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What image do these names conjure up?

(15 Posts)
looki Tue 23-Jul-13 21:57:30

Please tell me what you think of or imagine a child to be like when you hear these names? Thank you!


cjel Tue 23-Jul-13 22:01:25

Imogen is a clever down to earth 'horsey'girl!
Tamsin is a bit more pink and girlie but still polite and clever!!

I have no idea where I got tat from but hope it helpssmile

ArgumentativeAardvark Tue 23-Jul-13 22:04:47

Imogen Thomas
Tamsin Outhwaite

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 23-Jul-13 22:07:07

Imogen - That Z-lister selling her and her baby's life away in the DM.

Tamsin - Lovely... but reminds me of Timon from the Lion King. confused

AberdeenAngusina Tue 23-Jul-13 22:18:58

(Going on the two I know) - Imogen and Tamsin have arty, academic parents. They're both good at crafts, and both quite girly in a non-pink-princess way. They do well at school and university, not outstandingly brilliant at anything, but good all-rounders, and they're popular, without being the life and soul of the party.

MrsMongoose Thu 25-Jul-13 14:44:50

Both were dismissed by my DH as sounding like Page 3 girls.

NadiaWadia Thu 25-Jul-13 15:06:46

Imogen - definitely middle class or above, probably arty and pretty.Makes me think of the actress Imogen Stubbs, or the character from Shakespeare.

Tamsin -also middle class. Don't get such a clear picture of her, but also a nice name, though prefer Imogen.

squoosh Thu 25-Jul-13 15:27:31

Imogen - po faced, dull, school prefect

Tamsin - barefoot, hippyish country girl

Both v middle class.

allmycats Thu 25-Jul-13 15:30:59

Both names - would think they came from 'good' family background and
would be the sort who would muck in (or out!).

Mollydoggerson Thu 25-Jul-13 15:31:26

Imogen - busty & ditzy.
Tamsin - posh hippy.

ZenNudist Thu 25-Jul-13 19:13:11

Imogen love it but vvvv common & not as 'posh' as people like to think. I know lots of Imogen's & don't live in a very MC area.

Tamsin - does seem more MC, never met a young tamsin, is it now quite dated, maybe could've brought back.

looki Fri 26-Jul-13 10:49:23

I've never thought of Imogen as a 'posh' name at all. I don't know anyone with this name nor heard of anyone irl with this name except unfortunately Imogen Thomas. I have always thought it wasn't popular but that may be due to having a harsh sound with the 'uh' in the middle.

It's great to hear other people's opinions as it gives a different and sometimes eye opening perspective .

ch1134 Fri 26-Jul-13 10:52:08

Imogen is a posh name - but she's well brought up, polite, outgoing...
Tamsin is trouble!

TheRealFellatio Fri 26-Jul-13 10:54:56

Classic/standard names for middle and upper middle class girls who are well spoken and probably privately educated.

looki Fri 26-Jul-13 10:55:04

Why is Tamsin trouble? Again I don't know anyone with this name so I don't have any name association? Thanks

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