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#1 pjemc

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Hi All,

A few weeks ago I posted some names that i have thought up which didnt get the best feedback and understandably, they were a little different.

Last night DH was reading the baby name book and he stumbled across a name that he is beyond in love with. I have been thinking about it on and off throughout the day and it is growing on me... Also, I know if I really wanted a name which he didnt much care for I know he would agree anyways to make me happy so I am thinking I would love to let him choose the name he loves. It is very straight and simple compared to my chosen names so far but i think it is also quite pretty and so I wanted to get opinions on the name Tessa.

Other names we have on the list (suggested by me) are
Evangeline and
Everly

What do you think of these 3 names and if you do like Tessa can you suggest possible middle names.. we have an Italian surname with 11 letters staring with C ending in NE so looking for a short mn to go with Tessa or even either of the other 2 names.

Thanks original.gif

#2 DomesticDivinity

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

I don't mind Tessa, it is a simple classic name - none of this made up new fangled nonsense.

I do admit that I prefer Evangeline though. I don't like Everly.

#3 DomesticDivinity

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Also - Evangeline may be too long if you have an 11 letter surname!

#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Everly - awful
Evangeline - too prissy
Tessa - a winner!

#5 Ianthe

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Tessa is lovely.

Tessa Kate
Tessa Sabine
Tessa Chloe
Tessa Charlotte
Tessa Lily
Tessa May
Tessa Beatrice
Tessa Skye

I love Evangeline too.

#6 bakesgirls

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

I think Tessa and Evangeline are both gorgeous names original.gif I'm not too fond of Everly though.

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Tessa is nice

what about Tessa Eve

other short mns

Amy
Marie
Kate
Faith
Grace
Joy
Hope
Jade
Lea
Maeve
Naomi
Phoebe
Ruth
Chloe
Zoe
Anne


#8 B.feral3

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Tessa is a great name.
I don't like Everly at all and Evangeline does nothing for me either.

#9 HappyPhantom

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Tessa is ]Beautiful

#10 blenheim

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Tess Evangeline is lovely.

#11 pjemc

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 23/01/2013, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tessa is nice

what about Tessa Eve



Ohhhh....I really like Tessa Eve... it will give DH his name and I was loving the EVE or EVA names hence the Evangeline and the Everly but didnt just want to go for Eve or Eva for the full first name

I was also thinking Ivy for the middle name but Eve could be a winner

Thank you!!

#12 emlis22

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

I don't like Evangeline. Never have, and I don't know why.

Tessa is great. Doesn't wow me, but it's very nice.

ETA: Just saw your above post. What about Tessa Evelina?

Edited by emlis22, 23 January 2013 - 12:59 PM.


#13 Cirrus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (pjemc @ 23/01/2013, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ohhhh....I really like Tessa Eve... it will give DH his name and I was loving the EVE or EVA names hence the Evangeline and the Everly but didnt just want to go for Eve or Eva for the full first name

I was also thinking Ivy for the middle name but Eve could be a winner

Thank you!!



Tessa Eve C...ne is an incredibly beautiful name, and when you say it out loud is less clunky thank Ivy as MN since Ivy has that extra syllable
I also love the name Tess, which she will get as a nickname sometimes

#14 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (DomesticDivinity @ 23/01/2013, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also - Evangeline may be too long if you have an 11 letter surname!



I gave my youngest son an 11 letter first name (6 letter middle name) with a 12 letter surname.  I alternate between feeling sorry for him and having a giggle about it as is doesn't fit on any official plastic cards, (license, medicare, etc.)   dev (6).gif



Op, I like Tessa and Evangeline together (Tessa as first name), but like a PP, I don't like Everly.



#15 pjemc

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, i had thought Evangeline maybe too long with our first name but i liked it so tried not to think about that, I think you may be right though and it is too long.

#16 Z-girls rock

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Tessa. is OK.
Evangeline - LOVE!
Everly - nah.


I saw a name today that might be a good suggestion for you: Odette. I think it is lovely and classic (like Evangeline) but not as long.

#17 lizzzard

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Tessa Eve is really beautiful...

#18 la di dah

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Tessa is pretty and sweet, though I think of it (and Tess) as nicknames. A rather charming nickname though.

I like Evangeline. I am a sucker for -line names though.

Everly is not my thing, would prefer Evanthe or Emily.

#19 Bel Rowley

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (Bek+3 @ 23/01/2013, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tessa is a great name.
I don't like Everly at all and Evangeline does nothing for me either.

Ditto.

#20 Ianthe

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Tessa Eve is just wonderful.

#21 4kidlets

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I think Tessa is a great name and Tessa Eve is a great combo, especially as it incorporates the Eve part you liked. Tessa Ivy goes well too.

I don't mind Everly.

Not a fan of Evangeline, I much prefer short names, especially when you have a long surname

#22 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Tessa is beautiful, we're considering it too. Tessa Eve is perfect for you.

I'm not a fan of either of the others.

#23 elizabethany

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Tessa is nice, instead of Everly, what about Evelyn?  Eve is a lovely short mn that goes with about everything.

#24 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Tessa is the best of those 3. I think I read today that Dave Hughes called his me bub Tessa.

#25 pjemc

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Ergghhh not a fan of  hughesy so i might just have to block that thought out Dylans mummy.
Im hopeless, things turn me off names so easy so ill just ignore an annoying celeb using the same name

Told DH about Tessa Eve and he really  likes it




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