Advices and impressions about potential name.

Hello! I am expecting a baby boy and I am in love with a name : [name_u]Tate[/name_u].

I was looking for a not-too-popular one-syllable name and I fell for it.

I discovered it through the show American Horror [name_u]Story[/name_u] and I grew to like it. I love the sound of it.

But I am quite hesitant about the associations that people might make.

I am british and some people around me said that it sounded “too american” and that it made them think of the [name_u]Tate[/name_u] Modern Museum.

And also, I come from a french family and “tate” is a synonym to “touch” in french.

I would like advices to help me decide, I don’t want to regret it later and make my son’s childhood miserable because of his name.

I think [name_u]Tate[/name_u] is nice. However, if you’re already hesitant on it, maybe look for similar names? Or have [name_u]Tate[/name_u] as a middle name?

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…
[name_m]Nate[/name_m] (very similar to [name_u]Tate[/name_u])

[name_u]Blake[/name_u] is another name that sounds similar.

Most people I know from [name_m]Britain[/name_m] have a negative association with the [name_u]Tate[/name_u] Modern (as in, it’s not worth going). If you/your family also have a negative association with the museum, I’d suggest against [name_u]Tate[/name_u]. Otherwise, don’t let it being “too American” stop you! Great names come from all cultures.

I need to start a support group. [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] is out for me due to that show.

I still think [name_u]Tate[/name_u] is a gorgeous name. You can’t go wrong with it.

I love [name_u]Tate[/name_u]! Go for it, it’s an awesome name and associations tend to wear away once the baby is actually born.

Personally I don’t see any big issues with [name_u]Tate[/name_u]. There’s [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_u]Tate[/name_u], and the [name_u]Tate[/name_u] Modern, but neither would I consider to be a bad association.

I’m British and I’m not sure where the “too American” complaint is coming from. I’ve never thought of [name_u]Tate[/name_u] as being a stereotypically American name or anything like that. [name_u]Tate[/name_u] is an English surname if I recall correctly.

If the name has negative association for your family - I would advise you to use it as a middle name if you really want to or maybe try finding similar names ? I love the meaning cheerful and will suggest

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I also really like [name_u]Tate[/name_u]! I have ever since there was a special effects artist named [name_u]Tate[/name_u] on “Face Off” several years ago.