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I love this name! I think it's so, so very pretty.
doodlebug  5/30/2005
I have always loved the name Tempest. It was my great grandmother's name: Tempest Dewdrop Murphy.
slshows84  7/12/2005
Tempest = temper tantrum. Name your daughter this and you're asking for a brat. (I do think it's pretty cool though.)
― Anonymous User  7/22/2005
A famous bearer of this name is actress Tempestt Bledsoe who played Vanessa on the Cosby Show.
Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005
I love Tempest! I think it's so awesome. It's so much better than naming your kid Storm or Stormy. And it just sounds and looks so pretty!
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
This is such a cool name.
7up  1/26/2007
I love, love, love this name. I actually got it off someone on the LiveJournal site who had a beautiful daughter named this, and so now it is one of my favourites. :)
nothingshortoftragic  4/6/2007
There was once a girl named Tempest Smith. She committed suicide in 2001. There have been at least two foundations named after her.
annMarieBach  8/14/2007
I think that the name Tempest is beautiful. I love different names, and I think that Tempest is great. It's a beautiful name, and I like its simple meaning.
daydream  8/23/2007
In my opinion, this is a classy and cool name.
aquaspirit96  12/28/2007
All I can see is a three-year-old having a temper tantrum.
Lady Seashell  3/18/2008
What a horrible name. It sounds like the name of a child from hell who screams and roars and throws things in a fit of rage ever so often. Actually, this doesn't sound like a name to begin with, and it certainly doesn't sound feminine.
slight night shiver  5/8/2008
I lovelovelove this name! It is extremely feminine and very strong. It has a beautiful sound to it--and is incredibly unique!
I think of a Tempest as a sarcastic and witty redhead that dresses in frilly Lolita dresses, but isn't seen as a "girly girl."
DaphneSusan  9/28/2010
Tempest is lovely, although I do prefer Temperance.
Dawson  10/1/2010
This name reminds me of Sense and Sensibility, which I love, because Marianne and Willoughby say it in a poem. So silly, but it's so pretty.
Liesl  12/29/2010
What if someone named a girl Tempest Katrina Lastname? Eeek! Anyway, I think this would be best as a middle name, or as a nickname for Temperance/Temperence.
Meapergirl  12/17/2011
I think this name is too short and no offense to all the Tempests out there. But this name sounds like a stripper or dominatrix name.
555jazzy  8/17/2012
It sounds like a stuck-up name that literary snobs would use. Kinda New Age-y as well.
Buneary  10/24/2012
What the... This doesn't even sound like a name! Word names like Grace and Ruby are fine with me, but this is going too far! My guess would be that parents who name their daughters "Tempest" are probably trying to sound a lot smarter than they actually are by naming their child after a Shakespeare play.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2013
I like this. However, I don't like Tempestt.
SEC908  2/8/2013
I've noticed a few complaints about this name seeming snooty or used to try to put on airs because it is a term coined by Shakespeare. I think it would be good to remember just what an impact old William had on the English language! He coined over 1, 700 words! Ranging from "bamboozle," to my own given name, "Jessica," which I'm sure no one would bother to call over-literary or snotty. While I do not not at all mind a good literary name, and no concern to me whether or not others know the origin, Tempest is a lovely name by a man who created a great many lovely words we use every day. It is spirited and antiquarian - you can't beat that!
DreamweaverMichi  3/2/2014
I think that this name has the bad connotation with it because it isn't the "norm".
I mean, the definition alone makes it seem like the kid would naturally be a storm. Hahaha.

But I look at the names that I see people come up with for their kids now like Denver, Fern, or some other random word that has already been used for something else, and then I realize I am thankful that I am named Tempest.

My parents got it out of a book of 10 rarest baby names.

I will admit, it is a weird name. And yes, I was a bratty child. But so is EVERY child, in their own way. I mean, can you honestly tell me that you know a single child that doesn't drive their parents crazy at some point in their lives. Most likely not.

Who knows, I just know I'm blessed with the name that everyone talks about. :)
― Anonymous User  6/4/2016
It's a really pretty girl name, and so is Temple. Tempie is also a nice nickname.
XironDarkstar  12/12/2017
My daughter's name is Tempest, she is 14 and not a brat at all. She only threw about 2 tantrums in her life. We call her Tempe for short. I love her name and her personality.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2018

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