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I LOVE this name. It has a wonderful sound and meaning.
My daughter's name is Tatum, and she has certainly lived up to the meaning (cheerful); she never stops smiling.
This is just an odd name to me...
It only caught on because of Tatum O'Neal. And where Ryan came up with this name, is beyond me - it's a surname, not a first name for a girl!
In response to above poster: Tatum O'Neal was named after jazz pianist Art Tatum...also, I think it's a pretty neat name for a girl. I would rather be named Tatum than something common and boring.
Not very feminine - reminds me of Tater Tots
There used to be a comic strip in the paper called Snuffy Smith. Snuffy and his wife had a baby (boy) called Tater. Also, potatoes are called Taters. Tatum reminds me of potatoes!
Reminds me of POTATOES!
That's small potatoes.
Tatum can be spelled Tatumn. My best friend is Tatumn Schatrawkhe.
I once had a teacher named Mrs. Tatum. Whenever I hear the name Tatum I think of her.
If I had Mrs. Tatum for a teacher, I would call her Mrs. Potato Head.
Mmm mmm mmm mmm Potatoes! Mmm mmm mmm mmm Potatoes! I eat potatoes, you eat potatoes, he eats potatoes, she eats potatoes, they eat potatoes, we all eat potatoes, mmm mmm mmm mmm Potatoes!
My name is Tatum and my name has the advantage of being unique without sounding too weird. Trust a Tatum when I say that people will absolutely love your kid if he or she is named Tatum. It's pretty easy to spell, though I had trouble learning how to spell it (some times I would spell it Tatatum for some reason) but that was just a problem on my part. Some trouble that came with the name is that my brother used to call me Tadumb, I did not like that. Also, my best friend from kindergarten to third grade thought that my name was literally spelt Tadum smh. Anyway it's a pretty gender nuetral name so don't be afraid to name your son that, but if your really afraid of naming your boy that, then just name him Tate
My name is Tatum! And I was named after a pianist named Art Tatum! Which makes sense since I have a very musical family
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Everyone who has ever asked what my daughter's name is, when told Tatum, they say, "Ah, what a beautiful name."
My name is Tatum and it is the best name ever
- Nicknames for Tatum: | Edit
Taternuts (from the show "That 70's Show".
- Meanings and history of the name Tatum: | Edit
Middle English: To be Cheerful
- Famous real-life people named Tatum: | Edit
Tatum O'Neal (actress)
Channing Tatum (actor)
Tatumn Schatrawkhe (basketball player)
Tatum Coffey (women's lacrosse player)
Art Tatum (jazz pianist)
- Tatum in song, story & screen: | Edit
Rose McGowan plays Tatum Riley in the first "Scream."