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Jacob vs. Jakob

Hi everyone, I usually prefer traditional spellings, but I am liking Jakob (with a k, like Bob Dylan’s son) as opposed to Jacob. My question is this: Is Jakob too "out there" or trendy looking? Does it look made up? Should we just stick with Jacob, or is Jakob also acceptable? Thanks!

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Poll created: Mar 27, 2010
Total Votes: 2879872


It does look trendy to me, sorry. It just seems like you’re trying to do the whole K thing (you know, Khloe, Karson, Karter, etc).
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:01 PM | report
Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. I guess you can only get away with it if you’re Bob Dylan, haha.
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:02 PM | report
If pronounced the common way, I’d go with Jacob. Jakob’s spelling makes me think it’s Eastern European ("Yah-kob"). People will get used to either way, though
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:06 PM | report
actually Eastern European name is Yakov :)) fyi
posted by Katya :: Mar 27, 2010 03:08 PM | report
I like both so I’m no help!:)
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:08 PM | report
and also Yakov is not east.euro. its hebrew originally
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:08 PM | report
If you go with Jakob, your son would have his name misspelled a lot and he will have to tell everyone that it is with a K. I would spare him the headaches and go with Jacob.
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:27 PM | report
i like it with a k because its not so common it is speicle
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2010 03:44 PM | report
I’d go with Jacob but i’ve seen it with a K many times. With Jakob your son will always be spelling his name for people.
posted by Sami Marie :: Mar 27, 2010 03:51 PM | report
i like jakob because it is more unique and different i also like it because then you can have the nn jake and it is spelled just like your name
posted by guest :: Mar 28, 2010 12:01 PM | report
I am thinking about the spelling too. Here in Northern Europe we spell it mostly with a k, and for my eye it looks much better, even though I usually love the letter c... But the pronunciation here is not as cool and strong as we pronounce the first letter like \"ya\" in Yamamoto.. That\’s why we will probably choose the c-version.. Do you think Jacob John sounds good?
posted by Eliza :: Sep 19, 2013 04:15 PM | report
I can not believe how many votes this has
posted by guest :: Mar 27, 2016 09:35 PM | report
This poll is lit
posted by guest :: Oct 07, 2016 02:52 PM | report
I'm posting a comment as guest?
posted by Guest :: Apr 26, 2017 12:12 PM | report

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