HUH? This doesn't look like a proper name at all.
Shadow and Revenge  2/10/2021
This would make a good name for a pilgrim character.
noisynora  1/22/2021
If you're thinking of naming your child this, just imagine these scenarios:

1. Calling her name.

"Thankful come here!"

2. Introductions

"Hello there, I'm Runa. What's your name?"
"I'm Thankful."
"Cool. But what's your name?"

And then of course, bullying. The kid might grow up to hate you. Don't do it.
Runaa  1/22/2021
I don't think this name would be appropriate in a professional setting.
namespanela78  1/6/2021
What the heck? I'm Thankful for children but NOT this name.
Janessa2542  12/4/2020
This would be a ridiculous name to bestow upon a child.
someone-  11/9/2020
This name has grown on me, and I think it’s kinda weird to have Thankful as a name. But not too weird. I still like it! Probably because of edgy puns you’ll get from friends like “be Thankful, Thankful!” Ha ha ha, she said Thankful twice! I wish I had a name that would make 1, 000, 000, 000 puns. Nothing wrong with puns. It’s awesome. I wouldn’t name anyone this, but it’s cute for fans of this name too.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2018
I’m trying to take this name seriously since I don’t wanna offend anyone with Thankful as their legal name, whether they’re male or female :)
― Anonymous User  11/17/2018
I think naming kids adjectives is unique and original. Personally, if I gave a child a word or a slang as his or her name, that would only be if I was actually silly. It’s not a bad thing, it’s kinda interesting, because I come snooping around for my own reactions to comments I read on the website about names like “Unique” and “Gaylord”. I’m thinking about naming my son Princess Flower Tiana, but I’m actually not going to because I need to take them seriously. This name is an okay name if you really think you’re going to take your kids future seriously. :) I think it’s a cute and elegant name for a girl but a boy wouldn’t be taken too seriously ):
― Anonymous User  11/17/2018
Why not use a name that means thankful or something close to it? You're setting your kid up for teasing.
Luvbug86  10/19/2018
I'm Thankful no one uses this name anymore. How ridiculous.
kayisforkeen  10/18/2018
My name is Thankful, thank you very much. I cannot believe that people could say such rude things about something as simple as a name. In my opinion and my mother's too, the name is a beautiful, humble name.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2018
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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