Monday, November 28, 2011


the astrological twins

Today's name: Tamsin

Pronunciation: TAM-sin

Potential nicknames: Tam, Tams, Tammy, Sinna (like cinnamon)

Origin: Tamsin is the English short form of the name Thomasina, which is the Victorian-era Aramaic feminine variant of Thomas. Tamsin, Thomasina, and Thomas mean "twin." It is really up to you if you want to name a non-twin Tamsin or Thomasina, since people name non-twin boys Thomas regularly.

Popularity: There were only 9 baby girls named Tamsin in 2010, which means it did not rank on the top 1000. In 2011 there were only 8 baby girls named Tamsin and 6 named Thomasina.

Fun fact: (1) Tamsin was used as a given name about a century after the Victorian Era. (2) Tamsin was traditionally used in Cornwall. (3) Tamsin was a 1999 novel by Peter S. Beagle. (4) Actresses Tamsin Egerton and Tamsin Grieg.


  1. I know a Tamsyn (goes by Tammy) whose biggest pet peeve about her name is when people call her Tasman (she's Australian, so Tasmania and the Tasman Sea are forefront in people's minds). I love this name until she told me that story, and personally I dislike the nickname Tammy.

  2. We just named our daughter Tamsin, I've also heard a few people mispronounce it as Tasmin. We've already put the word out not to call her Tammy, my husband and I both dislike that nickname!