My sister in law is due on Halloween and they want to name her baby girl Tinsley. I don't want to flat-out tell her that I hate it and it's obviously not my baby but she did ask me if I had any suggestions. I don't wanna give her any of the names we're considering incase baby is a girl and Tinsley isn't really my style anyway. I decided to turn to you guys for some help! Any suggestions for someone who likes names like Tinsley? Before this, they wanted to name the baby Callie or Lexie. She asked for my opinion so I wanna give it to her, but I don't know what to suggest to her that she would actually like! Tinsley reminds me of tinsel.. I hope I can scour the pages for some names to run by her. :) Thank you!
Tinsley reminds me of the socialite, Tinsley Mortimer. Other than that it feels flimsy and insubstantial to me. Maybe Tansy or Tamsin could be alternatives? If they were considering Callie and Lexie, perhaps you could suggest Calixta? Either Callie or Lexie could work as a nickname for that.
Or maybe Tallie as a nickname for Talia or Tallulah?
I've seen it used repeatedly for baby girls, but I'm really, really not a fan of the -sley ending. It always reminds me of Pugsley from The Addams Family.
What about Ainsley or Lindsay? The sounds are really similar.
Another name I thought of was or Rosalie. She seems to like the -ee ending names.
I'm not sure Calixta would work for someone into trendy names...
IMO, Callie is the best from those that you mentioned. Maybe suggest Calla?
I'd probably suggest some of these:
I also think that Tinsley is too tinsel-y for my taste. What about:
Tinsley is horrible.
What about Tessa?
It sounds like Tinsel. :(
How about just Tinley? Still not my style, but a lot better imo.
I think it is important to tell them you think it sounds like Tinsel, because they may not see that side of the name.
Honestly, I wouldn't say a word at this point unless she asks you again. She's due in two weeks. If you must bring up, tread lightly, it's normal to second guess your names before giving birth (I know I did and there a ton of posts on here with other mom's going through this). the best way you can help is to be supportive.
Seriously, not your baby, not your business! Let her use the name she loves, and you do the same in the future. Who cares if you hate your niece's name now? You will love your niece anyway. How would you feel if the situation was reversed and she came to you with a bunch of suggestions you didn't ask for, right at the last minute?
Originally Posted by juniperle