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Daisy or Matilda?

(61 Posts)
Rtfairy Sun 20-Oct-13 09:54:11

I don't have long at all now until my daughter is born and have narrowed it down to these 2 names. Please could you let me know which you prefer, thank you smile

floatyflo Sun 20-Oct-13 09:56:26


Bowlersarm Sun 20-Oct-13 09:57:09


FacebookWanker Sun 20-Oct-13 09:57:13


ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets Sun 20-Oct-13 10:00:12

Otherwise your DD will find herself amongst6 other Daisys at school.

Rtfairy Sun 20-Oct-13 10:08:56

Really? Amongst 6? I know Daisy is popular but it isn't in the top 10, would have thought that would be more likely with those names?

insideleg Sun 20-Oct-13 10:16:41

Will you shorten either to a nickname? Matilda has some lovely nicknames but struggling to think with Daisy. Also reminds me of a cow, sorry about that.

jojane Sun 20-Oct-13 10:22:05

How strange. Daisy was our first choice name with dd but when she was born we decided it didnt suit her so we decided on Matilda! Really suits her, lots of her friends call her tilda. Can also use Tilly, mattie, etc

PoppyAmex Sun 20-Oct-13 10:23:30

Matilda; it's elegant and feminine but a very adult name at the same time.

Rtfairy Sun 20-Oct-13 11:03:53

Matilda definitely seems to be the favourite on here then! It's funny cos in real life everyone seems to prefer Daisy!

CinnamonSummer Sun 20-Oct-13 11:25:08

Both gorgeous names. I think if I were you, I'd think about whether I wanted a name with a variety of possible nicknames or not. Matilda Daisy or Daisy Matilda are equally as nice, so why not see what she looks like and then decide!

pyrrah Sun 20-Oct-13 11:31:54

I have a 4.5 year old Daisy - we live in London and in her private nursery, the primary nursery and the reception classes in 2 schools she has attended, both with 60 intakes, she has been the only Daisy in her year and in the two schools the only Daisy in the school. I was surprised as we knew it was popular.

I love Matilda as well - was on my list as I like the nn Tilly.

Btw, I have heard DD being called 'Daiz' which I hadn't thought would happen.

A few people have also asked me if her name is Margaret as Daisy is a nickname for that.

Wildwaterfalls Sun 20-Oct-13 11:37:38

Matilda. Gorgeous name. Love nn Mattie as well, v cute.

MrsBungle Sun 20-Oct-13 11:38:54


fanoftheinvisibleman Sun 20-Oct-13 11:43:05


Ds is in a school with 90 children per year and I have not come across a Daisy yet. I know of a few girls named Matilda. Popularity doesn't influence my choices though. Nice names are often well liked and used.

SlightlyItchyBraStrap Sun 20-Oct-13 11:45:16


pumpkinsweetie Sun 20-Oct-13 11:45:45


Coupon Sun 20-Oct-13 12:13:12


I don't like Matilda.

Rtfairy Sun 20-Oct-13 21:06:45

Thanks for the comments. Think we are leaning towards Daisy slightly, not bothered about choosing a popular name really, as long as a name hasn't been used in my family or by any friends it's fine. Daisy also sounds better with our surname so it scores extra points there.

CharlieBoo Mon 21-Oct-13 04:10:06

Both lovely, we have a 4 year old Daisy and only know 1 other baby Daisy. I also know 2 Matilda's. like I say both gorgeous.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 21-Oct-13 15:27:53

Daisy. Matilda is way too popular.

Rtfairy Mon 21-Oct-13 15:33:59

The more I think about it the more I imagine my bump to be Daisy, thank you for the helpful comments, feel ever so excited now smile

FortyFacedFuckers Mon 21-Oct-13 15:35:07

Daisy grin

Ruprekt Mon 21-Oct-13 15:37:23

Daisy Matilda flows well together. smile

I work in a primary of 700 children. 1 Daisy and no Matildas!

elcranko Mon 21-Oct-13 15:56:30

Both lovely but I ever so slightly prefer Daisy smile

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