How many children do you know with these girls names?

(148 Posts)
mannicmummyhavinaiccy Thu 10-Mar-11 21:50:16

DD2 is a few days old, and people are constantly asking for a name, as it took me almost 6 weeks to name ds. Had a name chosen, but not sure it suits her now, was going with Elizabeth nn Betsy.
Everyone thinks im being silly saying she'll grow into her name, but changed dd1 name by deed poll as her name never fitted.
She looks like a Matilda to me, but am worried how popular it is, esp in trendy areas of london.
How popular are these names? and which do you prefer? Want her named by saturday so I can stop avoiding the phone, lol
Mylist is -
Betsy
Matilda
Martha
Jemima
Kitty (not cathrine!)

fruitshootsandheaves Thu 10-Mar-11 21:51:17

I know one Matilda

muttimalzwei Thu 10-Mar-11 21:52:34

Betsy 0
Matilda 1 (my duaghter is a Tilda)
Martha 1
Jemima 1
Kitty 1

Underachieving Thu 10-Mar-11 21:53:49

I know no children under 10 with any of these names except 1 Matilda.

FourFortyFour Thu 10-Mar-11 21:54:14

Betsy -0
Matilda 1
Martha 0
Jemima 0
Kitty (not catherine!) 0

SunshineOnARainyDay Thu 10-Mar-11 21:54:45

We don't know any girls with those names. Love, love, love Betsy closely followed by Kitty.

Danthe4th Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:11

my dd is an Elizabeth and she hates it, she is always called Lizzie
Love Martha and don't know any, I like Tilly for Matilda and know one.

Tortoise Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:13

Betsy 0
Matilda 0
Martha 1
Jemima 0
Kitty 1 but short for Katherine.

I like Martha and Matilda.

scottishmummy Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:24

Betsy -0
Matilda 2
Martha 3
Jemima 1
Kitty (not catherine!) 0

snice Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:26

Betsy 1
Matilda 2 both known as Tilly
Martha 2
Jemima 0
Kitty 0

dyzzidi Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:36

Betsy 0
Matilda 3
Martha 1
Jemima 0
Kitty 4

DD is 5 and she has friend her age nead kitty and matilda

muttimalzwei Thu 10-Mar-11 21:55:54

I think Elisabeth is a winner

muttimalzwei Thu 10-Mar-11 21:56:26

I know a cat called Betsy, is Beth not better?

CrispyTheCrisp Thu 10-Mar-11 21:56:55

Betsy 0
Matilda 1
Martha 1
Jemima 2
Kitty 0

Kitty would get my vote, other than the Hello Kitty associations which may be drawn

ongakgak Thu 10-Mar-11 21:57:36

Betsy 0
Matilda 4
Martha 2
Jemima 4
Kitty 3

Like Elizabeth with Bess as the nn

Artichokes Thu 10-Mar-11 21:58:20

I suppose I live in a "trendy" part of London. I know no Betsys, no Jemimas, two Marthas, no Matildas (but one Tilly), 2

The popular/much used girls names around here are Isobel (I know 4 under 5s with this name), Evie, Tabitha & Ella.

I love Matilda (nn Milly, Maude or Tilda). It gas a great English history and is a really strong name. I like it best of your list.

cece Thu 10-Mar-11 21:58:50

I don't know any children with those names. I live in the SE.

Artichokes Thu 10-Mar-11 22:00:02

That should have said 2 Kittys.

deepdarkwood Thu 10-Mar-11 22:00:55

Betsy: 0 (personally hugely prefer Beth, but that's just me [smie]
Matilda: 1 (Tilly)
Martha: 1
Jemima: 0
Kitty (not catherine!); 1

London/Surrey borders

icapturethecastle Thu 10-Mar-11 22:02:35

Betsy -0
Matilda - 0 but it is DD's middle name
Martha 0
Jemima 1
Kitty 1

spidookly Thu 10-Mar-11 22:04:16

Betsy 0
Matilda 1
Martha 1
Jemima 1
Kitty 1

ballstoit Thu 10-Mar-11 22:04:50

Betsy - 0
Matilda - 2
Martha - 1
Jemima - 0
Kitty - 0 except for Hello Kitty which DD1 (4) is beginning to have an awareness of.

SeeJaneKick Thu 10-Mar-11 22:05:01

I know one Matilda and that's it.

I LOVE Betsy!

BaroqueAroundTheClock Thu 10-Mar-11 22:05:07

Betsy 0
Matilda 0
Martha 1
Jemima 0
Kitty 0

TheHouseofMirth Thu 10-Mar-11 22:05:19

SW London here and only know a 5 yo Martha.

Betsy is fab and what I would have chosen had I not had boys! Also if you call her Elizabeth she can chose another diminutive when she's older if she prefers.

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