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Isaac or Tobias?

(38 Posts)
DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 14:22:43

I love them both. I really love Toby as a nickname but I've just had a call from my mum (who honestly doesn't have a problem with what we call our son) going "you can't call him Toby, I've just realised it sounds like Jobby!" We're Scottish and jobby (meaning poo) is a word quite commonly used where I live but I'm doubtful that anyone would actually pick up on it.

Any advice?

2children2cats Sat 26-Oct-13 20:28:46

They are both lovely names but Isaac wins for me, it has such a lovely meaning.

alwaysneedaholiday Sat 26-Oct-13 20:31:34


getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 26-Oct-13 20:38:43

I know a Tobias and parents call him Bias for short

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 28-Oct-13 10:52:14


Though Isaac is nice too.

Whereisegg Mon 28-Oct-13 11:00:42

I have a Tobias.
We call him Tobias/Bias/Toby.
His best friend calls him Toby Wan Kenobe grin

TheBuskersDog Mon 28-Oct-13 11:13:12

I like Tobias but I don't know why have never liked the name Toby. I think maybe Tobias sounds dignified and Toby definitely doesn't, Toby sounds like a dog's name. I think of them as two different names really.

I know a grown up Toby and it just seems wrong. I also know an 8 yo Tobias who is always called Tobias, never Toby.

TerrorTremor Mon 28-Oct-13 20:46:46

My sister's dog is called Tobias (everyone calls him Toby though).

Ironically, she is thinking about calling her son Isaac.

Possible nn for Isaac I have heard though is Issy.

Which might sound a bit girlish.

caz05 Mon 28-Oct-13 20:47:38

I love the name Isaac as I have one, also like Toby but not keen on Tobias although you have to go with what you think and don't listen to other people too much

smithwillsam Tue 29-Oct-13 07:22:35

Isaac is such a beautiful name. I love the name. It's our second choice name if we have a boy.

Lucyadams184 Tue 29-Oct-13 10:26:11

I like both but I prefer Isaac.

JoJoManon Tue 29-Oct-13 12:58:15

Isaac personally. Plus I like Zach as a nickname more than Toby. Just an opinion.

lola0106 Tue 29-Oct-13 13:49:42

We are calling our son Toby grin I like Tobias but I know quite a few children with that name so are going for Toby x

DramaAlpaca Tue 29-Oct-13 13:52:47

Prefer Tobias/Toby.

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