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Too much of a clash

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99bb Sun 19-May-19 06:49:25

We have decided on Matilda.

But before that, I had my heart set on Molly as a middle name for sentimental reasons. Obviously, that’s a lot of Ms and Ls, and if I was choosing purely for sound, I wouldn’t put them together. However, I actually don’t think thy are that bad together, and keep telling myself the full name rarely gets spoken anyway.

What do you think, too clashing?

Matilda Molly Surname

Calixtine Sun 19-May-19 07:03:35

I think it’s fine. Molly Matilda flows a little better, but I get that you want Matilda first. You could even call a Matilda “Molly” for short.

tdam Sun 19-May-19 07:47:20

I think it's fine, even quite cute. It's not perfect with Matilda but if it's a middle name you've wanted to use I wouldn't hold back just because of letter repetition...

Matilda is a beautiful name smile

teacuptale Sun 19-May-19 07:50:43

I would go for it. I think it’s more important what first name surname sounds like anyway.

Bubblysqueak Sun 19-May-19 08:01:52

I like it, I think it sounds pretty.

SundayMorningSun Sun 19-May-19 08:08:26

I like it.

CarolinePooter Sun 19-May-19 08:09:03

I have 2 M names. She will be be Matilda M Surname, or MM Surname. It's not a problem! I doubt she will ever use her middle name except on forms. Btw I only use MSurname in my signature, can't be bothered writing M twice!

CupOhTea Sun 19-May-19 08:09:19

I like it too.

You rarely say the whole name anyway.

99bb Sun 19-May-19 08:19:44

Thanks everyone for confirming my gut feel hasn’t been made completely unreliable by hormones!

Proseccofuelled Sun 19-May-19 22:34:18

Matilda Molly is lovely & actually Molly might make a refreshing change as a nickname for Matilda compared to all the Millies & Tillys ?

BlueMerchant Sun 19-May-19 22:36:21

I like it.

Smoliver Sun 19-May-19 22:45:30

I like Matilda Molly - two of my favourite names actually. I also like Calixtine's suggestion of Molly Matilda. Either way, it's a lovely name. smile

The nice thing about middle names is your child could choose to go by that name instead of their first, if they decide to do that. It's an old tradition but I know a couple of people who do go by their middle names.

DramaAlpaca Sun 19-May-19 23:23:27

I really like it. Go for it!

Astronica Mon 20-May-19 16:30:05

I think it's lovely.

99bb Wed 16-Oct-19 22:04:58

Help! Last minute panic over whether we should add something to break them up... the only other name I love enough is Lydia:

Matilda Molly Surname
OR
Matilda Lydia Molly Surname

Leopardprintboots Wed 16-Oct-19 22:28:39

I love Matilda Molly

Matilda is my favourite girls name and I like the two Ms but like you say it really doesn’t matter- you rarely ever say your full name. I didn’t even know any of my friends middle names at school.

aibutohavethisusername Wed 16-Oct-19 22:41:16

Matilda Molly sounds good

Elmo303 Wed 16-Oct-19 22:46:20

I think Matilda Molly flows really well and sounds strong. Adding another name kind of takes away from it especially if you’re just plucking one from a few you like for the sake of it. I would stick to Matilda Molly as it sounds lovely and you love both names, that’s honestly all that matters smile

Robs20 Wed 16-Oct-19 22:46:21

Don't add Lydia, Matilda Molly is lovely.

TokenGinger Wed 16-Oct-19 22:48:59

No, the Lydia definitely makes it too L heavy. Matilda Molly is fine.

JayeAshe Wed 16-Oct-19 22:52:56

You must be joking ... Tilly Molly ..?

Just go for Milly Molly Mandy and be done with it.

Astronica Thu 17-Oct-19 03:38:08

I would stick with the lovely Matilda Molly.

071019DD Thu 17-Oct-19 06:01:54

Matilda Molly... gorgeous just as it is.

PandasMum Thu 17-Oct-19 07:01:35

Matilda Molly is beautiful

@JayeAshe major stretch there

99bb Thu 17-Oct-19 07:44:57

Thanks all. The Tilly Molly thing doesn’t bother me - can’t imagine any scenario where you’d use a shortening of your first name and middle name together.

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