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NNs for William?

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Kittenkatzen Fri 26-Jul-13 07:56:02

DC1 due in 7 weeks....DH has fallen in love with William for a boy. I quite like it, but think its a bit grown up sounding for a baby/toddler so would like a nn option. Only I really don't like Billy - are there any others you can think of as I'm drawing a blank!

TIA smile

VinegarDrinker Sat 27-Jul-13 19:47:15

DS has a 3yo friend at nursery called Bill. Before I met him it sounded odd for a toddler but now he's just Bill grin

Writerwannabe83 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:59:17

My sisters boy is called William - he is 8 now.

It suited him as a baby and suits him now smile
He has a few little pet names (Willbo) but in general everyone just calls him William.

It may be that as he gets older he might want to be known by Will (or some other shorthand name) but he will always be William to his family.

It's a great name!!!

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 22:15:33

My friends son is known as Willsy. Now 7 and a half and he still hasn't outgrown it.

Kittenkatzen Mon 29-Jul-13 07:48:32

Wow I didn't realise this was still going! Thanks for all the responses, I think you've pretty much convinced me that "just William" is fine for a baby/toddler - and I'm sure we'll end up with a couple of the more offbeat nn's ourselves as well grin

That's boy and girl names decided then - eek!

blueamber Mon 29-Jul-13 08:36:27

Reality, I love bilbo as a nickname!

I like the name William, but won't they get teased as willy?

Bowlersarm Mon 29-Jul-13 09:38:27

blueamber it is always mentioned on MN when the discussion about the name William come up, that he will be teased and called 'Willy'.

With my DS William, now 17, (he always introduces himself as Will), he was called Willy at school for about 2 weeks when he was about 14, laughed it off, and that was that, everyone reverted back to normal. It was absolutely not a problem, probably helped because he just found it quite funny. It was exasperated in his case as well as he had a friend called Richard and they were called 'Willy and Dick', but as I said for probably less than a fortnight.

For anyone considering this name, I really wouldn't let that put you off. It's a great name smile

Englishroses Mon 29-Jul-13 09:45:07

I think will sounds much older than William.

chesticles Mon 29-Jul-13 10:34:53

My great uncle was uncle Beam. Short for William. Never heard of it before or since but I think it was because there was so many Williams in that family and they had run out of nicknames! Possibly it's a mixture of Bill and Liam. Very cute for a cheerful toddler though

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