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Otto or Tibo?

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bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 20:39:07

We have chosen a name for a girl and are thinking of Otto or Tibo for a boy....

rubyslippers Fri 28-Aug-09 20:40:03

neither are my cup of tea, but Otto is slightly better ...

MrsVik Fri 28-Aug-09 20:47:05


How would you pronounce Tibo? Like tie-bow, or tea-bow?

Otto is actually quite nice, I think it's a grower.

Thunderduck Fri 28-Aug-09 20:47:58

Neither,though Otto is a slight improvement on Tibo.

Wattinger Fri 28-Aug-09 20:49:02

I don't like either name, but Otto is better than Tibo

BonsoirAnna Fri 28-Aug-09 20:49:30

How about Thimo?

Tidey Fri 28-Aug-09 20:51:26

Otto is better, but I really don't like either. Sorry.

Scottie22 Fri 28-Aug-09 20:54:10

I love the name Otto - my ds's best friend at school is called Otto and I think it's cool!!

MollieO Fri 28-Aug-09 20:56:00

If Tibo is pronounced tea-bow I'd worry that people would think I'd named him after a discount store grin

Jojay Fri 28-Aug-09 20:57:14

Love Otto

bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 20:59:58

Tibo pronounced T-bo - i prefer this name. Not sure about Otto so much but dh likes it!

bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 21:02:44

bonsoiranna - i like thimo - never heard that before but would he get nicknamed tim i wonder (not keen on tim)...

scotagm Fri 28-Aug-09 21:03:27


everlong Fri 28-Aug-09 21:04:27

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bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 21:06:54

everlong - if we choose otto we will use oscar as the middle name!

BonsoirAnna Fri 28-Aug-09 21:09:11

The Thimo I know certainly doesn't get nicknamed Tim. It's pronounced Tee-Mo

MrsVik Fri 28-Aug-09 21:10:54

It can also be spelt Timo - I teach one.

LongtimeinBrussels Fri 28-Aug-09 21:19:51

DS2 has a friend whose name's Timo (nickname as his real name is Sébastien). He also has a friend called Thibaut which is (pretty much) pronounced Tibo. FWIW I much prefer Timo (not sure why though!). Otto reminds me of "A Fish Called Wanda".

bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 21:26:08

I actually prefer the french spelling thibault but thought the spelling tibo might be 'easier'

allaboutme Fri 28-Aug-09 21:28:18

Otto much nicer
Tibo sounds like brand of TV

Tambajam Fri 28-Aug-09 21:30:23

Tibo is too much like Tivo in my book. Otto is better.

BonsoirAnna Fri 28-Aug-09 21:34:52

I don't think that Thibault respelt as Tibo "works" at all.

Naetha Fri 28-Aug-09 21:36:05

Tibo makes it look like you can't spell Thibault.

bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 21:38:17

it isn't repelt(!) dh worked with a guy with the spelling tibo - i think he was belgian. tibo is also a german name...

bettybeetroot Fri 28-Aug-09 21:40:09

sorry respelt! grin

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