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I like English Puritan names. They're unique and sometimes funny.
DundiculutNicholas  1/16/2017
Thankful as a name is just... ridiculous and very unfortunate. I feel very sorry for anyone named this. I truly am.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2016
Thankful was a name used by Puritans. It was a name that was used like Faith or Joy would be used. Thankful is a name that was used a couple of times in my ancestry, early 1700's. Not a name to be "popular" with, but a name that they were "Thankful" for.
krdmom  10/4/2016
I saw several Thankful's/Thankfull's when browsing through early 18th century birth records in Boston. I highly doubt the Puritans were trying to be "unique" and "creative" as suggested by some of these ignorant comments. This website is not a modern baby name catalog.
Tiger Lilly  11/15/2015
There are a few Thankfuls in my family tree, all descendents of an indentured servant that signed the Mayflower Compact.
LMS  9/10/2013
Thankful Peabody is a minor character in the book "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare. The story is set in the 17th century and takes place in the New England colonies, hence the Puritan woman's "virtue name".
dreamgirl54  6/28/2013
I think this is an unusual name, and an interesting find.
Jessnow11  10/2/2011
Get a grip, people, this is an ARCHAIC name! Meaning other than the occasional oddball that wants to be different very few people in their right mind would name their child this in this day and age.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2011
I think going with a name like "Grace" would be better than "Thankful". How embarrassing.
slyboots  1/20/2011
Hmm, this name is interesting - a lot of puritan virtue names are interesting. I kinda like the sound, but obviously I would never use it. On the other hand people use names like Hope and Faith, and those are just as wordy, so it's not completely ridiculous.
Likeyeahwhatev  9/4/2010
I don't care how thankful you are for the kid; this is not a name, and it should not be used as a name.
Black_X  5/10/2010
If names are really coming down to this you're gonna make the poor girl/boy miserable, might as well name your kid "I want to make you miserable".
italiannames  9/22/2009
Seraphine_Eternal's Basic Rule #1 of Child-Naming: make sure the name *isn't* a common word (regardless of whatever part of speech it is) in the language that you speak. "Thankful" flouts that rule and should be condemned to the graveyard with no possibility of parole. NEXT!
seraphine_eternal  9/6/2009
This isn't a name at all! It's just a word! Can't believe someone would actually name their daughter this.
CharlieRob  7/26/2009
Thankful for the right to change one's name.
Kerules  6/2/2009
Thankful for what?
― Anonymous User  1/3/2009
This has got to be one of the worst names I have ever heard.
number1212  9/12/2008
OMG! sorry about that. It's a word people! Make something creative! Thankful is not creative! It doesn't even sound beautiful, Unique is even better, America is even better! At least they sound feminine. This name is BEYOND in need of help! Please don't name your child this! It's the scariest name of all time. It's like saying this,
"Hi I'm Thankful"
"Umm that's nice."
What kind of name is that seriously?
mary26  7/23/2008
Thankful, sister to Please and Sorry.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2008
Some adjectives work as names. This isn't one of them. Come to think of it, adjectives don't make very good names to begin with. This one doesn't even sound pretty, and it's just plain weird. Can you imagine a parent shouting to their child: ''Thankful, it's time to go!''. The word would sound ridiculous even on animals.
slight night shiver  5/9/2008
Might as well start naming children Grateful or Pretty (it's an adjective).
bibi66  1/6/2007
Don't name your child this! They will be "thankful" that you didn't.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
Not any word, but an adjective. Simply awful. Then again, I'm not a fan of any Puritan virtue names.
ADT  12/25/2006
Yes, there is a difference between the virtue Verity, and THANKFUL! First of all, this virtue is both a verb and an adjective, not good. At least let it be Thankfulness, at the very least. Second of all, it fits into the same Princess, Diamond, Unique, Gaylord, Bonnie and Heaven classification. Give me a break, will you?
Starla-Marie_1993  8/24/2006
It's just a word.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006

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