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Is Tilly a nn for anything beside Matilda?

(21 Posts)
Librashavinganotherbiscuit Mon 26-Jul-10 21:30:52

Like Tilly, not so keen on Matilda, any other suggestions?

minipie Mon 26-Jul-10 21:33:15



Clothilde (but please don't)

JimmyTarbuck Mon 26-Jul-10 21:37:16

I have a niece Natalie, known as Tilly

4andnotout Mon 26-Jul-10 21:40:34

I have a Tilly, when people ask what it's short for we tell them Attilla grin

4andnotout Mon 26-Jul-10 21:43:29

I read the Poem Matilda as a child and couldn't get over it hence only having a Tilly not a Matilda

PaulineCampbellJones Mon 26-Jul-10 21:44:18


DrivenToDistraction Mon 26-Jul-10 21:44:59

Grand as an nn for Otillie, but then I love that name smile

Librashavinganotherbiscuit Mon 26-Jul-10 21:49:04

I am not even sure how to pronounce Otille!

I thought Milly would be more usual for Millicent.

DH just suggested Tilda but for some reason I HATE that name.

audley Tue 27-Jul-10 19:46:25

I know a Tilchen nn Tilly, but I prefer Matilda

PixieOnaLeaf Tue 27-Jul-10 19:48:16

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rockbudgie Tue 27-Jul-10 20:08:15

ha! I have a Matilda (not a Tilly) and had never heard that poem before but it's excellent! not least because she has, once or twice, dialled 999 (aged one) and did indeed have the police turn up on the doorstep blush. They probably even came from hackney downs - we live near there!

Anyway, why not just call her Tilly?!

LaundryLyne Tue 27-Jul-10 20:28:15

I've only heard of it as short for Matilda.

Tas1 Wed 28-Jul-10 13:50:18

My DD is called Tilly. Her nick name is Tilda.
We were going to call her Matilda but knew we would shorten it to Tilly, so went for Tilly staight off.

PineappleJuice Wed 29-Dec-10 11:52:37


Nightstar Wed 29-Dec-10 13:19:04

I know a Juliette who is shortened to Tilly

ShowOfHands Wed 29-Dec-10 13:24:24

My Tilda (Mathilda) has dialled 999 before. She was ringing her daddy (copper).

Otillie (Ot illy) is beautiful.

You could just go with Tilly. I'm the opposite of you. Tilly is twee and cutesy. Tilda is strong. Plus Mathilda means mighty in battle and that suits our Tilda perfectly. She's a tank.

LadyStitt Sun 09-Jan-11 12:28:02

My friend is called Tilly, Short for Teleri, i love this name but can't use it!

NannyState Sun 09-Jan-11 17:16:06

Tilda rice.

I know a Thalia who is Tilly to close family and friends.

Also know a grown up Estelle who is Tilly for short.

onimolap Sun 09-Jan-11 17:23:08

I suppose it would also work for for Bathilda (no, not a made up HP name, but an early saint).

cowboylover Sun 09-Jan-11 19:44:23

My friend Tilly is Natalie but I agree if you like the name Tilly is a good stand alone name so just call her that!

PorkChopSter Sun 09-Jan-11 19:50:16


I have no idea why, but she is.

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