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Kind of adult like.
nylonpanda  10/3/2019
I'm also appalled that people will judge you by your name, wow. My name is Tammy but that's just it- it's my name I was given I didn't chose it and no I'm not a blonde or loose or a moron. I'm an intelligent tall skinny brunette with brown eyes.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2019
In 2018, 47 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Tammy who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 156th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
Adorable nickname for Tamara and Tamika.
kayisforkeen  9/4/2018
Makes me think of a short, fat, ugly woman with glasses on the tip of her nose and knitting needles.
Prime Meridian  4/23/2018
I think of a country bumpkin when I hear this name.
Luvbug86  3/23/2018
I just happened on the Tammy name and saw some of the comments, although old, the one that said it sparked images of a stupid girl etc. I understand having that name and being upset about being stereotyped. Like if your name was Gidget, or Bambi or Barbie. But as much as I want to be like 'that comment is messed up', when the name Barbie, Bambi, etc is mentioned or a friend recently introduced his girlfriend as Barbie, it does innocently and automatically conjure up those images. Why Tammy? I'm not sure? The background does state that it was a really popular baby girl name during the late 50s 60s right around and during a popular t.v. series about a backwoods lovable girl named Tammy (or Tammi). But I hate to admit some names do- again, automatically because of being so stereotyped by society to automatically make you think dumb blonde stupid, unfortunately.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2017
Tammy is a nick name. After looking into the origin of my name I found that it came out of and from the ancient name Tamar or Tamara. It is originally out of Russia and other countries adopted the names. So Tammy and Tamara are not Hebrew in origin. There is a history behind every name and many stories, but whatever people view or perceive a person to be like or judge them by the meaning of their name given, as though a stamp or a number are on them,... is completely wrong and ignorant. Every person gives an individual history, story and original compliment... or none at all.. to the name given us. I changed my given name Tammy to Tamara legally, because that's where my given name was derived from. I care for meaning and history and how it sounds, too. I merely changed the pronunciation of the name but do not see that I have actually changed it... seeing as how the names are like one, only said differently. Both mean palm tree or perfection, spice or twin. Anyway it is beautiful in its own way, even if not to everyone's tastes.
Tamarartsly  4/17/2017
Comments that stereotype people by name are ignorant. I'm just generally curious about the history or other interesting tidbits. I'm a "Tammy," so I'm naturally curious about it. My mom was influenced by the Tammy movies of the 60's. I happen to be brunette & hold a post grad degree. Also adopted; original birth name was Jeanette. My name doesn't tell anything about me!
― Anonymous User  4/13/2017
I don't see why people associate this name with the ditsy or white trash stereotype. My mom's name is Tammy and she can be such a pleasant woman, and smart in her own right.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2017
Tammy Wynette.
DundiculutNicholas  2/20/2017
I naturally being a child of the 80s would think of Tammy much like Pammy the panda in the shirttails cartoon... but at the time there was an impression of Tammy as a slutty name much like Ginger etc.. over time that delineated to more middle age white trash, or redneck country folk, still I liked the name till I met someone with that name who fit that stereotype, was probably the reason why the name got that stereotype, fat trashy, low class, hairdresser, million kids, nasty unemployed guys living with her.. not even attractive just gross, but I think this is a name that should be reclaimed, saved, also note Tam or Tamas in Hebrew means twin. I still like to think of furry girl animals with this name... not saying anything bout Tammy Faye, except, despite her bad wrap she was a nice person, like this name is nice, cute for a girl who's too childish (in a good way) to have a sexy or adult name.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2016
I love the name Tammy. It could just be that it's my name, but I think it's really pretty and unique as I've never met another Tammy before. I don't think it resembles a ditzy blonde person and I believe that it is wrong for someone to just stereotype the name without knowing an actual Tammy.
catlover3241  7/16/2016
The name Tammy was given to 44 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
I don't actually know anyone with the name Tammy, but it doesn't sound like a ditzy, blonde name in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2015
My name is Tammy. I was named by my grandmother. I am the only one she named of all her children and grandchildren. With each of her 5 children, after naming them... her husband would go up and change the name. Unbelievably rude but that's what he did! My mother had 4 girls and she told my grandmother if she had one more girl she would let grandma name me so that's why it's special to me.
I would've rather been called "Athena" or "Summer". Just because Athena was the goddess of wisdom and that seems like a pretty good reason to have it. Summer, because I love the season. Anyway, I've been told by some persian friends of mine that the name Tammy is a very good name where they come from. I've always thought it meant "Palm tree" or some other references call it "twins or thomas" which seems silly! How can (1) name mean a twin which means (2).
I prefer the meaning "Perfection". Not sure if it means perfectionist or what but it sure is a nice meaning! Can't get much better than that. LOL.
seekeroftruth  9/24/2015
I hate the name Tammy. I prefer if people abbreviate my name to Tam. It's never spelled right, nor is it pronounced right.
tabecka  8/20/2015
I never used to like the name. I thought it was plain and not feminine at all but I have had a lot of people, mostly males tell me how it's a very sexy strong woman's name. All Tammy's should be very proud.
Cortammiller  7/10/2015
In Scotland, this name is sometimes used on males as a diminutive of Thomas.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2015
I'm a Tammy... plain, ordinary ~ Tammy. I'm a brunette, I'm educated, I'm outgoing, and I never had the urge to change my name. I'm not ditzy, but I can be. I'm fun (so I'm told), and I have a kind heart (again, so I'm told). My mother and daddy named me after Tammy Wynette and the Tammy and the Professor/Doctor/etc. Movies. To be sure that they liked the name, they named their dog Tammy before I was born.
I resent the negative comments and believe that those who base their assumption of me based on my name, well, are fools.
So there!
Tammykins  9/20/2014
I'm Tammy, red hair, blue eyes, not ditzy, have morals... enough for myself and 3 or 4 friends actually. Mom named me for that same 50's character... I hope that chick got paid! I was born in Iowa, so I guess the "country" thing is right... but we moved to Southern California when I was 2 so doesn't that cancel out the Iowa thing? Of course my middle name is Sue... so that might cancel out the California thing... eh, whatever, my husband and kids love me... that's all that matters.
wow really  7/22/2014
On the show "Parks and Recreation", Ron has 2 ex-wives named Tammy, and his mother is also named Tamara (Tammy for short).
bibi66  9/8/2012
My best friends name is Tammy and she has nothing to do with "country, stupid or trashy." Not. At. All. She's gorgeous, smart and extremely moral. What really gets on my nerves is when people think they are so "worldly" and "intelligent" and then they proceed to stereo-type everyone that's different than they are, which proves nothing except how ignorant they themselves are. Tammy is a super cute name.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2011
My mom's name is Tammy. She is not blonde, she has dark brown hair and green eyes. She's not ditzy or preppy, she's very mellow and down to earth, extremely smart. I think it's really immature to judge someone by their name. My name is Scarlett, does that make me a slut? No. I think the name Tammy fits my mom, and it could fit anyone who carries it well.
SummerSerenades  12/30/2009
Well, let's get rid of the stereotypes right now. Yes, I was named after the character in the Tammy and the Bachelor, Doctor, etc. Movies. I am not blonde. Redhead, actually. Tammy is my given name - not Tamara or any other form of the name. Friends and acquaintances often tell me that I can be intimidating because of my intellect, so we can dispel of the ditzy portion of the stereotype now. Apparently I've been a bit sheltered because I've never felt my name seemed ditzy or implied that I was less intelligent, independent or strong.
seriously  11/23/2009
Tammy at British Home Stores is a clothing range for teenagers in the UK.
rachypiesheepbaa  1/19/2009
This name sounds too youthful to me, and it always makes me think of rather unintelligent country girls. I don't like Tamara either, but this name actually sounds less trashy to me, believe it or not. It would be better to go by another nickname if your name actually is Tamara, like Tam or Mara. But anyway, this isn't a mature or sophisticated name at all.
slight night shiver  5/8/2008
Well I would have to say being someone with the name Tammy myself, I find it sometimes boring, and feel it doesn't fit me. I have really dark hair, green eyes, and am decently intellectual. I'm not the "preppy" type and I don't run with the "mainstream" I wear very dark clothing all the time, I have piercings, and prefer the darker side of things. I will have to agree though when someone says the name "Tammy" even though it is mine, I'm always thinking of someone who is blonde, blue eyed, and very outgoing. Mainly going along with the movies Tammy Falls in Love or Tammy and the Doctor (who my mother says she named me after.)
avracadaverfem1  12/16/2007
Tammy does (and yes it's stereotypical and I apologise) remind me of a blonde (not ditzy though). I think it's a nice name, I wouldn't use it as a main name, maybe a middle name.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2007
On the soap opera Guiding Light Cassie Winslow's late daughter's name is Tammy.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2007
Tammy is a brand name (fashion store).
Luangi  12/4/2006
I think this name is cute but I wouldn't use it as a given name. But I also can't find any good names that have Tammy as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2006
A closer look will tell you that on the TV show "The Fairly Oddparents", Tammy is Timmy Turner's future daghter.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2006
Tammy Wynette was one of the greatest women in country music. One of her greatest songs "Stand by Your Man" was also one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the music genre.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
My name is Tamara, but I go by Tammy. I am a blue eyed brunette, but I must say that almost every other female I've ever met or seen with this name is blonde--natural or bottled.
tambug  1/13/2006
Personally, this name conjures up images of a really ditzy, frivolous, superficial woman of loose morals; I do not like it. "Tammy" sounds silly enough as is.
gaelruadh19  10/6/2005
My given name is Tammy and I find it atrocious that someone would stereotype any person because of their name. And to same someone with this name is "ditzy" and a "superficial woman with loose morals"; I suppose your name is Candy, Kitty or something equally cheap. Didn't your mother ever tell you not to judge a book by it's cover. Don't judge a person by their name.
gekha  1/5/2006
The name Tammy is an old Hebrew name.
jadan  3/22/2005

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