What is 'Till' or 'Tilly' a nickname for?

(28 Posts)
bluelinetwice Thu 10-Oct-13 18:39:58

Expecting first dd and DP and I have fallen in love with the name 'Till' but neither of us want to use it as a full first name as we'd rather she had a more 'grown up' name in case she wants when she's older. Don't like Matilda but we're considering Tilda, but are there any other names that Till would be a nickname for?

HopeS01 Sun 13-Oct-13 15:27:24

I know a Matilda and a Chantilly

night1971 Sun 13-Oct-13 12:45:53

Silly Tilly

A daft nickname imho. Doesn't wear well with anyone over 18.

The full names suggested are much more attractive.

My sister has the middle name of Phyllis and my mum calls her Tilly

Wineandchoccy Sat 12-Oct-13 19:10:20

My niece is Natalie but known as Tilly

Ham69 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:42

I know an Ottilie nn Tilly and a Tilla.

I know a Tilly whose full name is Chantelle....

Monkeymonstermum Fri 11-Oct-13 11:54:48

I thought Tilly most often used for Matilda but occ for Nathalie/Natalie.
I'm considering using it as a short form for Felicity.....I know, not the nearest abbreviation.....so waiting to see firstly if it is a girl, secondly if it sounds right to call her Tilly when I see her! COmpletely agree re long name on birth cert though.

sonniebonnie Fri 11-Oct-13 08:39:48

Till is actually a well known boys standalone name in Germany.

Longdistance Fri 11-Oct-13 07:55:21

Matilda. I know two Matilda's who are now Tilly.

I know a Tilly who is actually Chantal.

LadyRochford Fri 11-Oct-13 07:46:32

You could actually call her anything and still use nn Tilly.
Not that this is a reason, more an interesting observation, but have you ever noticed how v posh people often have a nn totally unrelated to their given name?

Littlestgirlguide Thu 10-Oct-13 23:35:28

My auntie Mildred is know as Till or Tilly. Mind you she's in her 80's.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 10-Oct-13 23:26:49

My niece is Matilda known as Tilly.
DH's cousin's daughter is Ottelyn known as Tilly.

Flibbedyjibbet Thu 10-Oct-13 19:08:30

I know a Tilly (grown up) who's a Teresa

I know a Thalia who is a Tilly.

Artandco Thu 10-Oct-13 19:03:19

Natalia/ Natalie

EduCated Thu 10-Oct-13 18:58:42

I know a little Tilly who is an Elizabeth, too.

PaperPomPom Thu 10-Oct-13 18:50:31

I know a Tilly who is actually Elizabeth.

1944girl Thu 10-Oct-13 18:46:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EdithWeston Thu 10-Oct-13 18:44:47

Clothilda (var: Clothilde, Clotilde, Clotilda - but the latter two never
look quite right to me).


RustyHalo Thu 10-Oct-13 18:44:13

Lol. Got overexcited that I actually knew the answer to something!

bluelinetwice Thu 10-Oct-13 18:42:46

Not heard of Ottilie before but it's growing on me smile. Lol Arya!

And you Rusty wink

I should obviously rtft before posting grin

RustyHalo Thu 10-Oct-13 18:41:38

Matilda, I think.

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