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Tatiana and Isabetta?

(18 Posts)
Prescottdanni123 Tue 11-Apr-17 10:32:58

I'm English, but I love foreign names for children. If I have a girl, I want to call her either Tatiana or Isabetta. What do you all think of these names for English children?

goldenrachita Tue 11-Apr-17 11:01:53

I wouldn't consider Tatiana 'foreign'. I'd see it as either a little posh/upper class or Shakespearean. I like the name.

Isabetta is not a name everyone will love. Personally I think it's feminine and attractive. It's a nice (and much more original) twist on Isabella, and it has some cute potential nicknames (Betty, Isa).

FilledSoda Tue 11-Apr-17 11:06:39

Are these names foreign?
Isabetta is from Elizabeth surely.
Tatiana is Roman in origin I expect, a beautiful name but one that is used in England.
Lovely names.

Willow2017 Tue 11-Apr-17 11:06:48

I like Isabetta more but your choice of course. Uncommon but not 'out there'.

(but tbh I would prefer Elisabeta I have liked the name since I watched FFC's 'Dracula' I always hear it in Gary Oldmans 'accent' smile )

Rockaby Tue 11-Apr-17 11:26:11

I like them both! Tatiana probably works best in English though as I think Isabetta might get misheard / misspelt as Isabella all the time, which could be irritating.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 11-Apr-17 11:28:57

Love Tatiana.

Like Isabetta.

silkpyjamasallday Tue 11-Apr-17 11:31:02

I like them in combination as a first and middle name. But I have a real thing for girls names ending in an a.

Isabetta Tatiana Jones for example I think sounds gorgeous. Better than Ellie-Mae wink also as PP said Isabetta has the potential for lots of nice nicknames

Jooni Tue 11-Apr-17 11:31:33

I really like both and I think both are totally fine for an English girl. I personally love Tatiana, Tati for short smile

Mrsknackered Tue 11-Apr-17 12:15:43

Please not Tatiana, it is a slang word for Jezebel!
If she is going anywhere near a south London secondary school, please don't! I don't know if it's still a thing but it certainly was less than 10 years ago.
I quite like Isabetta.
How about-

reuset Tue 11-Apr-17 12:15:57

Tatiana is ok, though 'tatti' shortening not so much, obviously.

I don't like Isabetta, it looks clumsy. I prefer Elisabetta by far. I most prefer Elizabeth, however.

Mrsknackered Tue 11-Apr-17 12:16:29

Was supposed to be *Katerina

Sophronia Tue 11-Apr-17 13:41:26

I like Tatiana best.

greeeen Tue 11-Apr-17 14:36:55

I like Tatiana with a nn of ana, pronounced ah-na.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 11-Apr-17 15:00:07

Isabetta (Betsy).

ChippieFishieHorshie Tue 11-Apr-17 15:27:55

Tatiana is... I don't like it.
Isabetta is really lovely. Although I personally do prefer Elisabetta or Isadora... But it's really nice. Vittoria, Alessandra, Clarissa, Carlotta, Andreana, Aquilina, Antonella, Leandra, Giuilia, Liliana, Marigona, Leontina?

Pemba Wed 12-Apr-17 18:40:40

Interesting. I like them both, but never heard of Isabetta. Where does it come from, and is it that country's version of Elizabeth or Isabella?

The only thing against Tatiana is it sounding like 'tatty' (= dilapidated or poor quality object), but maybe that's a word that isn't used much now? Anyway, most names sound like something else. As a name it's beautiful, makes you think of a Russian princess.

Prescottdanni123 Wed 12-Apr-17 20:50:08

Isabetta comes from Italy I think. I was thinking Tia as a nickname for Tatiana

HoratioNightboy Wed 12-Apr-17 22:15:09

I'm not keen on Tatiana but love Isabetta! Very similar to the Scots name Eisabeth (pr. Eezabet or Eezabeth), which was hugely popular in the 17th/18th centuries. I'm desperate for someone to revive it!

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