Would William get teased Willie?

(14 Posts)
Bluesand1 Sat 02-Jan-16 17:26:10

Following on from my last thread! Thankd guys!

IoraRua Sat 02-Jan-16 17:28:20

Probably be something they'd pick up on, yes.
But if kids are going to tease they'll go for anything - weight, glasses, schoolwork, clothes, hair, schoolbag. You name it, they'll tease about it.

YouStillLookLikeAMovie Sat 02-Jan-16 17:31:43

I doubt it particularly

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Jan-16 17:32:38

Every young William I know, without exception, is called Will. That's about 5 boys under 10. The older Williams I know are Bill. That's about 3 men in their 60-80s.

I agree, that if a child is going to tease or be teased, then the trigger could be anything.

Greenteandchives Sat 02-Jan-16 17:34:46

I have a William. He says he has never been teased about his name. He is always known as Will.

PotteringAlong Sat 02-Jan-16 17:35:48

I have a William. He is known universally as William. Not will, not bill, not willie. Not a problem!

Cookiesandcoffee Sat 02-Jan-16 19:01:53

I don't think it would be a problem at all, I think it's a lovely name and would definitely go with it!

BettyBi0 Sat 02-Jan-16 19:26:09

Probably a couple of times when he's 5 but I'm sure but they time he is 6 or 7 he'll just be called Will

Nataleejah Sun 03-Jan-16 18:03:42

Sometimes.

MyCatIsBayleigh Sun 03-Jan-16 18:05:50

I don't think he would be teased... I grew up with a William and he was always Will, no one ever said Willy (or teased him with it) smile

FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 18:06:03

Unless you are short.

I know a fella called big Willie.

Not sure he's bothered though (he's 5' tall)

MagicAlwaysLeadsToTrouble Sun 03-Jan-16 22:40:03

Nope. My DH is William and reports never being called Willie or teased about his name.

TwllBach Sun 03-Jan-16 22:42:47

I work in a school and all the Williams I have ever taught have always been Will and never been teased smile I love the name and it was on my short list until I realised it doesn't work with DPs surname <bitter>

madmotherof2 Sun 03-Jan-16 22:53:51

I have a William. His main nickname is Wills but he also replies to Will, Willso, Willy wonka, Willy wonks plinky plonks. All family nicknames

Poor boy gringringrin

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