(38 Posts)
LingDiLong Fri 18-Jan-13 21:00:49

Where does this girl's name come from? Is it short for something? My daughter loves Woolly and Tig on Cbeebies and it makes me wonder every time I watch it. The family in it are Scottish...is it a gaelic/scottish name?

overtheseatocalais Fri 18-Jan-13 21:13:50

Antigone? (Greek, I think)

gallicgirl Fri 18-Jan-13 21:16:34

Antigone is definitely Greek. Surprising choice for a name though, can't imagine there's many kids around called that.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Fri 18-Jan-13 21:17:49

I thought you were calling me!

Carry on.....

Ninjacat Sat 19-Jan-13 08:52:49

The Tig's I know are Tamsins.

meditrina Sat 19-Jan-13 08:54:30


Em2010 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:02:21

For some reason I was thinking Tabitha...

saycheeeeeese Sat 19-Jan-13 09:05:07

I've wondered about this too!

CelticPromise Sat 19-Jan-13 09:07:45

I just googled Tiggy Legge-Bourke and she's an Alexandra. What's that all about?

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CelticPromise Sat 19-Jan-13 09:16:36

Ha Matilda you need to get on the dead or alive thread!

wonkylegs Sat 19-Jan-13 09:18:15

The only Tiggy I know was short for his surname Tigglesworth

MummyPig24 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:27:46

I know a little girl called Tiggy, short for Antigone, her father is Greek.

Bluestocking Sat 19-Jan-13 09:46:02

Tiggy Legge-Bourke's nickname is something to do with Mrs Tiggywinkle the Beatrix Potter hedgehog.

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 09:50:43

Teigan possibly ?

seeker Sat 19-Jan-13 09:50:52

I know a Tig short for Agatha.

I also used to know a Plods, short for Penelope.

Posh people are sometimes very odd........

persephoneplum Sat 19-Jan-13 11:11:54

I know an Antigone who is Tiggy, Tig and Tigs for short. It's a heavenly name - adore it.

LingDiLong Sat 19-Jan-13 16:49:45

Thanks all. I think it's quite a cute name for a child but you'd definitely need a longer version for when you're an adult. The child on the TV program is very, very cute and definitely suits the name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Jan-13 20:10:07

I agree with it being a obvious nickname for Antigone. There was a girl a couple of years below me at school called Antigone. I think it's a lovely name!

hatebeak Sat 19-Jan-13 20:11:49

I thought it was Theresa for some reason...

sydlexic Sat 19-Jan-13 20:22:24

I know a Tiegan called Tigs.

MoelFammau Sat 19-Jan-13 21:08:44


MoodyDidIt Sat 19-Jan-13 21:09:58

oh i was wondering this the other day as dc are obsessed with bloody wooly and tig grin

SanityClause Sat 19-Jan-13 21:11:28

I know a girl called Tiggie. As far as I know, it is her name, not short for anything.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sat 19-Jan-13 21:16:03

Have known a Tiggy who was tabitha...

Beamur Sat 19-Jan-13 21:18:33

I know a little girl called Tiger. Kid you not.

jaide Sat 19-Jan-13 21:20:45

My parents and other family members call me tiggy as I was a big baby. Came from tiggy lumps.
I'm now 40 and don't mind being called tiggy, althoough sometimes have to explain why.

LILMSCOATESNME Tue 19-Mar-13 08:25:16

Tig in the program's real name is Betsy but I thought maybe they took Taggart (her real father who is also plays her dad on the show is Taggart) and as a 'show biz' joke changed it to Tig for her. FYI her real aunt plays her mom and her big sister is her 'narrator'

tinkybaby Sat 14-Dec-13 13:45:34

Tig is a varient of Tyr. As in the Norse God.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 14-Dec-13 13:50:36

The Tigs I know are nn for Tegan

ItStartedWithAKiss241 Sun 22-Dec-13 21:34:21

This thread answered alot of long standing Woolly and Tig debates between OH and I! X

Skogkat Sun 22-Dec-13 21:52:05

grin ItStarted DP and I have had MANY arguments over the name Tig and also about Topsy

PerkyPenguin Thu 26-Dec-13 22:02:02

I know a Tigerlilly called Tiga or Tiger for short.
Tegan could become Tig

lljkk Thu 26-Dec-13 22:03:02

Tegan becomes Tiggy, too.

WhiteHairReally Thu 26-Dec-13 23:04:36

The Tiggy I knew as a child was nicknamed that as she used to growl like a tiger in her playpen. Not sure if she paced as well.

NigellasDealer Thu 26-Dec-13 23:08:56

ooh i love the name Antigone - imagine if your surname was Tigglesworth though?
just one thing, wasn't Antigone the mother of Oedipus? shock

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