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Niall or Tobias?

(37 Posts)
Icloud54 Sun 26-Nov-17 11:51:08

Which do you prefer? I like them both equally.

ColinsVeryJolly Sun 26-Nov-17 11:53:04

Niall is nice.

Tobias is rather pretentious.

Angelwendy Sun 26-Nov-17 11:55:13

Are you pronouncing Niall like Nile or Neil?
Tobias is nice and would more than likely be shortened to Toby which is also nice

DiegoMadonna Sun 26-Nov-17 11:55:25

Tobias. Only because I just don't like Niall.

Icloud54 Sun 26-Nov-17 11:57:16

Niall as is Nile, not Neil

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 26-Nov-17 12:08:52

If Tobias is going to Toby then Tobias
If not Niall

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 26-Nov-17 12:14:31

I love Tobias so much but dislike Toby

Niall makes me think of the one from one direction. Not really a fan

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 26-Nov-17 12:15:28

Tobias. Really nice name.

Glumglowworm Sun 26-Nov-17 12:16:00


BabloHoney Sun 26-Nov-17 14:08:30

Niall. Great name

midsomermurderess Sun 26-Nov-17 15:53:27

Niall but pronounced Neil.

BeyondThePage Sun 26-Nov-17 15:56:28

haha - both are my nephews names - the other of the 3 is Aiden.

HolyShmoly Sun 26-Nov-17 15:58:58

Niall but pronounced Neil

That's a different name hmm

Niall for me (I also love Aiden)

DullAndOld Sun 26-Nov-17 16:02:18

Niall, great name, and it's not pronounced like 'Neil' because that is a different name confused

DramaAlpaca Sun 26-Nov-17 16:03:30

I'd go for Niall.

Foggymist Sun 26-Nov-17 16:08:15

I discovered a few years ago that some people pronounce Niall as Neil, when I knew a guy called Niall by his family but all of his employees knew him as Neil confused I prefer Niall to Tobias and Neil!

lumpit Sun 26-Nov-17 16:08:29

Niall was definitely pronounced Neil in Scotland for a good wee while. My mid fifties DDad had multiple friends with the name when young.

PickleSarnie Sun 26-Nov-17 16:09:45

Niall can be pronounced "Nile" or "Neil". It's not a different name. Same name. Two pronunciations. Or will I tell my BIL he's been prouncing his own name wrong all these years?

TheodoreTheChipmunk Sun 26-Nov-17 16:10:13

Definitely Niall. Tobias would become Toby which is very popular and not nice IMO.

HolyShmoly Sun 26-Nov-17 16:11:21

Hmm, must be a Scottish thing. In Ireland it's always like Nile.

Niall of the Nine Hostages kidnapped St Patrick, so we learnt about him in school.

DullAndOld Sun 26-Nov-17 16:12:15

oh! well i stand
I have a brother Niall, it is pronounced by the family as 'N -eye - 'll

But hey pronounce it how you like.

DullAndOld Sun 26-Nov-17 16:13:38

yes we are Irish also Holy, well

midsomermurderess Sun 26-Nov-17 16:23:39

The Niall I know, Scottish, says it like Neil.

HolyShmoly Sun 26-Nov-17 16:35:06

So it definitely seems like a Scottish/Irish divide. Interesting. I wonder if there are many other names that are like that.

Patal Sun 26-Nov-17 16:36:50

Love Tobias with the no Toby

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