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Thread: Tigerlily for a girls name
March 24th, 2013 11:57 AM #11
Some flower names just are too strange to use them in real life and I think Tigerlily is one of these names. I file it under "trying too hard to be cool" category. It's a celebrity name (Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence-Geldof is the daughter of a tragic couple singer Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates) and I've always felt it was over-the-top. I don't think it ages well either (I can't imagine a grown woman with this name but I can picture a female boxer, wrestler or exotic dancer who took it as a stage name).
Last edited by mischa; March 24th, 2013 at 12:41 PM.All the best,
March 24th, 2013 12:00 PM #13
March 24th, 2013 12:05 PM #15
I like the idea of the name and I like the concept. It's cute, it's spunky - but I just don't think it works on a "real" child. I'd think ahead - would it be a name that could potentially backlash when she's an adult!? How would you react if you, as a serious employer, saw Tigerlily Grace pop on your screen?
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March 24th, 2013 12:38 PM #19
My initial reaction is that Tigerlily is amazing! I've read the other comments about how it won't age well. I agree, but only slightly. Why can't she just use Lily on her resume? Or if she decides to start going by her middle name, she can use that name professionally. I have friends who go by their middles names, and wouldn't even consider putting fn on top of a resume. Same goes here, I think. Obviously, if it's an employer who requires a background check, or something like that, then she would have to provide her full name.
Tigerlily is incredibly beautiful, but definitely needs a stong, and more common middle name to ground it.
Edit: I don't know the Peter Pan reference. Obviously sounds like something to look into if you do continue to consider Tigerlily.
Last edited by labmama; March 24th, 2013 at 12:56 PM.