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Actress Tatum O'Neal is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum is a famous bearer of this name, but it was his surname. He was born an Arthur Taylor in 1909 and died in 1956, and he's considered the greatest jazz pianist of all time. It's for him that Tatum O'Neal was named.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  2/24/2006
I love the name Tatumn for some reason, it reminds me of my name which is Autumn they kind of are both unoriginal and I love them. I think my first daughters name will be Tatum.
-- AutumnRose07  2/6/2007
Although this name has never been used on males, it sounds far more masculine than feminine to me, and the fact that it sounds more like a surname than a first name undoubtedly has a lot to do with that. It's not a pretty name, and it sounds more like a tomboy name. I can't imagine it on grown women.
-- slight night shiver  5/8/2008
I also think this name sounds masculine. I would never name a girl this.
-- Callie  7/11/2008
Quite a good compromise if you want a non-girly name without "stealing" from the boy's camp. It has my approval.
-- RedGyl  7/28/2008
I find this name equally suitable for boys as well as girls.
-- number1212  3/21/2009
Another pathetic, celebrity-inspired name. Tatum doesn't sound like a girls' name, and I'm not too fond of Tatum O'Neal.
-- bananarama  4/17/2009
The sound of this name doesn't appeal to me at all. I prefer Itatí.
-- Ailis  2/15/2010
When I say Tatum I keep on accidentally saying 'Tantrum'! Plus I don't really like Tatum O'Neal so that puts me off this name.
-- starz26  4/6/2010
Personally, this name makes me think of tater-tots. I had thought that connection would make people tease those with this name, but none of the Tatums I know have been teased about their name.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2010
This is the most ridiculously horrible name ever. Just because Ryan O'Neal used it doesn't make it good. Celebrities can be just as moronic as anyone else.
-- queenv  1/15/2011
Can be pronounced TAYT-um or TAT-um.
-- megi99  2/11/2011
The sound of this name makes me cringe. Tatum reminds me of a bodily organ; one might as well be named Duodenum or Jejunum.
-- faelivrin  4/20/2011
Love the name Tatum for a girl. It's a little country, but I love it.

And to Autumn Rose, unoriginal means typical, expected, overused. E.g. Emily, Ava, Madison. I believe you mean original which would mean not too common or expected. (:
-- LittleSamGirl  10/5/2011
I named my son Tatum - yes he is called Tater by some (loving) family members as a nickname. But he is a Strong, Happy and a BIG boy and his name suits him well (meaning: Cheerful, bringer of Joy). No one thinks it is a girls name - although yes, people (of older generation's) have mentioned "oh, like Tatum O'neal?" No, like Tatum. My Tatum. =)
-- Yorkess247  10/31/2011
Ugh. Ew. I don't like this name at all. It looks weird and sounds weird. It reminds me of a totem pole or something. I would never name my kid this. Strong dislike.
-- blondieboo629  11/20/2011
This is possibly the most unflattering girl's name ever. The sound is rough, and it only makes me think of dirty jokes, potatoes and Latin words. Ugly ugly ugly.
-- Anonymous User  11/26/2011
Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980), is an American actor, film producer, and model.
He has portrayed characters in films such as "She's The Man," "Step Up 2: The Streets," "Public Enemies," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Dear John," and "The Eagle," among many others (past and upcoming.)
-- Francesca  2/2/2012
I like this name well enough, especially on a boy with the nickname “Tate,” but it reminds me of taters, as in potatoes. Funnily enough, I actually have a girl in my class named Tatum who, during roll call, our (really unintelligent) teacher pronounced her name “tah-TOOM.” She was just like, “Umm... my name is ‘TA-təm’...-_-” Seriously?! “tah-TOOM”?! I lost most of my respect for that teacher that day.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2012
As a boy's name, I guess this is ok. -um is a very masculine ending and the name sounds strong, I suppose.

But why on earth is this used as a girl's name. First off, everyone's gonna say "Tatum?! Like, Channing Tatum?!" I can see that getting old really quickly. Secondly, I take Latin in school, and -um is used to describe neuter or masculine things. Not feminine. Lastly, and maybe this one is just me, but I see Tatum and think of the word scrotum. *shudders*
-- Icycoldhot  7/8/2013
Tatum isn't usually my style, but I love the name for a girl! I like it for a boy, too, but better on a girl.
-- hattie98  3/28/2014
Far from a girls name. Tatum is clearly a males name.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/11/2014

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