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Anyone have a 'just' Tilda?

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MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 11:53:51

For hypothetical future dd, I like Matilda but dd1s name starts with M and the two.names.together are a bit twee.

What about 'just' Tilda?

Fwiw, dds name is technically a shortening for.two.names, neither of which we liked so just gave her the shortening.

SleepyFish Tue 03-Sep-13 18:27:40

I love Tilda and Matilda, nice strong names. I was going to call mine that except she turned out to be a he. Tilly is nice as a nn if you wanted to 'soften' it in her younger years.

juneau Tue 03-Sep-13 18:29:12

Yup - basmati for me too.

Yonionekanobe Tue 03-Sep-13 19:29:30

Rice, I'm afraid. Sorry OP. It is actually very pretty.

MollyBerry Tue 03-Sep-13 19:44:20

Totally rice.

I think two m s is ok. Plus there are other shortenings of Matilda which she might prefer to use

superlambanana Tue 03-Sep-13 20:25:25

The rice thing never occurred to me - I just thought of Tilda Swinton. I think it's really pretty, and unusual without being weird smile

RedundantExpat Tue 03-Sep-13 20:29:32

I like Tilda.

And, for what it's worth, I followed the advice of not giving a child a nn and named DD2 the proper name. Lived to regret it. The nn would have been sooo much better.

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 20:32:27

I definetly will.never be persuaded to use a if I love the nn (and know I will never use the full).

Dds name is utterly perfect so I would be happy to again.

I would always go for the longer name and leave it up to my child to choose, but with that in mind would only choose a name where I like both long and short versions. I would hate to have been given my short name (which I use quite happily) as my full name.

fanjodisfunction Tue 03-Sep-13 21:22:08

I love the name Tilda and think it sounds lovely with Meg.

Tropicalchancer Tue 03-Sep-13 21:23:53

Tilda swinton-an amazing actress smile

surroundedbyblondes Tue 03-Sep-13 21:31:27

I love Tilda! DDs friend is Tilda and it's a great name.

Differing to several on here I think you should name a child what you plan on calling them.

williaminajetfighter Tue 03-Sep-13 23:10:36

My 7yo is Matilda but we have always called her Tilda or Tildy.

I don't immediately get the rice reference as not originally from the UK but love the ref to Tilda Swinton who is amazing. I think the name works at 7, 27 or 77. Go for it.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 04-Sep-13 17:47:44

I'm not sure it stands on it's own in the same way Meg does.

Tilda Swinton is actually called Katherine (Matilda).

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