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Tabitha & Jemima

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ZeroTolerance Wed 28-Aug-13 20:35:55

I have always liked both these names. What do they say to you?

LickleLemon Thu 29-Aug-13 22:21:53

Tabitha - 7 Jemimas in my DDs school of only 200 children.

Writerwannabe83 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:22:10

I love both of those - Tabitha more so but they are both really nice.

I think I'm going to suggest Tabitha to my hubby smile

thamesk8 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:44:10

Love both of these.

Licklelemon - where are you??

LauraChant Thu 29-Aug-13 22:46:07

I know two sisters with those names.

magicstars Thu 29-Aug-13 22:51:34

Love both.

ZeroTolerance Fri 30-Aug-13 20:00:20

My main concern with Jemima is we do have family in the US and I gave heard it has racial connotations there plus something about syrup but I'm not sure we should obsess over that.

I mean, I liked Pippa till MN informed me it means all sorts of inappropriate things in other language!

littlemog Fri 30-Aug-13 20:04:59

Had a friend called Tab. Lovely name. Jemima reminds me of the fat ugly Playschool doll!

littlemog Fri 30-Aug-13 20:06:57

Hang on, maybe that was Hamble! Was Jemima the cool one in stripey tights...?!

Mrsindecision Fri 30-Aug-13 22:10:37

I really like both names, however the North American racial thing would be enough to put me off using Jemima (particularly with family in the US) so personally I would go with Tabitha.

selsigfach Fri 30-Aug-13 22:26:23

Could someone explain the racial issue please?

DalmationDots Fri 30-Aug-13 23:02:54

All a bit twee, beatrix potter ish for me.
Don't like tabitha at all, tabby is a horrible nn and it all just reminds me of a cat.
Jemima is ok but ruined for me by every Jemima I've met being a bit bossy, know-it-all types!

Jakeyblueblue Sun 01-Sep-13 18:27:03

I love them both and suggested them to dh before we knew ds was a boy but he vetoed them.
He said that Jemima was a ducks name and tabitha was a cats name. grin

shockers Sun 01-Sep-13 18:31:59

I love them both. Jemima is DD's middle name and would have been her first name, had she not arrived ready supplied with one of her own!

serin Sun 01-Sep-13 18:38:29

I like them both and they were both 'possibles' for DD.

ringaringarosy Tue 08-Oct-13 10:55:41

I havea Tabitha and am due another girl in december,i am thinking of calling her Jemima!I quite like the beatrix potter connection i think its cute!

ringaringarosy Tue 08-Oct-13 10:56:23

And i dont mind about the Tabitha-cat thing either,i like cats,ive got 4!

DitsyDonkey Tue 08-Oct-13 11:51:57

Love both and both are on my list!

GatoradeMeBitch Tue 08-Oct-13 14:05:42

They are 'Cath Kidston' pretend vintage bunting type names. I know three under-five Tabithas, and one Jemima.

They're not quite as ubiquitous as Lily and Amelia though.

ringaringarosy Fri 11-Oct-13 19:22:01

im pretty sure tabitha and jemima were around before cath kidston.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 12-Oct-13 20:47:34

Of course they were... So were Maud and Vera, but they don't fit in with the cutesy-wutesy retro fad.

ringaringarosy Sun 13-Oct-13 08:09:10

i dnt think tabitha and jemima are that cutesy,not as much as daisy,lily,poppy,rosie etc.their also quite classic,Jemimas in the bible!

ringaringarosy Sun 13-Oct-13 08:09:20

in fact so is tabitha!

TallulahBetty Sun 13-Oct-13 17:47:36

Tabitha is awful and a cat's name. Jemima lovely.

Emmabombemma Sun 13-Oct-13 18:15:09

Tabitha is a biblical name, not a cats name.

TallulahBetty Sun 13-Oct-13 19:05:38

I know 3 cats called Tabitha. <Gavel> grin

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