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What do you all think of Tabitha for a girl??

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pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 21:24:21


Have ds 1 called Cassius and expecting number 2 don't know sex yet but would love a little girl (although don't tell people that!)

star6 Fri 08-Aug-08 21:26:26

I taught a little girl named tabitha, once. She was darling! At first, it reminded me of the tv series "bewitched" It's a cute name and I have fond memories of my time with her Being a teacher limits a lot of name possibilities for me, unfortunately (seems that certain names just bring bad karma!)

Idoubtit Fri 08-Aug-08 21:26:48


constancereader Fri 08-Aug-08 21:27:47

I love it and would have chosen it if my dh had not objected.

He says it is a name for a cat, but what does he know?

TooTicky Fri 08-Aug-08 21:27:49

Tabitha is beautiful smile

controlfreakyagain Fri 08-Aug-08 21:28:01

definitely a name for a cat only imo....

MrsMattie Fri 08-Aug-08 21:28:09

Tabby is such a silly name that even though I think Tabitha is quite nice I wouldn't risk it in case it got shortened.

cthea Fri 08-Aug-08 21:29:33

Not too keen on Tabitha.

WallOfSilence Fri 08-Aug-08 21:30:21

It's a cats name.

fishie Fri 08-Aug-08 21:30:34

tabitha/tabby is lovely.

mrsmattie shock i hope you will now rename yourself Mrs Matilda.

pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 21:31:38

Thanks for your opinions! I suppose I don't mind the references to cats as I love them although we can't have any as DH is allergic!

lilyloo Fri 08-Aug-08 21:32:31


pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 21:33:25

Love your post fishie!

star6 Fri 08-Aug-08 21:35:35

why is it a cat's name? Never heard that before! O think of that cute little girl on "bewitched".

Kitsilano Fri 08-Aug-08 21:36:40

I love it. Was on our list but dh not keen

snickersnack Fri 08-Aug-08 21:38:00

I love Tabitha. Have two friends called Tabitha - one is a Tabby (not keen), the other always Tabitha. Very very pretty.

FeelingLucky Fri 08-Aug-08 21:39:30

dh says teh only tabitha he knows is a famous french porn star called tabitha cash

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 08-Aug-08 21:49:33

There was a thread (or two) on this recently in baby names, so you may want to search there for more opinions.

Perfectly possible not to be shortened to Tabby. In fact, mine rarely gets shortened at all, but only to Tab or Tabs when it does.

Lilliput Fri 08-Aug-08 21:50:59

It's from Beatrix Potter's Tom Kitten, his mother is called Tabitha Twitchit

star6 Fri 08-Aug-08 21:54:06

ohhh of course! How could I forget that?

LittleMissBliss Fri 08-Aug-08 21:56:08

I know a Tabitha, she gets called Tabs for short, but she is mainly just Tabitha.

It really suits her! I like it. She's English rose, so her name is fitting i think!

LittleMissBliss Fri 08-Aug-08 22:02:00

an English rose. To be honest you'll get lots of people that say it's a cats name.

Holly is a bush
Leon is a Lion
Noel is christmas
Amber is a stone

Most names will link to something! Even if it's just a person we dislike, so we'd never in a million years use that name. Though to others its a perfectly lovely name! I hope you get your little girl! fingers crossed smile

pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 22:05:21

Thank you littlemissbliss

pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 22:08:14

I just want something not as unusual as my little boy although I've met a few Cassius' where I live!

but nothing too popular/common

I love Esme but it seems there are an awful lot of those!

Like Amber now too!

pinktree Fri 08-Aug-08 22:11:07

Quite like Tuesday if she happens to be a girl and is born on that day.

But how on earth would you shorten it?! :O

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