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What do you think of the name Matthew?

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Supercherry Wed 09-Sep-09 08:50:40

I want something traditional, possibly biblical.

Matthew is the only name striking me at the moment. DS2 is due in 7 weeks.

Bleatblurt Wed 09-Sep-09 08:52:35

I like it. I've never met a Matthew I didn't like. grin

weegiemum Wed 09-Sep-09 08:54:10

Love love love it!

It was our "boy" choice for dd1, we then went off it and chose a different name for ds, but it was also our "boy" choice for dd2.

We never got to use it, in the end!

ByTheSea Wed 09-Sep-09 08:55:26

I love the name and also have never met a Matthew I didn't like.

belgo Wed 09-Sep-09 08:55:40

<shrugs>. it's the sort of name that won't cause a lot of reaction.

nickschick Wed 09-Sep-09 08:59:32

Matthew is a fine name grin my youngest ds is Matthew and hes a real joy smile.

Its a name that 'grows' too people call him Matts and his friends call him Matty.

butterball and by the sea 'ive never met a Matthew I didnt like '- ive heard that so many times im beginning to think its true grin.

shabbapinkfrog Wed 09-Sep-09 09:00:40

I love it - but there again I am biased - DS3 is called Matthew. We have always called him Matty.

nickschick Wed 09-Sep-09 09:02:08

It has to be Matthew with 2 Ts though lol grin.

shabbapinkfrog Wed 09-Sep-09 09:02:40

LOL yes you are right!!

Supercherry Wed 09-Sep-09 09:04:19

Oooh, we all like it! It's not partiularly popular at the moment, though was in my generation, so there won't be a trillion other Matthew's either.

gagamama Wed 09-Sep-09 09:05:15

I love it, it's my brother's name and I never shorten it (although everyone else does).

Supercherry Wed 09-Sep-09 09:05:57

Matthews either, pregnancy brain is seriously affecting my grammar and spelling so please forgive me if there are any pedants lurking.

ScummyMummy Wed 09-Sep-09 09:17:19

I really like it (though unlike Butterball I have met a couple of Matthews I haven't liked along with some gorgeous lovely ones.)

MrsVik Wed 09-Sep-09 09:31:09

Safe name - but very nice at the same time.

serenity Wed 09-Sep-09 09:36:52

I've got a Matthew too (although we tend to call him Matt) We're quite fond of it (and him)smile

McDreamy Wed 09-Sep-09 09:42:49

I love it, it was going to be DD2's name if she was a boy smile

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 09-Sep-09 09:50:25

It's my bro's name. I love it. He is Matt for short. He's very popular and handsome I love traditional names like that, my bro's are Matthew, William and Joseph.

bronze Wed 09-Sep-09 09:51:16

I love it.
I have one who is named after my brother so doubly special for me

MamaG Wed 09-Sep-09 09:54:58

I love it too

Pyrocanthus Wed 09-Sep-09 10:28:21

I know quite a lot of young Matthews, but it's a good name.

akamummy Wed 09-Sep-09 10:29:04

Boring but inoffensive

Tortington Wed 09-Sep-09 10:29:49

yeah its fine

Buda Wed 09-Sep-09 10:30:58

Best name in the world!

Mine is 8.

KnickersandVests Wed 09-Sep-09 10:33:41

It is, as you say, very trad. Nice too but not hugely inspiring.

hellokitty22 Wed 09-Sep-09 10:42:03

Boring, uninspiring, but nothing wrong with it.

Don't like Matt as nn.

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