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Reuben or Jacob?

(25 Posts)
Queazy Sun 14-Apr-13 19:36:24

What do you think? I'm convinced I'm having a boy, and not having much luck thinking of names I really, really like

Thanks all!

JohnSnowsTie Sun 14-Apr-13 19:38:48


FacebookWanker Sun 14-Apr-13 19:39:32

I love both those names so I'm not much help. I've always loved Reuben, but then one of DP's friends is a ReuBEN and I thought it would seem strange. We had a girl so problem solved...

SilveryMoon Sun 14-Apr-13 19:40:47

I have a Jacob. I do like the name Reuben but much prefer Jacob.

ClaraOswald Sun 14-Apr-13 19:48:25

Reuben over Jacob.

OneFingerSjupesUpTheYoni Sun 14-Apr-13 19:51:16

Jacob 100% not biased at all reuben is such a 'non name' for me - i don't know why tho!

muddledsheep Sun 14-Apr-13 19:53:15

Both brilliant names, might be slightly biased tho as have one of each! grin

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 14-Apr-13 20:04:13

Jacob - biased here too wink

Rhubarbgarden Sun 14-Apr-13 20:08:37

Jacob at a push. But I don't really like either.

Smooshy Sun 14-Apr-13 20:51:02

Biased vote for Reuben here! Though I do love Jacob as well.

deleted203 Sun 14-Apr-13 20:53:01

Reuben. But it was my grandfather's name and I've always liked it.

Quite like Jacob, though.

blossombath Sun 14-Apr-13 20:55:14

I like them both. If it's your first Reuben is very appropriate, being the eldest son of Jacob.
Maybe consider the shortenings/nns to help you decide...would you be happy with a Jake?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 14-Apr-13 20:56:19


AnythingNotEverything Sun 14-Apr-13 21:00:03


I want one but dh says it reminds him of The Life of Brian. Vetoed here unfortunately.

pygmy Sun 14-Apr-13 21:41:34


thermalsinapril Sun 14-Apr-13 22:43:03

Jacob. (Reuben is like rueful)

atrcts Sun 14-Apr-13 22:43:54


diamondsneezer Sun 14-Apr-13 22:47:19

Jacob. It's lovely and I like it when people stick with it (i.e. not Jake). I know a 15 year old one and he really suits it.

I also knew a Reuben who was rather annoying.

Queazy Mon 15-Apr-13 20:38:38

Thanks so much all - it's a really tricky one. I think I'm erring toward Reuben xx

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Mon 15-Apr-13 20:46:46

Both lovely names.

foryonisonly Mon 15-Apr-13 22:16:34

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Minty82 Tue 16-Apr-13 20:18:24

Love both; two of my absolute favourites. I prefer Jacob but was slightly put off it when I was pregnant as it's having such a boom thanks to Twilight. Didn't mind choosing a popular name but I didn't want people to think that was what he was named after... Had a DD though so didn't have to decide how much I minded!

hippoherostandinghere Tue 16-Apr-13 22:20:49

Biased but I prefer Jacob, it's an awesome name.

justhayley Fri 19-Apr-13 16:22:53

I love both but Reuben a little more, there are quite a lot of baby Jacobs & Jakes where I live.

JennyFromTheBog Fri 19-Apr-13 18:15:47

reuben, it's lovely.

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