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Middle name to go with Matilda/ Freya/ Lara/ Amelia

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Squarah Wed 16-Sep-09 10:51:56

I do like Matilda May but am aware it's increasing in popularity. Our surname begins with G and is 2 syllables (?spelling?) but would appreciate ideas for any of the above and opinions on which is nicest.

I love Matilda at the moment but am going through phases. I think Amelia may be too popular - I was one of 7 in my year and am still known as my old surname which I'd like too avoid for DD. I'm aware that the other names we like aren't exactly rare but at least they're lower down the lists!

Thanks. Also open to new suggestions!

MrsBadger Wed 16-Sep-09 11:06:07

Amelia hugely popular, Matilda also on the up, ditto Freya, so I think I like Lara best of your list, but I actually prefer Laura. All are pretty though.

IMO with those first names it needs to either be short (May, Joy, Jane, Grace, Rose) or much longer (Catherine, Margaret, Rebecca, Caroline)

Lara Jane Girton
Lara Catherine Girton

AvadaKedavra Wed 16-Sep-09 11:07:02

Grace works well with all of those names

MrsBadger Wed 16-Sep-09 11:12:45

oh and I would not do Matilda May

just too twee for me

bigchris Wed 16-Sep-09 11:14:07

Rose goes with all those names too

Pyrocanthus Wed 16-Sep-09 11:19:34


Pyrocanthus Wed 16-Sep-09 11:24:55

But not with Amelia, too many syllables.

PanicMode Wed 16-Sep-09 12:56:10

We have a Matilda Rose if that helps at all

Squarah Thu 17-Sep-09 08:38:30

I do love Rose with Matilda but not Lara - too many R's - but worried about it being the equivalent to having Jane as your middle name from my time at school - probably a lovely name but became blah because of overfamiliarity.

I agree short names best apart from perhaps with Lara but don't think we've really nailed it.

My great grandmother was Ivy but I'm not sure how well it fits with any of them - and what do people think about initials spelling words - even if the words don't mean anything? My DS is a SORG!

MrsHappy Thu 17-Sep-09 08:44:20

Kate goes with all of your suggested names and is a bit less common than the ubiquitous Grace/Rose/May combos.

amelie2781 Thu 17-Sep-09 10:51:12

By the wazy, Mathilda (this spelling) May is a French actress...

qumquat Sun 20-Sep-09 13:17:35

I prefer longer middle names, and she'll stand out from the crowd not having Rose Grace or May as a middle name!

Matilda Catherine
Lara Elisabeth
Amelia Carys
Freya Christina

florence2511 Sun 20-Sep-09 16:14:35

I also don't like Matilda May as it sounds too twee.

I have a Matilda and her middle names are Paula (after my Mum) and Elizabeth. We have a 2 syllable surname so all in all the way her whole name sounds is great. It really rolls off the tongue.

I think a longer second name with Matilda sounds better than a short one, but the second name shouldn't end in an 'a' unless you were thinking of adding another name after it.

florence2511 Sun 20-Sep-09 16:15:14

Matilda Catherine sounds lovely

AcrylicAfternoons Sun 20-Sep-09 16:58:27

I like Lara best too. Also like Matilda.

I know loads of Freya's and Amelia's.

OrmIrian Sun 20-Sep-09 17:15:58

Anne. Simple name to go with slightly flowery (but nice) first names.

thirtysomething Sun 20-Sep-09 17:25:43

Matilda Rose/Grace/Lily/Tess/Isabelle/Sophie
Freya Rose/Grace/Chloe/lois/Lauren/Isabelle/Eloise/Elodie/Hannah/Lucy
Lara Juliet/Elisabeth/Ellen/Poppy/May/Maeve/Niamh/Natasha/Imogen/Harriet
Amelia Lauren/Felicity/Polly/Rose/Grace/Evie/Imogen/

All lovely names - my vote would be for Lara or Matilda

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