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#1 B.E.Y.

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hello EB'ers

Dh and I are expecting no 2 later this year. We have a DD Brooke Emily. Our taste in names tends to be on the traditional side and we dont like super trendy or out there names. DH is super fussy and says no to almost everything I suggest.

The latest boys name that I suggested and he really likes is Kobe. I know it doesnt exactly fit with the traditional, not out there theme, but we both really like it.

Middle name will be Christopher.

So what would be the most correct, least creative way to spell this name? Kobe or Koby??



#2 Madnesscraves

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Can't you just call him Toby?

#3 Madnesscraves

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Tried to edit my post but It wouldn't let me.

I'll say this, it's not my style to be honest. It sounds quite unique and I do think he'll be forever correcting the 'k' from 't'



#4 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

A good friend of mine has a 4 year old called Coby. Spelt with a C.

#5 rosie28

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Kobe, to me, would be pronounced as in the Japanese city - i.e. Ko-bay (not quite, but close), and Koby would be pronouced Ko-bee. I guess it depends on what you're after. As for least creative, I suspect Koby, but that's a guess!

#6 Bam1

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (Madnesscraves @ 30/01/2013, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll say this, it's not my style to be honest. It sounds quite unique and I do think he'll be forever correcting the 'k' from 't'



You've never heard of Kobe Bryant? Its not a unique name and why would he be correcting people from T to K, most people are smart enough to know that Kobe is a separate name to Toby.

I would go for the spelling of Kobe, I think it goes lovely with Brooke especially with another very traditional MN.

Edited by Bam1, 30 January 2013 - 09:40 AM.


#7 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Coby (as a nickname to Jacob). That would be my preference.

Jacob Christopher sounds better than Koby Christopher also.

#8 Amanda_JB

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

I didnt think it was that unusual, i know 2 of them and both spelt Koby.

#9 Sassy Dingo

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

I know there is a basketball player with that name, but have only ever seen it in writing (haven't heard how it is pronounced).

I would have pronounced Kobe as in rhyming with lobe.

I would have pronounced Koby as in rhyming with Toby.

#10 chickenpants

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

If you are determined to keep the K I'd probably go for the spelling of Koby.

I look at Kobe and the first pronunciation I think of is like..  the drobe in wardrobe. Or Koby without the ee sound.
ETA - yeah, like lobe! (Thanks Sassy Dingo, I was trying hard to think of a rhyming word).

I've seen it spelt Cobey too, which I think I prefer.


There is always Corbin, which is more along the traditional lines.
Corbin Christopher has a nice ring to it.

Edited by chickenpants, 30 January 2013 - 09:48 AM.


#11 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

I know a Kobi

#12 Chelli

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Kobe is my preference

#13 WithSprinkles

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Not a name I like but I have met a couple of boys with the name. The most common spelling I have come across is Kobe (I'm assuming Kobe Bryant has influenced that).



#14 Z-girls rock

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (rosie28 @ 30/01/2013, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kobe, to me, would be pronounced as in the Japanese city - i.e. Ko-bay (not quite, but close), and Koby would be pronouced Ko-bee. I guess it depends on what you're after. As for least creative, I suspect Koby, but that's a guess!



I dont think so. I had a friend at school so she is in her mid 30's now called Kobe. She had no problems with her name and pronounciation always Ko-bee. (just mentioning that because my friend had no problems with her name before Kobe Bryant was heard of in Australia and made the name 'famous')


I think Kobe is a nice name.

Edited by Z-girls rock, 30 January 2013 - 09:54 AM.


#15 HRH Countrymel

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Prefer Kobe as in the city - but the US basketball playing rapist has rather ruined it in my opinion.


QUOTE (chickenpants @ 30/01/2013, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is always Corbin, which is more along the traditional lines.
Corbin Christopher has a nice ring to it.


Three thumbs up for Corbin Christopher!

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

I agree that Corbin Christopher is very nice as a compromise if you tend to sway to a more traditional taste.

Kobe, koby, kobey and kobi are trendy and remind me of the surfing, skating sort of generation.

#17 B.E.Y.

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the feedback, so many different opinions on the name and preferred spelling!

I dont really like Corbin, so might have to go back to the drawing board.



#18 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (Bam1 @ 30/01/2013, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You've never heard of Kobe Bryant? Its not a unique name and why would he be correcting people from T to K, most people are smart enough to know that Kobe is a separate name to Toby.

I would go for the spelling of Kobe, I think it goes lovely with Brooke especially with another very traditional MN.

I'd've said Kobe Bryant was a famous person w/ a unique name?

QUOTE
Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the youngest of three children and the only son of former Philadelphia 76ers player and former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant.[1] He is also the maternal nephew of John "Chubby" Cox. His parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu.[1]


To be fair every name looks nicer compared to Chubby Cox. roll2.gif

Cody/Kobe/Corey all sound really '90s to me.

I do like Kingsley though my DH says it sounds pompous.

#19 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Really not a fan of the name however you spell it, but if I had to choose one it would be Coby. I certainly wouldn't want my child's name to be associated with Kobe Bryant.

#20 Eeyolet

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

I prefer Kobe

#21 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I pronounce them differently.

Kobe rhymes with lobe.

Koby is Kob- ee

So definitely Koby.

What about Corey? Cody?


Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 30 January 2013 - 10:56 AM.


#22 Gudrun

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Kobe.


I would not forsee any problems.

#23 The Awesome One

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Kobe same as the basketballer  original.gif

#24 lclb

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

I would prefer Kobe but clearly from the above posts it would not be pronounced the way it is supposed to be so I would go with Koby.

#25 cira

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

I would definitely pronounce the name Kobe as Ko-bee. And if people do mispronounce it then it is very easy to correct them. This is not a hard name to pronounce or to spell. Unlike say Niamh.

But my immediate association is also with Kobe Bryant.




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