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BiscuitLover3678 · 09/05/2022 20:08

I love this name but only know it from the book The Wilding and well, now I associate it with that character I feel very weird about using it (don’t want to spoil the story) so I tried to ignore it.

Have seen it mentioned again a few times here and I wonder what others think. What associations do you have with the name?

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HewasH2O · 09/05/2022 20:13

Are you Cornish? It seems a bit strange to call a baby after the Cornwall/Devon border. If you like the names of Rivers, you could also chose from Humber, Thames, Severn, Itchen, Test...

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00100001 · 09/05/2022 20:13

Bridge

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Hadtocomment · 09/05/2022 20:14

I've known one and think Tamar is a great name. Unusual and distinctive and nicer than Tamara.

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00100001 · 09/05/2022 20:14

And I would pronounce it Tay-mar. Not tah-mar/tuh-mar




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SilentBob · 09/05/2022 20:16

I know one. It's a fabulous name. She (and Toni Braxton's sister who is also a Tamar) pronounces it Taymar

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TheYearOfSmallThings · 09/05/2022 20:21

It makes me think of Tamar in the bible, so not a happy association.

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Tiggerbill · 09/05/2022 20:22

I thought of the actor Tamer Hassan when I saw it. Only time I've come across it

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TheGratefulBread · 09/05/2022 20:23

First association is my cousin, as it's her name.

Second association is palm trees, because it's a Hebrew name meaning 'palm tree'.

I love the name.

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Classica · 09/05/2022 20:24

I think it's gorgeous.

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Borris · 09/05/2022 20:24

Tamar bridge is what I think

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Garman · 09/05/2022 20:25

I knew one, a guy, nice name.

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Quirkycarrot · 09/05/2022 20:29

I first read the name in a teen novel in the 90s (I think it was called The Alpha Box) and remember thinking how unusual it was. Then next came across it mentioned in a Daphne du Maurier novel (as the river).

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Crikeyalmighty · 09/05/2022 20:30

I think it's awful- sorry!

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SpaceJamtart · 09/05/2022 20:31

Ive never seen the wilding and assumed a boys name, its quite nice for a boy.

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iamsmaller1 · 09/05/2022 20:37

Tamar is a common-ish Hebrew name. I know quite a few Jewish/Israeli people with this name

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Toomanybooks22 · 09/05/2022 20:37

There's a really good book called Tamar by Mal Peet I read as a teen loved the book and it's a nice name distinctive without being too "out there".

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Lolllllllllllll · 09/05/2022 20:52

I love the name. It was on my shortlist.

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starfishmummy · 09/05/2022 20:54

HewasH2O

Are you Cornish? It seems a bit strange to call a baby after the Cornwall/Devon border. If you like the names of Rivers, you could also chose from Humber, Thames, Severn, Itchen, Test...

It's a Biblical Name.

Lots of Tamars on my mother's side of the family although the only one living (that we know) uses her middle name.

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FawnDrench · 09/05/2022 22:06

It's a river.
Tamara is better imo

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HewasH2O · 09/05/2022 22:29

It may be a biblical name, but the OP asked for associations. I'm Cornish so I associate it with the border & bridge. Tamara is the Cornish girl's name and is less likely to get the response "like the bridge?"

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HewasH2O · 09/05/2022 22:38

As for the biblical links, in chapel were were told about the cursed widow Tamar, regularly accused of prostitution. The story would be delivered by a god fearing preacher as a warning. Not an ideal association for a tiny baby.

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BlackLambAndGreyFalcon · 09/05/2022 22:40

There's a very famous Georgian Queen called Tamar, and hence the name is quite popular in Georgia. But there it's pronounced TAM-ar not Taymar.

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queenofmay · 09/05/2022 22:41

I think it's beautiful. I would pronounce it exactly like Tamara but without the final A. I think of the Bible (which is possibly not the best reference, depending on your thoughts on the story of Tamar and Judah)... but also Queen Tamar of Tamar, who was a very interesting and powerful historical figure.

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queenofmay · 09/05/2022 22:42

**should say Queen Tamar of Georgia

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MolkosTeenageAngst · 09/05/2022 22:42

I’ve never come across this name before. Is it male, female or unisex? And how would it be pronounced?

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