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Picnic2223 Sun 16-Aug-15 19:31:55

We really loved Matilda however feel it's gone a bit crazy lately. We would have shortened to Tilly anyway so e are thinking up hyphenated names for tilly.

Does Tilly-jean remind everyone of a Michael Jackson song?

Spydra Sun 16-Aug-15 19:33:37

Yes sorry. Matilda Jean, with a nickname of Tilly is fine.

Creatureofthenight Sun 16-Aug-15 19:34:31

Yes it really does!

Finola1step Sun 16-Aug-15 19:35:33

Yep, far too close to the MJ song.

Daphnedolittle Sun 16-Aug-15 19:37:05

Yes, I don't think that's a good idea!
Matilda with Jean as a middle name is lovely. Her nickname could be Tilly Jean.

HopOnTheMonnerBus Sun 16-Aug-15 19:37:11

Matilda Jean is lovely.

Tilly as a nick name is also lovely but not when hyphenated with Jean.

SWFARMER Sun 16-Aug-15 19:37:20

Yep I sang tilly Jean like Billy Jean as soon as I read the thread title lol

98percentchocolate Sun 16-Aug-15 19:39:48

Same as SW I'm afraid, sorry!

Whichonetochoose Sun 16-Aug-15 19:42:23

Yes, don't do it as Matilda on it's own is lovely, no hyphenation!

Picnic2223 Sun 16-Aug-15 19:49:39

Thank you ladies, it is exactly what we thought.

SWFARMER Sun 16-Aug-15 19:51:39

I love matilda. I know a little girl who's nickname is matty which I think is sweet

LibrariesGaveUsPower Sun 16-Aug-15 20:00:08

Matilda Jean, nn Tilly is lovely.

Afraid I sang along to Tilly Jean too. She's not my lover, she's just a girl..... sorry.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 16-Aug-15 20:53:24

No it makes me think of Billie Jean
Or jelly bean.
How about

TheWatchersCouncil Sun 16-Aug-15 20:55:14

Michael Jackson all the way, I'm afraid.

Bloody good song, mind.

DinosaursRoar Sun 16-Aug-15 21:14:09

DH always said, think of what a cruel bully will do with a name.... wink

I'd go with Matilda Jean.

Or could Tilly be a nickname for Nataile?

SmugairleRoin Sun 16-Aug-15 21:14:37

Definitely a Michael Jackson song! Not a fan of Tilly as a name on its own anyway, even hypenated. Would you use Tilda like pp suggested? Or christen her something and then just nickname her Tilly anyway...I feel Tilly as a first name is cute on a toddler but tough for a middle aged business woman to pull off.

Jean as a name itself isn't bad either.

Noodle1234 Sun 16-Aug-15 21:39:53

If you like Tilly but not fussed about Matilda then what about Ottilie? Gives you the nn Tilly or even Lottie.

SaulGood Sun 16-Aug-15 21:47:39

Matilda isn't stupidly popular. It's only in the thirties and hasn't risen remarkably in popularity for a few years. It's less popular than Phoebe, Lola, Daisy and Layla for example and I don't think they're seen as horribly popular.

I think a lot of Matildas are Tilly for sort and that's a popular type of name. All the Lily, Milly, Molly type names seem to skew the perception slightly. Lots of Matildas also have other nicknames. Mine is Tilda and so are the 2 others I know. I also know a Matty who is actually a Matilda.

I think it's a lovely, versatile name. If you go with Tilly, you're massively narrowing down her choices. She might prefer a less frilly name. My Matilda hates the nickname Tilly (of her own volition).

MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Sun 16-Aug-15 21:49:08

Is not my lover...

Yes. Sorry.

BecksTroll Sun 16-Aug-15 21:50:20

She's just a girl who says I am the one

Sansfards Sun 16-Aug-15 21:52:41

...Is it my lover, sorry
I do love Tilly but it's the Jean that throws it off. Matilda Jean avoids that but I think I prefer Tilly

Sansfards Sun 16-Aug-15 21:53:28


UrethraFranklin1 Sun 16-Aug-15 21:56:03

Please don't hyphenate. All it does it either take two nice names and ruin the effect, or stick two ugly names together.
Matilda Jean is lovely, and then you can use whatever nicknames you like but still leave her a proper grown up name of she wants to use it later on.

Picnic2223 Mon 17-Aug-15 20:39:24

Thanks everyone, I was pretty sure we could use tilly jean,confused I'm now convinced grin

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