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taccure Mon 16-Jun-14 22:08:09

I heard this recently. Does anyone know if it's for a boy or girl, or unisex, and where it comes from, as I've never heard of it before. Quick internet search isn't throwing up much.
Also do you like it as a name? I'm not sure I do personally, though it would make a better name for a boy.

Northey Mon 16-Jun-14 22:09:05

Isn't it the name of Ian Rankin's wife/muse?

taccure Mon 16-Jun-14 22:09:55

I don't know. I haven't read the Ian Rankin books.


scarletforya Mon 16-Jun-14 22:12:33

How is it pronounced?

Is it 'Tooly' or 'Tyoolie' to rhyme with Julie....?

taccure Mon 16-Jun-14 22:14:55

Yes Tooli, just 'tool' as in a woodworking tool, with an 'i' sound at the end.

Northey - I've just searched for 'Ian rankin tuli' and it came up with a link to this thread at the top of search results grin

MarmiteChocolate Mon 16-Jun-14 23:32:15

it's a nn for tulisa.

TheHorseHasBolted Mon 16-Jun-14 23:37:52

Did you hear it or see it written down? I know there is a Finnish name Tuuli, which I assume would be pronounced the same. That version is definitely for a girl.

manicinsomniac Mon 16-Jun-14 23:42:32

I knew one at university, although I don't know if it was spelt like that or not. She was a girl and, I think, Norwegian.

taccure Tue 17-Jun-14 01:14:21

Heard and saw it written down. But don't know if it was a boy or girl. It was at an 'event' (sorry to be cryptic)

It was spelt Tuli most definitely.

So, it might be Finnish, Norwegian or a nn for Tulisa.

Blueuggboots Tue 17-Jun-14 02:29:30

I know a Tuli Mae. She's lovely and so are her parents.

burgatroyd Tue 17-Jun-14 08:13:45

Tully is one of the protagonists in firefly lane, published recently. They were handing out free samplers in London Liverpool street. Her full name is Tallulah which she hates and only goes by Tully. I prefer Tuli prn two Lee. Really like it in fact.

nutellacake Tue 17-Jun-14 08:19:55

Tuuli is definitely a Finnish name. Not to be confused with tulli which is the Finnish word for border customs smile

Haggisfish Tue 17-Jun-14 08:21:44

Although there is a baby dragon programme called tuli on baby TV!

devoncreamtea Tue 17-Jun-14 08:33:38

Tuli is sweet, but how about Tula? I heard that t'other day and thought it was pretty.

Innermagic Tue 17-Jun-14 08:40:27

Yes haggis I was going to say the sweet little dragon thingy on baby tv, nice name actually.

HouseLikeAZoo Tue 17-Jun-14 08:57:59

Tuli is Finnish for fire. Not heard it used as a name in Finland.

Tuuli is Finnish for wind/breeze and is a lovely girl's name.

The pronunciation is very distinct, it's a short "u" in tuli as opposed to a long "ooo" sound in Tuuli.

idontlikealdi Tue 17-Jun-14 10:24:04

Tuli is the purple slug / snail from baby TV.

taccure Tue 17-Jun-14 10:46:25


It's growing on actually

Iswallowedawatermelon Tue 17-Jun-14 10:50:50

I like it and it is not too unusual or hard to remember or pronounce.

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