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(15 Posts)
hightrees Fri 24-Jun-11 13:52:23

Obv an OT name. But are the parents of Jacobs you know particularly religious? Do you even think of this as a Jewish (or Christian) name? Just interested to know your views. Thanks.

BooBooGlass Fri 24-Jun-11 13:53:09

It's not exactly Moses is it? I think of it as just a nice name, neither of the ones I know are religious.

Awomancalledhorse Fri 24-Jun-11 15:51:17

As a Jew I see it as a Jewish name, but all the baby/children called Jacob I know are non-Jewish!

pilates Fri 24-Jun-11 15:55:08

Nice name, don't think of it as Jewish.

websticks Fri 24-Jun-11 15:55:57

My Nephew is called Jacob spelt Jakob his parents are not religious. Never really thought about it being a biblical name although it is i suppose.

ct148 Fri 24-Jun-11 17:17:28

It's in my top 3 names for my baby (due in Aug) and neither me or my hubby are religious. Hope that helps!
I think I just tend to like biblical names for some reason! (The other 2 boys names on my list are Joshua and Jonah).

busymum34 Fri 24-Jun-11 18:02:53

I have a Jacob and we are not particularly religious (DH isn't at all) - just love the name!

hightrees Fri 24-Jun-11 18:49:55

What famous Jacobs are there? According to my research (um, quick look on the internet) they all seem to be painters or footballers. Well, I'm an architect & hate sport, so maybe, if we call our son J, he will be a painter too. Random yep.
I can't work out any particular religious leaning, tho', - as all your messages suggest - thanks for the feedback. Ct - all three are lovely names - good luck for August!
And for those of you with Jacobs, do you use a particular nickname?

SloganLogan Fri 24-Jun-11 21:06:41

I think of it as a name that Christians might choose, as it is obviously a biblical name. However that's probably because I'm a Christian. Many biblical names have become "classics" and used by Christians and non-Christians alike.

mamasmissionimpossible Fri 24-Jun-11 21:16:57

I have a Jacob and we are Christians, as was DH's grandfather who he is named after. I think it's a great name for a boy <biased>

BatmanLovesRobin Sun 26-Jun-11 10:03:40

We have a Jacob, and we are not religious. FIL's first question upon hearing the name was "I didn't know you're religious, Batman". That's the only one that raised an eyebrow, really.

I think modern Jacobs (younger than mine grin) are often Twilight-based rather than Bible-based.

ohnelly Sat 02-Jul-11 20:53:47

Lovely name, religious or not

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Sat 02-Jul-11 20:55:36

Mines is a Jacob, lovely name, and we're not Jewish either! smile

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Jul-11 20:58:07

Old Testament, but not overtly Jewish IYSWIM. Like Adam, Samuel etc

smokeandglitter Sat 02-Jul-11 21:09:14

As a Christian I appreciate the old testament links, and all the Jacobs are know are Christian apart from one. As Batman says, he was named after Twilight hmm And then someone else had a Bella about two weeks later.

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