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Which variation of Matilda do you prefer?

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Candleflamingbright Thu 13-Feb-20 19:20:59

Tilly, Tilda or Mattie?

Elouera Thu 13-Feb-20 19:21:53

Tilly or Tilda.

Mattie just sounds like a boy!

Cbeebiesrehab Thu 13-Feb-20 19:33:17

Mattie

Cbeebiesrehab Thu 13-Feb-20 19:34:45

Be prepared for the ‘you can’t choose a diminutive’ comments...but you can when they are small and they are far more likely to go by the diminutive they have always been called in later life.

Beamur Thu 13-Feb-20 19:35:03

Tilly or Tilda
Prefer Tilda

funmummy48 Thu 13-Feb-20 19:35:59

Tilda. Tilly makes me think of a dog.

Disfordarkchocolate Thu 13-Feb-20 19:37:23

I just love Matilda, it pretty and strong.

RC10 Thu 13-Feb-20 19:39:15

Tilly is very cute. I hope this doesn't sound horrible but when I saw Tilda, I thought of Tilda rice but that's really not that awful

halcyondays Thu 13-Feb-20 19:40:51

Tilly is lovely, don’t like the others.

Junobug Thu 13-Feb-20 19:42:09

I have a Matilda. We use both Tilly and Tilda although she prefers Matilda.

Candleflamingbright Thu 13-Feb-20 19:43:11

Know what you mean about the rice!!

Mollie3 Thu 13-Feb-20 19:45:56

Tilly or Mattie (but then yes, this could be perceived as the male y short for Matthew)

Tilda reminds me of Tilda microwave rice

Mollie3 Thu 13-Feb-20 19:46:35

Oh sorry didn’t see someone else already mentioned the rice thing! So I second that

slinkysaluki Thu 13-Feb-20 19:50:34

Tilda is nice

Drogonssmile Thu 13-Feb-20 19:55:04

My cousin has three girls, one is a Mattie

Snoodleberry Thu 13-Feb-20 19:57:42

I know someone who nicknamed their DD Matilda as Tildy, thus avoiding the rice association. grin

river90 Thu 13-Feb-20 20:05:30

Tilly

ThePortlyPinUp Thu 13-Feb-20 20:07:26

Tilly, I have one, she isn't a matilda, it's a family joke that when people ask if it is short for Matilda we reply no its short for Atila (she is a petite but slightly feral 11 year old)

MrMeSeeks Thu 13-Feb-20 20:07:27

Tily or maddie

SinkGirl Thu 13-Feb-20 20:19:09

Be prepared for the ‘you can’t choose a diminutive’ comments...but you can when they are small and they are far more likely to go by the diminutive they have always been called in later life.

You can but with one of our twins we used the diminutive for about a week and then never used it again. It just didn’t fit him! Very strange. We now use all sorts of weird names for them, which have come from bizarre places - for a long time they were Filden and Fildino, based on a random typo we encountered in nicu (nothing like their names at all). Names are weird.

I like Tilda FWIW

emwithme Thu 13-Feb-20 22:02:54

My (14 month old) Matilda gets a variety - when I was pregnant I was sure she was only going to be Tilda!

Mostly she's Matilda.
When she's being naughty, she's Matilda Elizabeth.
When she's being a whirlwind, she's my little Tildabeest.
When we're talking about her body, we have Tilly's toes and tummy but Matilda's mouth!
She also gets Tilly-Beth, Tills, the cats' names, Squeaks and Sodlet.

The one name she doesn't get very much is Tilda.

user1493494961 Thu 13-Feb-20 22:11:05

Mattie.

CurrynChips Thu 13-Feb-20 22:13:24

Mattie is my fave, but also really like Tilly.

I'm afraid I also thought of the rice for Tilda

1066vegan Thu 13-Feb-20 22:22:20

I love Matilda and also like all the diminutives.

Strugglingtoquit Thu 13-Feb-20 23:35:29

Tilly

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