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June 15th, 2012 03:38 AM #1Member
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Reinventing my Moms name, for the sake of tradition
Here is the thing. My mom's name is Tilly and her grandmother's name was Tillie. My name is Annette and my grandmother's was the same. I do not want to be the first one along the line who breaks the hole naming your kid after your mother train, but I want something new and fresh. Tilly is just weird. I have wrestled with names like Matilda and just Tilda which is popular in Sweden, but I want something even newer and fresher. I am looking for ideas. Thank you.
June 15th, 2012 05:05 AM #3
Otillie seems to fit the bill
June 15th, 2012 05:29 AM #5Senior Member
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June 15th, 2012 09:08 AM #7
Ottilie does seems to fit the bill. I say it the German way Oht-till-eeah (my grandmother was Ottilie and German) and I think it's the best ^_^ but in the US you'll get people saying oh-TILL-ee
I also like Tilda by itself (like Tilda Swenton).
Bertila -- she could be Berry too ^_^
Those are all the Til containing names I could fine ^_^Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
Started my NaNoWriMo novel - Kith nor Kin -- read it here if you'd like and feel free to comment -- http://kithnorkin.wordpress.com/ Chapter 20 is up
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June 15th, 2012 11:09 AM #9
Tilly is adorable! You've gotten a lot of suggestions, and I'm not sure I could top it, but my only idea was Elisabeth nn Tilly. I know it's a bit of a stretch, but it was the only name remotely close to something I would like to use (nice as Matilda, Ottilie, Clotilda, etc., are, they aren't for me), and it could still keep to your family tradition if you use the nn Tilly.
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