Is this TOO weird/out there?

(79 Posts)
RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:29

Temperance Grace.

Yay or nay?

ConfusedandDazed24 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:53

LOVE it!

filee777 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:46:49

Not a fan, sounds like a name straight out of Bible Belt America.

scratchandsniff Sun 13-Oct-13 19:47:29

Hmmm I don't think she'll thank you for that one when she's older.

piratecat Sun 13-Oct-13 19:49:49

not keen, Temperance just doesn't sound how it means iyswim

Rhubarbgarden Sun 13-Oct-13 19:51:42

Temperance is too clunky.

Oh dear. No, sorry but it's priggish.
Constance Grace
Verity Grace
both nice.

No. Sorry.

She will hate it.

cookielove Sun 13-Oct-13 19:52:52

I do love it smile

I like both of them and they go well together.

It's not nice. At all. Like most virtue names imo.

Sounds clunky and why would you name your daughter after the practice of not enjoying anything in life?!

Zipadeedoodah Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:16

Sorry no :-( try not to judge but you did Grace though...gorgeous name

ILetHimKeep20Quid Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:27

Have you considered Tabitha?

RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 19:57:29

I like the flow but if she doesn't like it there's no good nickname for it either. Hmm.

Love Tabitha but was looking for something a bit different.

TallulahBetty Sun 13-Oct-13 19:59:29

Not keen. I like Cadence though, could that work?

Layl77 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:00:11

No! Very clunky doesnt look or sound nice and I don't think the grace goes with them both ending in-ce

RandomMess Sun 13-Oct-13 20:01:07

Nope not Temperance, sorry

starrystarryknut Sun 13-Oct-13 20:05:37

Cadence? How bizarre... perfect, plagal, imperfect or interrupted?

YoMamma Sun 13-Oct-13 20:07:23

I'm afraid I'm not keen. Reminds me of the character in Bones who is really quite annoying and shortened to Tempe which is hideous.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 13-Oct-13 20:07:44

I know a 3 year old temperance she gets called tempy, I wouldn't have used it but it suits her.

invicta Sun 13-Oct-13 20:09:32

Quite like it, although does sound very American

TallulahBetty Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:50

Temperance just reminded me of Cadence <shrugs>

Disclaimer: it is gin o'clock in the Betty house.

NachoAddict Sun 13-Oct-13 20:13:01

I dot like it, I love Cathy Reichs books and Bones but I hate reading the name Temperance on them, it annoys me every time.

Quite like Grace though. Elizabeth Grace maybe or Catherine Grace if you want a long first name.

Mollydoggerson Sun 13-Oct-13 20:14:52

total mouthful, but if you like it go for it.

It sounds like a Baptist name.

spiderlight Sun 13-Oct-13 20:17:38

What about Talitha as a slight variation on Tabitha?

Floggingmolly Sun 13-Oct-13 20:18:14

It's bloody awful. If you even suspect the name you're about to lumber your child with for the rest of their life is "weird"; why would that not put it out of the running immediately? confused

quoteunquote Sun 13-Oct-13 20:18:55

Love it, fab name.

r3d3 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:19:08

Tampax for short.

RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 20:24:32

Cadence is very American to me, like Madison.

Elizabeth Grace maybe or Catherine Grace - Too common/popular.

Temperance is very religious. Are you? Because if not, it's a bit weird. And a weird virtue to name your child after IMO.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 13-Oct-13 20:36:03

It's a bit Ned Flanders

looki Sun 13-Oct-13 20:43:28

Its truly awful.

LizzieVereker Sun 13-Oct-13 20:45:43

I love it, makes me think of Spencer's Faerie Queen.

QOD Sun 13-Oct-13 20:53:44

I like it and I read Tempe as tem pay and I like that too!

Not keen on Temperance (or Chastity). Liberty came to mind, shortly followed by the phrase 'taking liberties' so that's out too.

How about Tamsin or Tamara, or even Thomasina?

MrsBungle Mon 14-Oct-13 15:25:13

I quite like it although it sounds very religious.

youretoastmildred Mon 14-Oct-13 15:25:48

aren't two virtues overkill, and perhaps contradictory? True grace can be very intemperate.

youretoastmildred Mon 14-Oct-13 15:26:52

Also, it is very dodgy that meek virtues are always given to girls as names. You would expect her brother to be called Bullet Ram or something. or Manley Tank or something like that

PoppyAmex Mon 14-Oct-13 15:27:57

Temperance sounds like an African American middle-aged woman from the deep South in the US, who spends most of her time in a Baptist Church singing in the choir.

LowLevelWhinging Mon 14-Oct-13 15:30:29

<adds Manly Tank to possible baby name list>

CruCru Mon 14-Oct-13 17:04:03

I love it. Do you like Patience?

curlew Mon 14-Oct-13 17:05:17

Clemency Grace

curlew Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:10

Starrystarryknut- I know a Cadenza!

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:19

Noooo...sorry. I like Patience and Constance is Ok too. But Temperance has got 'temper' in it which to me has the immediate association with a bad one. Also reminds me of the AA thing...


PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:56

Ooh Thomasina you're talking smile

squoosh Mon 14-Oct-13 17:21:47

Temperance is awful, I don't really like virtue names but this is worse than most. The kind of name I'd expect Carrie's mother to have.

reelingintheyears Mon 14-Oct-13 17:22:48


RunRabbit Mon 14-Oct-13 17:50:55

Seems like it's either loved or really hated grin

LillyNotOfTheValley Tue 15-Oct-13 05:49:59

Really bible belt to my ears. Constance is much easier to live with.

How about Honoria Grace?

RaRa1988 Tue 15-Oct-13 12:26:26

Don't like it, sorry. Temperance is long and awkward and doesn't sound nice - and is there any way of shortening it?

TallulahBetty Tue 15-Oct-13 13:20:41

Honoria sounds like gonorrhea shock

poorincashrichinlove Tue 15-Oct-13 13:22:50

Its out there, but in a good way I think. Temper for short though?

poorincashrichinlove Tue 15-Oct-13 13:26:05

Trinity? Out there but nice with Grace.

Sthingmustbescaringthemaway Wed 16-Oct-13 13:33:04


Temperance sounds like an African American middle-aged woman from the deep South in the US, who spends most of her time in a Baptist Church singing in the choir.

Why would that be a bad thing to be?

PoppyAmex Wed 16-Oct-13 14:41:53

"Why would that be a bad thing to be?"


I didn't say it was a bad thing, I said it was the image it evoked for me.

I'm Latino and get why people say that Carmen sounds like a Spanish/South American person. Or that Lola is naff unless you're of Latin descent. <shrugs>

NewBlueShoesToo Wed 16-Oct-13 15:04:57

Tiny Temper hmmmm?

sarahquilt Wed 16-Oct-13 19:26:39

Calling her temperance might be tempting fate. She might rebel and become a raging alco.

Shallishanti Wed 16-Oct-13 19:34:16

Prudence Grace

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 16-Oct-13 19:35:58

Poor child - honestly it would be dreadful.

littlecloud Wed 16-Oct-13 19:42:10

I don't like virtue names. So it's a nay from me sorry

Bakingtins Wed 16-Oct-13 19:42:24


Grace is fine.

Constance, Faith, Hope, Verity, Felicity? All ok but not two virtue names together, definite overkill.

StrictlySazz Wed 16-Oct-13 19:45:41

Taryn, Natasha, Talia?

starrystarryknut Wed 16-Oct-13 20:58:29

ah curlew, a like mind smile I have a whole dialogue running in my head with this:
"Cadence! Your behaviour has been very ii-V this morning, I don't like it when you V-vi me. I expect you to be V-I, with a feminine ending. And your grandma says IV-I to that."
Sorry to any non-musicians, but seriously... Cadence?? Just LOL.

wetaugust Wed 16-Oct-13 23:24:58

Nooooo and those who say they like it are just sadists

I really like it

emblosion Sat 19-Oct-13 00:17:35

Like Grace a lot.

Not Temperance though - it just sounds a bit clunky and sort of no-fun, religious vibe.

Nay. But I have a James which is common as muck so what do I know


louiseanna12 Sat 19-Oct-13 12:48:04

Tamara Grace?
I find everyone I know with a double names doesn't like it though, come up with something more different you might fight it suits.. Like Lola or something

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 19-Oct-13 13:12:54

Love! Love!.

I was putting forward Temperance for one of our Dcs, but DH pointed out quite rightly that given our predilections, people would PThemselvesL

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 19-Oct-13 13:14:52

I also read a great book while pg with DC 1 where the main character was called Deliverance Dane.

Loved that too.

All my Dcs are called pretty dull names, it has to be said.

IHaveA Sat 19-Oct-13 13:15:36

Temperance is a pretty name. I agree that it sounds very 'Deep South' African-American. I used to live in the USA and knew some lovely ladies with amazing names including a Hy*cinth Bonap*rte grin
I put the *'s in to make it ungoogle'able
Tem would be ok as a nickname.
If I were to choose Temperance I would steer clear of Grace as a middle name as it sounds a bit too religious and pretentious in combination with Temperance. Something short and plain would be nice. Something like Temperance Anne

I definitely like Temperance though

IHaveA Sat 19-Oct-13 13:16:29

What is your surname like?

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 13:17:07

nn Temper?

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 13:17:18

Or Temp?

lljkk Sat 19-Oct-13 14:48:12

Tempe is the nn, it's not so uncommon state-side. Alright to my ears.

But implies OP has an agenda about temperance, iyswim, alcohol to be specific.

lljkk Sat 19-Oct-13 14:48:45

(pronounced Tem-pee) like the Arizona town

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 17:50:10

Ugh, Tempy is worse than Temp.

Awful name in every way.

ImperialBlether Sat 19-Oct-13 17:55:20

You have to remember that if a name is unusual it means nobody else thought it was a great name.

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