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Isaac or Tobias?

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DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 14:22:43

I love them both. I really love Toby as a nickname but I've just had a call from my mum (who honestly doesn't have a problem with what we call our son) going "you can't call him Toby, I've just realised it sounds like Jobby!" We're Scottish and jobby (meaning poo) is a word quite commonly used where I live but I'm doubtful that anyone would actually pick up on it.

Any advice?

Rhubarbgarden Sat 26-Oct-13 14:39:35

I love Tobias. Really don't like Isaac.

NewbieMcNewbie Sat 26-Oct-13 14:55:07

I love Toby.

I wouldn't bother with Tobias. Not keen on Isaac.

Coupon Sat 26-Oct-13 15:20:13

I prefer Isaac.


sonlypuppyfat Sat 26-Oct-13 15:55:57

I know a Tobias it's lovely. I can't understand the obsession with nick names on here I loathe people messing with my name same goes for my DCs why take a nice name and piss about with it.

ReturnPlacenta Sat 26-Oct-13 15:58:11

Tobias is lovely. Even pretending to be Scottish I can't make it sound like jobby. grin

DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 16:16:49

I think I'm leaning towards Tobias too smile

sonly do I really sound obsessed about nicknames? Did you honestly not think about what your child might end up having as a nickname? My parents didn't and it really fucked me over all through school. I can't think of any nicknames for Isaac and I still love it. I don't get people who assume things about others hmm

Bowlersarm Sat 26-Oct-13 16:18:47

Tobias nn Toby is lovely

DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 16:19:01

Return did you really sit and say Toby in a Scottish accent? grin

ReturnPlacenta Sat 26-Oct-13 16:23:41


TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 26-Oct-13 16:32:09

I am Scottish and in my accent, Toby doesn't sound like Jobby. It's Toe-by not Tobby. But I prefer Isaac, lovely name, and the only nicknames I'm aware of are Zac (quite cool) or Ike (retro Anerican) so that helps too. (You definitely do have to consider nicknames IMO: you don't want your child to go through life with a name you hate, and that's what'll happen if there's a common nickname for their given name.)

BearsBeetsBattlestarGalactica Sat 26-Oct-13 16:33:53


Littlecherublegs Sat 26-Oct-13 16:41:04

I love both but much prefer Zac to Toby so for that reason Id say Isaac.

elcranko Sat 26-Oct-13 16:43:04


CPtart Sat 26-Oct-13 16:50:26

Love Isaac. Like Toby but not Tobias.

squoosh Sat 26-Oct-13 16:51:00

Isaac definitely.

Toby is a bit babyish. But no Toby doesn't rhyme with 'jobby', I don't think anyone would make that connection. They might think 'boaby' however!

PavlovtheCat Sat 26-Oct-13 16:55:16


TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 26-Oct-13 16:59:22

Hahaha Squoosh @ boaby - haven't heard that for years!

QueenMedb Sat 26-Oct-13 17:15:54

Isaac is lovely. I love Tobias, but am not so keen on Toby as a nickname.

tobiasfunke Sat 26-Oct-13 17:26:43

Pick me. Pick me. However don't watch any episodes of Arrested Development or it might put you right off Tobias.

Clargo55 Sat 26-Oct-13 19:27:33

I love Tobias.

Iwaswatchingthat Sat 26-Oct-13 19:28:57

I love Isaac. I think it is sweet for a baby and manly for an adult. Perfect.

weneedtotalkaboutkettles Sat 26-Oct-13 19:42:27

Both lovely names.

DaleyBump Sat 26-Oct-13 19:50:40

I didn't think it sounded like jobby either grin it was just my mum who thought so then smile and I've heard boaby used as a nice nickname occasionally so that wouldn't really bother me.

Agh I love them both!

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