Sister to Noah and Jacob

(75 Posts)
mumofnoahandjacob Sat 19-Oct-19 13:22:39

So I'm having a massive wobble over the name Matilda. My son's keep saying "Tilda" not Matilda! Its making me really doubt using the name as prefer names that can't be easily shortened.
The only other name I've loved is Harper.

I dont like names that are too "out there" or "uncommon". Would prefer not to have another biblical name (Noah and Jacob picked because I loved them, not because they biblical). And preferably something that can't be easily shortened.
I have thought of Pippa and Freya but again not sure.

Please help and throw me some names!

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diddlediddle Sat 19-Oct-19 13:30:01

I know several matildas who's names are not shortened. I don't know how old your children are but young kids will often just say the first or last syllables of longer names. I'm sure they'll get used to it.

Having said that Matilda does lend itself to being Tilly or Tilda.

Freya is fine, quite common. Pippa is a nickname so might be weird for you to choose it if you don't like nicknames... not sure.

Harper isn't to my taste but it's a nice name and I think it goes nicely with your other children's names and less likely to be shortened. Having said that I know a Harper who's called Harps. If you love it though use it and correct people if they shorten it.

Mammyloveswine Sat 19-Oct-19 13:33:44

I love Elodie and Esme!

My sons are Noah and Elijah

LucileDuplessis Sat 19-Oct-19 13:35:12

Matilda does usually get shortened to Tillie IME.

The Noahs and Jacobs I know have sisters called:

TottieandMarchpane Sat 19-Oct-19 13:35:40


BubblesBuddy Sat 19-Oct-19 13:44:22

Harper is Beckham. I would not use it. Matilda will be shortened by some but it doesn’t have to be. Pippa is already shortened from Philippa. I don’t like starting off with s shortened name. You might as well start with Tilda! Children often cannot say names anyway so don’t necessarily choose on the basis of what a child can say.

Martha, Meriel or Mariel, Maria, Mabel and Muriel are less likely to be shortened.

mumwon Sat 19-Oct-19 13:46:26



NoSauce Sat 19-Oct-19 13:53:56


Personally I wouldn’t worry. Matilda is fab.

TheAnnoyingSatsuma Sat 19-Oct-19 13:58:13


HUZZAH212 Sat 19-Oct-19 13:58:52

Eden, Ruth, Rebbeca, Rachel, Clara, Lydia, Elizabeth, Hannah, Naomi

ClemDanFango Sat 19-Oct-19 14:06:36

Matilda can easily be shortened by others to Maddy or Tilly though.
Charlotte is pretty but again you risk Charlie or Lottie, I think Mary or Maud are still nice names if a bit old fashioned?

ClemDanFango Sat 19-Oct-19 14:07:07

Is nice I was meant to add!

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 19-Oct-19 14:07:16

Are you wanting to carry on the biblical thing?


Otherwise. Meredith, Madelyn?

thesunwillout Sat 19-Oct-19 14:08:01


Rosehassometoes Sat 19-Oct-19 14:08:25


TopBitchoftheWitches Sat 19-Oct-19 14:15:12

Rachel, I have a Rachel who is almost 15, we know of one other Rachel.

rollonoctober Sat 19-Oct-19 14:19:44

I have a Noah. If he'd had a sister she would be Clara.

midsomermurderess Sat 19-Oct-19 14:39:36


LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 19-Oct-19 14:48:01


itsgettingweird Sat 19-Oct-19 15:26:01

Noah and Jacob are on my boys list.

Along with Phoebe and Matilda for girls.

I also love the suggestion of Esme above.

What about something like


NotReve Sat 19-Oct-19 15:28:55


Fuckenstein Sat 19-Oct-19 15:47:44

I like Sophia with Noah and Jacob.

NoSauce Sat 19-Oct-19 15:48:25

Sophia is a beautiful name.

floffel Sat 19-Oct-19 15:50:21


user1493494961 Sat 19-Oct-19 16:22:40

Noah and Jacob are lovely names, as is Matilda. Harper is dreadful and doesn't go with your sons' names. I would feel a bit short-changed if I was named Harper and could have been Matilda. I know a Matilda who usually goes by her full name but occasionally Mattie.

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