

um he'd be called a jobby sad At least, thats what I thought of first.

lolalotta Tue 01-Jan-13 07:08:53

No, awful.

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 01-Jan-13 07:10:56

Jobby! No!!!

peacefuleasyfeeling Tue 01-Jan-13 08:45:06

Hee hee, that's done it. I'm glad I asked, and I will go and read up on The Book of Job. I thought I'd get it "checked out" in the moment before it took a firmer hold, as it were. Now the excitement of New Year's Eve is over, he might look at it more sensibly. Thank you all! And A Happy New Year!

delilah88 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:54:52

Hello - do you know that JOAD is a name? You might like it instead of Job.

delilah88 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:55:12

Pronounced >Jode<

badtime Tue 01-Jan-13 11:04:32

The Hebrew name that Job is a version of is 'Yoav' (pronounced yo-av). It's better than calling your child Jobbie.

peanutMD Tue 01-Jan-13 11:16:07

If you ever intend on moving to or visiting Scotland I beg you not to call your child Joeby as this term is used quite often in place of Jobby... and Joad (pronounced like Toad) seems to be a slang word ATM for a scrotum hmmgrin

CuddlyBlanket Tue 01-Jan-13 12:21:17

Glad you are having a rethink OP.

3smellysocks Tue 01-Jan-13 23:20:04

Jago Jed Joel Joe Seb

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