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genuineoriginalusername Fri 05-Aug-16 19:53:51

What do people think of this name?

Do people generally know how it is pronounced? we live in France so want a french name but may move back to England someday.

Obsidian77 Fri 05-Aug-16 20:00:40

Met a cool French kid called Thibault years ago so I've always liked the name but it would be a lot of work for the kid in a non-Francophone country. Do you have any shortened versions you'd be happy to use?

LynetteScavo Fri 05-Aug-16 20:01:17

I know how to pronounce it, but only because I knew someone called Tiabault. I must admit I was surprised to find out how he spelled his name.

I do like it!

EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Fri 05-Aug-16 20:01:54

I'd make a rough guess at Tibbo for the pronunciation?

Madbengalmum Fri 05-Aug-16 20:03:37

I know this name as a brand of wallpaper!

ovosmexidos Fri 05-Aug-16 20:10:10

I'd say Tibbo now that you told me it's French.

Before that I would've said Ti-bolt. Like nuts and bolts.

catsofa Fri 05-Aug-16 20:10:24

I don't speak French and had never heard this name before. TBH I don't think it works in English, it'll be constantly produced thi-bolt which i assume isn't the correct pronunciation and doesn't sound good, IMHO.

JenLindley Fri 05-Aug-16 20:11:55

I've never seen the name but my first thought was to say Tibbult like in Romeo and Juliet.

TheRealAdaLovelace Fri 05-Aug-16 20:12:04

it's a nice name but unless you are moving back to London, it wouldn't really work.
How about Theo (dore)?

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 05-Aug-16 20:12:15

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DerelictMyBalls Fri 05-Aug-16 20:14:38

Is it pronounced like T-bone without the 'n'?

I like it.

TronaldDump Fri 05-Aug-16 20:18:13

It's an awesome name. But I speak French. If you think he might live in the UK then he'll have a lifetime of trouble getting people to pronounce it!

AaronBleurgh Fri 05-Aug-16 20:22:52

It's my dog's name! DH wouldn't let me use it for our sons, seeing as we're not actually French. It's lovely.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 05-Aug-16 20:24:46


Not great tbh

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 05-Aug-16 20:26:52

Imagine spelling that all the time.

JeanGenie23 Fri 05-Aug-16 20:28:00

I like it, and know how to pronounce it because of the goalkeeper blush

sonlypuppyfat Fri 05-Aug-16 20:28:17

Never heard of it

onlywhenyouleave Fri 05-Aug-16 20:31:18

jean I am with you - only know the name and how to pronounce it due to being a huge Chelsea fan wink

YesYABU Fri 05-Aug-16 20:33:27

French cyclist (Thibault Pinot), he's pretty good too!

genuineoriginalusername Fri 05-Aug-16 21:25:57

thanks for the responses.

It can also be spelt Tibaut or Tibaud which would be a bit easier for english but then is not the normal french spelling ! or the Shakespearean spelling is Tybalt.

Sophronia Fri 05-Aug-16 23:33:32

I like Tybalt

DramaAlpaca Fri 05-Aug-16 23:36:18

I also know how to pronounce it thanks to the cyclist Thibault Pinot. It's a nice name & I'm sure people in the UK will get used to it.

Genvonklinkerhoffen Fri 05-Aug-16 23:38:18

I went to uni with a cool french guy called Thibault. He was gigantically tall and massively laid back. We used to just shrug (in a french way) and say "Thibault time" when anyone asked what time to meet. Good times, good times.

LoucheLady Sun 07-Aug-16 20:47:00

Fwiw it would be quite an unfashionable name for a baby in France.

MrsGsnow18 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:48:24

Is it pronounced like in Romeo and Juliet?
If so I like it. He would I'm sure at some point have to spell it out but let's face it there are scenarios when a lot people have to spell out either their first or surnames( I have to a lot) and it's not really a big deal in my opinion.

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