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March 29th, 2013 05:07 PM #6Mom to Tess, Kaia, Jasper and dogs Brody, Max and Felix
*Penelope Sadie Kite* Piper Olive Cordelia* Phoebe Clementine Hope* Hattie Vivian Jewel* Willa Florence Eve*
*Finn Wesley Joseph* Ezra Calvin David* Judah Theodore Henry* Leo Abram James*
March 29th, 2013 06:14 PM #8Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
March 29th, 2013 06:20 PM #10** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
March 29th, 2013 06:36 PM #12
I love Tess. Love it. I'm in the midst of renovating my list, and really want it to be there, but I'm struggling with full name vs. nickname and such. I love Tess on its own, and it seems fine on its own--but on my list, I don't think it really does. If that makes sense, haha. My list is full of longer, more-feminine-and-sweet-than-spunky semi-princessy names. Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, Charlotte, Violet, Liliana, Hannah, Rachel, Catherine, Eleni... and Tess. While I think Tess fits fine with the nns on my list (Bella, Ari, Liv, Lola, Lily, Annie, Kitty, Leni), but with the full names, Tess falls a little short and I'm afraid she'd feel left out. My siblings all got nns and I didn't, and I still wish I had one. I don't want to go matchy/themey beyond belief, but I don't want poor Tess to feel left out! I like Tessa, but don't love it (the "A" frankly seems superfluous to me). I think Theresa is elegant, but I know there would be family problems with it (my great-great aunt was a Theresa, but apparently the "H" was pronounced, and if I used it, I'd use the proper prn, not the family one, because I just wouldn't want to live with that headache--plus, I feel weird using a family name when I had absolutely no connection to the person--I'm pretty passionate about honoring, but I want to honor people I know, people who meant something to me, not just any person who came before...), and I can't get past the idea of Theresa/Teresa being a middle-aged/old lady. It's beautiful, it's a classic, in a way... I don't know. Maybe just Tess would work better for you than for me. Because obviously, I'm having problems. haha.Ashley
twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist
Isabelle + Arianne + Olivia + Violet + Charlotte + Emmeline + Grace + Eleni
Caleb + Everett + Jack + Avery + Samuel + Caspar + Grant + Rory
March 29th, 2013 06:43 PM #14
Glad to see the love Tess and Tessa get on here! One question that has raised sense seeing the replies . . . is a Tess destined to be a Tessie? I'm a Jessica and to this day I cringe when I hear Jessie (for various reasons). Nothing against the adorable Tessies in the world, but is it unavoidable?
I never thought of having Tess/Tessa be a nickname for Theresa or Esther, but it's definitely a good idea. Solves all the problems of Tess/a sounding a little nickname-y next to longer more "complete" names. I'm not sure if I could do it though . . .
Ashthedreamer, I feel like Tess doesn't fit well with my favorites either! You definitely have it harder with your long, elegant (and gorgeous) names, but I feel like she's hard to place with a lot of sibsets! However the idea of a little Heather and Tessa makes me smile.
nanaioo, I'm swooning over Tessa Paige! That's pretty much a perfect name!
Alexander Owen ~ Patrick Thomas ~ Jeremy Shea ~ Nolan Jack ~ Conor Arlo ~ Evan Daniel ~ Samuel Mark
Nora ~ Claire ~ Stella ~ Maura ~ Madeleine ~ Violet ~ Victoria ~ Ava ~ Gabrielle ~ Leah ~ Soleil