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Toby, Robin or Saul?

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NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 11:41:58

Which do you prefer:

If you like Toby, would you just call him Toby or would he be Tobias on the birth certificate?

What nickname(s) could we use for Robin other than Rob (which I'm not a huge fan of)?

Would you assume Saul was Jewish?

DH really likes two of the three in the list but I'm leaning towards the other one!

FWIW, my favourite boy's name is Leo, but I can't use it sadly. I also like Maxim (Max for short) but it doesn't work with the surname.

Heatherbell1978 Fri 16-Sep-16 11:43:37

Robin!! I'm expecting and want to use that name but DH not keen. I wouldn't assume it'll be shortened to Rob to be honest. I like Toby but just Toby on birth certificate.

Heatherbell1978 Fri 16-Sep-16 11:44:44

And why would you want a nickname for Robin anyway? Name is lovely as it is.

Blondieblondie Fri 16-Sep-16 11:46:39

I love Toby. That's what I wanted to call my DS 12 years ago and I'd still use it now (Ex didn't like it). Just Toby though. I did like Robyn for a girl, but not for a boy.

GlitteryFluff Fri 16-Sep-16 11:47:01

Do t use robin if you don't like rob. From school age his mates will call him rob and he'll be called rob as an adult.

I like Toby. I would just call him Toby on bc.

EllaHen Fri 16-Sep-16 11:47:45

Toby, with Toby on the birth certificate. Love it.

I prefer Rob to Robin.

Don't like Saul at all.

TempsPerdu Fri 16-Sep-16 11:49:48

Toby or Robin - both lovely, but think Robin just edges it as it's a little less common at the mo.

Love Robin, although I know some people see it as a bit 'wet'. How about Red as a slightly more unusual nickname choice?

Think I'd use Tobias as full name for Toby - actually prefer this to the shortened version

Don't like Saul at all - don't see it as particularly Jewish, just don't much like the sound, which feels a bit harsh to me.

onemouseplace Fri 16-Sep-16 11:54:32

I love Saul - it was on my list for DS but DH poo-pooed it (plus it was a bit of a mouthful with our surname).

Oysterbabe Fri 16-Sep-16 12:06:41

I really don't like Toby or Saul. I have an uncle Robin and everyone calls him Rob.

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NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 12:50:55

Interesting, thanks everyone!

Toby is the one I'm leaning towards but DH isn't convinced sad Here's hoping it grows on him (we have about 5 months to go!)

I like the other two as well so it wouldn't be the end of the world... Just don't want a "Rob" because it's such a popular name for my generation (I've known SO many Roberts called Rob!)

DramaAlpaca Fri 16-Sep-16 12:51:51

Toby is the only one I like. I'd put Tobias on the BC.

toffeeboffin Fri 16-Sep-16 12:52:50

Better call Saul : no.

I prefer Toby, and just Toby, not Tobias.

user1471734618 Fri 16-Sep-16 12:53:18

Toby sounds like a dog or a horse tbh
Robin is OK
Saul is cool

NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:14:06

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user1471734618 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:15:38

well sorry, but you did ask.
Perhaps I have known too many dog and horse Tobys.
Saul is great.

BagelDog Fri 16-Sep-16 13:16:50

The Toby in my class at school was a Toben, also seen Tobin and Torben known as Toby.

Love Robin, just love it.

NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:28:45

Actually no, I didn't ask if you know any dogs or horses called Toby!

I think it's quite a rude thing to say, but it won't stop me using the name if I can persuade DH smile

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 16-Sep-16 13:30:26

Saul. Super cool name.
Toby and Robin seem a bit drippy in comparison.

user1471734618 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:38:26

well you did ask!
Now look , Mitzy has been 'rude' too!
Sorry but if you did not want an opinion you should not have asked.
Since you asked, I agree with Mitzi, and it either sounds like a dog or a really drippy kid.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 16-Sep-16 13:40:14


I do find Robin a bit...wet. (Sorry.) Not a fan of Toby.

NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:50:31

user The question I asked was "which would you prefer". I don't mind if people say they don't like the name. I don't give a shit how many animals you know with the name.

user1471734618 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:53:13

well I was just saying, that I do not prefer Toby, because it sounds
a. drippy
b. like a pet

Hope that clarifies things for you

Out of your three names, Saul sounds the best.

CapsicumCat21 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:55:43

Robin absolutely.

I have a 12 year old one who has never been called Rob by anyone confused.

NameChange30 Fri 16-Sep-16 13:56:43

user Yes you've said that about 3 times, I can read hmm

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