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Scarlett or Willow?

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Wineandpopcorn Fri 11-Dec-15 08:24:31

What do people prefer? We are really struggling to decide! smile.

OllyBJolly Fri 11-Dec-15 08:38:02

Both are beautiful

Sorry - I know that's no help at all!

Wineandpopcorn Fri 11-Dec-15 08:39:41

Ha ha thank you! We keep switching between the two!!

IncidentalAnarchist Fri 11-Dec-15 08:41:18

Willow, definitely

IamSantaClaus Fri 11-Dec-15 08:58:46

Willow although they're both nice names

cecinestpasunepipe Fri 11-Dec-15 09:08:00

My personal preference is
Scarlett. To me, it sounds like a stronger personality. Willow sounds a bit weak and drippy. However, once she is named, the name will reflect her personality. Even the weirdest names become normal once attached to someone you know!

R0nJ0n Fri 11-Dec-15 09:15:24


They're both quite popular though, there's one of each in DDs y3 class.

Sunshine511 Fri 11-Dec-15 09:19:40

I loved the name Scarlett for my dd but what put me off in the end is that I found it it is sometimes shortened to Scar! So for that reason my vote is for Willow! Gorgeous name!x

averythinline Fri 11-Dec-15 09:21:02

They are both lovely and would have been on our shortlist if having a dd - there were quite a few Scarletts around 10 years ago though haven't heard many recently....less Willows -
Are you doing middle names? have you checked the initials work smile we only had two names and waited for ds to arrive before deciding....and that worked for us

passmethewineplease Fri 11-Dec-15 09:22:16

I have a Scarlett. My sister sometimes calls her Scar but soon stops after I give her a death stare. She's the only person who has ever shortened it. I'd go with Scarlett, obviously. grin

I like Willow but for some reason it sounds a sad name to me? Don't have any idea why.

Both are nice names though.

Wineandpopcorn Fri 11-Dec-15 09:34:50

I know what you mean about it sounding sad, like its quite a maudlin feeling from it! I think it's my preference though!

LittlePixieMa Fri 11-Dec-15 09:38:48

Willow is gorgeous. X

AwfulCuntForTheButter Fri 11-Dec-15 09:40:18

Maybe the sadness aspect comes from 'weeping willow'? Just a thought!

Sunshine511 Fri 11-Dec-15 09:50:57

Good for you passmethewineplease for putting your foot down!! Scarlett is so beautiful and should just never be shortened smile

passmethewineplease Fri 11-Dec-15 09:56:59

Probably awful that is what it reminds me of, it's still a lovely name though.

Thanks sunshine I agree it doesn't need to be shortened at all! DD does have nickname though...ScarlyWarly but she doesn't actually get called that! grin

celtictoast Fri 11-Dec-15 10:29:30

Willow. I find Scarlett a bit harsh.

Sunshine511 Fri 11-Dec-15 11:39:53

ScarlyWarly... I like it grin x

Sophronia Fri 11-Dec-15 12:05:05

Definitely Willow.

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BeautifulLiar Fri 11-Dec-15 12:27:24

I have a Willow. Don't like it as much as I did but her name always gets compliments. Like Scarlett but would never use it as me and DH are blushers and if we passed that on I wouldn't want the connection made to her name! Weird, I know.

lornathewizzard Fri 11-Dec-15 12:35:08

I like Willow. Not so keen on Scarlett, I think it sounds a bit harsh too sorry.

wonkylegs Fri 11-Dec-15 12:47:31

I have a friend whose daughters are Willow & Scarlett - I like both but slightly prefer Scarlett - sounds stronger.

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