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Can Tilly be a nn for anything other than Matilda?

(11 Posts)
Amandine29 Sat 22-Mar-14 15:13:38

I like Tilly and I like Matilda in theory. But occasionally I think it's a bit harsh sounding?

Other names we like are Alice, Charlotte, Florence, Lydia... Does Matilda 'go' with these names? I can't decide.

Thistledew Sat 22-Mar-14 15:20:22

I knew a Natalie who went by the nn Tilly.

Thistledew Sat 22-Mar-14 15:23:14

I would say Charlotte or Florence work best with Mathilda

I don't like Mathilderalice and the two 'a' sounds at the end make Lydia sound a bit clunky.

Thistledew Sat 22-Mar-14 15:24:25

Sorry, posting from my phone so wrong spelling of Matilda.

TheGrassIsSinging Sat 22-Mar-14 15:39:39


ItsWarmerInTheSouth Sat 22-Mar-14 15:54:39

Tilda... Like Tilda Swinton. Much nicer than Matilda in my opinion! grin

Tea1Sugar Sat 22-Mar-14 15:58:51

I know a 6 year old felicity known as Tilly

Amandine29 Sat 22-Mar-14 16:45:57

Felicity is nice, does feel a bit of a stretch to Tilly though I like Fliss.

The names I listed aren't middle name potentials, they're just other names we like.

The name Matilda has actually grown on me since posting this grin Thanks all.

Innogen Sat 22-Mar-14 20:57:42

I'm an adult Felicity and Tilly feels miles away from my name. Massive, ridiculous stretch.

Ham69 Sat 22-Mar-14 21:42:48

I know an Ottilie, nn Tilly. I think it's lovely. She had a sister Charlotte.

JuniperHeartwand Sun 23-Mar-14 13:35:31


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