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"Sunday name" for Billie?

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twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 09:24:29

We like Billie for a girl but what would her "Sunday" name be?

There is Wilhelmina or Wilma but can't say I'm too keen. Would Belinda work? Any ideas?

tummytickler Sun 09-Oct-11 09:28:28

Isabill grin

onadifferentplanettoday Sun 09-Oct-11 09:33:13


twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 09:33:52

lol, Isabel is a family name so that could work!

twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 09:34:49

I actually quite like Linda...not sure what DH would say about that one though. Is it too soon to revive it?

shesparkles Sun 09-Oct-11 09:35:51


MrsOzz Sun 09-Oct-11 09:37:19

Lol at Isabill.

I guess you could also have Annabill too ;-)

Belinda is perfectly ok. Following the lines of Wilma, may I suggest Willa or Willow?

Remember nicknames can me most obscure and not even relate to the long name that much. So don't give her one for the sake of it. Give her one because it's a fabulous name, and she just happens to be known as Billie to all her family.

My fav is definitely Willow so far!

YougreatPumpkinmousse Sun 09-Oct-11 09:38:29


scaevola Sun 09-Oct-11 09:39:13

It goes with Wilhemina better than anything else.

Otherwise, try Sybil.

tryingtoleave Sun 09-Oct-11 09:44:52

I like Willa - Willa Cather was quite an impressive woman.

BlueKangaroo22 Sun 09-Oct-11 09:47:26

what on earth is a sunday name?

ShroudOfHamsters Sun 09-Oct-11 09:49:13

Yes - Belinda, Wilhelmina, or Willow. I think I'd go for Belinda.

Billie is lovely!

twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 10:01:23

Willow is rather pretty - I do like Willa but it's a bit too much like willy for me (very juvenile mind I've got)!

A "Sunday" name is the one you use on formal occasions, e.g. job interview, appearing in court smile DC1 has a Sunday name so only fair that this one gets one too!

twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 10:04:17

Billicent is amazing, I wouldn't do that do a baby but I would be very impressed if I met a Billicent! We used to have an insurance or something with "Boncaster" which always pleased me greatly.




patindahat Sun 09-Oct-11 12:20:26


cece Sun 09-Oct-11 12:23:25


bishboschone Sun 09-Oct-11 12:54:22


TheDinnerWitch Sun 09-Oct-11 16:42:24

Ooh, I like 'Sybil', especially now because of Downton Abbey smile

twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Sun 09-Oct-11 17:10:48

Definitely going to put Willow on the list. I can't countenance Sybil, it will always be Fawlty to me (shows age)!

bishboschone Sun 09-Oct-11 19:41:33

My dd is willow ( don't care if that outs me ) is a beautiful name and different without being wacky .. She is nearly 8 and there are more around now but still love it . I thought she may be shortened to Billy but she isn't sad

FairyArmadillo Mon 10-Oct-11 01:08:58

I knew a Billie whose given name was Lilias.

Bubbaluv Mon 10-Oct-11 02:59:39

I know two Billies, both are Sybillas.

thistlemuncher Mon 10-Oct-11 08:54:54

Don't choose a name you don't like just because you think it matches the nickname. A nn doesn't have to have anything to do with the given name.

I would say it goes best with Wilhelmina, but I don't like it!

whathappenedtom Mon 10-Oct-11 09:37:22

A sunday name? Thats just daft. hmm

birdofthenorth Mon 10-Oct-11 10:31:54

A Sunday name is a very traditional way to talk about full names up North. I'm with you OP. My DD has one... Perfect for being told off!!!

Belinda and Willow def best so far!

Can't think of anything else that's not daft... like Willoughby or Mabel (MayBill?!).

What's Billy Piper's real name?

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