If I have a little girl my heart is absolutely set on Matilda, with no nickname if I can help it as I despise Tilly.
But I'm a little stuck on boys names. I have a few names but seem to be hitting a brick wall......
I absolutely love the name Teddy. Most probably with full name Edward. However my other half's surname is B E A R * * * *. Would this inevitably cause teasing? Will I have to let this one go?
Second name is Grayson. I like vintage sounding names however I heard this on a train and it fascinated me. There was the most gorgeous little boy with this name and I've liked it ever since. I just wondered what other people's thoughts were?
The other one I liked for years but now not so sure is Noah. What do you all think about this name?
What other boys names could you suggest for me to think about? With a slight vintage feel like Matilda and Teddy. Many thanks.
I think you will struggle to escape Tilly imho. something I have learned is that, we don't pick our children's nicknames, they and their friends do!
I think the Teddy Bear* would be too much also.
Grayson is absolutely beautiful and was on MY shortlist, unfortunately not DH's.
Noah is very popular now so personally would avoid it for that reason. But seeing as you have chosen Matilda, popularity doesn't seem to play a factor for you.
'Vintage' I would think of Quentin, Tarquin, Benedict on those lines(I don't like any of those names, but that's what I think of when trying to think of vintage names). But I also don't see Matilda as vintage so we probably have different views on a 'vintage' name.
fairyfeatures I know children make their own nicknames and that maybe one day when in school the nickname may come about but I know a couple of children called Charlotte and other long names, and their parents have used the full name and it's stuck and no nickname has evolved. So I'm hoping that if she is Matilda and there are others in school with nicknames Tilly, it could well be that it sticks with Matilda. I think Tilly is my least favourite, it just sounds so wimsicle compared with Matilda, but wouldn't mind Tilda or Mattie even.
Id advise if you hate Tilly as a nn to quite frankly kiss goodbye to the name Matilda, because you may not like Tilly but your dd may want to use it, and you won't be able to stop her. Or how about Mattie for a nn. H For boys names How about Edward but Ned as a nn rather than Teddy. Graysons not to my personal taste. Noah is beautiful.