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When I say Tobias, you think....

(70 Posts)
NannyFlower Tue 21-Jul-15 20:21:06

As title says.

Not particularly looking for opinions on likeability, but what comes to mind if you hear the name Tobias?

And do you read/pronounce it TOW-BEE-AS or TO-BIAS?

Thanks smile

Passmethecrisps Tue 21-Jul-15 20:23:15


I have never known a child with this name so I would be interested I suppose. I would expect it would be shortened to Toby

Surelynotabridezilla Tue 21-Jul-15 20:23:17

Funke. but I realise I'm probably in a minority. If it wasn't for watching Arrested Development id think it was very nice. I say to-bias

Trapper Tue 21-Jul-15 20:24:13


CherryBonBon Tue 21-Jul-15 20:25:18

Tobias Funke.

StormBraver Tue 21-Jul-15 20:25:41

I'd think, what a great name! I'd say 'To-bias'.

gamerchick Tue 21-Jul-15 20:26:06

Dying light grin

itchychin Tue 21-Jul-15 20:26:45

Tow-bi-ass and I though red trousers

BikeRunSki Tue 21-Jul-15 20:27:08

A nice graduate at work. Tall and polite. He's Toe Bye Aas, never Toby!

MehsMum Tue 21-Jul-15 20:27:14

Toe-bye-us here too.

But the name makes me think of a total tit of a bloke I knew in my late teens.

Which is a real shame, as it's a lovely name.

susiedaisy Tue 21-Jul-15 20:28:38

To by us.

And it reminds me of a pompous privately educated 30 something manchild


Effic Tue 21-Jul-15 20:28:48

Strong, large man.

Mintyy Tue 21-Jul-15 20:29:47


I think lovely name!

Scoopmuckdizzy Tue 21-Jul-15 20:30:21

My dad's name smile

silverglitterpisser Tue 21-Jul-15 20:30:36

Toe-bye-as. I like it a lot. I think of the quirky n fab little boy Tobias I know. He also has a sibling called Felix n think they r lovely names together (could u have twins? Lol)

MannUp Tue 21-Jul-15 20:34:51

Nevernude (AD fan!)

Laska42 Tue 21-Jul-15 20:37:24

Oliver Tobias but then im really old (he was a my real crush in Arthur of the Britons)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 21-Jul-15 20:38:56

My gorgeous son.

EthelDurant123 Tue 21-Jul-15 20:39:04

Posh but affably nice graduate trainee working in recruitment.

DameMargaretOfChalfont Tue 21-Jul-15 20:39:14

I think of a little boy at boarding school pulling on a pair of stripey pyjamas.

Fuck knows how my mind works

Mintyy Tue 21-Jul-15 20:40:56

Oh God yes Laska! Oliver Tobias <<Vic Reeves thigh rub>>

Is he still with us?

Alwayswiththechords Tue 21-Jul-15 20:44:08


or a fisherman.

MamaMotherMummy Tue 21-Jul-15 20:46:00

Posh, tall, blond curly hair, shy.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 21-Jul-15 20:47:32

Four. Tobias and Tris. Naff book and naffer film but hot as hell.

Not a fan of the name but this isnt my child so feel free to discount my opinion grin

Ausflug Tue 21-Jul-15 20:47:49

The first time I ever saw it written was in Heidi (I think the character's name was mentioned once, very much in passing). I didn't know how to pronounce it (I thought Toby-Azz), but still thought it was a great name.

First time I heard it was in the Netherlands, I was a teenager and heard a mum calling a little blond toddler in a sing-song voice "Taw-bee-aaas".

I have absolutely loved the name ever since.

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