Tahli, Tali, Thali

What does everyone think of [name_u]Tali[/name_u] (Thali, Tahli) for a boy? ([name_m]TAHL[/name_m]-ee)

I quite like it actually, though it sounds more like a nickname to me :slight_smile: I’ve never heard [name_u]Tali[/name_u] for a boy or a girl - I’ve heard [name_u]Tally[/name_u], which I like - but it’s really unusual!

From the name alone, I do think I’d assume girl. But I also think it works well for a boy — I like the [name_u]Tali[/name_u] or Tahli spellings. Thali looks a lot like [name_f]Thalia[/name_f] to me, so that spelling seems more feminine.

I think [name_u]Tali[/name_u] could work on a boy… especially with the growing popularity of [name_m]Eli[/name_m] and [name_m]Bodhi[/name_m]. I know a male [name_u]Ali[/name_u] (AHL-e) and it totally works for him.

The only [name_u]Tali[/name_u] I’ve ever known was a girl (short for Mitali, an [name_f]Indian[/name_f] name). I think it’s a cool name, and I see no reason why it wouldn’t work on a boy.

When I read the thread title, I thought you accidentally posted this in the boy names forum. I have not heard of these names. I would assume a girl/woman. I just look up the names on Behind the Name. The only one listed was [name_u]Tali[/name_u]. They list it as a feminine name, a diminutive of [name_u]Tal[/name_u]. [name_u]Tal[/name_u] is listed as masculine and feminine.

I don’t really like it, I’ve only ever met girls with that name so it’s very feminine to me.

All girl to me.

I blame it on the fact that my sister is [name_u]Tallie[/name_u] (which often gets mispronounced as TALL-ee instead of [name_u]Tally[/name_u]), but I absolutely cannot see [name_u]Tali[/name_u] (or any of the various spellings) on a boy. It seems all girl to me, especially with the Hebrew girls’ names [name_f]Talia[/name_f]/[name_u]Tali[/name_u]. Although [name_u]Tal[/name_u] is a Hebrew unisex name, [name_u]Tali[/name_u] itself is all feminine to me. Sorry.

Wow thank you all for your responses. Yes, [name_u]Tali[/name_u] is a unisex name, it’s a form of the Hebrew [name_u]Tal[/name_u] which I’ve heard both ways but [name_f]Thalia[/name_f] is all girl and I feel like [name_u]Tal[/name_u] or [name_u]Tali[/name_u] are so similar that I just can’t tell if it’s too feminine based on usage as well… And how to best spell it to get people to pronounce it correctly…, I agree Thali is way too feminine… I think I prefer Tahli but [name_u]Tali[/name_u] would be the proper spelling… Honestly I would love to just use it but I think I’m going to agree it sounds a little nn like. What could it be a good nn for, for a boy… Aside from [name_m]Ptolemy[/name_m] which has been vetoed :frowning: :frowning: