Husband loves the name Ty (Tye) for a boy.

(58 Posts)
GiveMeVegemite Tue 16-Apr-13 09:00:08

I'm really trying to love it too as I pretty much forced my favourite name on him for our first son.

Reason I am a bit unsure is I think it sounds a bit nicknamey?

Can I have your thoughts please?

almostanotherday Tue 16-Apr-13 09:09:23

How about Tyler as his name?

thermalsinapril Tue 16-Apr-13 09:29:01

Agree it would be best as a nickname, most obviously for a name starting in Ty (Tyson), but maybe you could get away with one ending in Ty (Monty) or starting with T and ending in y (Timothy).

Monty
Rafferty
Timothy
Tyson
Tyrus
Tyrone

WizardofOs Tue 16-Apr-13 09:36:24

I know a girl called it but spelt Tai.

Ty is a brand of soft toy.

thermals suggestion of having it as a nickname is a good idea.

GiveMeVegemite Tue 16-Apr-13 10:18:40

Hrm... I don't think we could have it as a nickname, I just wanted to know whether you ladies thought it could be a name on its own.

I knew a Ty, that was his full name. Didn't think too highly of him but the name in itself works IMO.

GiveMeVegemite Tue 16-Apr-13 10:36:20

Thanks meerkat I'm hoping to get some positive responses as I really am trying to like it!

Ty was what my mum and stepdad wanted to call my little brother. I like it

MooMe Tue 16-Apr-13 11:11:32

I personally like it, a lot.

orangepudding Tue 16-Apr-13 11:13:00

I don't like it as a first name at all. Would be okay as a nickname.

kasbah72 Tue 16-Apr-13 11:15:32

Makes me think of Ty Pennington from Extreme Home Makeover.

Cool guy but his 'Ty' is a nickname...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Pennington

cryhavoc Tue 16-Apr-13 11:20:09

I know a four year old whose full name is Ty. It suits him.

KittenOfDoom Tue 16-Apr-13 11:23:21

What about Tadhg?

ComtesseDeSpair Tue 16-Apr-13 11:34:42

I quite like it. I went to university with a Ty. Nice bloke, but was endlessly asked what Ty was short for or having people assume his full name was Tyler or Tyrone. I think it's unavoidable.

Really like the suggestion of Tadhg, though.

GiveMeVegemite Tue 16-Apr-13 11:35:53

I Love Ty Pennington! But his full name is Tygert....Not great in my opinion! Ty definately suits him better smile

It's growing on me! Thanks ladies.

Was going to call my DD Tai, ended up calling her Tyla. Always planned on Ty being nickname, but it never took, she is just Tyla.

everlong Tue 16-Apr-13 17:29:26

Awful.

I know a staffy called Tye enough said

GiveMeVegemite Tue 16-Apr-13 19:58:46

kitten I have never heard of tadhg, how do you pronounce it? Is it like Ty or like tyg?

KittenOfDoom Tue 16-Apr-13 20:48:19

It's Irish ... It's sort of like tige as in tiger, but the g is very soft at the end, so it's quite close to Ty.

RandomMess Tue 16-Apr-13 20:50:15

I know a boy Tai, works just fine

toomuch2young Tue 16-Apr-13 20:51:47

I know a Tyrone who is Ty and a Tyrese who is not abbreviated, but the name could be easily.
I think Ty does tend to appear a little nick namey but no reason why not, though yes lots of staffies do tend to be Tyson/ Ty at the minute!

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Tue 16-Apr-13 20:53:12

Yy to Tadhg, lovely name.

Ooh im referred to as Ty due to my nickname on here. It works quite well although Tyson was my dog grin
I like Tyler.

MrsBungle Tue 16-Apr-13 20:57:08

I know a lovely man called Tye but his full name is Tyehimba.

DD has a friend at nursery called Tyrese who she calles Tye.

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