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Willoughby or Wilbur

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ripsishere Thu 04-Oct-12 02:11:49

Honestly? neither is one that I'd use. I'll tell you what is though. Duncan.

TheCatInTheHairnet Thu 04-Oct-12 02:09:14

I am so stealing the name Willoughby from this! For my puppy!!!

OpheliasWeepingWillow Thu 04-Oct-12 01:57:55

Wilbur is lovely and Willoughby was that horrible cad from S&S.

lisaro Thu 04-Oct-12 01:55:57

Both bloody awful. Ideal though if you don't actually like the child and want it teased.

catwomanlikesmeatballs Thu 04-Oct-12 00:31:10

If I really hated someone, I'd wish those names on them. For an innocent little baby, there are so many lovely names to choose from...

YUNoSaySomethingNice Wed 03-Oct-12 23:51:00

If I had to choose between those two names I would choose Wilber. Willoughby is a bit ott for me (sorry Velvetbee).
If I heard Willoughby I would think it was a girls name 'Willowbea'

TBH I am not a fan of Wilber either.

It would depend on your surname too.

Velvetbee Wed 03-Oct-12 23:31:47

And he calls himself 'Willy' for the sheer wicked joy of it.

Velvetbee Wed 03-Oct-12 23:30:35

I have a 5 year old Willoughby, though he is 'Will' most of the time.
He has a wicked little twinkle and could well be a cad and a bounder (though I'll work on that obviously).
I was iffy about his name a long while after his birth - worried that it was too pretentious - but it's just 'him' now. And so rare that it seems to come under 'unusual!' rather than 'wanky'.

LizLemon007 Wed 03-Oct-12 23:10:18

Willoughby, a cad and a bounder
Wilbur, one of the most ludicrously middle-class names I've read on here.

Bumpstart Wed 03-Oct-12 22:44:40


poppydaisy Wed 03-Oct-12 22:05:05

I'm not keen on any Wil/Will name due to the Willy teasing potential, sorry.

YouMayLogOut Wed 03-Oct-12 21:47:09


Willoughby too OTT and surnamey.

Do you like William, Wilson, Wilfred?

Badgerina Wed 03-Oct-12 21:34:33


Willoughby - ok name. Awful cad and bounder from Sense and Sensibility.

Wilbur - ok name. Some pig grin

I don't think I could use these. They're not for a man. More for a little boy.

TheMightyMojoceratops Wed 03-Oct-12 20:50:13

Holly Willoughby is nicknamed Willy-Booby. That would put me off that name.

Wilbur reminds me of the pig in Charlotte's Web, but I like that book, and that pig.

MumfieMagic Wed 03-Oct-12 20:44:58

honest thoughts please!

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