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    i think tai sounds great, boy or girls name does it matter, plenty of girls with boys names arround,

    there was a boy named sue, worked for him,allthough he did smack his dad in the mouth,

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    Give him a real name and just call him by his nick name. BIL Thai called his daughter Enfield, loves his football. Kids now called field or onfield.
    Give my kids English names [ born in OZ ] but was sober enough not to give them nick names like small, little, bird or ant.
    Called them spring rain and pink lotus. Thais call them by their abbreviated English names, Sarah and Alex. Jim

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    Anything would be better than Frank Zappa. Daughter Moon Unit. Sons Dweezil and ,Ahmet, and the last daughter Diva. Moon Unit has changed. Dweezil is happy. Thats all I know.

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    I have a brother named 'Wednesday' thanks to the midwife who delivered him. Apparently he was so ugly when he was born that the midwife said to my parents, after the delivery, "I think you should call it a day".

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    ^ boom boom

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    Call him...Dickie Bow. You could also add Tie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    , or think about another name ?
    Yup.

    Give a kid a name he can live with, and the option to change it later if they don't like it.

    The davids, roberts and Annes put up with a great deal less shit than the "Moonbeams" "honeysuckles" and the like......


    Tyrone, shortened to Ty maybe - but Tai?

    he will probably spend his life being called "Tai cheese" or the like.

    by the way - TAI in smsese (if I may coin the word) means "think about it". Sounds like a good idea.
    Yes and no for me. I wanted to call my son a real name but not one that was so obvious that when the teacher calls out his name, 3 or 4 kids with same name answer. My son was never going to be a John, David or James, but nor would I name him something that was completely made up and going to get him bullied.

    To the OP, Tai sounds ok to me especially if he's mixed blood. Why have an English/Oz name (or wherever you are ftom) when he's mixed race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Anything would be better than Frank Zappa
    What you on about man - that's a quality name

    I knew a fella called Tai years ago (was a nickname for Terroon or something like that)

    Son of a famous author (VS Naipaul)

    Geezer was/is a gangster - very dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour
    nor would I name him something that was completely made up and going to get him bullied.
    It doesn't matter what you call a child. Bullying and piss taking is part of growing up, especially at school. Don't be so over-protective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
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    , or think about another name ?
    Yup.

    Give a kid a name he can live with, and the option to change it later if they don't like it.

    The davids, roberts and Annes put up with a great deal less shit than the "Moonbeams" "honeysuckles" and the like......


    Tyrone, shortened to Ty maybe - but Tai?

    he will probably spend his life being called "Tai cheese" or the like.

    by the way - TAI in smsese (if I may coin the word) means "think about it". Sounds like a good idea.
    Yes and no for me. I wanted to call my son a real name but not one that was so obvious that when the teacher calls out his name, 3 or 4 kids with same name answer. My son was never going to be a John, David or James, but nor would I name him something that was completely made up and going to get him bullied.

    To the OP, Tai sounds ok to me especially if he's mixed blood. Why have an English/Oz name (or wherever you are ftom) when he's mixed race.
    Simple reason for using a English name for mixed race kids, can't think of any that are called by their birth name. Everyone one has a nick name, if your kids ever go west, as a friend of mine found. He called his son James, born here, Thai translation came out as Jam. Kids passport UK has his name as Jam.
    Be careful, names stick and some names translate badly, better safe and Thais are using more and more English names. TV stars, football stars are much more common now. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier
    (was a nickname for Terroon or something like that)
    Might have been 'Tawan', meaning 'Sun' Thai spelling 'ตะวัน'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour
    nor would I name him something that was completely made up and going to get him bullied.
    It doesn't matter what you call a child. Bullying and piss taking is part of growing up, especially at school. Don't be so over-protective.
    Don't agree mate. It's the " Boy named Sue" theory that's already been mentioned, but I think it's bull.

    You can teach your kid to be tough and stand up for himself in far healthier, more balanced ways than giving them a stupid name.

    You say that bullying and piss taking is normal at school for kids with regular names, so you are happily prepared to give your kid a name that will make him an even bigget target than everyone else. That's simply wrong IMO.

    Unless more than one child psychologist tells me otherwise, I refuse to believe it could ever be a beneficial thing.

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    Tai means dead, right? (or else it's Taai). I would never use a name like that because of the chance that my family or any other foreigner pronounces it wrong.

    If I get a son (may well be never) his name will be Chalam (shark) because my father's name is Sjaak and my wife pronounces his name as "shark" (in Dutch you pronounce it as syaak).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koetjeka
    Tai means dead, right?
    , no, that will be DIE

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    Tai is a shit name.

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    longbeaches is more shit though

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    ^ Yep. I'd rather be called Tai than longbeaches any day.

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    Zowie Bowie changed his name to Duncan Jones when He was an adult.
    Last edited by wasabi; 15-06-2013 at 05:10 AM. Reason: Wrong surname

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Your call mate. Your son. I know plenty women with name Tai. Have yet to run across a man named Tai. Here's a well known Tai.

    Tai isnt her name though, its a shortened version of her name , her birth name is Orathai Dabkham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
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    , or think about another name ?
    Yup.

    Give a kid a name he can live with, and the option to change it later if they don't like it.

    The davids, roberts and Annes put up with a great deal less shit than the "Moonbeams" "honeysuckles" and the like......


    Tyrone, shortened to Ty maybe - but Tai?

    he will probably spend his life being called "Tai cheese" or the like.

    by the way - TAI in smsese (if I may coin the word) means "think about it". Sounds like a good idea.
    Yes and no for me. I wanted to call my son a real name but not one that was so obvious that when the teacher calls out his name, 3 or 4 kids with same name answer. My son was never going to be a John, David or James, but nor would I name him something that was completely made up and going to get him bullied.

    To the OP, Tai sounds ok to me especially if he's mixed blood. Why have an English/Oz name (or wherever you are ftom) when he's mixed race.
    I dont think that it will cause any bullying because most people will be unaware that its a made up name . Theres kids with names like Bowling, Noodles , Sizzler , Cum, Shampoo , Diamond , so I dont think that there will be issues with a Tai

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    ^ up to you.

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    For what it's worth, my old man said to me "never name your kid something that other people will not know how to spell" - any idea how annoying it is to always having to spell your name? My names Jon without an H. My name is Claire with an I and and a E. I am Sara, pronounced Sarah, but without an H.

    My name is Jim. Clive. James. Barry. Winston. Bill. William.

    Don't know if that helps, but ya kid will be "My name is Tai, spelt T A I. No not Thai. I am not Thai, no, it's my name. I don'/t know where my parents got from, but yes, Tai. No it's not short for anything, just Tai" .

    My soon to be sister in law is called Tai by the way, and she is Thai.

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    Call him Farang.

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    It may be confusing when I say "This is my Tai "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    I dont think that it will cause any bullying because most people will be unaware that its a made up name . Theres kids with names like Bowling, Noodles , Sizzler , Cum, Shampoo , Diamond , so I dont think that there will be issues with a Tai
    I wasn't talking about the name Tai mate. I actually said I think it's quite a good name for a mixed race kid. It sounds like real a name to me, all be it a very uncommon one.

    I was talking about the silly made up names like feefee trixybell etc. Child cruelty IMO.

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