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  1. #6
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    Tessa seems kind of flimsy to me compared to your other girls. I don't think it has the depth and history for me to be enthusiastic about it to a any great degree. However, I do love Tess for its Thomas Hardy literary connection but Tessa lacks something (backbone?). It reminds me of Gemma and Jenna. The names are nice enough but there's really no substance behind them. I prefer some of your other options like Hannah.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  2. #8
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    AMAZING! It sounds so joyful and floaty but could easily work for a tomboy by being Tess.

  3. #10
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    Mar 2011
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    Tessa Felicity Jane is pretty. I like Tess Felicity Jane more, but Tessa is sweet. I like both Tess and Tessa more than the fuller Theresa, but the "A" on the end just seems so superfluous, and it doesn't really make sense for me to use a nn, just to give my daughter with a nicknamey name another nickname (Tess). So I've gone straight to what I love the best--Tess. I do think Tessa is usable on its own, though, and if you like it better than just Tess, I think it's beautiful. I don't know if you remember, but Tess Felicity was my Tess combo before I came across Tess Penelope, which is my current combo.
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  4. #12
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    Jan 2011
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    A woman after my own heart! I've been loving Tessa lately as well, and I also do two middle names because of reasons. Tessa Felicity Jane is awesome... and just might be going on my long list...
    Ladies
    Caroline Frances Luna ~ Clarity Anneliese Kate ~ Josephine Louisa Danielle
    Marilyn Lucille ~ Rosemary Margaret Jayne ~ Seraphina Ruby Elizabeth

    &
    Gentlemen
    David Theodore John ~ Elijah Laurence Rhys ~ Ezra William Beau
    Frederick Benjamin Roger ~ Julian Samuel James ~ Logan Christopher Knightley


    Literary GP Combos
    Charlotte Pemberley Jane ~ Philippa Austen Rose


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  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
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    thank you all so much for your thoughts and input!
    ~ "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."~ Mother Teresa

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