August 14, 2014 § 1 Comment
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Malta, Mat, Mathilda, Matilda, Mattie, Matty, Maud, Maude, Tilda, Tilde, Tillie, Tilly, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Nickname given to Maud Lorton, the soft-hearted middle sister of the Lorton family, in “The Youngest Miss Lorton”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).