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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2012
    I think Jacob sounds good with your other boys names. I like your suggestions of Luke Preston. I also really like Asher, I would push for that one. There are a pair of brothers name Asher and Josiah that we go to church with, super cute IMO!
    Lilla Clare (7) Vivienne Grace (5) Tess Magnolia (2)
    Baby #4 coming in 2018

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I go back and forth on Jacob. I agree Jacob Luke is handsome, but quite "C" heavy. I've liked Jacob a lot, but absolutely loathe the nn Jake, which is why I would never opt for it myself (that, and it's been the most popular name in the country for fourteen years!). The popularity of this really does bother me--most names I've loved that are popular--the popularity doesn't phase me. I could easily have an Isabella or Emma or Sophia or Olivia. They're beautiful names, and are literary and international and wonderful. But Jacob? Each year it continues to come out on top, it loses its lustre more and more. I do like the idea of Jacob nn Jack, though--there's a little old man in my church who's Jacob nn Jack, and I think that's pretty cool, personally.

    That, and I have a story I had been writing that involves a Jacob who is very dear to my heart--as soon as I take it up again, I'm sure I'll be madly in love with Jacob again. I imagine a gentlemanly guy with the biggest heart. The kind of guy who adopts his fiance's children and holds doors open for his first date, whose mom is pretty much his best friend. Smart, cultured, handsome, charming. Although that sort of is exactly my Jacob. Minus the mom thing--his little sister's his best friend, actually.

    I think it's a great option, but it does seem a bit lacklustre next to Jonah, Isaiah, and Levi! Personally, I can't get over the fact that you're not using Samuel anymore! I loved Samuel for you!

    A few other ideas:

    Silas (och! I love the idea of Jonah, Isaiah, Levi, and Silas!)
    Boaz (I couldn't not slip this one in! I think it's so cool, especially with the nn Boaz. My grandmother was Ruth, so I'm a bit obsessed about this as a way to honor a Ruth. But it's great on its own, too...)
    Asher (this would be so cool if you could convince him!)
    Ashley | storyteller | Christian

    princesinhas e príncipes:
    Isabelle Aurora Grace ▪ Avery Ian George

    thinking about:
    Adelaide Iris Mireille ▪ Reef Benjamin Elias
    Ava Marigold ▪ Daphne Elisabet ▪ Ella Katherine ▪ Gwendolen Freya ▪ Leonora Lilac
    Lila Capulet ▪ Rosamund Hannah ▪ Tessa Evangeline ▪ Tiana Amélie ▪ Violet Ophelia
    Auden Leo ▪ Christian Olaf ▪ Cyrus Isaiah ▪ Dashiell Drury ▪ Everett Maximilian
    Grayson Amory ▪ Jack Sailor ▪ Lennox Shepard ▪ Rex Calvin ▪ Rowan Arthur

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Great Lakes
    I don't like Jacob for me but it's a perfectly fine name. I really like it with Jonah, Levi, and Isaiah. I don't care for the combo Jacob Luke though, I agree that Luke Jacob would sound nicer.
    ** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **

    Mommy to:
    Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)

    Current favorites:
    Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
    Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly

  4. #17
    Since your other guys are Old Testament names- Ephriam, Gideon, Ezekiel (Zeke! love!), Ethan, Emmanuel, Reuben

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