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A famous barer of this name was Temperance Wick.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2006
On an episode of "The Simpsons", Marge writes a book and the main character's name was Temperance.
LimeGreen  6/23/2006
There is a brilliant character called Temperance Brennan in Kathy Reich's graphic novels now made into the new series Bones staring Angel's David Boreanaz.
SlayerKat  7/11/2006
SlayerKat, actress Emily Deschanel is portraying Temperance Brennan. I just thought I'd mention that, now that you mentioned David Boreanaz, who portrays Seeley Booth.
Charlie1977  7/28/2006
Temperance Brennan is the main character in the TV series "Bones".
writing the world  4/15/2007
It's so funny that this name means the exact opposite of what it sounds like to me. The name sounds very old-fashioned, like a name from the 1890s or something. It's not ugly or anything, but it just sounds like it belongs in the Prohibition Era or something.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2008
I think Temperance is a very beautiful name - very sensible and elegant. I can't imagine anyone called Temperance being anything less than a very distinguished lady! I don't think I would use it on a child, because it's hard to find nicknames for it (Temmy? Tem?), but I may well find myself using it as for a character of mine some day.
Sophannagh  10/31/2008
Temperance Wick uses the nickname "Tempe". I think it's a beautiful nickname, especially due to the fact that the Vale of Tempe is an idyllic dwelling in Greek mythology.
Elizabeth Jane  5/9/2010
Used to hate most virtue names, especially the really fussy ones like this. But I have to say it has kind of grown on me. I would definitely not use it on my kid if I ever had one but it is a great name for a character in a story. In fact I have used it for a character.
Saffine Grace  3/18/2009
I quite like this. It's quite old-fashioned, but it has a clean, bright sound. As virtue names go, not bad at all.
Caledonia558  4/24/2009
Temperance is also the name of Dr. Brennen from Bones. Her nickname was "Tempy".
starie  10/17/2009
Also: In the T.V. show "Bones", Temperence Brennen is spelled "ence" rather than the dictionary correct "ance". This does not change the pronunciation of the name, and is, perhaps, more visually appealing as spelled this way, both names only have "e" as a vowel.
TheCourtneyDayle  5/31/2011
This is a very lovely, unused name. Much better than the Hopes and Faiths out there. And I adore the nickname "Tempy."
Dawson  11/25/2010
This name is generally associated with judgment and wisdom. In Tarot, it's one of the Major cards usually depicted by a woman pouring liquid between two cups.
TheCourtneyDayle  5/31/2011
This is one of those names that is nice, for someone else. I like it, but not enough that I would name my daughter Temperance. I would possibly use the name for a book character.
GibsonGirl  8/18/2011
Normally, I think virtue names (including my own) to be rather tacky and trailor-trash. But I find Temperance a lovely name. I can picture it on a little girl with the nickname Terri, and on a full-grown woman. Bones is the reason I like it so much, and it made me adore the name Brennan, as well.
Black_X  9/25/2011
Dr. Temperance Brennan, protagonist of the Kathy Reichs "Bones" book series and FOX TV Series.
rocksplash  2/14/2013
Actually, the character on 'Bones' does spell it with an A (I triple checked since I've been using it in fan fiction for years!) per this website by Fox:
CPSnerd  7/9/2013
This is a beautiful name! I named my daughter this, we say it like temp-rance and mostly call her Tempie. I loved the show Bones and had no idea what the name meant. To me it sounded mythical like the name of a fairy, so we decided on it. I was disappointed when I learned the real meaning but the name still sounds so pretty! My daughter is 4 months and every time I say Tempie she gets this huge smile! It fits her blue eyes, auburn hair, and high cheek bones.
Emmettsmomma2010  10/29/2013
I honestly really like this name. I would never name my kid this name, but it's a really pretty name, in my opinion.
KarenAurora  6/1/2014
I really like this name. It's one of my guilty pleasure names. Anyways, I used it on the daughter of one of my characters.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/15/2014
I named my daughter Temperance and she constantly gets compliments on her name. She is almost 7 now so we don't use her nickname, but her cousins still call her Tempie. I love her unique name and she does too.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2015
Tess or Tessa could be used as nicknames for Temperance.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
Sadly, I have to disagree with every comment above. Of all girls' names I've ever heard, Temperance is one of my least favourites. Not only do I dislike the sound of the name, but it also looks unpleasant - it has the word "Temper" in it which I don't like. I couldn't picture this name on any little girl.

This wasn't meant as an insult, of course, just my opinion.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2016
Attested to 1575 in England.
earthnut  6/7/2016
The name Temperance was given to 249 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
I like it, but I won't name my daughter this. Well, maybe her middle name. It is one of my favorite virtue names, when there is stuff like Chastity being used.
XironDarkstar  11/26/2017

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