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Which do you prefer? Tatum (Tate) Natalya (Tully) Alessia (essie)

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TheBleedinObvious Tue 20-Aug-13 10:08:17

Opinions and other alternative suggestions appreciated.

Dh wants something substantial on the birth cert so the full names are my compromises.

We will however be using the nicknames primarily from birth.

Surname is 2 syllables 'flowery' type so I didn't want anything too feminine.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Tue 20-Aug-13 19:24:57

Natalia would be tally not tully. Tatum is heinous. Allessia NN essie is the only one where both names are nice and the nickname actually flows.

jumpingpillows Tue 20-Aug-13 19:27:49


DizzyCow63 Tue 20-Aug-13 19:28:43

My DSD is Natalya, but gets Nats from her friends, Tally from her Mum and Talya from the younger members of the family who can't pronounce her name!

Thurlow Tue 20-Aug-13 20:01:10

You can choose nicknames and build from there, plenty of people do that, but I think it tends to only work with reasonable derivatives. So you can want a Beth and then decide whether you want Bethan, Bethany or Elizabeth. Or you can want an Ellie and choose between Eleanor, Elinor or Eleanora.

The nn's you like, while nice, feel forced out of the longer names, if that makes sense?

(Also, as a lisper, I think Essie might be the hardest to pronounce name I've ever heard! grin)

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Aug-13 21:51:20

I love Esther. It's much nicer than the others.

PistachioTruffle Tue 20-Aug-13 21:54:37

I really, really dislike Tatum, sorry.

I think Natalya is pretty, but if you're set on the nn Tully I think it may be misheard/mispronounced as Tally (which I personally like, but you may not).

Alessia is pretty, as is Essie.

TheBleedinObvious Thu 22-Aug-13 00:34:04

Thanks for your opinions.

You haven't put me off grin

I am happy with the long names now and I love them with Margaret as a middle name.

Tbh if the nicknames don't stick I'm am fine with that.

I think natalya, alessia and Tatum are all very nice names and I would be proud to name my daughter any of them.

Which is good as we have had such a headache coming to a short list that we agree on smile

sleepywombat Thu 22-Aug-13 02:02:25

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georgettemagritte Thu 22-Aug-13 02:27:07

I prefer Alessia of the three.

Oriunda Thu 22-Aug-13 06:32:56

I like Alessia not so keen on Essie though as nn (and does not seem a natural nn). I suspect she may get called Alex which is not a bad nn. In Italy Alessia would get shortened to Ale (allay).

Natalya ok but again I think Nat would end up being a more likely nn. Prefer Natalia as a spelling though.

Agree you can't choose a name based on what you think will be her nickname. My nn at school was 'carrot' (no I don't have red hair!) so there is no way of knowing what she will end up calling herself/being called.

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