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Polly Elizabeth or Polly Matilda

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SpongeCake23 Mon 12-Mar-18 16:44:42

We're set on a first name, Polly.
But which middle name goes best?

TheQueenOfWands Mon 12-Mar-18 16:46:26

Ah, I love the name Polly.

I'm prefer Matilda from the second names. Excellent book, inspirational character, beautiful name.

FairyFantastic Mon 12-Mar-18 16:50:08

Polly Elizabeth

Redpramlady Mon 12-Mar-18 16:51:04

Polly Elizabeth flows and sounds beautiful would be my choice! However not may people say the names together and Matilda is a great choice too

LarkDescending Mon 12-Mar-18 17:03:48

Polly Elizabeth for me - unless it led to unfortunate initials (e.g. PEE).

Lindah1 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:04:35

Elizabeth definitely

HotCrossBun12 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:09:22

Well, I am a Polly and my DD is Matilda, so I am quite biased grin

SpongeCake23 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:12:00

Surname Black so initials would be PED or PEM

SpongeCake23 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:12:31

OOps no idea why I put that above!

I mean PEB or PMB!

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Mar-18 17:14:57

I think Polly Matilda flow better.

frasier Mon 12-Mar-18 17:16:18

Polly Matilda rolls off the tongue more easily for me.

LarkDescending Mon 12-Mar-18 17:16:20

Polly Ursula --- PUB smile

Just kidding. Polly Elizabeth is gorgeous.

KennDodd Mon 12-Mar-18 17:19:46

Is Polly going to be short for something?

If I was you I'd use the fully version and shorten it to Polly. I have a shortened name and really wish I'd been given the longer version. Sorry, off point. I think they both go really well.

thewhitechapelfatberg Mon 12-Mar-18 17:21:05

I love Polly. It’s so underused compared to Holly and Molly - something I’ve never understood.
I don’t think a middle name matters either way. Hardly anyone will ever get to know it. Even close friends probably don’t know mine. So would just go with whichever you prefer.
Unless....
If there are likely to be subsequent babies I suppose you might think about holding the favourite name of Matilda or Elizabeth back to use as a first name for a future DD??
Or are both definitely middle name material?

SpongeCake23 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:25:47

@thewhitechapelfatberg both are middle name material. I'm not planning on having any other children after this one. We only want one.

SpongeCake23 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:26:49

@KennDodd Nope, just going to be Polly. I have a longer 'Christened name' and everyone calls me by the shortened version, same as DP. So we would both rather skip that and just call her that as her main name.

keepKalm Mon 12-Mar-18 17:33:12

Polly Mat sounds like a type of paint so I'd go for Polly Elizabeth

ChocolateCrunch Mon 12-Mar-18 18:04:32

Polly Matilda gets my vote. Love the name Polly!

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 12-Mar-18 18:04:37

Definitely Polly Elizabeth Black. It flows much better. Otherwise she could be Polly Tilly. smile

AnyaMoondial Mon 12-Mar-18 18:20:48

Both sound good but Polly Matilda wins for me.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 18:26:16

Polly Matida Black, flows better.

DramaAlpaca Mon 12-Mar-18 18:27:32

Polly Elizabeth

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Mon 12-Mar-18 18:27:42

Polly Elizabeth

Sophronia Mon 12-Mar-18 19:41:52

Polly Matilda. Elizabeth is a bit of a “filler” middle name.

PinkLemonade4 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:52:53

Polly Elizabeth 100%

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