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    Wow, DF and me have been agreeing to disagree over girls names for months.

    I like the nickname Tiggy which he doesn't mind but I was thinking it can be a 'short name' for Tegan, which means little poet/beautiful, but he doesn't like that.

    He thinks just go with Tiggy, but I feel like she needs a proper name for christening, when we need to be serious and tell her off, drivers licence, job applications, stuff like that (really thinking in advance here!)... What do you think?

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    Honestly, if you're having qualms about having her formally named Tiggy, then I would give her the official/formal name Tegan, but from the getgo call her Tiggy and then everyone else with follow suit. Tiggy is a very popular nickname among british aristocracy.

    The adult Tegan I know has the nickname Teegs.

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    BP is Beatrix Potter, aka Mrs Tiggy Winkle lol:-)

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    Hi OP, I love Beatrix Potter too! I'd love to call my daughter Jemima, but called my duck it instead

    I also dislike Tegan and think there could be something a bit nicer to shorten to Tiggy. I googled it, how about Tabitha, Alexandra or Elizabeth? Apparently the 'real' name that gets shortened is Antigone, but no idea how to pronounce that!
    Tabitha is nice...

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    I vote Tabitha - it has the added bonus of having a BP connection too.

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    I really like Tiggy on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa44 View Post
    Apparently the 'real' name that gets shortened is Antigone, but no idea how to pronounce that!
    Tabitha is nice...
    Anne-tig-oh-nee

    I think Tabitha is lovely!

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    Thanks for the opinions so far, keep em coming:-)

    Just another thought, thinking about what rhymes with Tiggy, do you reckon Piggy is a problem!?

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    I wouldn't use it on its own... I don't know if it's necessarily a name a grown woman wants to have. Cute on a cheeky little girl, a bit naff on an adult, kwim?

    I'd definitely go with a name you can use and just shorten it to Tiggy... or, alternatively, give her a middle name she can use as a first name if she decides Tiggy is just too much for her later in life.

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    Not a fan of Tiggy as a first name. How about Therese/ Theresa/ Thea /Tina and using Tiggy as a nickname?


 

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