At my work, I have the opportunity to hear tons of names. Today, I was taking a moment to stand by in case on of our new trainees needed help. A couple of young moms came in (maybe 20s) with their kids. One of the kids started to whine and the mom bent down and said “[name_m]Timmy[/name_m], that is not how you act. Use your words to tell me what’s wrong.” I looked over and seen she was talking to a little girl. A female [name_m]Timmy[/name_m]. I was wondering what it could be short for, when the mom addressed her again, this time calling her “Timberly” (I’m guessing on the spelling but it was essentially [name_u]Kimberly[/name_u] with a T).
What do you think? I was pretty surprised myself (I was surprised to even hear [name_m]Timmy[/name_m]! I only know one [name_m]Timmy[/name_m]/[name_m]Timothy[/name_m] under the age of 50). It isn’t really my style, but the nickname and Timberly itself have kind of grown on me. Disclaimer: I’m not advocating it…I don’t really care for boys’ names going to the girl side or vice versa.