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Matilda or Tabitha?

(39 Posts)
mummabug Tue 05-Mar-13 21:53:05

Tabitha - Do not mind cat associations, like nicknames Tabbi, Tab/s, Tabster etc.

Matilda - lovely but do not like nicknames Matty or Tilly.

...Was just wondering on others opinions, which would you go for?

BabyRoger Tue 05-Mar-13 21:54:40

I prefer Tabitha.

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 21:59:22


mummabug Tue 05-Mar-13 22:02:16

Thanks guys!

Darmont Tue 05-Mar-13 22:07:47

Tabitha would be a serious contender if I had another girlsmile

TenthMuse Tue 05-Mar-13 22:08:37

Definitely Tabitha - love it.

GeorgianMumto5 Tue 05-Mar-13 22:10:12

I'd go for Mathilda, but Tabitha is a beautiful name. Tabi is sweet. I know two Tabithas and they are both lovely. I also know a Mathilda and she's lovely too.

CandiceMariePratt Tue 05-Mar-13 22:20:59

I like Matilda best.

Gimmeechocolate Tue 05-Mar-13 22:23:46

I'd go for Matilda. I know one that is shortened to Dilly and another shortened to Tilda.

SingingSands Tue 05-Mar-13 22:32:28

I know sisters called Matilda and Tabitha! Both lovely names, hard to choose between them, but my personal fav is Tabitha smile

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Tue 05-Mar-13 23:36:43

I love Mattie as a nickname for Matilda, but prefer Tabitha as a name. Matilda is lovely, but Tabitha sounds a bit fresher to my ears.

JaneyH14 Tue 05-Mar-13 23:51:56

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MarinaHantzis Tue 05-Mar-13 23:55:20

Matilda! I always wanted to be the girl from the books

Frettchen Tue 05-Mar-13 23:56:56

I love both names. Tabitha is my absolute favourite, with Tibby as a nn, and if for any reason I was put off Tabitha then Matilda would be my second choice.

Startail Wed 06-Mar-13 00:03:22

Matilda, I can't get past the vision of either a tabby cat or a rath posh, but totally air headed teen.

Startail Wed 06-Mar-13 00:04:03

Rather, stupid touch screens.

ripsishere Wed 06-Mar-13 00:09:20

Matilda by a million miles. HTH.

HairyHandedTrucker Wed 06-Mar-13 00:34:28

Tabitha because Matilda is mine if I have another dd

BeeBopDingALing Wed 06-Mar-13 00:52:33

Both are really nice.

MoonHare Thu 07-Mar-13 17:35:52

Ooooh we had exactly this dilema and chose Tabitha. I think it's less of mouthful and passed the playground test in that respect, it's also less common. So glad we went with it, she's 2 now and suits it completely.

mummabug Thu 07-Mar-13 19:54:34

thanks so much guys for your help...must admit I am veering toward Tabitha! Thanks MoonHare lovely to hear from you having had exact same conundrum!!

Coconutty Thu 07-Mar-13 19:55:59

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mummabug Thu 07-Mar-13 19:56:23

I like cats...don't mind the connotation at all.

But when it comes to something like 'Jemima' I immediately think 'Puddleduck' and would never use it! Love the name Felix as well...perhaps I am duck prejudiced ha ha!

mummabug Thu 07-Mar-13 19:58:47

I wasn't aware of Dilly as a nn for Matilda (sounds like a nn for a dildo...eek!)

I like nicknames Tabs, Tabster, Tibby and don't mind Tabbi....whereas can't get to grips with any Matilda nicknames. Matt/Matti/Tilly/Tilda..I like Tilda but it seems more just like a name than an easy-flowing nickname iyswim?

MoonHare Thu 07-Mar-13 20:36:36

Tabitha rocks! You won't regret it.

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