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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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finallychangedmyusername Thu 06-Feb-20 20:40:22

I always wanted to call a DS Matthew... And then I married one instead! Great name. Matthew Jonah is particularly nice.

Matthew Asher
Matthew Douglas
Matthew Everett
Matthew Ellis

Istillgetjealous Thu 06-Feb-20 19:11:35

Love Matthew.
I’ve never met a Matthew I didn’t like so to me it’s got really positive connotations.

HelenaJustina Thu 06-Feb-20 19:08:53

Love it. Solid classic

Whatsyourflava Thu 06-Feb-20 19:01:13

Great solid choice

Astronica Thu 06-Feb-20 01:38:42

A good traditional name, I like it.
I like Matthew George best from your preferences so far. Every second boy has James as a middle name so I'd avoid it, very much the default middle.
Matthew Richard
Matthew Douglas
Matthew Edward
Matthew Jonathan
Matthew Thomas
Matthew Ellis
Matthew Flynn

ClappyFlappy Wed 05-Feb-20 23:14:03

I always think of Matthews as being kind, gentle and intelligent

My Matthew is just like this smile

And it’s never shortened to Matt, but if he chooses that when he’s older, it’s his name, he can do what he wants with it.

His middle name is Thomas.

Lmes Wed 05-Feb-20 23:10:48

I have a Matthew Dylan . Almost 18 years old and we call him Matthew . School friends call him Matty or Matt chew 😩 . It’s a lovely classic name 💙

newtothis20 Tue 04-Feb-20 21:19:54

Matthew James is lovely!

CharitySchmarity Tue 04-Feb-20 21:11:36

One of my favourites and I like the short form Matt too (I don't think I like Matty, but I've never met anyone who goes by Matty so I can't imagine it happening spontaneously). I agree Matthew James sounds good, and I also like Matthew William.

Sittingonthefenceagain Wed 15-Jan-20 01:08:40

Thank you all. Some great suggestions for middle names ,I particularly like Jonah , George or James.

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mondler Tue 14-Jan-20 22:37:02

I love it, we almost went with it but ended up using another M name instead. Middle name would have been Jonah. I think the only thing that made us choose the other name over Matthew is that we already know so many Matthews.

HalleLouja Tue 14-Jan-20 21:07:12

My dd would have been a Matthew if she was a boy. Good name.

emilybrontescorsett Tue 14-Jan-20 21:01:06

I love it.

Skyejuly Tue 14-Jan-20 20:58:30

We say math too !

BabyMoonPie Tue 14-Jan-20 20:54:46

Love it - classic and strong, easy to spell and pronounce. We didn't know our baby's sex and Matthew was our boy name

lljkk Tue 14-Jan-20 20:44:50

I work with at least 4. None of them prefer to go by Matthew, they all like Mat(t).

robin04031402 Tue 14-Jan-20 20:39:39

Matthew is on my list too!
I know a Matthew who goes by Matty which I personally prefer to Matt!
Matthew Christopher is lovely!

GrannyBags Tue 14-Jan-20 20:19:02

@Skyejuly My Matthew was Mafu as a baby because his cousin couldn’t say Matthew. He still calls him Maff sometimes.

PeaBea Tue 14-Jan-20 16:35:59

It's a classic but that doesn't make it a fave of mine, I'm afraid. 'Matt' is inevitable - if not now, when he's an independent adult - and that (or 'mat') is something one wipes their feet on.

Skyejuly Tue 14-Jan-20 16:27:33

I have never heard anyone say maffew

Gizlotsmum Tue 14-Jan-20 16:27:05

Oh and he has Edwin and Dennis as middle names (maternal grandfather names)

GrannyBags Tue 14-Jan-20 16:27:05

I have a Matthew Jacob
He is 11 and it is never shortened to Matt, not even by his mates.

Skyejuly Tue 14-Jan-20 16:26:08

I have a 14yr old Matthew. I've always said Matthew. Never Matt! I like it. Suits old and young.

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...

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

We live in Putney in London @EoinMcLovesCakeJumper.

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