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Nola vs Matilda?

(33 Posts)
gottogetup Thu 11-Apr-13 08:41:18

Nola - not popularly used at all...sounds nice said out loud. What do you think!?

Matilda - OH really loves, but I don't like 'Tilly' or 'Matty' as nicknames.

Which would you go for? Due tomorrow!

Hedwig3 Thu 11-Apr-13 08:53:22

Nola is fabulous! I like Nuala too. Good luck flowers

Offcolour Thu 11-Apr-13 08:54:54

Nola or nuala. So many Matildas.

saffronwblue Thu 11-Apr-13 08:56:13

Much prefer Matilda. Have you thought of Norah? Good luck for tomorrow.

MortifiedAdams Thu 11-Apr-13 09:02:41

Prefer Nuala to Nola. Love Matilda but like you hate Tilly. Like Tilda as a nn.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 11-Apr-13 09:05:37

Prefer Nuala to Nola. Nola reminds me of Prisoner Cell Block H for some reason grin

Like Matilda too.

gottogetup Thu 11-Apr-13 09:07:25

How is Nuala pronounced..Noo-la?

MortifiedAdams Thu 11-Apr-13 09:15:52

yeah Noo La

gottogetup Thu 11-Apr-13 09:18:39

Nuala reminds me of the pet hoover on Teletubbies then: Noo Noo!
Definitely prefer Nola ;)

Matilda is getting quite popular, isn't it?

I like Norah but OH doesn't, says it reminds him of a little old lady!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Thu 11-Apr-13 09:20:29

How about Nina?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 11-Apr-13 09:22:41

Prefer Nola, purely for the freshness factor.

Nina is a gorgeous name.

gottogetup Thu 11-Apr-13 09:23:51

I like Nina will see what OH thinks smile I think I prefer Nola though...I'm not sure why as it's not very popular with most people.

I always liked Lola but far too popular and so may names about with the two L's...Lily,Lola,Layla etc

Hedwig3 Thu 11-Apr-13 10:12:58

I have always loved the name Nora/h but never used it because people all over the uk so often use it when swearing - bl**dy/f***ing Norah sad

This is probably why I have turned to names like Nola, Nuala, Noor, Una

I like Willa too

smother Thu 11-Apr-13 10:35:32

Tilda is a wonderful nn for Matilda..... much prefer to Tilly/Milly/Matty etc

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Thu 11-Apr-13 10:39:06

I like Noor and Una too Hedwig.


Offcolour Thu 11-Apr-13 11:36:06

I like Nina a lot.

forevergreek Thu 11-Apr-13 11:41:43

I like Nola best.
One of our favourite girls names has always been Nova

Gimmeechocolate Thu 11-Apr-13 13:27:20

I like both but Matilda is very popular. You could use Dilly as a nn.

KittenOfDoom Thu 11-Apr-13 13:29:48

I don't really like any names beginning with N. Someone always has a cold, don't they? Dora is a safer choice than Nora, in that respect grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 11-Apr-13 16:58:01

We had a girl do work experience with us a couple of years back called Nouvella.

thermalsinapril Thu 11-Apr-13 17:00:47

Not so keen on either personally. Like the suggestion of Nina though.

jellybeans Thu 11-Apr-13 17:53:20


jellybeans Thu 11-Apr-13 17:53:54

Norah, Tabitha or Noelle also are nice.

JassyRadlett Thu 11-Apr-13 17:56:47

In Australia, Nola would be friends with Edna and Doreen and having a fag break at the back of the milk bar.

AndWhenYouGetThere Thu 11-Apr-13 17:57:18

I really like Tilda for Matilda, (and as a plus side a Tilda is the name of this symbol ~ )

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