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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).


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

I know a girl called it but spelt Tai.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Tue 16-Apr-13 10:15:06

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.

MeerkatMerkin Tue 16-Apr-13 10:23:46

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!

SPsYoniTheOneAndOnly Tue 16-Apr-13 10:43:41

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...

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.

BreakOutTheKaraoke Tue 16-Apr-13 11:38:09

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

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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.

MonsterBookOfTysons Tue 16-Apr-13 20:54:28

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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