Can I name DS2 Elliot? I have a William...

(11 Posts)
Avok Thu 22-Sep-16 21:04:58

My William is always William. We occasionally shorten to Will, but he doesn't have a NN.

We absolutely adore the name Elliot.

Can we seriously have both though? What happens if DS1 ever wants to go by Billy?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 22-Sep-16 21:13:51

I think you can.

If William becomes Billy - unlikely if you call him William/Will - but if he decides to use Bilky it'll be when hes much older and you will be out of the stage of shouting "Billy! Elliott! Time for tea"! I.e. It won't really matter.

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 14:31:44

Yeah, it's fine! I love both names!

chinlo Wed 28-Sep-16 14:38:23

It's fine.

I mean, who would choose Billy as a name? Nobody.

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 14:40:37

Wow - that's rude, chinlo! In 2015, 534 Billys were born...

chinlo Wed 28-Sep-16 16:45:54

Right, but they didn't choose it, did they? Poor souls.

halo

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 16:53:54

There's many Billys in the world, who have decided to not change their name!

MrsJayy Wed 28-Sep-16 16:57:26

I know a lot of Billy's <shrug>I don't get the Elliott thing though am I missing something

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 16:58:38

Mrs, Billy Elliot... The film? The most known boy ballet story? grin

MrsJayy Wed 28-Sep-16 16:58:39

Ah Billy Elliott I get it now grin it's fine though

MrsJayy Wed 28-Sep-16 16:59:41

Sorry I'm not. Usually so dim blush

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