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Violet or Matilda?

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BeautifulStars93 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:08:31

Which do you prefer?
We love both. Not keen on the nickname Vi and MIl dog is Tilly..

unicorn501 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:09:50

Violet! I love it, wish I'd used it for DD. Matilda is nice, but round here there ate loads of Tillys.

Kim82 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:10:22

Violet. It's one of my favourite ever names!

RedCheckedTablecloth Fri 23-Oct-15 20:11:30

When I see the name Violet I just add an N and see Violent. Just a quirk of mine. Maybe due to Violet Elizabeth Bott.

Matilda is very pretty.

canyou Fri 23-Oct-15 20:13:06

I have a Violet ☺ and she is never Vi, that is maybe because we have a older relation called Vi

BeautifulStars93 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:17:43

canyou - what does she get for short, if anything?

canyou Fri 23-Oct-15 20:21:19

Nothing it is a short enough name so 5 years on she is still just Violet (or jelly tot)smile TBH I think it depends on your family, if as a rule you shorten names then pick a nn you like asap wink

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 23-Oct-15 20:25:56

Violet, there are faaaaaaar too many Tilly's IMO.
I even quite the shortening Vi tbh smile

ElizabethG81 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:37:13

I have a Violet Matilda, so wholly approve of either smile We mostly don't shorten her name, but she sometimes gets Vi, V or if we're being silly Baby V. She likes to call herself Violet Tilda grin

cantgonofurther Fri 23-Oct-15 21:19:43

I love matilda. I hate tilly though.

Sophronia Fri 23-Oct-15 22:20:00

Violet. Could be Lettie or Lottie for short?

scatterthenuns Sat 24-Oct-15 16:51:26

Violet.

I have no strong feelings about Matilda - just think of Roald Dahl's.
Both Matt and Tilly aren't to my taste. I like Tilda as a nn though.

samjammy Sat 24-Oct-15 17:03:28

Love Violet - one of my favourites but DH says the same about it being too close to the word Violent hmm

I don't mind Vi though. I think that is a risk, so if you really dislike it maybe Matilda would be best. Though around here, it seems to morph into Tilda which I'm personally really not keen on.

thunderbird69 Sat 24-Oct-15 17:09:24

I think Matilda is a very pretty name. Or Matild/Mathild

For some reason the name Violet gives me the image of a mean, unlikeable girl - not sure why?!

scatterthenuns Sat 24-Oct-15 17:10:39

Violet Beauregarde, perhaps thunderbird?

Brummiegirl15 Sun 25-Oct-15 08:31:07

Both names are on our list for our DD. I love both but DP hates Violet so hoping we can go for Matilda!

BeautifulStars93 Mon 26-Oct-15 11:51:07

We're still very torn between the two! Will have to see what she looks like I think x

CruCru Mon 26-Oct-15 13:58:03

Both are surprisingly popular, although I think I know more Matildas than Violets.

looki Mon 26-Oct-15 20:24:53

Why surprisingly?

I prefer Matilda though I wonder is it the new Ava?

Dixiebell Fri 30-Oct-15 15:57:14

Violet makes me think of Vile I'm afraid...Matilda could be shortened to Tilda instead of Tilly?

CruCru Fri 30-Oct-15 22:04:09

Because they used to be the sort of names people chose to be different. I know two Violets and three Matildas.

SophieFaye Sun 01-Nov-15 13:07:54

Violet is really pretty, but Matilda has better NNs smile

redbuttons Sun 01-Nov-15 13:43:04

Vee is a common shortening of Violet.

sallymander Sun 01-Nov-15 13:49:59

That's a really tricky one. Both are on my list too! Both really pretty, perhaps you can practice shouting the names out to try them out like "Violet, time for tea! or Matilda, please put your shoes on" I try that sometimes, to see which feels better. smile

sallymander Sun 01-Nov-15 13:50:03

That's a really tricky one. Both are on my list too! Both really pretty, perhaps you can practice shouting the names out to try them out like "Violet, time for tea! or Matilda, please put your shoes on" I try that sometimes, to see which feels better. smile

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