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(22 Posts)
FreddysBrother Tue 25-Apr-17 22:50:46

We have a Fred.

What do you think about Tim?

Tommy Tue 25-Apr-17 22:53:07

I have a Timothy - who is Timmy and may well become Tim one day. It's not very common - which we liked smile

ScarletSienna Tue 25-Apr-17 22:54:35

Harry Enfield has made it a no for me although I do like it and really like Timothy.

Judyscakeaddiction Tue 25-Apr-17 22:55:30

I quite like Timothy myself and considered it, but I'm not so keen on Tim. I like the sound and how straightforward it is, easy to spell, say etc. But I think of Tiny Tim or Tim-nice-but-dim. Most people would probably not though.
I do know a very nice Tim and a lovely Timothy too.

carabos Tue 25-Apr-17 22:56:18

Married to Tim, mum of Fred <outs self grin>. Know loads of Tims in our generation, don't know any little ones.

PurpleTraitor Tue 25-Apr-17 22:57:36

Nice but dim.

Come on Tim shouted annoyingly from henman hill.

Kind of wet. Sorry.

PurpleTraitor Tue 25-Apr-17 22:58:09

Oh and South Park vetoes Timmy.

troodiedoo Tue 25-Apr-17 22:58:14

Love it! And Fred. Good solid names.

PovertyJetset Tue 25-Apr-17 22:59:07

I also think of Tim as a small, thin reedy name. It has no base or substance,

However it is a perfectly nice name and very serviceable.

Sallygoroundthemoon Tue 25-Apr-17 22:59:41

Very 1970s. There are lots of middle aged Tims around. Tim is actually OK though Timmy is ghastly.

Sallygoroundthemoon Tue 25-Apr-17 23:00:56

I'd forgotten Southpark smile.

ilovepixie Tue 25-Apr-17 23:31:09

Timmy reminds me of the dog in the famous five!

Teabagtits Tue 25-Apr-17 23:39:05

Timmeh from South Park or Tim nice but dim are who spring to mind... or even Timothy the mummy's boy played by Ronnie Corbett ...

bumpertobumper Tue 25-Apr-17 23:43:20

Tim Dowling, Guardian columnist, wrote about being called Tim...
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/01/a-brief-history-of-tim-dowlling?CMP=ShareiOSAppp_Other

BackforGood Tue 25-Apr-17 23:44:00

Another who inwardly says "nice but dim" whenever I meet a Tim blush Sorry! although at least I only do it in my head

Sophronia Wed 26-Apr-17 00:26:57

I think it's ok short for Timothy.

Aquamarine1029 Wed 26-Apr-17 02:15:02

It's a weak name. Don't like it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 26-Apr-17 08:08:11

Not for me either.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 26-Apr-17 08:10:13

I know an adult Tim who has a baby Tim it's a nice name

goldenrachita Wed 26-Apr-17 09:53:45

I love the name Timothy (and Tim). I think it's like a Sam or Ben kind of name but not as common. I also think it has a certain 50s feel which I like- a bit Enid Blyton. I think a baby Tim will make the name his own.

Garnethair Wed 26-Apr-17 09:55:02

I know two adult Tims. Excellent blokes both of them.

maitaimojito Wed 26-Apr-17 09:58:10

I know of two adult Tims and 'nice but dim' really does suit them unfortunately!

I don't have a strong aversion to the name but not something I'd choose.

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