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(36 Posts)
CurryChip Sat 06-Apr-13 21:49:26

I just recently figured out how to pronounce this name properly blush and love how it sounds. Wdyt.....oh and it's pronounced Jah Ko bee! grin

CockyFox Sat 06-Apr-13 21:52:49

I think it sounds daft. No offence but really? People would say jacob-ee

Flossiechops Sat 06-Apr-13 21:53:46

No don't like it at all - sorry

thistlelicker Sat 06-Apr-13 21:54:10


Bowlersarm Sat 06-Apr-13 21:54:40

Too difficult

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 06-Apr-13 21:55:00

No, I think it's silly. Sorry.

2littlemonkeysjumping Sat 06-Apr-13 22:02:17

In a funny sort of way i llike it. Like Derek Jacobi? But no-one would ever pronounce it correctly, like cockyfox said- it'd drive you potty eventually

CrazyLittleThingCalledMoo Sat 06-Apr-13 22:07:30

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TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 06-Apr-13 22:11:44

I'd think Derek Jacobi too.

How about Giacomo (pronounced Jack-a-mo) - is it similar enough?

CandlestickOlder Sat 06-Apr-13 22:12:59

Like it. It's OBVIOUSLY jah ko bee.

Ignore the haterz.

CockyFox Sat 06-Apr-13 22:14:01

Pronunciation is so important with names, my little girl is IsObel drives me to distraction when people call her IsAbel, ypu think you'll only have to correct people once but it isn't it is constant.

CandlestickOlder Sat 06-Apr-13 22:21:43

I really can't believe people would struggle to pronounce jacoby

cheekbyjowl Sat 06-Apr-13 22:22:54

Go for it. I think it has a nice sound to it

olivertheoctopus Sat 06-Apr-13 22:26:42

Not a fan. But then I don't like the name Jacob either.

KittenOfDoom Sat 06-Apr-13 23:08:35

I actually can't hear any difference between Isobel and Isabel. I have never heard anyone pronounce either version in any other way than Iz-uh-bel. (The middle bit being the sound usually represented by an upside-down e)

As for Jacoby, I would say it like the first three syllables of Jacobean. I do see it as a surname though.

thermalsinapril Sat 06-Apr-13 23:10:47

What Kitten said.

Whatalotofpiffle Sun 07-Apr-13 07:32:39

I like it but be prepared for haters and mis pronouncers.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 07-Apr-13 07:48:42

I've heard worse. But it wouldn't be my choice.

sandberry Sun 07-Apr-13 18:35:15

Proper old name, the original way James was rendered in the Bible but I think you will get a lot of mispronunciations

Coffee1Sugar Sun 07-Apr-13 20:27:51

Isobel, Isabel, Isabelle - all the same to me hmm

Ham69 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:41:13

I've just been saying Isobel, Isabelle over and over agin to myself and I just can't hear the difference!
Not too keen on Jacoby though definitely heard worse.

Confuseddd Sun 07-Apr-13 21:43:19


WildThong Sun 07-Apr-13 21:47:14

Not for me. Bit pretentious, sorry. And the child will spend the rest of his life spelling it out and correcting people who assume it's Jacob.

mathanxiety Mon 08-Apr-13 02:46:29

I like it a lot. It's an older version of Jacob.

williaminajetfighter Mon 08-Apr-13 08:49:44

It's the name of actress Coby Smulders. Obviously she shortens it. I understand its a girls name.

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