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Is this TOO weird/out there?

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RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:29

Temperance Grace.

Yay or nay?

Floggingmolly Sun 13-Oct-13 20:18:14

It's bloody awful. If you even suspect the name you're about to lumber your child with for the rest of their life is "weird"; why would that not put it out of the running immediately? confused

quoteunquote Sun 13-Oct-13 20:18:55

Love it, fab name.

r3d3 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:19:08

Tampax for short.

RunRabbit Sun 13-Oct-13 20:24:32

Cadence is very American to me, like Madison.

Elizabeth Grace maybe or Catherine Grace - Too common/popular.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sun 13-Oct-13 20:28:51

Temperance is very religious. Are you? Because if not, it's a bit weird. And a weird virtue to name your child after IMO.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 13-Oct-13 20:36:03

It's a bit Ned Flanders

looki Sun 13-Oct-13 20:43:28

Its truly awful.

LizzieVereker Sun 13-Oct-13 20:45:43

I love it, makes me think of Spencer's Faerie Queen.

QOD Sun 13-Oct-13 20:53:44

I like it and I read Tempe as tem pay and I like that too!

BlueChampagne Mon 14-Oct-13 15:23:22

Not keen on Temperance (or Chastity). Liberty came to mind, shortly followed by the phrase 'taking liberties' so that's out too.

How about Tamsin or Tamara, or even Thomasina?

MrsBungle Mon 14-Oct-13 15:25:13

I quite like it although it sounds very religious.

youretoastmildred Mon 14-Oct-13 15:25:48

aren't two virtues overkill, and perhaps contradictory? True grace can be very intemperate.

youretoastmildred Mon 14-Oct-13 15:26:52

Also, it is very dodgy that meek virtues are always given to girls as names. You would expect her brother to be called Bullet Ram or something. or Manley Tank or something like that

PoppyAmex Mon 14-Oct-13 15:27:57

Temperance sounds like an African American middle-aged woman from the deep South in the US, who spends most of her time in a Baptist Church singing in the choir.

LowLevelWhinging Mon 14-Oct-13 15:30:29

<adds Manly Tank to possible baby name list>

CruCru Mon 14-Oct-13 17:04:03

I love it. Do you like Patience?

curlew Mon 14-Oct-13 17:05:17

Clemency Grace

curlew Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:10

Starrystarryknut- I know a Cadenza!

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:19

Noooo...sorry. I like Patience and Constance is Ok too. But Temperance has got 'temper' in it which to me has the immediate association with a bad one. Also reminds me of the AA thing...


PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 17:08:56

Ooh Thomasina you're talking smile

squoosh Mon 14-Oct-13 17:21:47

Temperance is awful, I don't really like virtue names but this is worse than most. The kind of name I'd expect Carrie's mother to have.

reelingintheyears Mon 14-Oct-13 17:22:48


RunRabbit Mon 14-Oct-13 17:50:55

Seems like it's either loved or really hated grin

LillyNotOfTheValley Tue 15-Oct-13 05:49:59

Really bible belt to my ears. Constance is much easier to live with.

How about Honoria Grace?

RaRa1988 Tue 15-Oct-13 12:26:26

Don't like it, sorry. Temperance is long and awkward and doesn't sound nice - and is there any way of shortening it?

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