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Opinions on Matilda Elizabeth?

(28 Posts)
Tsarina1 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:04:30

Any feedback on Matilda, love the name, it won't be shortened. Middle name to be Elizabeth a family name on both sides. Older sisters name is Mollie. What do you think? I go to quite a few groups with dd1 & havn't come accross too many Matilda's. I think it's rather classic & elegant! Do you think it goes well with Mollie?

emeline Wed 24-Dec-14 12:09:55

Matilda is a well liked name amongst many. Tilly or Tilda nn.

For myself I can't stand it, I wouldn't call a woman anything to do with a Mat, or anyone a name with something like the word 'ill' in it.


Elizabeth is a classic, can't go wrong.

fishfingerSarnies Wed 24-Dec-14 12:11:02

Love matilda

loislines Wed 24-Dec-14 13:07:43

Matilda Elizabeth is lovely. Will probably get shortened by friends at some point even if you choose not to. Goes well with Mollie.

Kelko Wed 24-Dec-14 14:30:43

It's not a bad name, but it's not something I would use. I know you said no nicknames, but Tilly is rather cute and goes well with Mollie.

MinnieM1 Wed 24-Dec-14 14:35:39

Love Matilda
But hate matchy sibling names "Mollie & Matilda" is just too twee and a bit cringey for me

CoffeeTwo Wed 24-Dec-14 14:46:31

Beautiful name and the combination works really well I think.

Kantha Wed 24-Dec-14 14:55:46

I think that Elizabeth as the first name is much nicer. More elegant, better on an adult, a variety of styles of shortening, and where I am, fewer Elizabeth's around compared to the numerous Tillys and Millys we have here.

I don't dislike Matilda, it's just not my cup of tea.

BrieAndChilli Wed 24-Dec-14 15:09:48

I love Matilda! Well I should as dd is called Matilda! Most people comment on what a lovely name it is and we very rarely meet any others
The main negative is you can never find anything with her name on! It does make dds day though when we do!

Purplehonesty Wed 24-Dec-14 15:16:14

Mm I like Elizabeth Matilda.

SnoringNorma Wed 24-Dec-14 16:18:18

I love it. Beautiful classic and strong yet feminine.

Deerhound Wed 24-Dec-14 21:34:51

Fab name

mrslol Wed 24-Dec-14 21:48:25

I think it's brilliant but I may be biased as I've got a Matilda Elizabeth! I think Mollie and Matilda sound great together and not "matchy". Great choice!

burgatroyd Thu 25-Dec-14 16:13:06

Prefer Elizabeth as first name.

More nn options: Queenie, Beth, Betsy, Buffy, Eliza...

HoHonutty Thu 25-Dec-14 16:22:26

I know lots of little ones but do like it.

moxon Thu 25-Dec-14 17:41:19

Love Matilda. With Elizabeth it also sounds perfect. Go with it.

saffronwblue Fri 26-Dec-14 04:18:25

There is a lovely children's book called Matilda Elizabeth Bear. Nice name.

ocelot41 Fri 26-Dec-14 06:37:34

Love it! smile

scarletforya Fri 26-Dec-14 07:07:19

I'm surprised you haven't come across many. It's quite a popular name at the moment.

And what goes up may come down.

Why not go Elizabeth Matilda. Elizabeth is classic.

slightlyconfused85 Fri 26-Dec-14 07:42:11

Love it but I know lots of Matilda's under three. I don't think that should stop you though , DD is a Poppy, there are lots but we still love it

Cassieyellow Fri 26-Dec-14 21:14:10

Absolutely lovely. But it will get shortened to Tilly. Being a teacher - I witness them all decide to be Tilly. It's why we have decided against it. So lovely though.

AliMonkey Fri 26-Dec-14 21:45:01

Don't set out to say "won't be shortened" - you might not although I expect you will but they or their friends will. So make sure you don't hate the common short versions.

Plus in my opinion two four syllable names is too much of a mouthful. Both OK with shorter name though.

Kaekae Sun 28-Dec-14 01:01:24

Nice but too popular.

kaekae Sun 28-Dec-14 01:02:07

Nice but too popular.

avocadotoast Sun 28-Dec-14 19:56:06

Go for it. I love it grin

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