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#51 Byjingoalltheway

Posted 05 December 2019 - 01:17 PM

Name was chosen by sibling and taken from a team from their favourite sport. I also loved the meaning behind it “strong in battle”. Initially she didn’t like it shortened, but now happily goes along with Tilly.

Mathilde
Mathilda
Matilda
Tilda
Tilly
Matti

#52 Falala-llyjonk

Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:51 PM

My husband called or daughter's name a bogan name before she was born. It's Elise.

He also called lasagne with home made pasta "too pedestrian" once.

People, even loved ones, are weird sometimes.

#53 Yetski

Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:59 PM

No way, I absolutely love the name Matilda!

#54 ImperatorFuriosa

Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:03 PM

 gracie1978, on 04 December 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

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?

There is a girl at my DS school who is called Matilda and never wears shoes to school. I would say that is pretty bogan.

#55 Kallie88

Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:05 PM

I don't think so, it makes me think of the book first, long before any connection to like waltzing Matilda, which is probably a little bogan

#56 AprilEthereal

Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

My five year old niece is named Matilda. Her family (my BIL, SIL and nephew William 7 years old are the opposite of bogan. Upper middle class family. Well spoken, well educated.

#57 Gudrun

Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:44 PM

I like Tildy, PP :)

#58 AprilEthereal

Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:00 PM

 Gudrun, on 05 December 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:

I like Tildy, PP :)

Tildy is my niece's nickname.  Her family call her Tildy.

#59 LightPink

Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:00 PM

Not bogan, it’s a nice name and I love Tilly, but becoming way to popular around here for it to have been considered for us.

#60 Imaginary friend

Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:18 PM

Perfectly normal name, used by many people in Australia since rise  in popularity 10 or so years back.

no bogan or racist or nationalistic or any other  particular demographic  just  a name which has become popular in last 10 years or so, that's all.

Quite a nice name, although not one I like enough to use myself.

#61 Imaginary friend

Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:22 PM

 lizzybirdsworth, on 04 December 2019 - 10:54 PM, said:

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


Totally agree.

Discuss our preferences in names without derogatory labelling.



#62 Chocolate Addict

Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:51 PM

I don't get the southern cross reference.

I don't think it is a bogan name, but I wouldn't use it because it has become really popular and I like names that are a little less popular.

#63 nom_de_plume

Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:58 AM

I think of it as more of a classic name. Old fashioned but experiencing a renaissance.

I quite like it along with the various nickname options.

It’s not bogan unless you deviate from the traditional English or German spelling and start adding random y’s!

#64 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:11 AM

I like it, and love Tilly. Adorable imho.

#65 countrychic29

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:23 AM

Not bogan, but I wouldn’t say it is uncommon either
My DDs are friends with 4 Matildas between 4yr-6yr old
Up there with Maddy/Madison/Madeline etc in our area

#66 Astrocyte

Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:28 AM

I’ve never read heard of Matilda being a bogan name. I always think of the Dahl story Matilda when I hear the name. TBH I think it’s a weird connection to make between Matilda and being bogan.

#67 JBH

Posted 06 December 2019 - 12:16 PM

 Astrocyte, on 06 December 2019 - 11:28 AM, said:

I’ve never read heard of Matilda being a bogan name. I always think of the Dahl story Matilda when I hear the name. TBH I think it’s a weird connection to make between Matilda and being bogan.

“Bogan” is a pretty overused and tired description, but I think there’s a worthwhile question about things (not just names) that might be associated with an anti-immigration/racist undertone. For example, even if you are wanting to reflect your love of astronomy I would counsel against a Southern Cross tattoo because it has other connotations. I expect this question has arisen because there is an overlap between people selecting names they think of (perhaps incorrectly) as particularly Australian and a racist culture, and Matilda can be seen through that lens because of Waltzing Matilda. For what it’s worth OP, I don’t see it having those connotations.

#68 Datrys

Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:19 PM

 nom_de_plume, on 06 December 2019 - 03:58 AM, said:

It’s not bogan unless you deviate from the traditional English or German spelling and start adding random y’s!

Unless you're Czech or Polish, where the traditional spelling has a y...

#69 AnythingGoes

Posted 06 December 2019 - 04:32 PM

Even if it was bogan - what's the problem with that? Not talking racist southern cross types - just bogan non traditional spelling et al.

#70 la di dah

Posted 07 December 2019 - 05:25 PM

My great great aunt who never lived in Australia was a Matilda so that's what I think of.

I like it. My son has a three syllable Shakespearean name. To my ear they go together.

#71 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 07 December 2019 - 09:42 PM

The rise in popularity was because Heath Ledger used it.

#72 trillian42

Posted 07 December 2019 - 10:31 PM

I was just rewatching ‘Please Like Me’ and Josh complained that as Tom and Ella were moving out, they would have a baby ‘and probably call it Matilda’. Thought of this thread ...

#73 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:34 AM

Nope, not a bogan name.

A classic name though. One of my favourites.

It has grown in popularity, having been floating around the #20 point on the "most popular name" lists for the last few years.

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 09 December 2019 - 09:21 AM.


#74 Noodlez

Posted 08 December 2019 - 03:54 PM

The more I think about it the more I like it. I think it’s a gorgeous name.

#75 Imaginary friend

Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:40 PM

 UndergroundKelpie, on 07 December 2019 - 09:42 PM, said:

The rise in popularity was because Heath Ledger used it.

No, I think it was on the rise before then.




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