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Tessa Ann - too a-ey?

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#1 nikki_205

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:19 PM

I love the name Tessa, and think I'm finally bringing hubby around to it. I want to use Ann as a middle name, for a family connection, but worried it doesn't flow off the tongue very easily. But how often do you use your full name anyway, maybe it doesn't really matter. What do you think, should I pick a different middle name?


Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:22 PM

It only seems to matter to teens, well to mine anyway :)

Tessa Ann is fine.

#3 Kirralee2015

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:26 PM

I love the name Tessa too, and think Tessa Ann is just fine.

I rarely use anyone's middle name in this house - is it a thing?

#4 Catticus

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

Can you make it a something-Anne (Marianne, Lianne, Dianne, etc)? It's not awful, both are nice names but the 2 a sounds are hard to get around - it kind of becomes Tessanne. How does it fit with your surname?

#5 Demera

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:35 PM

I love Tessa and it's my second daughter's name,  but I would not use an A name to follow it.  My baby is Tessa Joyce. I like the Diane etc suggestions.

#6 Soontobegran

Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

We rarely use the middle name in a sentence so I can not imagine that the fact it may be a little clunky with all the 'A's matters.

It is a nice name, she will be called Tessa and only occasionally will the 2 names be used concurrently.

#7 José

Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

it doesnt really flow, but as long as its a first name and a middle name i dont think it matters.
if you wanted tessa-ann my answer would be different.

#8 Apageintime

Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

View PostJosé, on 25 April 2019 - 01:24 PM, said:

it doesnt really flow, but as long as its a first name and a middle name i dont think it matters.
if you wanted tessa-ann my answer would be different.

I agree with this.

What about Therese shortened to Tessa? Or Marianne or Eliana or Julianne or Susanne instead of the Ann?

#9 cvbn

Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

Both names together? Only when they are naughty, according to my children. :yes:

Tessa Ann is fine.

Your surname isn't Potts is it?

My son has a friend called Tessa Potts, you can guess her nickname...

#10 maryanneK

Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:53 PM

I dont like the sound of Tessa follow by Ann but I'd use it if it was a family name. They are both nice names on their own. I dont think the flow of first name - middle name really matters. Usually you'll hear first name - surname so that is more important I think

#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:28 PM

I think it is fine. As others have said, rarely used together, and Tessa is a lovely name and it's nice to have a family name in the middle.

#12 Sancti-claws

Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:39 PM

View Postcvbn, on 25 April 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

My son has a friend called Tessa Potts, you can guess her nickname...
took me a while...

#13 alchetta

Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:15 PM

My DD has a name with an a-A end of first and start of middle name. I say both names together all the time and either put a little gap or run them together. I did ask my mum not to insert an 'r' in between as she was introducing her new baby granddaughter as (for example, not her real name) JuliaRanne. If you like it use it!

#14 Ozquoll

Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

I love Tessa - if we’d had a daughter we would have named her that. I do think Tessa Ann is a bit a-ey though 🤔

#15 nikki_205

Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

View PostSancti-claws, on 25 April 2019 - 02:39 PM, said:

took me a while...

Me too!

Thanks all. Tessa last name sounds good together, I'm pretty sold on this, and this is obviously what would get used most often. It's the middle name that I haven't decided on. I am leaning towards using Ann, it'd be nice to have that family connection in there, similar to what I did for my other daughter.

I feel like Marianne, Diane etc are such different names that they don't keep the family connection, so I might as well just go with something completely different. I like the sound of Tessa Rose, but prefer to have a middle name with meaning, if I can.

#16 Gudrun

Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:41 PM

I love Tessa too.  It doesn't flow with Ann because of the vowel clash (end of Tessa to start of Ann).

Obviously it's up to you whether this matters enough.

It would matter to me.  Flow is big for me so I wouldn't do it.

I would use a variant of Ann that starts with a consonant:

Tessa Nanette (like 'little Ann' after relative Ann)


Tessa Nancy

Alternatively a composite 'Ann' name also starting with a consonant (these all have various spellings):

Leeann/Liane etc
Liliane/Lillian etc

Just saw your last post.  You could do another middle name between Tessa and Ann

Edited by Gudrun, 25 April 2019 - 03:45 PM.

#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

What about Tessa Roseann

#18 WTFJerk

Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:49 PM

View PostSancti-claws, on 25 April 2019 - 02:39 PM, said:

took me a while...

I’m still going.

OP - good name.  I like it.

#19 GreenEgg

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:00 PM

I think it is fine my first name ends in an A and my middle name is Anne and it has never been an issue.

#20 lizzzard

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

View PostWTFJerk, on 25 April 2019 - 04:49 PM, said:

I’m still going.

OP - good name.  I like it.
This is killing me...can  someone please explain? :p

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:14 PM

Tessa Potts -   T pots

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 25 April 2019 - 05:15 PM.

#22 Mae55

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:20 PM

View PostGreenEgg, on 25 April 2019 - 05:00 PM, said:

I think it is fine my first name ends in an A and my middle name is Anne and it has never been an issue.

My first name also ends with an a and my middle name is Ann. Never been an issue.

#23 Ozquoll

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:57 PM

View Postkerilyntaryn, on 25 April 2019 - 05:14 PM, said:

Tessa Potts -   T pots
That is SO much better than what I was guessing 🤭!!

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:58 PM

Or Tp

#25 EmmDasher

Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:12 PM

I like Tessa but name flow is really important to me and we do use full names as a bit of an endearment so Tessa Ann would be a no from me. I know a lot of people wouldn’t care 🤷🏼‍♀️ It’s just personal preference.

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