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Cecile, Cecily, Tabitha or Tess?

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betsybo Sat 29-Jun-13 20:32:43

Can I have your votes please? I am a lunatic with a nearly 4 week old baby girl without a name. We just can't seem to make a decision and it's starting to induce panic in me and the relatives. I'm sure this is something that I can blame motherhood for, I never used to be this indecisive.

clippityclop Sat 29-Jun-13 20:38:50

Tabitha's lovely. Tess v. nice, don't like the others. Good luck!

DramaAlpaca Sat 29-Jun-13 20:40:07

I like Cecily & Tess, but not the others I had a cat called Tabitha grin

southlondongirlie Sat 29-Jun-13 20:42:30

I love Tabitha!

IHeartKingThistle Sat 29-Jun-13 20:52:18

Those were all on my list! They are all lovely but of course you know that. Do you really not have a gut feeling? I'd almost convinced myself to go with dhs favourite, which I really liked, then he turned up at the hospital on day 2 and said he wanted to go with a different one. The rush of excitement and relief when hesaid it made me realise it was the one I'd really wanted all along.

It wasn't one of yours though or I could be a lot more helpful!

betsybo Sat 29-Jun-13 21:53:27

I do have a favourite, tabitha, but dh worries about the cat thing and that doesn't help with my indecisiveness.. His fave is Tess. Perhaps we should go with Cecily for neutral territory. I never thought it would be this hard to pick, we were so sure with ds!

birdofthenorth Sat 29-Jun-13 22:44:38

Tess. Brilliantly simple and gorgeous. Like Tabitha too.

sleepingbeautiful Sat 29-Jun-13 23:29:25

I don't like Tabitha (witchy/catty), but I like the other 3. Also how about Cecilia to bring the neutral territory name more towards Tabitha?

Nospringflower Sat 29-Jun-13 23:30:59

Tabitha or Tess

bugsybill Sat 29-Jun-13 23:38:17

I love Tabitha (cat association doesn't bother me at all) and Tess is lovely too.

Toss a coin?

Decide on a middle name and see which sounds the best with your surname.

Good luck smile

MissTweed Sun 30-Jun-13 03:36:50


It was top of our list if we had a girl (cicily was also on our list)

Witt Sun 30-Jun-13 16:13:08

All very lovely but I think Cecily is the nicest.

Elquota Sun 30-Jun-13 16:59:35

1. Cecile
2. Tess
3. Cecily
4. Tabitha

How about Cecilia?

sandberry Sun 30-Jun-13 17:08:19

Tabitha or Cecile
Cecily and Tess are current middle class trendy, they'll date.
Tabitha isn't catty, it's Biblical, like most of the current popular names.

katydid02 Sun 30-Jun-13 17:10:47

Cecily or Tee, Cecile is too pretentious and Tabitha is a cat's name smile
Good luck deciding.

katydid02 Sun 30-Jun-13 17:11:00

Tess not Tee...stupid keyboard!

youarewinning Sun 30-Jun-13 17:13:26

My cousins DD is called Tabitha - it's a lovely name.
To me it' also a strong name as this girl was a 23 weeker and is now nearly 3 grin

hugoagogo Sun 30-Jun-13 17:13:46

They all sound like cat names to me. Sorry.

polkadotsrock Sun 30-Jun-13 17:48:12

I think I like Cecily best. Is there anything else you can go on- one that goes best with surname or initials... Just trying to think of a way for you to decide, it must be horrible by this point!!

betsybo Sun 30-Jun-13 17:57:57

It's really horrible. I feel totally incompetent to make the decision now, and it definitely isn't any fun just stressful. Why didn't we decide beforehand?! Hmmmm.....her sibling is Jude so that should be a factor I guess.

TallulahBetty Sun 30-Jun-13 18:02:03

None of them, sorry. Agree with them sounding like cats' names wink

hugoagogo Sun 30-Jun-13 18:05:29

Oh it must be horrible I really do feel for you.

DH and I just went through the baby names book and made a short list of 10 or so and then compared notes, luckily we had both chosen one name the same and that's the one we went with.

Good luck.

DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Jun-13 18:12:34

Tess would be lovely with Jude. They are both short, neat, slightly unusual but not completely out-there names.

I don't think there's anything cat-like about Tess.

I know siblings called Tess & Luke, which is a similar combination & is also lovely.

As long as you don't mind the Thomas Hardy connection (and there's no reason why you should) I think they would be perfect together.

Please come back & let us know what you decide!

Haribojoe Sun 30-Jun-13 18:14:08

Love Tess (but may be slightly biased as that is DD name) also really like Tabitha, I suggested it for DD but her brothers weren't keen.

hugoagogo Sun 30-Jun-13 18:20:39

Tess and Jude?

People will think you are a rabid Thomas Hardy fans.

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