Post # 1
So my hubs and I found out not long ago that we’re having a boy, hurray!!! We’re trying to figure out which of the two names we love the most…votes, please! 🙂
We’ve already figured out that the initials don’t spell anything weird/inappropriate, the name/nicknames work with our last name, etc.
Lucas Daniel C
Jacob David C
The middle names are both family names, David is my Dad’s name, Daniel is my DH’s middle name. I LOVE both first names. So does Darling Husband.
The silly things I don’t like:
Jacob: Twilight. I like Twilight as much as the next adult who acts like a teenager. However, I don’t want my kid to be Jacob C. for his whole childhood because there are 8 billion Jacob/Jake’s out there thanks to all of us crazy Twihards.
Lucas: Star Wars. I dare someone to say “Luuuuke. I am your faathaaaaah.” to my child and not get hurt. HA!
Right now we’re leaning towards Jacob, but we’ll see….?
Post # 3
I think I like Jacob Daniel best. It flows better than Jacob David (IMO)
Post # 4
Love Jacob David! I really like Jacob Daniel too! 🙂
You can’t go wrong – congrats!!!!
Post # 6
Lucas is our current favorite baby boy name, so I voted that! I also love the name Jacob, but wouldn’t use it for the same reason you said, I don’t want a million kids in his class with the same name. But really I love both of them, good taste.
Post # 7
There are a lot of votes for Lucas but no explanations! 😉 My hubs says that I’m doing the same thing with you all as I do with him…go with the exact opposite decision as what’s suggessted (no seriously, I do this all the time, haha!). I’m REALLY leaning towards Jacob. To the point where I asked him to say both names and I just got that “feeling” with Jacob. I just don’t care about the Twilight thing as much, I guess? 🙂
Post # 8
I just like Lucas Daniel better, I feel like it flows best. I don’t have a real reason for it though.
Post # 9
I like either Lucas or Jacob for the first name. I’m just not a fan of the name David… too many “odd” kiddos with that name. lol
P.S. Congrats on your pregnancy!!
Post # 10
I like both names but something about Lucas grabs me just a little bit more! It might be because it’s not quite as popular (I seriously think every third person I know who has recently had a boy has named him Jacob) but even putting that aside, I just love the name Lucas. You could keep it as Lucas or shorten it to Luke – both are great names.
As for his being teased about “Luke, I am your faaaaaathahhh”, well there’s an equally good, if not better chance, that he’s going to get teased about being Edward Cullen or some other Twilight reference (I’ve never read/seen Twilight so I can’t make any references but I’m sure there must be some!)
That being said, if you are seriously leaning towards Jacob, by all means go with it – it’s a lovely name! If you can’t be certain that it’s the right name, maybe don’t share your name with people (or let them know you don’t want personalised gifts before the baby arrives) and decide which name suits him better when he arrives.
Post # 11
I voted for Lucas Daniel because it has a nicer flow to it. I think Jacob David is a little more awkward because of the double “AY” sound (JAY-cob DAY-vid). Hopefully that makes sense…
Post # 12
@melisslp: LOL Darling Husband and I are TOTALLY cracking up over that because my Dad is a totally “odd” old hippie 🙂 I think the reason we really want to do that name is because I’m the end of the line, my dad just had me so his “name” is gone with me and this is kind of our nodd of the head to him…?
@Ree723: I like the idea of just waiting…I’m not good at keeping secrets, but maybe this would be our reason, haha!
Both my Darling Husband and I have names that aren’t really special on the “most popular” lists (like 50 out of 100 for our birth years?). I just don’t want our child to hate their name, I guess? Who knows…I just can’t believe how much pressure there is to pick a name that doesn’t suck! We both just really love the more traditional names, people naming their kids Apple and Grape or PaperCup just aren’t for us 😉
Post # 14
I like Lucas because you don’t see it every day. I’m a teacher…there are a LOT of Jacobs…but I have to say in 4 years I’ve never had a Lucas in class. That’s my reasoning 😀
Post # 15
@furtureffcaptwife: I wonder if it’s regional??? We have more Lucas than Jacob? Everyone keeps telling me “just go with your gut” but my gut is either but since my Darling Husband prefers Jacob so much, I feel like I have to admit to the man that he can win sometimes when I’m torn 🙂
Post # 16
@KansasPrincess11: I love both of those names! But I work with kids and have to agree with one PP, there are lots more Jacobs than Lucases. You really can’t go wrong though!