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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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Patchworksack Tue 14-Jan-20 12:05:55

I have a Matthew and nobody calls him Matt. He is Matthew William. It's actually relatively unusual now - he has never had another Matthew in a class or activity.

We3kingsoforientareandabump Tue 14-Jan-20 12:22:39

Lovely name.

I have 2 nephews (different sides of the family) who are Matthews or I would have used it myself.

One gets Marty and one is always Matthew he goes mad if anyone tries to shorten it.

Sittingonthefenceagain Tue 14-Jan-20 14:15:05

Thank you all for the lovely feedback. X

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ofwarren Tue 14-Jan-20 14:16:45

Lovely classic name

Lllot5 Tue 14-Jan-20 14:18:40

I’ve a Matthew love it. But I’m biased.

RustyBear Tue 14-Jan-20 14:19:14

My Matthew is Matthew Stuart; he does generally get called Matt, but I like that too.

Shakirasma Tue 14-Jan-20 14:20:41

I know a Matthew He is 7 and a really lovely lad. His middle name is Henry, which I think goes very well.

DollyDaydreamss Tue 14-Jan-20 14:20:58

Safe and dull

20viona Tue 14-Jan-20 14:21:25

What @DollyDaydreamss said.

Spaghettio Tue 14-Jan-20 14:22:59

We know a Matthew Joseph.

He was Matthew until he started secondary school and became Matt. But he's still Matthew at home.

debbs77 Tue 14-Jan-20 14:24:29

My son is a Matthew (his surname is actually one of the first suggestions above for a middle name!). Never shortened. He prefers Matthew to Matt. THE nicest boy ever

ellenpartridge Tue 14-Jan-20 14:28:27

Nice classic name, can't go wrong. Middle names could be Alexander, Joseph, George, Henry, Oliver, William, Ellis, Samuel.

IdblowJonSnow Tue 14-Jan-20 14:30:21

It's a very steady, timeless name. He will become Matt tho, or possibly Maff depending where you live!

Marinetta Tue 14-Jan-20 14:33:24

Love Matthew. So many possibilities for middle names.

MapMyMum Tue 14-Jan-20 14:40:35

I know a teenage Matthew and he has never been shortened either. Lovely classic name, will never date

Peridot1 Tue 14-Jan-20 14:43:33

Love it but I’m a bit biased! Mine is gorgeous. grin All 6ft 2 inches of grumpy teenager that he is.

We call him Matthew but he is Matt to his mates and was at school. I like either but tend to stick with Matthew mostly.

ReallyLilyReally Tue 14-Jan-20 15:05:48

Im married to a Matthew Philip John, he's Matt mainly, and i love the name

IdleBet Tue 14-Jan-20 15:10:22

I've never taken to Matthew, just reminds me of somebody wet. Door Matt.

Love James though.

twilightcafe Tue 14-Jan-20 16:08:43

Matthew is a fab name. Some say dull. I prefer timeless and classic.

Our Matthew is definitely not a Matty, Matt or anything else.

74NewStreet Tue 14-Jan-20 16:11:12

I like them both.

EoinMcLovesCakeJumper Tue 14-Jan-20 16:15:31

Where do you live? Will it turn into Maffew in the local accent? That's the only thing that would put me off, but I like it otherwise. Although after reading this thread, it has now stopped making sense and looks like a random collection of letters grin

frankincenseandmur Tue 14-Jan-20 16:16:19

I love it. It works for every age and is very classic

PulyaSochsup Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:07

My daughter’s partner is Matthew, known as Matty. I prefer Matthew, but he’s a lovely person.

Sittingonthefenceagain Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:33

We live in Putney in London @EoinMcLovesCakeJumper.

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Gizlotsmum Tue 14-Jan-20 16:25:26

I have a Matthew. Now 8 only just being shortened by friends.. Mostly to Math... Some to Matt... He doesn't mind so I go with it.. Often still Matthew tho...

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