George, Henry or Jacob

(39 Posts)
Thomas17 Mon 29-Jun-20 23:34:51

Love the classic names and narrowed down to these 3. Any thoughts? Like Henry but bit worried it’s too posh? Like Jacob but not the nn Jake. Ahh very confusing!

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Hatscats Mon 29-Jun-20 23:36:11

Love all 3

George very popular so I’d go Henry or Jacob.

whatausername Tue 30-Jun-20 00:02:51

Henry if using the full name.

George is a bit plain because it's so used. Jacob is nice enough but I dislike Jake. Also Jakey or Jake is unpleasant slang in some places for an alcoholic or homeless person.

joannew4 Tue 30-Jun-20 05:04:22

I love classic names too. I personally love George but there already is a George in our family dammit! I agree with the above that Jacob is a lovely name but I don't like Jake. Imagine it called out with your surname in your most hated accent, that ruled out a few of our favourite names when we were deciding

worstwitch18 Tue 30-Jun-20 05:28:47

All three are great, you can't go wrong with them. Personally I like Henry and George a little more than Jacob but only by a slight margin.

Maybe think about nicknames as well. If you really like or dislike a common nickname for your chosen name it might sway your decision:

George will probably be Georgie
Henry will be Harry (maybe Hal, Haz or Hank but probably Harry)
Jacob will be Jake or Jakie/Jakey

Lavenderbluesy Tue 30-Jun-20 06:48:11

*Henry will be Harry (maybe Hal, Haz or Han*k)

Actually the most natural and obvious one is Hen!

daisypond Tue 30-Jun-20 06:58:23

I prefer Henry by quite a lot. Jacob doesn’t fit with Henry and George. It’s a different style of name. John fits. That’s great. If that was on your list, that’d be top.


Angelonia Tue 30-Jun-20 06:59:33

Jacob is my favourite, don't use it if you hate Jake though!

ImAncient Tue 30-Jun-20 07:00:55

I’m Greek & lot of the Jacobs I know use Jack as the informal version.

I love all 3 names actually. No help there.

NatalieH2220 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:04:36


Todayisanewday75 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:09:09

I’m biased but definitely Jacob. He wouldn’t necessarily become Jake though, mine isn’t.

Tootletum Tue 30-Jun-20 07:10:13


Aria20 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:12:15

Henry is my favourite of the 3, then Jacob, then George is my least favourite as a first name.

Could you go Henry Jacob Surname or Henry George?

Lobsterquadrille2 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:13:33

Jacob definitely. I know an adult Jacob who has never been Jake.

tanqueray10 Tue 30-Jun-20 07:16:12

I have a Henry and a George so I’m biased! I don’t think Henry is too posh- we certainly aren’t posh!! Henry was my grandfather’s name and always wanted to use it for that reason. I only know one other boy called Henry but I know a few called Hugo- now that’s posh!!

Sootybear Tue 30-Jun-20 07:21:16

I love all three names. My DS is a grown up Jacob and his friends have always called him Jacob as he didn't like Jake. His middle name is Henry and one of his best mates is George!

drumandthebass Tue 30-Jun-20 07:23:13

We have a Henry and we are
certainly not posh. Apart from family occasionally calling him something silly like Henster or "H" he's never been called Harry or been given a nickname. We also have another whose middle name is George and I often wish we'd used George as his first name. I'm not a fan of Jacob at all

thatmustbenigelwiththebrie Tue 30-Jun-20 07:32:26

Jacob. I really dislike George.

HayCaramba Tue 30-Jun-20 07:47:07

Jacob! I have a little Jacob and he’s never been called Jake so far, hadn’t even crossed my mind. He’s Jacob or just J.

YourPhysiotherapist Tue 30-Jun-20 07:48:28

I have a Jacob and he has never been called Jake

Theresomethingaboutdairy Tue 30-Jun-20 08:13:53

I love these names but love Henry the most 😊

Rebelwithallthecause Tue 30-Jun-20 08:16:35

I have a Henry

I’m not posh but some people say we are wink

ChrisPriss Tue 30-Jun-20 09:02:17

Jacob is good and strong

123Dancewithme Tue 30-Jun-20 09:07:17


LatteLover12 Tue 30-Jun-20 09:15:01

I'm having the same issue OP!

We're trying to decide between George, Henry or Charles (Charlie) we have Edward (Ted) as an outlier too...

We'll probably end up with a combination of two of these.

Sorry, no help just solidarity!

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