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Dorothy or Matilda?

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TurquoiseFairy Wed 25-Jan-17 21:59:14

Our little girl is 2 days old.

Do you prefer Dorothy or Matilda?

Thank you flowers

Geraldthegiraffe Wed 25-Jan-17 22:01:02

Matilda. Love matty and tilly. Strong name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 25-Jan-17 22:01:08


Jiffybag Wed 25-Jan-17 22:05:45

Both really lovely. I marginally prefer Dorothy I think. Dorothea even nicer!

Chatelherault Wed 25-Jan-17 22:09:02


TurquoiseFairy Wed 25-Jan-17 22:11:30

Dorothea is nice, but just seems so long (I don't even know why!) confused

Matilda is very popular, would that bother you?

Geraldthegiraffe Wed 25-Jan-17 22:17:31

Is it? I've only met one. Ive met more Dorothys but neither name is hardly popular.

(And popular names are popular for a reason etc.etc.)

TurquoiseFairy Wed 25-Jan-17 22:19:35

Matilda is 27th! Dorothy is only 343rd!

meringue33 Wed 25-Jan-17 22:22:53


It's just ace.

Wizard of Oz and also I knew a Dorothy at school who was super cool (went by Dot but don't let that put you off).

joannegrady90 Wed 25-Jan-17 22:23:55

Dorothy 😊.

My grans name and so lovely. NI knaves could be : Dot, Doctor etc

pilotswife Wed 25-Jan-17 22:23:58

Matilda is beautiful

joannegrady90 Wed 25-Jan-17 22:24:09

Nicknames even!

Thewolvesarerunningagain Wed 25-Jan-17 22:24:29

Dorothy, by a long chalk. Beautiful name and so many lovely nicknames, Dotty, Doro, Dora, Dodie. I might be tempted by Dorothea though as Jiffybag says.


MollyHuaCha Wed 25-Jan-17 22:24:34


BrieAndChilli Wed 25-Jan-17 22:24:46

I have a Matilda (back when it wasn't popular!!) she spent the first few years of her life very annoyed about never being able to find her name on anything!! She's 8 now and is starting to find it on most stuff
She's a small girls - it's surprising how much they care about stuff like this!!
Even though it's more popular we have only ever come across one other Matilda ever and that was just a chance encounter in a cafe.

uncoolnn Wed 25-Jan-17 22:25:34

I like Matilda but I LOVE Tilly so that may be why smile

Dieu Wed 25-Jan-17 22:25:50

I think Dorothy is just awful, and for no-one under the age of 80. Sorry OP, and many congrats!
I'm not mad on Matilda, but it beats Dorothy.

TurquoiseFairy Wed 25-Jan-17 22:27:21

Do you prefer Mattie/Matty or Tillie/Tilly?

justanotheryoungmother Wed 25-Jan-17 22:33:51

Matilda smile

Geraldthegiraffe Wed 25-Jan-17 22:40:18

Matty and tilly but no idea why.

The Dorothys I know ended up being dotty which isn't great.

OrlandaFuriosa Wed 25-Jan-17 22:41:29

Dorothea or Theodora

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 25-Jan-17 22:41:53

Dorothy. The nn Dotty is just adorable

Joeybee Wed 25-Jan-17 23:18:53

Matilda is one of my favourite names, so I'd pick that. I'd be using it myself if there weren't so many little Matilda's in Australia! I love Maddie/Mattie and Tilda as nn's too.

Dorothy is a beautiful name, and both names are fairly ageless i feel. Dotty is sweet, but when she's older maybe she'd want another nn, there's not a lot you can get out of Dorothy. Love the Wizard of Oz association with this name.

Jooni Thu 26-Jan-17 13:00:57

I like Matilda better, even though it's more popular. #27 really isn't that high now that a much wider range of names are being used.

Dorothy is OK and Dot/Dotty is sweet, but I do prefer Dorothea. How do you feel about Tabitha? Cecily? Rosanna?

Sophronia Thu 26-Jan-17 13:06:46

Dorothy, as it's more unusual at the moment

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