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Chloebonbon1 Thu 12-May-16 21:16:09

Taylor Jean, what do you think? She would be called Taylor Jean as a full name exclusively. Our other two children are Greer Charlotte and Tomlin Michael.

ems942 Thu 12-May-16 21:43:24

i know a TJ which is pronounced Teej. or sometimes called TJ-BJ blush

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 13-May-16 00:18:10

As long as your surname isn't Hughes. grin

manicinsomniac Fri 13-May-16 13:42:20

I knew a little boy called KJ once. I wasn't convinced at first but it kind of suited him. I'm not sure what his full name was.

I like Taylor Jean. I think I'd call her Taylor for everyday though, which I think is so much nicer than TJ.

Do you say Greer as in Germaine Greer? I've literally never heard that as a first name before. Or Tomlin for that fact. And I thought I knew the majority of (Western culture) names. I'm impressed with your uniqueness!

MyNewBearTotoro Fri 13-May-16 13:54:41

When you say she would be called Taylor Jean as a full name exclusively do you mean you would or wouldn't be calling her TJ?

Personally I don't like initial nicknames so wouldn't go for the nickname TJ but obviously it is personal preference.

Taylor Jean is nice but I would say that in my experience children who have two first names often have the second name dropped by others. Sometimes this leads to the child dropping the second name altogether (so your DD may end up only wanting to be called Taylor day-to-day) or it leads to them getting frustrated at others for not remembering the second half.

ABitAsleep Fri 13-May-16 14:27:29

It's fine, but I think it would become a 'parent nickname'. when she gets to school all her friends and teachers will probably just call her Taylor

For example i knew a Sally-Ann at school, who's parents always called her Sally-Ann, but she was only ever called Sally at school.

I also knew a Jessica, who's family has always refered to her as Jay, but at school she was always Jess.

In my opinion 'parent nicknames' don't tend to stick unless they are the most obvious shortening.

YorskshireRolf Fri 13-May-16 14:46:13

Manic the name Greer is unusual I think but there used to be an actress called Greer Garson (possibly a stage name. Not sure) and I had a friend called Greer in school about fifteen years ago so not unique smile. I can't imagine there are that many of them though.

OP I think Tj is fine. Not something I'd do myself but each to their own. This thread has interested me though because when I saw the title I presumed you were talking about a boy baby. I don't know why but I do associate initials with boys. Tj AJ etc. No reason why they can't be used for girls though.

JonSnowsBeardClippings Fri 13-May-16 15:01:02

Taylor is ok, Taylor Jean I agree will be dropped to Taylor when she gets older but if you are asking about the nickname TJ I really hate initial nicknames

Strokethefurrywall Fri 13-May-16 15:02:33

I know of a 5 year old Greer as well - I like it.

I prefer Taylor over TJ.

Chloebonbon1 Fri 13-May-16 19:37:30

We are just referring to the baby as TJ at the moment. She will not be known as TJ when she is older. Well, Greer does come from Greer Garston and Tomlin is DH'so Grandad's name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 14-May-16 16:05:23

Taylor Jean is fine. No issues with TJ initials.

nectarini1983 Sat 14-May-16 16:55:08

Taylor Jean sounds right together. Much prefer given names to be used than nns...especially initials- a personal pet hate!

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