stuck on Jacob/Jake

(45 Posts)
Deevo Sat 04-Jun-11 18:35:23

What comes to mind when you hear the name Jacob?
And/or when you hear the name Jake?
Do you think these names are found cross all social/economic/religious groups?
Or does each shout something (possibly something different for each) when you hear it?
And what do you think of the nickname Jay? Jago?
Cheers!

TwoJackRussellsandabean Sat 04-Jun-11 19:03:35

That's pretty much our only choice of a boy's name, think it's lovely and goes well in most situations smile

Jay is fine for a nickname, although maybe not Jago?

SloganLogan Sat 04-Jun-11 20:33:25

Jacob/Jake is a nice name smile Jacob is a biblical name so it's classic enough not to have narrow connotations.

rooks14 Sat 04-Jun-11 20:59:56

I loved Jake until a very chavvy friend's mum (friend is 25, her mum has just had ANOTHER baby!!!!) called her's Jake so it's a no-no now!

Jacob's much better!!

mayanna123 Sat 04-Jun-11 21:16:56

I really dislike Jacob/Jakob and Jake, sorry.

GetDownYouWillFall Sun 05-Jun-11 20:37:07

I really like Jacob but don't like Jake at all. Have you thought about Caleb? Similar sounding but less common.

noddyholder Sun 05-Jun-11 20:38:16

I love Jacob it has always been one of my favourites. Not as keen on Jake but its quite common where I live

Edmundo Sun 05-Jun-11 21:09:27

Jacob is lovely but honestly I do find Jake a little bit the C word. Jago is also lovely.

SilveryMoon Sun 05-Jun-11 21:15:26

I have a Jacob.
Is lovely name.
We don't call him Jake.
I don't really like Jake.

mumtobee Mon 06-Jun-11 12:53:48

Jacob is my boy's name too if my baby turns out to be a boy....20 week scan this week but we're not finding out!

hellokitty123 Mon 06-Jun-11 13:52:44

If you dislike Jake then don't call your child Jacob imo.

hulabula Mon 06-Jun-11 14:49:34

Agree, there's a good chance a Jacob will become Jake at school

I much prefer Jago.

JarJarGabor Mon 06-Jun-11 16:31:09

Jacob is in my shortlist (of 2!) if I have a boy but I'm not struck on Jake - as others point out it will probably get shortened to that - so I'll likely end up going with the other one on the shortlist.

My DH loves Jake but it's had a lukewarm reception from everyone else. In my opinion it just sounds a bit 'naughty' and possibly the C word too.

Shame as Jacob is lovely both in sound and appearance of the word!

Bucharest Mon 06-Jun-11 17:30:58

Jacob is lovely, Jake is vile.

For all the reasons stated above.

Bluebell99 Mon 06-Jun-11 18:38:12

I like Jake, not so keen on Jacob. There are quite alot of Jacobs at my children's school.

PieMistress Mon 06-Jun-11 18:41:23

I like Jake and Jay. But not Jacob. I know of one Jake, one Jay and no Jacobs

LeChatRouge Mon 06-Jun-11 18:43:11

Jacob feels more biblical.....

I love Jake, I think of cool kids, skater boys, surf dudes, musicians, I really like meeting grown-ups called Jake, they almost always have cool jobs/lives.

Thumbs up from me.

Deevo Mon 06-Jun-11 19:23:31

Thanks for your feedback. Lechat - I always thought of Jake that way too. A really cool name. All the adult Jakes I know (um, that'll be one) are muso/arty types. But various people (i.e. my mother and a friend in her 50s) have suggested it's a bit C. Does that matter? I'm not sure. But my point is I don't want a name that links him to a particular social class. I think we'll go with Jacob and he can then be a Jake or a Jay or a Jacob depending on whether he shops at Asda or Waitrose ;).

Jellykat Mon 06-Jun-11 19:35:47

How bizarre LeChat - I'd never thought of that, but what a coincidence! I kid you not, my DS1 is a Jake, he's a skater boy doing a BA in Modern Music grin

Deevo Mon 06-Jun-11 20:38:47

Jellycat - I love the sound of your boy. And come to think of it, the other Jake I used to know (from way back) was studying philosophy at Cambridge. So I think my mother, as ever, is slightly odd. I wonder if she's off on another loop. As it happens, she's German, as is my other 50-something friend who questioned this choice. Right, Jacob (Jay/Jake) it is.

Jellykat Mon 06-Jun-11 21:00:43

My art teacher at school was a Jake too... All the girls adored him, he used to play us Bowie records' during lessons.

Excellent choice Deevo grin

maclover135 Mon 06-Jun-11 21:04:56

Another Jacob here too - we love it and couldn't imagine DS with any other name. Def not C.

LeChatRouge Mon 06-Jun-11 21:41:56

No not C round here. Just cool with a capital C.

ibbydibby Mon 06-Jun-11 21:59:26

And another Jacob here.....just love the name. We would have abbreviated it to Jake, but he prefers Jacob, as he grew up in the Tweenies era (there is a Jake in the Tweenies). He also likes to call himself Jakob....pronounced Jack-ob.....

izzybiz Mon 06-Jun-11 22:01:37

I thought about having Jacob for Ds2, 'Jake' put me off though.

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