Willa

(46 Posts)
DitzyDonkey Sun 01-Jun-14 20:30:55

I love it's simplicity and I think it goes nicely with ds Eli!

What do you think?

I thought we had settled on Flora or Juno but dh has told me he is not sure about these (though we are not eliminating them yet....silently gives dh the evils hmm )

DearGirl Sun 01-Jun-14 20:32:10

I know a Willa - I think it's lovely. smile

Met a Flora this week - did make me hmm

meditrina Sun 01-Jun-14 20:34:27

Sorry, but it doesn't do it for me.

I think Juno is lovely though.

(Flora is a lovely name but is too much the 'spreads easily' margarine).

AtiaoftheJulii Sun 01-Jun-14 20:35:23

A friend (not in UK) has a Willa and it's grown on me :-) Love Flora and Juno too though.

burgatroyd Sun 01-Jun-14 20:41:41

Remembers Squoosh's post on Willow thread about Willa sounding like a Scotsman saying willy!

I do think willy. But that's because I am a purile oaf.

Also Flora used to be slang for a 'loose' woman in the school playground according to my friend when we discussed this name. But this seems to be a popular name so maybe its not a well known insult.

Juno is fantabulous!

Bowlersarm Sun 01-Jun-14 20:42:53

It's ok.

I love Flora though, from your choices.

LemonBreeland Sun 01-Jun-14 20:43:24

I like Willa, it is a bit different but not woo! I know a little one with a sister called Tabitha.

SomethingAboutNothing Sun 01-Jun-14 20:45:22

I've never heard of it before, and can't say I am a fan to be honest.

I like Flora, Juno is ok but makes me think of the film.

BreeVDKamp Sun 01-Jun-14 20:46:55

Ooh yes it's on my list too

DramaAlpaca Sun 01-Jun-14 20:54:36

Not a fan of Willa, but I like Juno & Flora.

DitzyDonkey Sun 01-Jun-14 20:56:21

So it seems to be a marmite name. But then every name I like tends to be marmite as I like the slightly unusual but not wacky iykwim?

2468Motorway Sun 01-Jun-14 21:12:04

I don't love it. It is a strong name. Willa Cather is a cool person to share a name with.

Viatrix Sun 01-Jun-14 22:23:47

I like Willa, and I prefer it to the similar Willow.

DitzyDonkey Sun 01-Jun-14 22:29:18

viatrix I agree, I think Willa is more elegant and grown up compared to Willow!

ThingsThatShine Mon 02-Jun-14 02:36:41

I think Willa would be mistaken for willow, but it is ok. I prefer flora which is really nice.

DitzyDonkey Mon 02-Jun-14 15:49:09

I was thinking of middle name combinations and think the following are sweet...

Willa Florence
Willa Clementine
Willa Juniper

skinmysunshine Mon 02-Jun-14 15:55:01

Love Willa and Juno. Not keen on Flora.

deadwitchproject Mon 02-Jun-14 16:32:11

I agree, I really like Willa and Juno. Don't like Flora (although Florence is lovely).

TimeForAnotherNameChange Tue 03-Jun-14 14:32:53

I'm late to the party, but dear god Willa is awful. You're surely not serious?! I also loathe marmite if that helps, and refuse to kiss dh when he's eaten it, until he cleans his teeth.

DitzyDonkey Tue 03-Jun-14 17:45:10

Thanks for the comments everyone. Time of course I'm serious....what an odd passive aggressive remark!

Despite the mixed bag of comments I still really like the name, so it is going firmly on the list!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 03-Jun-14 23:12:12

I like it. Love Flora though.

BakingBunty Wed 04-Jun-14 12:10:18

I LOVE it. Was top of our girls list with DC1, but she turned out to be a he!

Now pregnant again, but have since become good friends with a couple who have a Willa. Dammit!

Go for it. I wish I could!

MollyBdenum Wed 04-Jun-14 12:17:12

I like Willa, although that's mostly because of Willa Cather.

TwllBach Wed 04-Jun-14 12:22:55

I bloody LOVE Willa! I suggest it on every single name thread I join in on and no one else seems to like it sad

I definitely think you should use it <waves Willa bunting>

TimeForAnotherNameChange Wed 04-Jun-14 13:00:16

I wasn't being PA, I was aiming for tongue-in-cheek with a soupcon of self deprecating humour wrt the marmite issue. Clearly I missed the mark...

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