GIRLS: Tabatha / Tabea (tah-BE-ah) / Tabitha- I think Tabitha is the most usable, then Tabatha, then Tabea. I really like Tabitha, personally. Tahlia / Talia / Thalia (all: tah-lee-ah)- For that pronunciation, only Talia would be semi-usable (though some people would say "TAL-ee-uh.") I think Tahlia and Thalia are too easily mispronounced because they could be said several ways. Tallulah / Talulla- Tallulah is more usable, either way it would be uncommon and probably seen as strange, but not necessarily seen as foreign. Tamaya- Usable. Tameka / Tamika (all: tə-MEE-kə)- Usable. Tamera (tah-MER-ah)- Would be said "TAM-er-ah" here. Usable with that pronunciation. Tamia (tah-MEE-ah)- Probably said "TAM-ee-ah" by some. Usable. Tamsin- Usable. Might get people spelling it Tasmin, though. Tanith- Usable and uncommon. Straightforward spelling and pronunciation. Tara (TAHR-ah)- Usable, but many would say "TAIR-ah." Taryn- Usable, kind of trendy-looking. Tatum- Usable, but I see this as a boys name. Tawny- Usable, kind of childish though. It's an actual word. Tea (TEH-ah) / Thea- Both usable. I love Thea. Teresa / Theresa- Both usable. I especially like Theresa. Tessa- Usable. Cute. Thais (THA-ees)- Not very usable. People would have a hard time pronouncing it. Tamina (Ta-MEE-nuh)- Usable. Thekla (TE-klah)- Not very usable, for the same reason as Thais. Tia- Usable. Simple. Tibby- Usable, but I'd say only as a nickname. Tiffany- Usable, slightly dated to the 80s. Tilda- Usable, but I'd prefer it as a nickname for Matilda. Timea- Semi-usable. Definitely unusual. Tirzah- Semi-usable. Pretty easy to say. Tiziana (tee-TSYAH-nah)- Not very usable. I have a feeling people would trip over it. Tomke / Tomma- Not very usable, because they will seem odd to people here. Tova- Usable. Tosca- Semi-usable. Has a strong association with the opera. Trixie- Usable, but I would keep this as a nickname for Beatrix. Tuva- Semi-usable. Strange. Tyra- Semi-usable. Tyra Banks is a strong association.
BOYS: Taddeo- Semi-usable. Talon- Usable, trendy. Tammo- Semi-usable. Definitely seen as unusual. Tariq- Semi-usable. Taro- Semi-usable. Tate- Usable, very boy next door. Tennyson- Usable, but also has a strong association and seems more like a last name. Tero- Semi-usable. Thaddeus- Usable. I love this name. Theo (TAY-o) / Theodor (te-AW-dawr)- Theo is usable if said "THEE-o." Theodor would be pronounced like Theodore here, so "THEE-o-dor." Thorben / Torben (all: TAWR-ben)- Most likely would be said "THOR-bin" and "TOR-bin" here. So not all that usable. Thorsten (TAWR-sten)- Same as above- this would be "THORS-ten." Tiernan- Usable. Till- Usable, but strange. Tim- Usable. Simple. Timon (tea-mon)- Semi-usable, but be prepared for The Lion King references. Timothy- Usable- more usable than Tim, which seems like a nickname for Timothy. Tizian (tee-TSYAHN) / Tiziano (tee-TSYAH-no)- Not very usable. People would have a hard time saying them. Tobias (to-BEE-ahs) / Tobin- It would be "to-BY-as" here. If said like that, usable, as well as Tobin. Travis- Usable. Trent / Trenton- Usable, but Trenton has an association with the city. Trevor- Usable. Tristan (trees-TAWN)- Said "TRIS-tan" here, as it's spelled. Nice name. Troy- Usable. Tucker- Usable. Tyler- Usable. Still very popular, though. Tamino (Ta-MEE-no)- Semi-usable. Tian- Usable. I knew one growing up.
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