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Spamfaced Thu 10-Dec-15 16:56:11

I read this in Sarah Dessen's book and it's the baby's name. I love it!

It's also in Midsummers Night's Dream.

Is it too out there or could it be a grower?

Lizziedripping1 Thu 10-Dec-15 16:58:51

Love it

AuntieStella Thu 10-Dec-15 17:00:47

I kind of like it (would fit a family of Shakespearian names best, I think).

Possibly a lifetime of Bottom jokes ahead, though.

Spamfaced Thu 10-Dec-15 17:02:12

Literary jokes are acceptable though surely

BugritAndTidyup Thu 10-Dec-15 17:03:19

Mmm, I'm not sure... I can't help but read it with a piratical accent, I'm afraid.

Spamfaced Thu 10-Dec-15 17:03:28

There are some Thisbes when I checked on FB so not too out there. Is it too tragic though?

ShootTheMoon Thu 10-Dec-15 17:12:13

It's not awful but it sounds a bit lispy to me. It's also from Ovid - Pyramus & Thisbe - and is tragic as you say.

Am amused at bugrot's piratical comment too and can't stop hearing it that way now!

TempsPerdu Thu 10-Dec-15 17:16:23

I knew a vair posh one at university - everyone (including tutors) assumed she was called Frisbee. Don't hate it, but suspect the owner would be in for a lifetime of puzzled looks!

Spamfaced Thu 10-Dec-15 18:30:47

Temps did she like her name?

GloriaHotcakes Thu 10-Dec-15 18:32:25

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celtictoast Thu 10-Dec-15 19:29:56

Sorry but I don't really like it.

peacefuleasyfeeling Thu 10-Dec-15 20:00:30

It was on my list for DD2 and I love it. In the end it lost out to a name which wouldn't suffer so being spoken in DP's estuary twang (which includes pronouncing soft "th" sounds as "f"; Ethel lost out for the same reason). Some might say she had a lucky escape grin

RiverTam Thu 10-Dec-15 20:05:12

I quite like it. It does come across as being very very posh, though, kind of posh eccentric. No-one would bat an eyelid at DD's school which is fairly liberal-lefty arty-farty middle-class grin.

YakTriangle Thu 10-Dec-15 20:18:45

I think it's awful, sorry. Unless you are incredibly posh and the child will never have to mix with anyone who isn't incredibly posh or ever be in any situation where people might mock her.

ChippyOikInTinsel Thu 10-Dec-15 20:22:30


timelytess Thu 10-Dec-15 20:24:01

Frisbee kills it.

Moomazoo Thu 10-Dec-15 22:42:53

Thisbe a terrible name!!!!

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Thu 10-Dec-15 22:56:31

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TempsPerdu Fri 11-Dec-15 09:55:02

Spam She saw the funny side, and was so posh it didn't really matter what anyone else thought - her social circle included lots of Mungos and Electras, so Thisbe was fairly standard! Outside of that posh arty circle though I'd say it's a no-no.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Fri 11-Dec-15 09:57:13

Possibly a lifetime of Bottom jokes ahead, though.

Literary jokes are acceptable though surely


I'm not sure the cultured nature of the Bottom jokes will be any solace to a 13 year old hearing it for the 2000th time, TBH.

Plus the frisbee thing hmm

ConesOfDunshire Fri 11-Dec-15 13:49:07

Great, as long as you don't live in London. Thisbe is pretty and quirky. Fizz-bee, not so much.

RiverTam Fri 11-Dec-15 13:54:51

I live in London confused. I can pronounce Thisbe. Should people in London not call their DC Theo, or Catherine or any other name with a 'th' in it?

mydogeatsnutstoo Fri 11-Dec-15 13:59:35

I think it is the name of one of cinderella's ugly sisters in some recent renditions - Thisbe and Drizella in the book we have. This would put me off, along with other things mentioned.

I did not read as This be but now it has been pointed out I can only see it like this! Bit like Ianthe which I used to like but after a thread on it can only see as Ian the .

SoWhite Fri 11-Dec-15 19:12:46

Lispy frisbee, yep.

maybebabybee Fri 11-Dec-15 19:15:02

This is a joke right? That is an awful name confused

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