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Only like it if short for Matilda. Tilly on its own is too much of a nickname and sounds like a fluffy dog's name.
Greeniou123  7/13/2019
Rhymes with silly. Don’t really like it.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2018
Sounds very childish.
kayisforkeen  9/16/2018
My late grandma's name. Will name my future daughter after her.
Prime Meridian  5/1/2018
Tilly Smith is an English woman who, at age 10, was credited with saving nearly a hundred foreign tourists at Maikhao Beach in Thailand by warning beachgoers minutes before the arrival of the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
cutenose  7/22/2017
I named my only daughter Tilly, and know of no other girls personally with that name. It can work against her though as if I hear her name in conversation I know it's regarding my Tilly. Thankfully, it seems to be predominantly positive discussions.
cjj5775  5/28/2017
The name Tilly was given to 80 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
Oh my God, Tilly sounds so darn cute and pretty! A perfect name for a girl. ^__^
― Anonymous User  7/16/2015
It's nice as a nickname, but as a proper first name it just sounds silly (silly Tilly, although I suppose you could say that about lots of other names) and infantile.
IsolationHedge  4/27/2015
Tilly is also a diminutive of Ottilie, although it's an Americanized one.
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
Yes, this name sounds like silly and is kind of childish. But I like it anyways, and it's my favorite nickname for Matilda. Mattie just sounds harsh to me.
kvpp88  10/24/2014
Still not the biggest fan of this name, but its slowly growing on me (as a nickname for Matilda, not as a full name) I really like Mattie as a nickname for Matilda but it sounds like the overused and childish Maddie... So maybe I'd use Tilly. My favorite is still just Matilda though :)
Oohvintage  6/24/2013
Very cute, and I think I like it better than Lily! I am moving back to my home nation from abroad and would name my daughter this. Tilly is unheard of in my nation, but currently, Lili is popular there, along with Lilla and Lotti, so I think Tilly is not too far in terms of style and pronunciation than Lili, Lilla and Lotti. I don't like deviations, but I actually like a boy's name which is again, not used in my country and for me, my children's name have to match in style.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2011
I think Tilly is a good name for a dog.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2010
There is an indie band from Omaha, Nebraska called Tilly and the Wall.
Sharley  6/7/2010
Utterly gorgeous, and refreshing on a young child. I like it as a nickname for Ottilie.
vomiting  12/17/2009
I never cared for this name before, but now I think it's truly cute--except for I think I prefer Tillie.
silly_rabbit  7/7/2009
I've heard this used as slang for an old woman who drives very slowly.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  4/4/2009
It might be cute on a pet, but not for a human child. Leave this one to rest in the grave of outdated names where it belongs.
paintwolf  9/25/2008
This sounds like a good name for a little girl in the 1930's.
number1212  5/15/2008
Sounds little-girl-like, yet like the name of old women. See, this probably sounded okay on little girls back in the 1920s, but they grew up, and that's when the name sounded too immature. I guess people learned from that mistake. Don't bring this name back.
slight night shiver  5/10/2008
Tilly (Matilda) Trotter is the girl/woman in the novels by Catherine Cookson. Love these books. Also I name my diary Tilly. The truth!
elliebeth  2/15/2007
Frank Peretti wrote a book called "Tilly," which puts abortion in a Christian point of view.
avalah  6/23/2006
The girl who saved more than 100 people when the tsunami came is called Tilly Smith.
NotThatHard  2/10/2006

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