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Sophia vs. Matilda

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BlueLagoon2 Mon 24-Oct-16 22:49:15

My DH and I are hesitating between Sophia and Matilda for our baby girl who is due by the end of November.
I like Matilda but dislike all the nicknames associated with it (although I like Millie... But this is not a common nickname for Matilda).
I also love Sophia but my husband thinks it is too popular.
What do you think?

nixinoo Mon 24-Oct-16 22:53:10

Matilda! Love it.

Katelocks Mon 24-Oct-16 22:54:09

Sophia is gorgeous.

rainbow99 Mon 24-Oct-16 22:56:03

Absolutely love Sophia, seems much more feminine to me. Matilda feels a bit clunky and not pretty sounding like Sophia

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 24-Oct-16 22:57:17

I like Matilda, and would call her that all the time, however, other people may not. She may also shorten it herself, as she gets older, who knows !
I do like Tilly though, but strangely, not Millie.
I also like Sophia, but not Soph.
Not being much help, am I.
I would go with Matilda, It's lovely.
I have a Harriet Matilda ❤️

Enidblyton1 Mon 24-Oct-16 23:01:42

Both lovely, though I sadly agree with your DH about Sophia being very popular the moment. I know a lot of them, and with two different spellings (Sofia/Sophia), they are always getting misspelt.

I only know one Matilda, and she is known as Millie! She has always been introduced to everyone as Millie so nobody would call her anything else.

I'd definitely go for Matilda, known as Millie smile

AmberNectarine Mon 24-Oct-16 23:20:45

Sophia is more of a 'grown up' name. Matilda is always going to be synonymous with the little girl in the Roald Dahl story.

Lovely name for a little girl but I would worry how it would translate into adulthood.

FifaFater Mon 24-Oct-16 23:21:54

May I suggest...

Mathia or Sophilda?

Seriously though, both are beautifull!!!!

Chinlo Mon 24-Oct-16 23:22:39

I know more Matildas than Sophias from recent years (I know that's only anecdotal but still).

For me I would choose Sophia just because it's so beautiful and I have no real love for the name Matilda.

NameChanger22 Mon 24-Oct-16 23:28:07

I really like both names, but I prefer Sophia.

Woodenmouse Mon 24-Oct-16 23:30:58

I want a Matilda!!

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Tue 25-Oct-16 00:30:59

Matilda. My sister has a Matilda known mainly as Milly.

Pluto30 Tue 25-Oct-16 00:57:35

I love both, but love Sophia more because I don't like any of the nicknames for Matilda except Mattie.

Also, I know more Matildas under the age of 10 than I do Sophias. But, statistically, Sophia is more popular.

NavyandWhite Tue 25-Oct-16 08:01:41


Sophronia Tue 25-Oct-16 14:13:52

Sophia is lovely

KoalaDownUnder Tue 25-Oct-16 15:32:50


It has been overused, but it's just stunning. I find Matilda very clunky.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 25-Oct-16 15:33:07

Or what about Minerva or Miranda?

Foxtato Tue 25-Oct-16 19:27:03

Matilda! I think it's prettier than Sophia.

Nonameyet1 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:48:05

I like Matilda the best. I heard one with a nn of Tilda which I thought was lovely.

daisydalrymple Tue 25-Oct-16 20:52:28

Sophia - it's such a beautiful name. Dd's middle name is sofia, so I am biased (spelling due to looking better with Welsh first name, but would have chosen Sophia spelling for first name)

Niece is called Matilda, she gets called tilda.

BarInSpace Tue 25-Oct-16 22:36:15


PterodactylToenails Tue 25-Oct-16 22:40:30

I don't like the name Sophia I think it is boring...sorry. I like Matilda with Tilly or Tilda as NN. I associate Milly/Millie with Amelia/ Millicent

alltouchedout Tue 25-Oct-16 22:41:21

Sophia. If ds3 had been a dd he would have been Sofia.

hoddtastic Wed 26-Oct-16 00:05:47

both quite common- i personally know of 5 (off top of head) aged 8 and under.

Coey2016 Wed 26-Oct-16 05:47:49

I like them both, again they are very popular where I am. I'm not Such a fan of Tilly as a nickname and think Milly is a nice alternative.

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