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Marcus or Jacob?

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CloudsHigh Wed 25-Jan-17 21:18:16

Thanks for the help!!

temporarilyjerry Wed 25-Jan-17 21:29:05

Jacob is my all time favourite boy's name (DP vetoed). I know Marcus is less popular but it would be Jacob for me.

lizi311 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:31:42

Marcus is my favourite ❤

Sophronia Wed 25-Jan-17 21:44:21

Marcus is more unusual at the moment

crabbied Wed 25-Jan-17 21:45:48

My husband says the name Marcus reminds him of mucous. That put me off it. And yes it's less popular but that's not the main thing.
I love Jacob though.

dementedma Wed 25-Jan-17 21:46:34


pinkpanther6 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:47:48

I have a Marcus and we love his name x

punkpuffin Wed 25-Jan-17 21:49:15

Jacob, I don't really like Marcus tbh

BastardBernie Wed 25-Jan-17 21:51:52

Ooh I love Marcus, what a lovely name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 25-Jan-17 22:02:06

Marcus, cool name.

Chatelherault Wed 25-Jan-17 22:08:23

Marcus, but a short head, but mainly cos I don't love Jake.

notMarlene Wed 25-Jan-17 22:15:19

Marcus because of the (inevitable) Jake.

meringue33 Wed 25-Jan-17 22:21:01

Had a massive crush on a beautiful Marcus who was 23 when I was 16. Couldn't understand why he wasn't interested 😂 It is a little toffy though and I can't quite imagine it on a baby.

Thewolvesarerunningagain Wed 25-Jan-17 22:27:34

Both lovely. I would probably go for Jacob but only if you don't mind that many people will (try to) shorten it to Jake. Marcus doesn't shorten to Mark quite so readily I think.

justanotheryoungmother Wed 25-Jan-17 22:30:31

I like Jacob more smile

MollyHuaCha Wed 25-Jan-17 22:31:31


Joeybee Wed 25-Jan-17 23:24:12

Jacob was so popular about 5 years ago that it completely put me off the name, although I do like Jake as a nn.

Marcus is not as common and can see it growing with a person through their life, much better than with Jacob, which I struggle to see on anyone past the age of 12. Although with Marcus, you'd get the nn Mark probably, not sure about that.

albertcampionscat Wed 25-Jan-17 23:25:05


DramaAlpaca Wed 25-Jan-17 23:25:57


nookandcrannies Wed 25-Jan-17 23:44:29

I have a Jacob. grin
Like the nn Jake too. Good job really!
Marcus sounds quite serious name to me but I do like it.

Jooni Thu 26-Jan-17 13:02:11

Marcus is lovely. Jacob is quite nice but a bit boring and I don't really like Jake.

MelCookie Thu 26-Jan-17 13:08:35

Marcus definitely!

Cakingbad Thu 26-Jan-17 13:10:10

Marcus. Cool name.

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 26-Jan-17 13:15:21

Jacob - biased because I have one (which btw never gets shortened to Jake) - neither does DS2's friend Jacob, so I think Jake is seen as a separate name. Marcus is quite nice but I have to say reminds me of a couple of friends of the baby boomer generation with that name.

crabbied Thu 26-Jan-17 13:35:51

I know two adult Jacobs who have never been Jake.
Marcus very posh IMO. I have known a couple. One did get called Mark but I suspect that was his choice.

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