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How popular is tabitha?

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MissTweed Wed 08-May-13 09:22:49

Was considering Tabitha as a name but just wondering if it was becoming quite common?

I grew up being 1 of 6 ............ In each class and hated it and so have always know that I didn't want my children having a common name. Problem is every time I love a name, a year or so later it becomes the most common name used!!!

So just wondering how many little ones you know with this name (I don't have kids already so no access to nurseries etc to hear names)

MolotovCocktail Wed 08-May-13 09:33:59

I know one 4yo Tabitha.

I think it's popular, but not in the same way as Isabel and its variants, Ellie or Millie. You might come across another one, but its unlikely you'd know loads, IYSWIM.

HTH!

thermalsinapril Wed 08-May-13 09:34:26

I think it probably depends where you live. In some places there will be lots of little Tabithas, but in other areas hardly any.

thepartysover Wed 08-May-13 09:38:33

This is a great tool for checking how popular a name is... unfortunately, it hasn't been updated for a couple of years but it will still show you if a name is on an upward trajectory.

Exhaustipated Wed 08-May-13 09:39:18

Very popular on MN!

iseenodust Wed 08-May-13 09:43:49

I only know one.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Wed 08-May-13 10:36:16

Tabitha was somewhere between #100 and #200 on 2011's baby name chart if I remember correctly (you can download this as a spreadsheet from the National Statistics website), so it's not overly popular but not out there either i.e. perfect, if you ask me. My DS's name was something like #75 the year he was born and we've never come across another in playgroups/at nursery etc.

Melissakitkat Wed 08-May-13 10:38:28

My dd (6) is called Tabitha. We know one other Tabitha so not immensely popular. X

TenthMuse Wed 08-May-13 17:28:15

I'm a teacher (North London) and have never come across one. I do know of one vaguely (a friend of a friend's daughter) but I think it's one of those names that's disproportionately popular on Mumsnet. Think it's fairly well used but not hugely popular in real life.

I love it, by the way!

MoonHare Wed 08-May-13 17:44:49

I have one! She's 2. Never come across another. It will never be common, too many people hate it!!! Just take a look at the threads on here, it's a marmite name.

MissTweed Wed 08-May-13 18:15:23

Thanks guys.... I think maybe my idea of name popularity has been skewed abit by MN!! According to MN all little girls should be called xanthe!! Lol

ELR Wed 08-May-13 18:31:39

I love Tabitha, I don't know any. My best friend was called Tabitha when I was about 8!

Astley Wed 08-May-13 18:55:34

I love it but I don't know any, and I know a lot of under 6's!

Haberdashery Wed 08-May-13 19:02:49

I have one, aged six. We have met two others, one also six and one who must be about four now.

MrsEricBana Wed 08-May-13 19:04:04

Can only think of one here - def not common. Having said that we chose a pretty and not especially common name and now every other 10yr old is called it :-/

Beamur Wed 08-May-13 19:24:15

I know one - age about 5.

CityGal29 Wed 08-May-13 20:29:00

I know none and know lots and lots or children through work and my children.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 08-May-13 20:51:28

I went to school with one - she'll be in her thirties now. I've never met another. Lovely name.

HorryIsUpduffed Thu 09-May-13 16:53:53

I don't know any - and I know a lot of children through two toddler groups and one school, plus NCT. I know one Tabatha, but she lives hundreds of miles away.

I'm seriously considering Tabitha nn Kitty grin

zingally Thu 09-May-13 20:27:35

Teacher in the midlands - I've never met one. I don't think there's one in my whole school (very white, middle class place)

TwinkleSparkleBling Thu 09-May-13 22:28:28

I know one. We are SW, rural.

MissTweed Fri 10-May-13 10:28:57

Well this (my) post has had a surprisingly positive outcome and Tabitha is now a serious contender , thanks guys

Ezza1 Fri 10-May-13 12:10:50

It suits my cat.

singaporeswing Fri 10-May-13 12:19:54

I know of 4 Tabitha's under 6 and 1 Talitha ever. She's 30 and I think it's a gorgeous & unusual alternative. It's on my list for future daughter names!

Littlehousesomewhere Fri 10-May-13 13:25:27

I have never met one.

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