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Willow, Sophia or Lily?

(29 Posts)
CatchingMockingbirds Sat 29-Dec-12 19:27:49

I've just found out I'm going to have a little girl, so this is my shortlist:


I'm in Scotland if that changes the popularity of names smile, so what do you all think?

wannabedomesticgoddess Sat 29-Dec-12 19:30:14

Im in NI and I know of 2 Willows born since start of Nov and 4 Sophias (including mine grin )

Sophia is obviously my favourite. But I prefer Lily to Willow!

mandoo Sat 29-Dec-12 19:32:05

Sophia. I looked after a beautiful Sophia when I was a nanny. She is now in her teens and is still beautiful. It's quite a strong name too, where as Willow sound more soft, although still lovely.

GoodnessMeNoGinInTheHouse Sat 29-Dec-12 19:33:28


morethanyoubargainfor Sat 29-Dec-12 19:33:42

I love willow, was on my short list but we had a boy! I love nature names, raine,storm,red,river etc!

whatagreatname Sat 29-Dec-12 19:36:30


then Sophia

CatchingMockingbirds Sat 29-Dec-12 19:52:40

Willow and Sophia are my two favourites but I can't decide between them both, I was thinking of maybe having Lily or Lucy as a middle name.

TheElfOnThePanopticon Sat 29-Dec-12 19:55:24


Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 29-Dec-12 20:05:56


Karbea Sat 29-Dec-12 20:06:58

Sophia, my kitten is called Willow (pussy).

Astralabe Sat 29-Dec-12 20:39:40

I like feisty girls names so probably not Willow for me..

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 29-Dec-12 20:44:07

Willow, no contest. Great nns - Lolly, Lolo, Will, Billie - love it!

PinkFairyTaleOfNewYork Sat 29-Dec-12 20:55:35

I love willow, I like lily and Sophia but I know loads of them (also in Scotland)

Rhubarbgarden Sun 30-Dec-12 08:07:55


vesti23 Sun 30-Dec-12 10:47:10


CatchingMockingbirds Sun 30-Dec-12 11:57:52

Thanks everyone. It's still a close choice between Sophia and Willow but I think we're going to go with Willow.

GingerJulep Sun 30-Dec-12 23:20:38

Erm, isn't Willow the name of a (male) dwarf in the film of the same name?

I guess it probably has some more recent popular culture references.. but ot me it brings to mind the chap in the link above.

Greensleeves Sun 30-Dec-12 23:22:49

Willow is the name of LOTS of tv and movie characters. Why flag up that one? hmm

I like Willow.

GingerJulep Sun 30-Dec-12 23:25:20

Only because it is the one I think of... I liked the film a lot :-) And it is the title character.

But means I think of it as a boy's name.

Personally I prefer Sophia for a girl and I thought these threads were about seeking a range of opinions?

Greensleeves Sun 30-Dec-12 23:29:27

It is a cool film, that was the first time I became aware of my burning need to shag Val Kilmer

but Willow reminds me more of the one in Buffy!

GingerJulep Sun 30-Dec-12 23:34:15

I'm too old (or female, I remember some guys watching at uni) for Buffy!

zenoushka Fri 04-Jan-13 16:29:54

Love the name Sophia.

lovedimsum Fri 04-Jan-13 22:34:11

I would go for Willow, there are so many Sophias and Lilys around.

AuntieShirley Sat 05-Jan-13 11:34:56


Alisvolatpropiis Sat 05-Jan-13 12:35:12

I like Willow!

The dwarf in the film Willow and Willow from Buffy are equally tied in my mind when I think "what does that remind me of?".

Both are great characters so it's not a negative link. Though I do perhaps err more to seeing Willow as unisex because of the film whereas most people don't! smile

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