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JanePurdy Mon 09-Dec-13 23:08:32

Is it irredeemable?

sonlypuppyfat Mon 09-Dec-13 23:10:38

Yes and its the name of my most loved relation.

JanePurdy Mon 09-Dec-13 23:18:09

But I love it so!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 09-Dec-13 23:19:30

Take it from someone how knows she will be called 'Ild.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 09-Dec-13 23:20:46

Even who knows!!

Beamur Mon 09-Dec-13 23:22:59

Margaret Thatchers middle name too.
Personally, I wouldn't.

DialsMavis Mon 09-Dec-13 23:24:06

DD is Matilda and we call her Hilda sometimes, even though she isn't Mathilda (I actually prefer the 2nd spelling now). We also call her Maude and any number of other names. But as a stand alone.... Not so much.

Rockinhippy Mon 09-Dec-13 23:27:13

No, just NOOOooooooooooOOO !!

We avoided using any family names as DHs beloved Nana Hilda expected hers to be included - over my dead body - DH agreed too

Beamur Mon 09-Dec-13 23:29:48

Now, that's a good idea if you really love it - Mathilda. Hidden within!

manicinsomniac Mon 09-Dec-13 23:54:22

I think it's ugly. Sorry.

Primrose123 Tue 10-Dec-13 00:06:34

My lovely Grandma was called Hilda, and she absolutely loathed her name. She hated it so much that she asked her friends to call her Hilary. I never really understood why she didn't use her middle name.

I would have to support her and say no, don't use it. She would have been horrified if we'd tried to name one of our DDs after her!

SoloXantiaClaws Tue 10-Dec-13 00:11:30


It's old lady like. I wouldn't. But then, I wouldn't use Mabel, Ada, Elsie or any other old lady name. Sorry.

mathanxiety Tue 10-Dec-13 06:14:54

I love it.

I love Brunhilde and Mathilda/Matilda too.

JanePurdy Tue 10-Dec-13 06:40:36

DP loathed it too. I get the old lady association but it's a gentle name to me.

scaevola Tue 10-Dec-13 06:49:27

I think it will come back - Tilda, Matilda and Gilda are all fine, and it will be too. It is an 'old lady' name, bu that in itself isn't a problem: there are a lot of lovely grannies/aunties which give positive associations.

Corrie characters do, of course have an impact (would anyone really have an Audrey, Gail, Deirdre, Bet, Hayley, Vera, Ivy etc?).

RalphRecklessCardew Tue 10-Dec-13 07:34:53

Awful. Hilary's a winner though.

DoItTooBabyJesus Tue 10-Dec-13 07:42:14

I really really like it!

capercaillie Tue 10-Dec-13 08:05:43

I like it. Also had a grandmother called Hilda. Needs to
Make a comeback I think.

SoloXantiaClaws Tue 10-Dec-13 09:29:47

See I find it a hard/harsh name...funny isn't it?!

And although Ivy is 'old lady' like, I find it is less so than Hilda.

May used to be a bit old gal, but the different spellings have made it less so imo.

NomDeClavier Tue 10-Dec-13 09:43:50

Hilde? Less of the da sound at the end which I agree also makes it sound quite harsh.

Wincher Tue 10-Dec-13 09:45:56

I know a new baby Hilda...

CarryOnDancing Tue 10-Dec-13 09:51:01

I'd much prefer to meet a little Hilda then any of the current "trend" names.
It's a winner for me!

JanePurdy Tue 10-Dec-13 19:50:32

I'm keeping it on the list!

mathanxiety Tue 10-Dec-13 20:04:43

I think it is a 'gentle' name too. I associate it with a light grey-lilac colour.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 10-Dec-13 20:13:44

It's an ugly name.

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