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Tate or Tully?

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TheBleedinObvious Mon 19-Aug-13 03:52:51

Opinions? For a girl. They go very nicely with our surname which is feminine so sets off the masculinity.

Also any names similar. I also like Kate but it is too popular (and dated imo).

singersgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 11:41:30

Although this might be a rather esoteric point, Tully is an old-fashioned way of referring to the Roman orator and writer Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) so is used a lot as a man's name in Shakespeare etc. Even if it wasn't, I still don't think it's very attractive - makes me think of tummy and belly rolled into one, Teletubbies, tubby, telly, bully, sully (as in 'to make dirty' or 'spoil')

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 19-Aug-13 11:45:51

Warning - if you call your dd Cate she will spend her entire life ruining forms where other people have filled in "Kate"

speaks from experience

I prefer Tate to Tully - the latter sounds more like a nickname to me.

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 19-Aug-13 11:46:41

How about Jude?

JacqueslePeacock Mon 19-Aug-13 11:49:20

Don't like either, sorry. What about Tatia? Sort of like a feminine version of Tate...

WandaDoff Mon 19-Aug-13 11:51:07

My first thought was Sue Tully.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 19-Aug-13 11:51:36

I like tully

There was a series on TV years ago with a cool girl called tully. Think john Alderton was in it.

TenToWine Mon 19-Aug-13 11:52:37

What about Tally (short for Talia).

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 19-Aug-13 11:53:55

I went to uni with a girl called Tana (pr Tah nah) which I thought was rather cool.

2beornot Mon 19-Aug-13 11:53:57

I like Tate. I know a little girl called Tate and it works.

Don't like Tully at all.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 19-Aug-13 11:58:20

It was Hilly not Tully in the TV series, forever green. I still like tully.

UriGeller Mon 19-Aug-13 11:58:53

You could have Tatum and call her Tate for short. Although I think Tatum is rather weird (not in a good way), at least it has provenance as a girls name.

Tully makes me think of Slinky Malinky who stole a pencil or something from "Oliver Tulliver's den".

TheBleedinObvious Mon 19-Aug-13 12:06:34

grin balloonslayer

I honestly thought a few people would like them. I can picture them on a little baby, toddler, child, adult through to elderly and they work so well for all age groups confused. And they go so well with our surname too, more feminine names sound too much.

And I posted this to convince my dh, as I'm not a big fan of his choices.

I guess I have to hope we have a boy then (and fortunatley we have already decided on a few boys names to choose from).

JuliaScurr Mon 19-Aug-13 12:08:37'Neal

that's a name

TallulahBetty Mon 19-Aug-13 12:09:23

Tully is a purple snail on Baby TV.

Tallulah? wink

carben Mon 19-Aug-13 15:24:07

I can't think of a frilly, girly surname. I'm intrigued. Not sure why people are anti Tully - I like it. Short for Na- talie pronounced Na-tully.

Coconutty Mon 19-Aug-13 15:51:00

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BlueStarsAtNight Mon 19-Aug-13 21:31:20

I like Tatum or Tatiana shortened to Tate, but not Tate as a whole name (unless it's a boy). Tully is definitely a nn not a real name, though can't think of anything I like that it could be short for.

miffybun73 Mon 19-Aug-13 21:33:22


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Rhubarbgarden Mon 19-Aug-13 21:50:24

Arf at Balloonslayer - my thoughts exactly!

TheBleedinObvious Tue 20-Aug-13 02:20:58

I am considering Tullis or possibly Natalya (which I am not too keen on but dh probably would like it) for Tully. Thoughts

TheBleedinObvious Tue 20-Aug-13 02:22:46

Also our surname is along the 'flowery' line

nooka Tue 20-Aug-13 06:46:45

Both Tullis and Tully sound like surnames, and are certainly not immediately identifiable as names for girls/women. If your flowery surname does sound like a girls name then your daughter may well have surname/forename mix ups all her life. Which could be a nuisance.

Tate is a nice name for a boy. Tatum seems ugly to me for either a boy or girl (as do Tully/Tullis to be honest).

Natalya will lend itself to Tally, Nat, Nattie, Talya but I don't think Tully. I guess you could try Petulia!

jaykay987 Tue 20-Aug-13 06:58:32

I love Tate for a girl. It's on my secret short list (waiting until we're pregnant before I let DH veto all the names I love!)

JourneyThroughLife Tue 20-Aug-13 07:00:26

Well, I like Tully, it's a really nice name, I'd consider using it myself. Wouldn't be keen on Tate though, but only because it sounds too much like an art gallery to me....

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