Thoughts on Matthew?

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Sittingonthefenceagain Mon 13-Jan-20 23:04:59

I think that we have decided on Matthew and would love to hear your opinions. Also we need help with a middle name , any suggestions ? xx

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DramaAlpaca Mon 13-Jan-20 23:08:44

I really love it. Good choice.

I think it's a name that will work well with most middle names, so just choose one you like.

I like classic names so I'd go for Matthew James.

FirenzeArno Mon 13-Jan-20 23:17:04

Lovely name but be prepared for it to be shortened to Matt

Sittingonthefenceagain Mon 13-Jan-20 23:19:00

Thank you both . I like the sound of Matthew James .

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millymae Mon 13-Jan-20 23:26:49

Matthew James .....
I like Matthew as a whole name but would think that unless you are very strict he would end up being called Matt or Mattie
When we were little we used to sing
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Bless the.bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed Four angels round my head One to watch and one to pray and two to bear my soul away

PlantPotting Mon 13-Jan-20 23:30:04

Matthew James is gorgeous

Ludways Mon 13-Jan-20 23:30:27

I love Matthew and I know one who still gets full Matthew at 18, never Matt. However, I like Matt too.


Footle Mon 13-Jan-20 23:31:36

Nothing wrong with Matt either!

nicslackey Mon 13-Jan-20 23:33:16

Good choice. Has class and ageless

SandlakeRd Mon 13-Jan-20 23:35:18

I have a Matthew James so loving the enthusiasm for the name!

He does get it shortened at school but I don’t mind really. Mainly he is Matt apart from one friend who calls him Math!

Ivalueloyaltyaboveallelse Mon 13-Jan-20 23:36:51

lovely name

SexlessBoulderBelly Mon 13-Jan-20 23:40:21

I knew a Matthew that was 4 years older than me. He threw a solid icy snowball in my face when I was about 11 then shut me in a bathroom and held the handle on the otherwise so that I couldn’t get out.

I don’t like it.

june2007 Mon 13-Jan-20 23:43:34

Good safe name.

wizzler Tue 14-Jan-20 00:01:22

Love the name Matthew.
I think the middle name depends on the syllables in your surname, but James, John will probably go well with it,

Ifeelinclined Tue 14-Jan-20 02:25:42

I love Matthew. Such a classic name. And James is lovely as a middle name.

Mumma4262 Tue 14-Jan-20 05:38:07

My cousin is Matthew James and he’s 15 and not once have we ever called him Matt.

Betterbegoing Tue 14-Jan-20 05:41:49

Matthew James is lovely. It’ll almost certainly be shortened to Matt tho, which is also lovely imo, but a consideration for you. I absolutely love the name Matthew but it’s out of the question for DH and I, for very valid reason but I’m still gutted!

Lavenderblues Tue 14-Jan-20 07:00:54

I know a Matthew who is known as Math. It seems the most natural shortening.

MyNameHasBeenTaken Tue 14-Jan-20 07:05:46

Matthew Alexander?
Good solid name. My brother is Matthew.

MikeUniformMike Tue 14-Jan-20 11:26:08

Love Matthew and Matt.
Middle name? Whatever you like. James is ok as is John.

sel2223 Tue 14-Jan-20 11:44:31

I have a (now adult) cousin called Matthew James too! I like it.
Family call him Matty but every one else calls him Matthew or Matt.

Marcipex Tue 14-Jan-20 11:46:19

Love it.

ComeOnGordon Tue 14-Jan-20 12:02:26

It would have been one of my top name choices but it doesn’t work in my exH’s language so we couldn’t go with it. It’s a great name for all ages

SallyWD Tue 14-Jan-20 12:03:50

Lovely name. You won't regret. I always think of Matthews as being kind, gentle and intelligent. Don't know why!

MsSquiz Tue 14-Jan-20 12:05:30

My DH is Matthew John and he now tends to just go by Matthew, other than a few mates who call him Matt. At school he got Matty (which I'm not keen on - we went to school together)

I've only ever called him Matthew, it's a classic name

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