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(21 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Sat 09-Jun-18 15:26:15

What are your thoughts on Mathias for a boy? Am how would you pronounce it?

Heratnumber7 Sat 09-Jun-18 15:28:04

Love it.

Math eye ass

Labradoodliedoodoo Sat 09-Jun-18 15:29:30

I know one pronounced mat ay us

ColourfulOrangex Sat 09-Jun-18 15:30:40

Math e us

FairfaxAikman Sat 09-Jun-18 15:31:02

Love it - pronounced Math-eye-as

Sophronia Sat 09-Jun-18 15:47:45

I prefer Matthias or Matias. I know a German Matthias who pronounces it mah-TEE-as.

flissfloss65 Sat 09-Jun-18 15:49:14

Mat e us. Like it.

grasspigeons Sat 09-Jun-18 15:51:11

Like it, only know it from German so more like ma tee us

Annabelle4 Sat 09-Jun-18 15:51:43

I love it!

I would pronounce it as Math A (a for Apple) es/us

daisypond Sat 09-Jun-18 15:54:32

Mathias seems an unusual spelling to me. Isn't Matthias more usual? Unless it's foreign?

TatianaLarina Sat 09-Jun-18 16:54:09

If you’re English Math eye us.

I know a Mat ay us but it’s spelt Matteus.

Flamingosnbears Sat 09-Jun-18 18:59:16

One of our chosen names...

lilcolibri Sat 09-Jun-18 19:01:07

ma tay us

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 09-Jun-18 20:01:04

Love Matthias. With two 't's

Bubblesoup Sat 09-Jun-18 20:53:57

Its nice, but not as nice as the overlooked Matthew imo. Plus i think he'd be correcting pronounciation his entire life. He'll probably end up as Matt so i think stick with the beautiful name Matthew wink

badg3r Sat 09-Jun-18 23:58:02

I like it

NotTheQueen Sun 10-Jun-18 00:09:01


My high school bf was Matthias, and he was Dutch. I’ve since met other guys through work who share the name, but only Dutch and German.

As someone with an unusual pronunciation/spelling of a more common first name, you either take a confrontational approach and spend life correcting others (with the odd idiot who tries to tell you how to say your own name), or you accept your name being mangled (with the occasional kind person who actually asks how it should be said). I’ve adopted both approaches at various stages in my life.

I like Matthias 😁

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Sun 10-Jun-18 14:39:41

I have matheas pronounced ma tay us

sonnyboo Wed 13-Jun-18 17:33:19

Matthias is Matt ee as unless I was told otherwise

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Thu 14-Jun-18 12:52:48

I love Matthias. Have done ever since I visited thecMatthias Church in Budapest. It's utterly gorgeous and he can be Matt for short.

Boozt Thu 14-Jun-18 15:06:26

I have a Matthias, it's a beautiful name. We pronounce it MAH-tee-us and chose it because it fits in with both our family's languages/cultures.

I think a lot of British people would probably say ma-THIGH-us, which I don't like at all, but where we live everyone uses the same pronunciation as us.

In the UK I think it might be a slightly annoying name to have as I guarantee you whichever pronunciation you favour, a lot of people will say it some other way. If we lived in the UK I probably would have favoured Matthew over Matthias. You don't say where you live, though.

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