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mollymodge Mon 28-Sep-09 11:59:32

We've shortlisted our girls baby names but we're still a little unsure: Please let me know what you think would be a good middle name, for Tatiana.

(Possibly Guinevere,Genevieve or Beatrice) ...


(Boys name would be Edward Arthur - we think!)

NellyNoNorks Mon 28-Sep-09 12:00:35

Tatiana Beatrice = TB (or Tony Blair. Ugh).

Of those, I'd go for Guinevere.

mollymodge Mon 28-Sep-09 12:05:46


oh - seeing it like that TB - Tuberculosis! I didn't think of the initials!

MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 12:09:34

how long is your surname?

Tatiana Guinevere Fotherington-Thomas will make form-filling in later life very difficult

Tatiana Guinevere Jones sounds like you are tryin gto make up for something

I think in the interests of balance you need something shorter than any of your suggestions tbh - Tatiana is a mouthful to start with IMO and I would go for a single syllable.

mollymodge Mon 28-Sep-09 12:18:50

My form filling was horrendous growing up! I have a double barrelled surname and I'm Anastasia Bonnie ... we already have a Tabitha Tallulah!

hmm ...

MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 12:24:43

so they will be sisters called Tabitha and Tatiana?

Tabby and Tatty?

I am not on board here, sorry.

Beatrice is lovely though grin

choosyfloosy Mon 28-Sep-09 12:31:36

I think Tatiana is lovely (though not only Tatty and Tabby sounding similar, but endless arguments over who opened the post addressed to Ms T Jones, mixups over credit files etc) but I do think a shorter second name would be nice with it.

Tatiana Mary is quite nice? Tatiana Belle? Tatiana Hope?

LynetteScavo Mon 28-Sep-09 12:45:31

Oooh, we have the same tast in names! smile

DD's midddle name is Tatiana, and she would have been Edward if she were a boy.

I like Tabitha Genevieve best.

Be warned, DSs call DD "TattyBanana"!

mopsyflopsy Mon 28-Sep-09 12:50:32

Tatiana Genevieve sounds lovely, as does Tatiana Guinevere!

I think I prefer those to shorter middle names.

mollymodge Mon 28-Sep-09 13:03:13

Thankyou all for your opinions

I know we can never control NN - mine's molly from Anastasia!!!!

My daughter's NN is either Tabs or Tula ... from Tabitha. (I would try for Teddy from Edward!)

Other possiblilities were: Violet? Scarlet? Winifred? Agatha? Camilla?

LynetteScavo Mon 28-Sep-09 13:12:11

No, no, stick with Taiana, it's great!

LynetteScavo Mon 28-Sep-09 13:12:31

Tatiana. blush

MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 13:13:33

tbh I think any of those would be better than Tatiana

you did ask...

llareggub Mon 28-Sep-09 13:14:48

I had a friend called Tatiana when I was at nursery. I couldn't pronounce it so called her Titty-anna.

mollymodge Mon 28-Sep-09 13:43:17

how cute!!!! (I used to be anasthetic!!)

bellissima Mon 28-Sep-09 14:29:43

mrsbadger - Fotherington-Thomas is already trying to make up for something (Molesworth much better!).

As is Snotface-Smith and Clutterbuck-Brown.

Do you think that as the actual surnames are becoming rather less common (as in usual) then people will start ditching the little snobby add-ons?

Sorry - I digressed. not a huge fan of Tatiana but hey...its okay.

BiancaJackson Mon 28-Sep-09 15:50:35

I'd go for something quite simple with a long frilly first name like Tatiana (which is lovely, btw, but deffo frilly wink).

A one syllable name? Joy, Bea, Grace, Fern, Fleur, Ruth, Gwen, Hope, Faith

cityangel Wed 30-Sep-09 13:31:47

What about Tatiana Eve?

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