Anyone have a 'just' Tilda?

(38 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 11:53:51

For hypothetical future dd, I like Matilda but dd1s name starts with M and the two.names.together are a bit twee.

What about 'just' Tilda?

Fwiw, dds name is technically a shortening for.two.names, neither of which we liked so just gave her the shortening.

tywysogesgymraeg Tue 03-Sep-13 11:56:51

I personally don't like nns being used as names. If you're always going to call her Tilda, then name her Matilda and call her Tilda, so it doesn't matter if both start with M.

Love the name Matilda, and the nn Tilda though.

squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 12:19:57

I think Tilda as the full name works fine, as it ends in an 'a' it doesn't sound too girlie or too sweet. Reminds me of Tilda Swinton, no bad thing, she's amazing.

To be honest I think Tilda sounds more grown up than Maltida.

squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 12:20:18

Matilda even!

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 12:21:29

Just seems.odd to use a name we will literally never say. Dd is Meg. We would never use Megan or Margaret so just bypassed them.completely.

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 12:22:00

Yes it does feel.more grown up and I am.not a fan of fluffy names, Tilda sounds quite strong.

I know a Tilda and a Thilde. Personally I'm an advocate of using full names on birth certificate but I accept others disagree. smile

ChazzerChaser Tue 03-Sep-13 12:29:14

I'm afraid it just made me think of the rice.

Same as Chazzer. Rice.

KatoPotato Tue 03-Sep-13 12:36:45

Opened this thread to say I have just Tilda in my cupboard...

ArabellaBeaumaris Tue 03-Sep-13 12:40:18

I think you can use Tilda on its own. It is nice but yeah a bit ricey... I like Hilda.

VodIsGod Tue 03-Sep-13 12:46:04

A Tilda is a punctuation mark...


SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 03-Sep-13 12:49:51

Chazzer - glad I'm not the only one who thought 'basmati' when I read thread title smile

seasaltbaby Tue 03-Sep-13 13:47:25

I have a DD called Matilda (nearly 2) and she now calls herself Tilda as its easier to say, so sweet. I think you could just use Tilda if that's what you prefer smile

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 13:49:17

shock didnt know it was a rice! We use Uncle Bens

Onyabike Tue 03-Sep-13 14:06:43

I too thought basmati! Sweet name though once you get past the rice thing.....!

Rice here too! It's a very good brand though.

Yes, I was about to say I prefer to buy own brand rice because Tilda is quite expensive.

But it's about baby names. So no. Just no.

Saffyz Tue 03-Sep-13 14:18:54


squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 14:27:25

Tilda Swinton would give you all a fearsome and frosty stare for laughing at her name.

And you should all be very afraid.

She's named after rice and car insurance, poor thing.

ChazzerChaser Tue 03-Sep-13 16:39:40

It's on offer at the moment in morrisons if you're inspired to try some.

everlong Tue 03-Sep-13 18:14:20

Sounds quite harsh. Not feminine.

MinnieBar Tue 03-Sep-13 18:22:18

The punctuation mark is a tilde, no?

First thought here: also rice…

Writerwannabe83 Tue 03-Sep-13 18:27:14

I like it smile

SleepyFish Tue 03-Sep-13 18:27:40

I love Tilda and Matilda, nice strong names. I was going to call mine that except she turned out to be a he. Tilly is nice as a nn if you wanted to 'soften' it in her younger years.

juneau Tue 03-Sep-13 18:29:12

Yup - basmati for me too.

Yonionekanobe Tue 03-Sep-13 19:29:30

Rice, I'm afraid. Sorry OP. It is actually very pretty.

MollyBerry Tue 03-Sep-13 19:44:20

Totally rice.

I think two m s is ok. Plus there are other shortenings of Matilda which she might prefer to use

superlambanana Tue 03-Sep-13 20:25:25

The rice thing never occurred to me - I just thought of Tilda Swinton. I think it's really pretty, and unusual without being weird smile

I like Tilda.

And, for what it's worth, I followed the advice of not giving a child a nn and named DD2 the proper name. Lived to regret it. The nn would have been sooo much better.

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 20:32:27

I definetly will.never be persuaded to use a if I love the nn (and know I will never use the full).

Dds name is utterly perfect so I would be happy to again.

I would always go for the longer name and leave it up to my child to choose, but with that in mind would only choose a name where I like both long and short versions. I would hate to have been given my short name (which I use quite happily) as my full name.

I love the name Tilda and think it sounds lovely with Meg.

Tropicalchancer Tue 03-Sep-13 21:23:53

Tilda swinton-an amazing actress smile

I love Tilda! DDs friend is Tilda and it's a great name.

Differing to several on here I think you should name a child what you plan on calling them.

williaminajetfighter Tue 03-Sep-13 23:10:36

My 7yo is Matilda but we have always called her Tilda or Tildy.

I don't immediately get the rice reference as not originally from the UK but love the ref to Tilda Swinton who is amazing. I think the name works at 7, 27 or 77. Go for it.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 04-Sep-13 17:47:44

I'm not sure it stands on it's own in the same way Meg does.

Tilda Swinton is actually called Katherine (Matilda).

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