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Jacob always .... ?

(20 Posts)
NewToAllThisStufff Sat 28-Oct-17 22:22:23

Is Jacob always shortened to Jake? I love the name Jacob but not a huge fan of Jake!

Myneighboursnorlax Sat 28-Oct-17 22:23:16

I know it's not quite the same sound, but you could shorten it to Coby ...

TenThousandSpoons Sat 28-Oct-17 22:25:23

I know three Jacobs who are usually Jacob - one sometimes Jakes.

NewToAllThisStufff Sat 28-Oct-17 22:25:37

I like Coby! Do you think it would always be shortened then? I prefer just Jacob

FizzyGreenWater Sat 28-Oct-17 22:25:49

Usually, yes!


SuperBeagle Sat 28-Oct-17 22:25:53

No. I know a few Jacobs who are just Jacob. Similarly, I know several Jakes who are not Jacobs.

steppemum Sat 28-Oct-17 22:26:56

The Jacobs i know are always Jacob

WildRosesGrow Sat 28-Oct-17 22:28:38

My children have both had friends called Jacob, they were never Jake.

Joshua was also never Josh, partly because there was also a Josh too. I used to get Josh and Joshua mixed up, which my son couldn't understand, as to him they were totally different names.

greendale17 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:29:16

No/ I don’t know any that are shortened to Jake

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Sat 28-Oct-17 22:30:29

I know three. Aged 30 to 1. They are all just Jacob

littlemissneela Sat 28-Oct-17 22:31:09

My ds is a Jacob. He doesn't like being called Jake but as his mum I get to call him Jakey and get away with it grin He is 19.

Mrsknackered Sat 28-Oct-17 22:32:38

I know two, neither are Jake.

The only Jake I know is, Jake

Stargirl82 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:32:59

Ds1 is a Jacob. Never shortened!

Pemba Sat 28-Oct-17 22:45:20

But Jake is lovely! - I actually prefer it to Jacob itself but would put Jacob on the birth certificate. If you call him Jacob all the time, probably family at least will do the same, and not shorten it. However when he goes to school, you kind of lose control over it a bit - does it matter?

Actually knew one that was a Kuba (pronounce koo-ba, not like the island of Cuba) but he was from a Polish family so it was probably actually Jakub.

Sophronia Sun 29-Oct-17 00:11:33

I know one shortened to Jake and one who is just Jacob.

PandaCat Sun 29-Oct-17 07:49:42

There are two in my DDs class, neither are Jake, just Jacob

MiriAmmerman Sun 29-Oct-17 09:46:56

I know 2 Jacobs - their names are never shortened.
I also know 2 Jakes, who are just Jake on their BC.
People will follow your lead OP - and FWIW I think Jacob is a lovely name smile

mum2be2boys Sun 29-Oct-17 12:55:10

I know one Jacob and he's never shortened to Jake

NewToAllThisStufff Sun 29-Oct-17 13:15:37

Thank you everyone smile

Wants Sat 04-Nov-17 16:23:42

It’s up to you and then the child if they want their name shortened. If you like Jacob tell people that’s their name and correct them if they shorten it. If you don’t think you could do that then choose a different name.

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