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lena522 Sat 08-Aug-09 18:17:42

I absolutely love this name for a girl, but I'm unsure on the spelling. I'm not keen on the 'er' part as I don't think it looks very nice on paper and could lead to people emphasising that part and saying tee-ERNIE which I really don't like.

I was considering spelling it Tianey, with Tia as a nn, and I've also seen it spelt Tianie, but I'm a bit unsure as I've heard it can be a boys' name? I spotted it on a baby name website as a girls' name though.

Any opinons, suggestions or advice appreciated!

MrsBadger Sat 08-Aug-09 18:35:18

looks like you've made it up, I'm aftraid

if you can't work out ho wto spell it no-one else will be able to either


hf128219 Sat 08-Aug-09 18:41:55

I know someone with that surname

I know one who is a boy, and is American. Personally I find it a mouthful.

NorthernLurker Sat 08-Aug-09 18:49:08

It's a bit fussy imo.

lena522 Sat 08-Aug-09 18:59:08

Thanks for all replies so far.

I do also like Tia on it's own but I was after something a bit more unusual, and I just can't get this name out of my head as I love the sound of it.

I'm a bit obsessed with spelling because my own name is ALWAYS mispronounced so I want to make sure it's obvious from the spelling how to say it.

Frasersmum123 Sat 08-Aug-09 19:12:52

It remind me of Maura Tierney who played Abby in ER, and she was always a little moody! I dont like it as a first name, sorry, mainly because it also reminds me of Gurney.

NorkilyChallenged Sat 08-Aug-09 19:17:01

I went to school with kids from a family with that surname.

In my head, I'm already saying "teeny tiny tierney" or "teary tierney". Amazing how those things from school lurk in your subconscious!

Tia is infinitely better imo.

nappyaddict Sat 08-Aug-09 19:44:03

It's a boys name. How about Tahnee?

nappyaddict Sat 08-Aug-09 19:53:00


lena522 Sat 08-Aug-09 20:00:02

Thanks again everyone for opinions
Not keen on Tahnee or Tawnie (sorry) but I do quite like Tiana/Tianna. I think if I went down the -anna route I'd choose Deanna over Tianna though, which is also on the list.

Tinker Sat 08-Aug-09 20:13:59

I don't think it's a boy's or girl's name, it's just a surname (Irish).

hambo Sat 08-Aug-09 20:14:39

Makes me think of Tourniquet

Esmee Sat 08-Aug-09 20:29:35

How about Peony instead? Same kind of sound, and more feminine. I know a little girl named this!

nappyaddict Sun 09-Aug-09 02:08:32

Tiana is pronounced Tee-arna as opposed to Tee-anna like Deanna.

lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 12:55:29

Oh ok thanks fact I think i prefer the pronunciation Tee-arna to Te-anna.

nappyaddict Sun 09-Aug-09 12:58:42

Or how about Christiana and Tiana for short?

lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 13:02:32

That's something to think about as I was going to use Christina/Kristina as a middle name after my mum, but a variation as a first name isn't a bad idea. Thanks

lena522 Sun 09-Aug-09 17:11:04

Just had another thought- it didn't come to me at first but Christiana sounds like Christiano, as in Ronaldo, which puts me off a bit...

Disenchanted3 Sun 09-Aug-09 17:12:06

Surname, I knew a horrid family with that name.

franklymydear Sun 09-Aug-09 17:14:31

sounds like the surname of a football player

AitchTwoOh Sun 09-Aug-09 17:26:37

christiana is lovely, tierney is an irish surname and not that nice.

stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 17:31:27

It is my nextdoor's surname. They are very nice indeed!

tiredemma Sun 09-Aug-09 17:46:29

Its my nieces name (she is 5)

AitchTwoOh Sun 09-Aug-09 17:54:15

lol stleger. i mean no harm to anyone whose surname is tierney, it's just not one that you'd automatically think would make a good first name. mind you, on balance i think that's my objection, i'm not a fan of the surname/forename thing.

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