Post # 1
Recently noticed a couple English actresses named Tamsin/Tamzin. Research has shown that it used to be a nickname/short-form for Thomasina, but it’s kind of evolved into it’s own name. Hubby and I already have a girl and boy name picked out for our future kids, but I kind of like this one, too. Hubby wasn’t so keen so I guess it won’t happen, but since I haven’t heard it around much, what do you think?
Post # 2
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I’m pretty sure it’s a characted name on an animated show that my kid watches (Avatar). It’s a “no” for me.
Post # 3
It’s kind of cute and unique but it sounds like a boys name to me — not a girl’s name.
Post # 4
First thoughts: Tazmanian Devil or some kind of perscription medicine….
Post # 5
It doesn’t pass the President or Doctor test, so no.
Post # 6
I love it! Isn’t it a pretty common name in Britain?
Post # 7
It’s unusual but there’s nothing wrong with that. It s a bona fide name. I wonder if the actress you’re thinking of is Tamzin Outhwaite. That’s the only Tamzin I know.
Post # 8
I think it’s different. I don’t hate it. (But I’m also a fan of name acceptance, so most everything is fine with me.)
Personal preference has me picking Tamsin oven Tamzin, just because I like the look better. Or, and I know people are going to hate it, Tamsyn.
lovekiss: Actually, I think you might mean Tenzin, which is also the name of the current Dalai Lama. (I know Avatar because I’m a nerd with a nerd FI, and the name of the Dalai Lama because of bar trivia nights.) It looks close though.
Post # 9
We have someone at work named Tamson. Before people meet her, they think “she” is a “he”. That being said, she rocks the name!!
Post # 10
I hate all trendy names and this fits the bill.
Post # 11
There is a professor at my college named Tamsen Anderson. It just sort of rolls together kind of nicely with her last name. So you might want to think about how it fits with your last name too. I prefer this spelling or Tamson, like wanderingthoughts‘ coworker.
Post # 12
Mrs.Daly: <br />
The actresses were Tamsin Egerton from St. Trinian’s and Tamzin Merchant from The Tudors, Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre. I just watched the newest Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and was looking it up with I noticed the name 🙂
Post # 13
ilovebacon: Where is this a trendy name? In England? I’d never heard of it before, so I’m curious! It’s never been ranked in the 1000 American names and I read that Thomasina & Tamsin hasn’t been popular since the 1930s. Unless you mean the Grayson/Addison/Madison trend, which I understand.
Post # 14
I knew a Tamsyn once. I think the name is beautiful and unique.
Post # 15
anonybee0810: I love this name! Then again, I have a unisex, often mispelled name. When I think “Tamsin,” I see a strong, independent young woman who knows where she’s going. Nothing about this name is overly hip. And it could be a nickname not just for Thomasina, but for Thomasin, which is lovely and unique on its own.
I think the most common mispelling you’d discover would be “Tasmin,” and who cares? I spell out my name letter by letter and people still spell it incorrectly. Anyway, I think this name would really suit a twin well, since etymologically it’s related to “twin.” Nice find!
ilovebacon: By trendy, did you mean old-fashioned? Or maybe you were thinking of “Tammy” from the 1960s? Nothing trendy about this name.