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addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:04:42

Just to give a bit of background dh likes 'grown-up' 'professional' names. He's quite old fashioned in his views (especially concerning names) so naming our dc's hasn't exactly been easy!

Dd's name is millie, but her birth certificate says Amelia, so when she becomes a lawyer or accountant like her dad she has a 'name to give clients' as dh puts it hmm grin

So with dc 2 on the way I have fallen in love with Coby obviously dh is dead set against this unless we have a 'proper name' to go with it. I was thinking Jacob, but are they 2 different unrelated names? Or would you say Coby could be Jacob's nickname?

Ivortheengine8 Fri 12-Aug-11 21:08:06

I like Jacob, Coby I would say more of a nickname and yes it could resemble Jacob I guess.
I like old fashioned names too. I would be more inclinded to trust a lawer with a name like Jacob rather than Coby! grin

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:08:48

coby is ghastly.like jacob
do you like diminutive wee names

HeidiHole Fri 12-Aug-11 21:11:11

Well you've not asked for opinions on coby so i'll be polite and not give you mine grin

i definately think coby could be a nickname for Jacob though so that seems a good compromise?

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:15:59

you are picking cutsey names for toddlers.not adults
maybe trying too hard
widdle names are ok on widdle people.but 49yo coby...uh-oh

InstantAtom Fri 12-Aug-11 21:22:21

Coby can be short for Coburn.

I don't think Coby goes well as nickname for Jacob as the "cob" is pronounced differently. Jake is a nice nn for Jacob.

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:23:47

jake?not in scotland=hobo, wino

addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:25:44

Lol grin I deliberately didnt ask for opinions on coby hidi, I like it and that's all that counts grin

Ivort that's dh's opinion, more likely to trust them if they have a strong name

Scottishmummy...I don't think jacob is diminuitive nor amelia, but i guess we will have to disagree.

addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:29:20

Scottishmummy are you delibratly being offensive? He wouldn't be a 49yo coby hence the question, and having Jacob as his actual name

SaffronCake Fri 12-Aug-11 21:34:46

I hear Coburn I think of the other spelling (the one with cock in it) and then it all goes downhill from there.

Coby as a diminutive of Jacob works and it fills the brief for Daddy's future new lawyer, pardon the pun. Anyway I thought Coby was a diminutive of Jacob, for real, no?

BikeRunSki Fri 12-Aug-11 21:36:00

Don't like Coby, but that is just me, but I do think it could be a nn for Jacob.

catinboots Fri 12-Aug-11 21:40:21

Scottishmummy has nothing but rude, abrasive shite to give out. Nothing constructive to say. Ignore.

Oh yada yada yada. She'll wheel out the old 'it's just words on a screen' cliche

YAWN

SecretNutellaFix Fri 12-Aug-11 21:41:17

Coby certainly could be a nickname for Jacob, and certainly different from all the Jakie's

TheFlyingOnion Fri 12-Aug-11 21:42:48

There's a lovely Coby in my school (a girl though!) from a Dutch family. Very nice girl and a fab name.

I don't see any reason why a Coby can't also be a lawyer/accountant/work at Tescos (have you considered the possibilty that this dc may work in a supermarket?)

addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:43:42

Coby is yes but scottishmummy is saying jacob is diminuitive

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:45:40

look traipse baby name across mn.expect comment
jake in scotland =rough as dog heid

BikiniBottom Fri 12-Aug-11 21:45:43

I know a few Cobys and I think it is perfectly suitable for a little one and an adult. I don't understand the fuss. Having said that the Cobys I know are short for Jacob so go for it.

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:47:03

will your coby never reach 49?so what the deal coby as widdle toddler and ta-da jacob as adult.never speak of coby again

addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:47:59

Theflyingonion I'm much more of an arty person, the thought of class rooms and imo bring me out in cold sweats! I'm secretly hoping both dc will be exactly like me (just to prove dh wrong really! grin)

addictediam Fri 12-Aug-11 21:49:37

Sorry uni's

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:51:21

arty doesn't equal cant do classrooms though does it

TrompetteMilitaire Fri 12-Aug-11 21:52:39

I fell in love with Gaylord while pg with DC2. Fortunately DH thought I had pregnancy brain and vetoed it.

scottishmummy Fri 12-Aug-11 21:53:19

gaylord,as in meet the fockers?

TrompetteMilitaire Fri 12-Aug-11 21:54:59

Um, no, sorry, never heard of it. I just meant the name Gaylord. I found it in a baby names book. grin

Spero Fri 12-Aug-11 21:56:38

I do agree with scottishmummy - I dislike cutesy names for children, it is unfair. A child needs a name to carry through his or her life. I think your husband has the right idea. A 40 year old 'Millie' is a bit disturbing.

So I don't like Coby. Fine for a toddler, but he won't be a toddler for ever.

And it isn't just down to whether you like it is it? I think naming your child is actually quite a serious and responsible issue as it will impact on how others react to him.

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