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what is Tess short for?

(24 Posts)
dinny Sat 13-Sep-08 21:53:42


themildmanneredstalker Sat 13-Sep-08 21:54:19

or teresa
or contessa!!

Uranus Sat 13-Sep-08 21:54:47

usually nickname for Teresa or Tracy

SoMuchToBits Sat 13-Sep-08 21:55:10

I thought Teresa too.

janeite Sat 13-Sep-08 21:58:04

I'd have assumed it was after "Tess Of the D'Urbervilles".

dinny Sat 13-Sep-08 22:00:10

think it can be a name in its own right?

I love it but not Theresa/Tessa

LazyLinePainterJane Sat 13-Sep-08 22:01:00

Tessellate grin

southeastastra Sat 13-Sep-08 22:01:58

tessy bear from noddy

S1ur Sat 13-Sep-08 22:02:16


But yess, you could probably use on its own.

hecate Sat 13-Sep-08 22:02:27

It's also short for Esther.

S1ur Sat 13-Sep-08 22:03:14

Oh god sorry I was completely wrong it is Tess

dinny Sat 13-Sep-08 22:28:22

oh no, Slur!!!!

hatrick Sat 13-Sep-08 22:36:42

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Reginaphilangy Sun 14-Sep-08 00:33:13


but it is a perfectly lovely name in its own right smile

unknownrebelbang Sun 14-Sep-08 00:35:07


Janni Sun 14-Sep-08 00:39:44

Tessa or Theresa, I would have thought.

pardon Sun 14-Sep-08 00:48:48

I have a friend with a Tess, it isn't short for anything she is just Tess and she is a delight. grin

scaryteacher Sun 14-Sep-08 00:51:22

mil is Tessa, shortened to Tess (sometimes called other things as well!!)

gigglewitch Sun 14-Sep-08 00:53:02

countess grin


borofudge Sun 14-Sep-08 00:55:41

Because she's a dwarf

That's an old one.......Sorry!!!

gigglewitch Sun 14-Sep-08 00:58:07

<late night idiots are out>

pardon Sun 14-Sep-08 01:00:37

I don't get it? blush

hatrick Sun 14-Sep-08 10:04:10

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MaryAnnSingleton Sun 14-Sep-08 10:07:16

My cousin is a Theresa and is called Tess or Tessie

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