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  1. #1
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    Matthias, Matias, or Mattias spelling?

    We're trying to name baby #4, a boy. I looked at my family tree and found a name I love; there's an ancestor on my side who was named Matias (he went by Mati, pronounced Matt-y, according to a relative). I think I like the Matthias spelling better, though, if we were to use this name. What is nameberry's collective verdict?

    This is all hypothetical, since my husband probably won't be talked into it even if I lobby hard. But I kind of love it, and a girl can dream...

    Thoughts on Matthias Charles?
    Mom to James Daniel (10) William Joseph (9), Elise Marie (8), and Zachary Allan (1)
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    #5, coming in mid-Sept 2015!
    Clara, Rose, Adele, Anne, Cecilia, Serena (Seri), Audrey, Claire, Maisie, Kate, Rebecca, Linnea (Lindy), Gloria
    Thomas, Paul, Henry, Miles, Arthur, Samuel, Seth

    Combos of the day: Rose Audrey, Clara Eve, Cecilia Jane, & Paul Thomas

  2. #3
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    I like all three spellings because they are all legit in different languages.

    I would pronounce Matthias/Mathias differently than Matias/Mattias.

    Matthias/Mathias - "mah-THYE-as" (I think this can also be pronounced "mah-TEE-as" in German too but that's not my initial instict.)
    Mattias/Matias - "mah-TEE-as"

    Either way, it's a great name!

    ETA: Matthias Charles is a wonderful name.
    G: Ruby, Bernice nn Nixie, Anna, Harlow, Davida, Rosemarie, Eugenia, Ismay, Lillian, Glenna nn Glennie, Valentina, Josephine
    B: Davis, Alden, Rudy, Isaac, Gabriel, Julian, Julius, Simon, Jasper, Euan, Oliver, August, Sebastian, Sampson

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    Definitely Matthias.
    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet

    August - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

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    Hm, good point. I'd assumed they were identical. The ancestor in question was Finnish but I am also of German ancestry, and my mind went to Mah-TEE-as as the way to pronounce Matthias.

    So if I want Mah-TEE-as, it sounds like it's safer to go with Mattias/Matias...
    Mom to James Daniel (10) William Joseph (9), Elise Marie (8), and Zachary Allan (1)
    http://letterstoauntkay.blogspot.com/

    #5, coming in mid-Sept 2015!
    Clara, Rose, Adele, Anne, Cecilia, Serena (Seri), Audrey, Claire, Maisie, Kate, Rebecca, Linnea (Lindy), Gloria
    Thomas, Paul, Henry, Miles, Arthur, Samuel, Seth

    Combos of the day: Rose Audrey, Clara Eve, Cecilia Jane, & Paul Thomas

  5. #9
    Matthias for sure. Charles is a great middle name.

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