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Tweet2tweet Tue 11-Dec-12 10:56:36

Hi all

What do you think about Tilly? I really like it but DH isn't convinced......

farmersdaugther Tue 11-Dec-12 11:01:46

Only if it's short for Matilda?

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 11-Dec-12 11:18:58

I love Tilly (short for Matilda), it's such a pretty name, but husband didn't as he associates it with the naughty terrier down the road.

Whyriskit Tue 11-Dec-12 11:20:33

Love it as a nn for Matilda. Quite common round these parts though.

doublecakeplease Tue 11-Dec-12 11:24:09

Love it in it's own right as well as a nn. Tilly (not Matilda) Would have been ds' name had he been a girl. I'm jealous! ;-)

Giddyupgumdrop Tue 11-Dec-12 11:33:04

I have a Matilda but she is called Tilly all the time. There are lots of Matilda's and Tilly's around too so very popular but if you love it...We didn't name our eldest by our favourite name as DH's boss had used it but we really regret it now as there are loads with the name we went for!

meddie Tue 11-Dec-12 16:19:38

Theres also a swedish girls name Tilda (pronounced teelda) with slight stress on the E sound.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 11-Dec-12 16:21:00

My niece is Tillie but sil didn't realise it was short for Matilda when my brother chose it, dp always says its a dogs name but it does suit her.

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 11-Dec-12 18:32:23

I think I read that Matilda was the name of the first Queen of England. I was going to use that fact to talk my husband round, except baby decided to be a boy, so probably best not.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 11-Dec-12 20:38:12

Dd has three little friends called Tilly. It's very popular.

1978andallthat Wed 12-Dec-12 14:21:20

I know a Tilly whose full name is Natalie.

shoobidoo Wed 12-Dec-12 22:13:09

There are SO many little Milly/Tilly/Ellies around that I personally find them a little overused. There are so many lovely names to choose from.

SomersetONeil Thu 13-Dec-12 02:08:35

Yes, Tilly, Millie, Lily, Ellie - there's a whole world of names out there other than these ones, which are so, so popular at the moment, and will date badly.

I mean it's nice enough, but doesn't the work have enough of them at this point?

SomersetONeil Thu 13-Dec-12 02:09:44

...doesn't the world have enough...

FlourFace Thu 13-Dec-12 02:15:30

Great if she stays a baby forever.

Stupid name for a woman.

SeeYouSoon Sat 15-Dec-12 12:35:10

I don't think it's a stupid name for a woman at all, I had a relative called Tilly or till all her life.

Viviennemary Sat 15-Dec-12 12:43:27

I agree it's a silly name. Unless your a 1920's kitchenmaid. Please don't. I suppose it isn't too bad as a short form. But it sounds really twee.

Greensleeves Sat 15-Dec-12 13:21:35

could also be short for Ottilie, which is a nice name for an adult?

Leafmould Sat 15-Dec-12 15:45:48

Hi see you soon, are we related? She is my aunt.

LaurenCaddy Sat 15-Dec-12 15:54:11

Again, as a dog groomer, i find Tilly to be a yappy little terriers name. I know so many little horrid terrors called Tilly that are mostly spoilt and typical handbag dogs. I know a child and a dog are not the same. But i find it vile. Sorry.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 15-Dec-12 15:57:30

It's lovely - we have a Matilda, Tilly most of the time. She's not a yapping terrier nor a kitchen maid grin

SeeYouSoon Sat 15-Dec-12 19:02:45

Leafmould sadly mine is no longer with us, but was also my aunt smile

wheresthegin Sat 15-Dec-12 19:06:40

Well, my dd is Natalie nn Tillie, or Till.
1978... - do you know my dd I wonder????

I thought that Tillie/y was not a name for grown ups as well, but as dd grows up, I always presumed she would revert to Natalie at some stage. But now I think she will always be a Tillie. (dd only 7 by the way!)

Leafmould Sat 15-Dec-12 19:08:09

I am sorry, see you soon. flowers

1978andallthat Sat 15-Dec-12 19:36:30

The Natalie/Tilly I know is in her 20s Wheresthegin.

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