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justhayley Tue 02-Apr-13 19:39:09

Hiya, this is hyperthetical at the moment - just starting TTC DC2.
Went to Willows farm today & thought that Willow would make a really pretty girls name.
What are your thoughts?

SmellieWellies Mon 08-Apr-13 08:50:03

Love Willow. It sounds soft, gentle.

UnrequitedSkink Mon 08-Apr-13 08:48:08

Witches don't have Rowan trees, Rowan is planted outside a front door to keep witches away. Just saying.

Willow is a lovely name.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 08-Apr-13 08:42:01

Not keen. It feels like a default hippy name when the parents are not brave enough for the really 'out there' ones!

It's a bit drippy for me, prefer Rowan. LOVE Winter!

sashh Mon 08-Apr-13 08:30:15

It makes me think of witches, not just the Buffy connection but witches often have a willow and a Rowan tree in the garden.

toffeelolly Mon 08-Apr-13 02:01:56

Love itwink

AmethystMoon Mon 08-Apr-13 01:40:14

It is my DD middle name smile we got a few 'hippy' comments but most like the name

justhayley Mon 08-Apr-13 01:34:59

Iv now decided I love it - all I need to do now is get pregnant & have a girl so I can use it

BuntyPenfold Wed 03-Apr-13 23:44:40

I once met a Midwinter, think it's fabulous.

I like it, but is it wrong to think it would only suit an ethereal type child? ��
Whoever said up thread that Winter is a crap name, I don't reckon it is, I think it's pretty cool.

BuntyPenfold Wed 03-Apr-13 23:36:53

It seems to be unisex now, and getting very popular.

legalalien Wed 03-Apr-13 18:52:27

Makes me think of cricket, but then it is that time of year.

Still18atheart Wed 03-Apr-13 18:43:33

Not keen, sounds too away with the fairies imo

butterfliesinmytummy Wed 03-Apr-13 18:39:16

I'm not sure about willow tbh, we know 3 willows aged 3 and under and I think it's the Olivia of tomorrow......

noisytoys Wed 03-Apr-13 18:28:59

DD is called Willow I love it. She was one of only 2 girls in the baby ward 2 years ago and they were both called Willow it is very popular round here

tunnocksteacake Wed 03-Apr-13 18:22:05

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monica77798 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:27:54

It is a nice name but it would just constantly remind me of the Warwick Davis movie of the same name.

Unami Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:07


Oh, I agree, it is totally a nature name. And I'm with you on the so be it front - I wasn't saying that I want a skinny DD. Just worried that a name like Willow could make it seem like I wanted/assumed DD would be skinny.

It's my weird hang up and no reason not to use the name.

chrome100 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:09:28

I used to have a hamster called Willow. Doesn't work for me.

SelmaSoul Wed 03-Apr-13 15:07:57

Love it. I know a boy and a girl Willow, and it works on both of them.

everlong Wed 03-Apr-13 12:55:45

I like Willow. It's pretty.

Gwennan Wed 03-Apr-13 12:50:09

Go with Willa - much fresher.

Willow sounds very light and airy and pretty but Willa definitely has the edge for me.

TwllBach Wed 03-Apr-13 12:41:18

Really like it, and also like Willa.

SingSongMummy Wed 03-Apr-13 12:36:21

Very popular in London right now, I know of 3 and a friend had two Willows in the same NCT group!

TheFalconsmistress Wed 03-Apr-13 12:21:50

unami I am fat and if DD is fat so be it I think willow is more of an at one with nature name rather than an indicator of body type smile

Unami Wed 03-Apr-13 11:52:25

I love the name Willow and would strongly consider using it - but I just had the thought - I'm a pretty plump lady and...what if DD was a bit chunky? Or really tall and broad and strong. Willow just seems like it indicates a 'Willowy' person. And then I got worried about what the names we choose indicate what we expect/want our DDs to look like.

Not that that's a reason to rule it out

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