Opinions please last minute name jitters help!!!

(41 Posts)
YummyMummybee Sun 05-Jan-14 01:40:04

Our dd2 is due in less than 2 weeks. We have decided on Matilda but now I'm awake reconsidering our very first choice(before we knew it was a girl) of Georgia, we discarded this for Daisy then unanimously settled on Matilda. Now I'm wondering did we make a mistake. If you had to choose between Georgia & Matilda, which would you choose & why? Xxx

NoComet Sun 05-Jan-14 01:41:38

I dislike girls names with male NNs

TryDrawing Sun 05-Jan-14 01:44:49

Matilda is beautiful. Strong but not too strong. Perfect.

Lairyfights Sun 05-Jan-14 01:46:05

Love Matilda!

However if you're really unsure you could always wait till she arrives, and see which one she fits best!

Josie314 Sun 05-Jan-14 02:18:19

I prefer Matilda. I don't like names that are also places, as I think that the connotations can rub off. So if something really bad were to happen in Georgia, it would be the first thing people think of when they hear your DDs name.

Matilda for me too. Georgia is okay, but a bit more twee, IMHO.

DocHudson Sun 05-Jan-14 02:37:55

I think Matilda is classier. It's solidly middle-class and quite popular if that bothers you. Both are better than Daisy, so you can't really go wrong.

southerngirl25599 Sun 05-Jan-14 03:06:09

Matilda is a brilliant name.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 05-Jan-14 03:06:20

I'm totally biased as I have a beautiful dd Georgia. I adore the name and although I know its more popular in the south its not popular in the midlands (dont know any other Georgia's under 15).
Plus you have Georgie and George as nn both so cute in little girls. I get lots of positive comments on dd's name smile

BelleOfTheBorstal Sun 05-Jan-14 03:33:36

Is it too late to maybe consider Georgiana, as opposed to Georgia?

mathanxiety Sun 05-Jan-14 03:35:53

Matilda all the way.

There may be a lot more Georgias since Prince George was born. As well as that, while it's a nice name, I think Matilda is nicer.

Mckayz Sun 05-Jan-14 07:07:47

Georgia is much much nicer than Matilda.

CarryOnDancing Sun 05-Jan-14 08:52:27

Georgia for me, I love it's understated style.
Matilda feels dated to me as it seemed really popular when I had my DD. I wanted to use it because of a family tree link but then it appeared everywhere so I'm glad I didn't.

I think part of my dislike is based on the popularity of the nn Tilly, but I do like the nn Tilda.

MissWimpyDimple Sun 05-Jan-14 08:54:49

I like both and know lovely girls with both names, personally I prefer Georgia. Matilda is very popular right now and I think the short versions are a bit twee. Tilly, Mati, Tilda.... Hmmm.

sarahquilt Sun 05-Jan-14 12:09:26

I like Matilda. Georgia is overly popular. I teach 4 Georgias.

sarahquilt Sun 05-Jan-14 12:10:03

I like Matilda. Georgia is overly popular. I teach 4 Georgias.

Viviennemary Sun 05-Jan-14 12:12:22

Personally I'm not keen on it. But in the end it's up to you. You're hardly going to find a name that everyone likes.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 05-Jan-14 12:15:03

Whereabouts are you sarah just checking its not near me I take it they are 'older' Georgia's

AGoodPirate Sun 05-Jan-14 12:39:49

I can't decide. DD says Matilda.

looki Sun 05-Jan-14 13:39:34

Both are nice though my preference is definitely Matilda. It' sounds classier to me. I don't like the hard second g in the name Georgia and it reminds me of the coffee machine Gaggia?

HomeHypno Sun 05-Jan-14 14:22:05

Matilda is my favourite. I also like Tilly as nn. All female Georgias I know are known as 'George' which is funny in a kind of ironic way but not really. Georgina is not bad though.

BEEwitched Sun 05-Jan-14 15:45:01

I like Georgia but prefer Georgina, it's on my name list.

I like Matilda as well, though!

I like Daisy better then Georgia (which personally, I dislike - sorry) or Matilda (but would go for that over Georgia).

IAmTheOneWhoKnocks Sun 05-Jan-14 18:24:39

I prefer Georgia but I do like Matilda.

I reckon you should wait till she's born and see what suits her best.

The Georgia I know (mid twenties) goes by Geo

DramaAlpaca Sun 05-Jan-14 18:27:16


shazbean Sun 05-Jan-14 18:28:28

Like both but prefer Mathilda - Georgia is very popular round our way at the moment.

hawkmcqueen Sun 05-Jan-14 18:33:06

Prefer Georgia not keen on Matilda don't like the hard d

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 05-Jan-14 18:34:33


Georgia is wildly popular in my immediate local area and has been since the mid 1990's. There are so many!

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 05-Jan-14 18:37:35

shazbean and alis can I be nosey please and ask if you both live down south I know it is popular there? Thanks

BikeRunSki Sun 05-Jan-14 18:39:56

Matilda is far, far nicer than Georgia. I suspect there will be a lot of Georgia and Georginas this year after Prince George.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 05-Jan-14 18:41:32

I'm in South Wales wish smile

secretsofsanta Sun 05-Jan-14 18:42:40

Both livley, prefer Matildia

Oubliette0292 Sun 05-Jan-14 18:43:41

I prefer Matilda.

ricecakeaddict Sun 05-Jan-14 19:23:21

Georgia gets my vote as I think it's great for babies, children and adults. In terms of current popularity, Matilda was a few places higher than Georgia in the last ONS results. Are those commenting on Georgia's popularity talking about for all under 18s or for babies born in the last few years?

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sun 05-Jan-14 19:23:22

Matilda definitely.

Georgia is boring imho.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sun 05-Jan-14 19:25:47

Matilda with an H looks awful.

Rtfairy Sun 05-Jan-14 19:36:27

Definitely Matilda! x

JanetAndRoy Sun 05-Jan-14 19:38:37

I like Matilda most, and prefer Georgina to Georgia.

shazbean Sun 05-Jan-14 20:20:12

No, in Scotland.

Rosencrantz Sun 05-Jan-14 20:52:22

I find both names twee.

Have you considered Georgina?

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