@sunflower367 - I had forgotten about Hilly Holbrook. That’s not a nice association and is making me think twice about Hilly/Hillie now. I prefer [name_f]Hildy[/name_f] anyway. I pronounce Othilde like [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], but first syllable ‘O’ as in Otter. It can also be pronounced O(as in Otter)-TEELD.
@chelsanne22 - I am pronouncing [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f] like [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], so I agree, [name_f]Hildy[/name_f] works best.
@ashleycookbert - [name_f]Glad[/name_f] you like them both as nicknames! I see what you mean about there being no rules to nicknames, but I don’t want the names to be too confusing for people!
@kpearl8 - Yay, I think [name_f]Hildy[/name_f] is super cute too! I like [name_f]Clothilda[/name_f]/Clothide, but definitely prefer [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f] or Othilde.
@sunniva - I am not set on the spellings, I generally like Hillie and [name_f]Hildy[/name_f], but Hilly and [name_f]Hildie[/name_f] works too. I hadn’t thought of the similarity to [name_f]Millie[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f] which definitely makes it seem more usable. I’ve never heard of The Hillywood Show before, so that association doesn’t bother me.