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kwaker5 Sat 03-Jan-09 20:54:14

Is it a 'real' name or just a shortened version of Theresa.

What do you think?

I like short names that can't be mis-spelled. All my life I've had to spell mine out and put up with it being mis-spelled.

HarktheheraldAnglepoise Sun 04-Jan-09 02:08:29

I think it's borderline but fine - maybe Tessa is more of a real name (and equally easy to spell), plus avoids the d'Urberville connotations which people will probably bring up. Pretty

LadyOfWaffle Sun 04-Jan-09 02:10:01

Tess ia nice. Theresa is on my list Not sure I like Tessa... Sounds /looks like a brand name of something in Lidl! Tess Daly is obviously just a Tess (I think).

fanniiminogue Sun 04-Jan-09 02:28:36

sorry sorry sorry for any offence but...... two ton tess!

RunningGirl Sun 04-Jan-09 10:21:27

I think it's lovely. Simple but pretty. Much nicer than Tessa in my opinion!

ABloke Sun 04-Jan-09 10:22:25

Yes what running girl said. Lovely. Simple. Pretty.

piscesmoon Sun 04-Jan-09 10:24:19

I see someone has already put 'two ton Tess'-I must admit that it was my first thought! Don't do it if you are not a slim family.

Aitch Sun 04-Jan-09 10:26:06

tess is nice but like the others say, do not touch with a bargepole unless you're a very slim family.

LiffeyAnnaLivia Sun 04-Jan-09 10:28:42

I don't like it.

chequersandroastedchestnuts Sun 04-Jan-09 10:33:22

I knew a Tess, really suited her.

I like it, wouldn't think of ten ton tess either.

piscesmoon Sun 04-Jan-09 10:59:10

Those of you who don't think 'two ton Tess' should be aware that a lot of people do! No problem if the DC is slim.

MrsMattie Sun 04-Jan-09 11:00:24

I like it, and I like Tessa (not Theresa, though).

Leo9 Sun 04-Jan-09 11:03:05

Tess is a lovely name.

Two ton tess would not have crossed my mind at all. Some people don't think in cliches thank goodness so I wouldn't be put off using it just because some people have that sort of frame of reference!

piscesmoon Sun 04-Jan-09 12:00:11

I quite like it but it would completely put me off, I wouldn't want to set up a child for teasing.

audley Sun 04-Jan-09 14:45:16

Love it

kwaker5 Tue 06-Jan-09 08:56:51

Who or what is two ton tess?!

troutpout Tue 06-Jan-09 08:58:20

lovely name... rare too i friends little girl is the only one i know

Jenbot Tue 06-Jan-09 09:34:49

I've never heard of 2 ton tess either.

My last dog was called Tess, but I still like the name for humans!

KatB Tue 06-Jan-09 11:29:23

I like it, reminds me more of the lovely nurse in Casualty than two ton Tess.

teafortwo Tue 06-Jan-09 11:40:40

I don't care if it is a real name or not - I love it, love it, love it.... please go for it - I beg you!!!!

I once taught a deliciously dreamy little boy called Jude - I think this is a beautiful name too.

Tess and Jude are two Hardy characters that were born too early. If they were born with their ideas on life today - they would thrive and be very very successful! Infact I am close to saying I wish now I'd thought of such a good name instead of the daft one we called dd - my dd would have made a good Tess!!! grin

sleepycat Tue 06-Jan-09 11:41:27

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loobylu3 Fri 09-Jan-09 18:19:40

I love the name Tess- simple and pretty!

kerala Fri 09-Jan-09 18:41:57


noonki Fri 09-Jan-09 18:51:31


Two ton eh?

never heard that expression before

piscesmoon Fri 09-Jan-09 19:08:56

Try googling 'two ton Tess',if you haven't heard of it. Not a wise move if you are likely to have an overweight child, but not a problem otherwise.

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