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?

HindsightisaMarvellousThing Thu 10-Oct-13 18:40:43

Ottilie maybe? I've heard Tilly used as a nickname for this

Matilda.

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

Matilda, I think.

I should obviously rtft before posting grin

And you Rusty wink

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bathilda

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

I once knew an Ottilie, her mother was Dutch, and she was known as Tillie.
I also know a girl called Natalie but she is known as Tillie.

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

I know a Tilly who is actually Elizabeth.

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

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

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

Natalia/ Natalie
Thalia
Talitha
Tallulah

I know a Thalia who is a Tilly.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

I know a Tilly who is actually Chantal.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I know an Ottilie nn Tilly and a Tilla.

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

My niece is Natalie but known as Tilly

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

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.

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

I know a Matilda and a Chantilly

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