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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?

ImperialBlether Sat 19-Oct-13 17:55:20

You have to remember that if a name is unusual it means nobody else thought it was a great name.

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 17:50:10

Ugh, Tempy is worse than Temp.

Awful name in every way.

lljkk Sat 19-Oct-13 14:48:45

(pronounced Tem-pee) like the Arizona town

lljkk Sat 19-Oct-13 14:48:12

Tempe is the nn, it's not so uncommon state-side. Alright to my ears.

But implies OP has an agenda about temperance, iyswim, alcohol to be specific.

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 13:17:18

Or Temp?

JoinYourPlayfellows Sat 19-Oct-13 13:17:07

nn Temper?

IHaveA Sat 19-Oct-13 13:16:29

What is your surname like?

IHaveA Sat 19-Oct-13 13:15:36

Temperance is a pretty name. I agree that it sounds very 'Deep South' African-American. I used to live in the USA and knew some lovely ladies with amazing names including a Hy*cinth Bonap*rte grin
I put the *'s in to make it ungoogle'able
Tem would be ok as a nickname.
If I were to choose Temperance I would steer clear of Grace as a middle name as it sounds a bit too religious and pretentious in combination with Temperance. Something short and plain would be nice. Something like Temperance Anne

I definitely like Temperance though

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 19-Oct-13 13:14:52

I also read a great book while pg with DC 1 where the main character was called Deliverance Dane.

Loved that too.

All my Dcs are called pretty dull names, it has to be said.

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 19-Oct-13 13:12:54

Love! Love!.

I was putting forward Temperance for one of our Dcs, but DH pointed out quite rightly that given our predilections, people would PThemselvesL

louiseanna12 Sat 19-Oct-13 12:48:04

Tamara Grace?
I find everyone I know with a double names doesn't like it though, come up with something more different you might fight it suits.. Like Lola or something

saladcreamwitheverything Sat 19-Oct-13 00:23:40


saladcreamwitheverything Sat 19-Oct-13 00:22:44

Nay. But I have a James which is common as muck so what do I know

emblosion Sat 19-Oct-13 00:17:35

Like Grace a lot.

Not Temperance though - it just sounds a bit clunky and sort of no-fun, religious vibe.

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 17-Oct-13 16:54:39

I really like it

wetaugust Wed 16-Oct-13 23:24:58

Nooooo and those who say they like it are just sadists

starrystarryknut Wed 16-Oct-13 20:58:29

ah curlew, a like mind smile I have a whole dialogue running in my head with this:
"Cadence! Your behaviour has been very ii-V this morning, I don't like it when you V-vi me. I expect you to be V-I, with a feminine ending. And your grandma says IV-I to that."
Sorry to any non-musicians, but seriously... Cadence?? Just LOL.

StrictlySazz Wed 16-Oct-13 19:45:41

Taryn, Natasha, Talia?

Bakingtins Wed 16-Oct-13 19:42:24


Grace is fine.

Constance, Faith, Hope, Verity, Felicity? All ok but not two virtue names together, definite overkill.

littlecloud Wed 16-Oct-13 19:42:10

I don't like virtue names. So it's a nay from me sorry

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 16-Oct-13 19:35:58

Poor child - honestly it would be dreadful.

Shallishanti Wed 16-Oct-13 19:34:16

Prudence Grace

sarahquilt Wed 16-Oct-13 19:26:39

Calling her temperance might be tempting fate. She might rebel and become a raging alco.

NewBlueShoesToo Wed 16-Oct-13 15:04:57

Tiny Temper hmmmm?

PoppyAmex Wed 16-Oct-13 14:41:53

"Why would that be a bad thing to be?"


I didn't say it was a bad thing, I said it was the image it evoked for me.

I'm Latino and get why people say that Carmen sounds like a Spanish/South American person. Or that Lola is naff unless you're of Latin descent. <shrugs>

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