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Tatum- boy or girl? vs. Petal- as a middle name? vs. Read Below

I have two questions. (1.) Do you consider Tatum to be a girls name or boys name? and (2.) would Petal be too horrible/out there to use as a middle name? I am expecting a girl and so far Tatum and Petal (as a middle name only) are my favorite names. Thanks, Shanna

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Tatum- Boy Or Girl?


Petal- As A Middle Name?


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Poll created: Sep 18, 2013
Total Votes: 1


Boy. Petal is really cute!
posted by KaiyaMarie :: Sep 18, 2013 09:19 PM | report
1. Definitely girl, I only know girl Tatums, one of whom is a very good friend of mine. When I first heard the name, I had no idea it was unisex.

2. It’s ok for only a middle. It’s not the most out there I’ve heard.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:19 PM | report
Boy. Petal, hmm - it’s not the worst but a bit too cutsey, I would pair it with a classic.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:24 PM | report
Tatum - either gender. I certainly do know of girls named Tatum, although I don’t find it very feminine sounding. But I also know of boys named Tatum, actually quite a few of late. Some are nicknamed Tate but named Tatum formally.

Petal is cute.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:28 PM | report
Petal is one of my nicknames :) short for Peta Louise
I would only use it as a middle name though
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:29 PM | report
Girl only. Petal is okay, not great. Reminds me of Poppy or Blossom.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:32 PM | report
Amara Petal would be cute. Lenora Petal would also be cute.

Tatum Alexander would be nice. I also like Tatum Oliver.
posted by jess :: Sep 18, 2013 09:32 PM | report
Tatum is all boy to me
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:40 PM | report
If I heard/saw the name Tatum, I would assume it was a girl. It just sounds girly to me, and the only Tatum’s I can think of are girls. And while I don’t really like the sound of the name Petal, I don’t see a problem with it being a middle name. It’s not the strangest name I’ve ever heard.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:44 PM | report
Tatum is all boy imo. Petal is pretty though for a middle name. Eloise Petal or Rosalie Petal would be pretty.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 09:48 PM | report
Until 2 years ago, I had only heard the name Tatum for a girl. I was sort of surprised to hear someone had named their baby boy Tatum. Petal sounds a little too weird for my taste. I like Tatum Aurora.
posted by guest :: Sep 18, 2013 10:35 PM | report
Petal is cute!
posted by 12jigsaw12 :: Sep 19, 2013 12:42 AM | report
Tatum is a unisex name. I like it better as a girls name! So, use it! :)

Personally, I don’t really like Petal in combination with Taturm. I think the middle name of Tatum should be a bit more girly.
posted by guest :: Sep 19, 2013 07:15 AM | report

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