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Thread: Oh no!
September 1st, 2013 04:55 PM #1Junior Member
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Hello. My favourite boy name for years has been Thatcher and I haven't found any negative issues that make me question using it in the future...until today! I am a nanny to 2 little boys and for some reason I asked the 3 year old today to try and say Thatcher. Well he couldn't! He kept saying "FAT-ture." I kept trying to teach him how to properly pronounce the th sound but he was having a really hard time. Even the 5 year old was having some issues. I never really considered how difficult it might be for kids to say this name let alone the boy who the name belongs to! What do you think? Will all kids not be able to pronounce it? I don't want my kid being teased by people pronouncing his name wrong. I still love the name!
September 1st, 2013 05:06 PM #3Senior Member
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It's pretty common for young kids not to be able to say the "th" sound. I don't think it's a big deal. They grow out of it. There are tons of names with "th" in them, including my own, and I don't think they should be ruled out just because kids will have trouble saying them for 1-2 years of their lives. When I taught preschool, I was called "Miss Kaffryn." Oh well. I actually think it's kinda cute. And sometimes adorable family nicknames come from kids not being able to say their own name, or their siblings not being able to pronounce them.Mommy to...Maura Lucille
I had a baby today, I would name him/her...
Patrick Donley or Brigid "Birdie" (not sure about middle, possibly Helen/Ellen/Adele or Beatrice/Beatrix)
BOYS: Seamus Arthur, Niall/Neil/Neal
GIRLS: Colleen, Deirdre/Deidra "Dear", Anya
September 1st, 2013 05:10 PM #5Lise
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
Isabelle | Arianne | Olivia | Violet | Rachel | Lillian | Charlotte | Eleni | Hannah | Eva | Catherine | Emmeline | Tess
Caleb | Everett | Asher | Jack | Grayson | Avery | Bailey | Samuel | Boaz | Zane | Brody | Spencer | Grant
September 1st, 2013 05:10 PM #7Senior Member
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September 1st, 2013 09:13 PM #9♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Silas ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Freeman ◊ Dean ◊ Jasper ◊ Solomon
♀ | I'm taking a break from girls' names at the moment.