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Jakob captures the heart of Jacob, but with this (legitimate) spelling it goes beyond the ordinary & gives an old classic a new start.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2005
One of the Brothers Grimm, best known for their German fairy tales, was named Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
This is a great name! I know a very cute boy named Jakob, pronounced Ya-kob.
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2006
In Norway we pronounce it Yakk-op. In Norwegian, James Potter is Jakob Potter. It's weird, especially since my dad also has that name. ;)
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2006
German pronunciation: YAH-kob.
-- JHK  9/3/2006
I prefer the spelling Jacob.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2006
I named my second son Jakob, it's a very masculine name, and spelled with the k it puts a new modern spin on it. Also Billy Joe Armstrong's (lead singer for Green Day) second son is named Jakob Danger, which we thought was pretty cool.
-- mumzzeeof3  10/17/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jakob here:
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
My younger brother is named Jakob. Most of the time we pronounce it as Jacob, but when he's in trouble my father pronounces it YAH-kob. I think it's a very good name for him.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2006
I personally prefer this spelling to Jacob very much, although it seems more ethnic, like you'd have to pronounce it the German way or something.
-- Anonymous User  3/29/2007
I think this is a cute girl name.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2007
I do NOT like this as a girls' name. Take the surnames, but leave the classic male names alone. Would that the boys could borrow girl names as easily.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2007
This name can also be pronounced the American way: Jay-cub.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  2/27/2009
Jakob Dylan--lead singer of the Wallflowers and Bob Dylan's son.
-- Kayla_christine  3/12/2009
This name is also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/11/2009
Like Jacob, I adore this name. Where Jacob is very old (yet still timeless, I believe), Jakob is a more modern twist; especially in the English-speaking world. I think this spelling should be wider used.
-- xsai  6/22/2011
It appears childish and "kre8tiv" in spelling. Beware.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2011
Jakob (1483-1566) was the son of King Hans of Denmark and his wife Christina.
-- CarolinW  6/13/2012

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