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  1. #1
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    Thoughts on Tempesta & Tomasina?

    These two are battling it out in my head and I really need outside feedback. On one hand Tomasina glitters like an emerald (to me), while Tempesta is stormy weather on a Mediterranean beach. Yet I wonder if Tomasina is too "feminization of Thomas," and if Tempesta is just too strange for an American baby.

    Thanks!
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  2. #3
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    I like Thomasina (this spelling) quite a bit, but I dislike Tempesta, sorry.
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  3. #5
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    Tomasina is wonderful. I'm a big fan of Thomasin and Thomasine so I don't think it's too much - not any more than Josephine or Alberta or Louisa, which are super-usable.

    Honestly, for me Tempesta is the name that's not subtle enough - all I can see is the word tempest with an a on the end. There's always teasing potential when a word is front and center, and tempest has mixed connotations. For an American baby, Tomasina feels safer.
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  4. #7
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    Tempesta sounds like the newest Xmen villain.

    I'm not fond of feminizations either, but at least Tomasina sounds less like a joke.
    I'd prefer Teresita.
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  5. #9
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    I love Thomasina and like Tempest .
    "Close your eyes and think about it.

    Which name do you really, really love the most?

    Go with the one that makes you smile every time you say it."

    --Suelain Moy, author

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