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Question about Short Forms Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3306 posts
1st Mar '13

So really the only name DH and I can sort of agree on is Matilda. What we definately agree on however is that we are not crazy the short form of Matty. With names like Madison and Madaline being popular its quite common and most importantly it sounds a lot like DD#1 name.



My question is, is that preventable? With a name like Matilda is it inevitable that either she or everyone else will shorten to Matty?

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
1st Mar '13

I think it all depends on the child.



Sienna is my daughter, so just as many syllables and she does not have a nick name.



I think it is possible, but if it is what she wants to be called in the end you wouldn't be able to change that.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
1st Mar '13

I think most kids end up with nicknames of some sort. Sometimes they don't catch on, sometimes they do. It really all depends on what the people around her call her.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
1st Mar '13

Personally, I would call anyone matilda Matty.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22869 posts
1st Mar '13

I would call her Matilda or Tillie/Tilly.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" I would call her Matilda or Tillie/Tilly."</blockquote>




Tilly is adorable!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22869 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" I would call her Matilda or Tillie/Tilly."</blockquote> Tilly is adorable!"</blockquote>




Honestly I didn't even think about Matty/Mattie for short for Matilda until this post...

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... is adorable!"</blockquote> Honestly I didn't even think about Matty/Mattie for short for Matilda until this post..."</blockquote>




Neither did I.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22869 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mann ... [snip!] ... Honestly I didn't even think about Matty/Mattie for short for Matilda until this post..."</blockquote> Neither did I."</blockquote>




Lol



I love Tilly!

Kiki&Ari's Mommy Due November 10 (girl); 1 child; Montana 4051 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting That-Girl:</b>" So really the only name DH and I can sort of agree on is Matilda. What we definately agree on however ... [snip!] ... is, is that preventable? With a name like Matilda is it inevitable that either she or everyone else will shorten to Matty?"</blockquote>




It is very possible but you could probably mostly prevent it but nicknaming her Tilly. Which is super cute.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting That-Girl:" So really the only name DH and I can sort of agree on is Matilda. What we definately agree on however ... [snip!] ... is, is that preventable? With a name like Matilda is it inevitable that either she or everyone else will shorten to Matty?"


No, it isn't. Matilda is only three syllables, and Matty isn't the first nickname some people will come up with (Tilly/Tilda).