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help please serious clash of opinions

(18 Posts)
danio7 Wed 06-Jul-11 19:20:50

I LOVE the name Matilda but my husband hates it, he has encouraged me to post my suggestion on MN to get unbiasted thoughts... what do you all think?!

mrswoodentop Wed 06-Jul-11 19:22:55

I am not a big fan I am afraid ,and there are an awful lot of them .

BibiBelle Wed 06-Jul-11 19:29:29

Pretty and getting more popular - that however shouldn't bother you if you love the name smile

CharlieBoo Wed 06-Jul-11 19:33:34

Don't go mad myself... It used to be different when I was pg with my eldest 7 years ago, but they're everywhere now. That might not out you off though. Also, you both have to love the name you choose....

said Wed 06-Jul-11 19:36:00

Think it's great. I'm aware it's considered popular on mn but I don't actually know any. Know a Tilly who is just Tilly. Tilda is a great nn

pilates Wed 06-Jul-11 19:53:34

Think it's a nice name, don't know any either.

MrsRupertBear Wed 06-Jul-11 19:57:34

I Love the name Matilda. It would definately be a front runner for me the next time around - even though some may say it is getting more popular.

Kveta Wed 06-Jul-11 20:06:45

are you me?! I adore the name too, have been suggesting it for a while (TTC at the mo). DH hates it though sad it's such a shame, as in his country it is often shortened to Macia (with the 'c' pronounced like 'ts') or to Tila, which I think is very cute indeed for a baby.

I'm now veering towards Lydia or Klaudie. Also love Miriam and Magdalena, but I don't want a religious name, so those will remain on my 'nice, but not for me' list.

PurpleStrawberry Wed 06-Jul-11 21:05:24

I love the name Matilda.

PrincessJenga Wed 06-Jul-11 21:24:27

I love it... but if your DH doesn't then what I think doesn't really matter does it?

SloganLogan Wed 06-Jul-11 22:43:51

I don't like it at all, sorry! It's a name which to me is in the same "harsh" category as Hilda, Brunhilda, Clotilda, Gerda, Griselda.

exoticfruits Wed 06-Jul-11 23:12:04

I think it is OK, but if DH hates it you have to keep searching until you find one you both like.

duckdodgers Thu 07-Jul-11 00:16:32

I dont like it, so Im with your DH, sorry.

TillyIpswitch Thu 07-Jul-11 00:55:25

I can take it or leave it; best friend's DD is Matilda and it's lovely on her.

Moot point though - if your DH hates it it really has to go off the list.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 07-Jul-11 09:25:57


Sophiesmummie Thu 07-Jul-11 09:30:55

I don't like it, sorry.

But who cares what we think. If you dh doesn't like it, then I think you need to find a name you both love.

magicmelons Thu 07-Jul-11 10:35:22

Love it, but you can't make him choose a name he dislikes.

mayanna123 Thu 07-Jul-11 11:44:40

Who cares what we think.... YOU and DH have to love your name choice!

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