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Naming a baby Matilda? Bogan?


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#1 gracie1978

Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:59 PM

DP is convinced it's a bogan name in Australia.
I'm not really sure.

Neither of us grew up here.

I think it's a really lovely name, any thoughts?

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:00 PM

Not a bogan name at all,  its lovely

#3 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:03 PM

It’s pretty common these days.

For me personally it’s in the southern cross tatt category - as in I want everyone to know I am an Aussie and generally I am racist to the core.

Others will disagree I am sure but this is my personal experience with the name!!

ETA I removed the bogan because I don’t think it’s bogan because I like bogan, it’s something different than that.

Edited by ~J_F~, 04 December 2019 - 10:06 PM.


#4 jayskette

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:06 PM

it is the least bogan out of all bogan names. in fact it is not bogan because it is spelt correctly.

#5 **Xena**

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:21 PM

I don't think it's considered bogan at all by most people. I can't speak for everyone but the little Matilda's I know come from families who wouldn't be described as bogan (although I think all Australians have some bogan in them ;) )

Personally it makes me think of the Roald Dahl book which I love :)

Edited by **Xena**, 04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM.


#6 Datrys

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:50 PM

Bogan?  Only if you could call an English queen bogan... ;)

#7 LenaK

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:52 PM

It's not bogan (as long as its spelt correctly).

It's a lovely name.

I second Roald Dahl - fabulous story with a quietly fierce little hero named Matilda.

Edited by LenaK, 04 December 2019 - 10:52 PM.


#8 lizzybirdsworth

Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:54 PM

Not bogan at all!
It bugs me a lot that peoples  names are still being labelled as bogan. Needs to be stamped out

#9 BusbyWilkes

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:14 PM

Another vote for not bogan. Great choice of nicknames too, if you're into that - Tilly, Tilda, Matty.

#10 Ellie bean

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:18 PM

Not bogan. It’s a pet’s name for me though, I knew a lovely canine Matilda and can’t get past that!

#11 got my tinsel on

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:21 PM

Not bogan.

#12 PurpleWitch

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:36 PM

Not bogan. Beautiful!

#13 Islander

Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:49 PM

Not at all bogan! All the Matilda’s I know are definitely not from families anyone would describe as bogan.

#14 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 05 December 2019 - 12:00 AM

Definitely not bogan.

It is actually german in origin from memory.

#15 Bob Loblaw

Posted 05 December 2019 - 03:28 AM

Not bogan at all! My sister has a Mathilde (German spelling) and she is not bogan in the slightest.

#16 Dianalynch

Posted 05 December 2019 - 04:43 AM

Not bogan. Not associated with southern cross tats around here. I think of it as a bit inner city hipster.

#17 casime

Posted 05 December 2019 - 04:57 AM

I don't think it's bogan, but it's not a name that appeals to me.

#18 McG2013

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:03 AM

 ~J_F~, on 04 December 2019 - 10:03 PM, said:

It’s pretty common these days.

For me personally it’s in the southern cross tatt category - as in I want everyone to know I am an Aussie and generally I am racist to the core.

Others will disagree I am sure but this is my personal experience with the name!!

ETA I removed the bogan because I don’t think it’s bogan because I like bogan, it’s something different than that.

Who wouldn't disagree with this? You would label someone as racist based on the name their parents gave them?

#19 daisy007

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:08 AM

I don’t think it’s bogan but I still don’t like it.

#20 IamzFeralz

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:09 AM

No I don’t think it’s bogan or a Southern Cross style name. I know a couple of Matildas and they are nothing like that.

#21 Amica

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:21 AM

No. Not unless you spell it Mhatyldah.

#22 HolierThanCow

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:45 AM

 McG2013, on 05 December 2019 - 05:03 AM, said:



Who wouldn't disagree with this? You would label someone as racist based on the name their parents gave them?

Pretty sure she meant the parents who gave the name. Anyway, we're just talking about the connotations, no?

#23 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:57 AM

To me, if you are talking bogan then the one name that a lot(not all because I have a relative with the name) associate with bogan is ‘Sharon’ or the short of ‘Shazza’.

Matilda is actually a name I think a lot associate with ‘Waltzing Matilda’ the song.
Matilda being the term used for swag.

#24 Luci

Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:57 AM

I agree with PP’s I know a few Matilda’s and they are from families who definitely would not be described as Bogan.

#25 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:01 AM

i don’t think it’s bogan, and it doesn’t give rise to southern cross tatts connotations to me. i only know one Matilda and she’s not like that at all. it’s certainly not a very common name, which may appeal. i quite like it.





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