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Willow or Joelly?

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Bogeybrains Mon 04-Jan-16 23:10:49

Dh is adamant on Willow but i'm not sure now despite suggesting it. I am liking Joelly at the moment. And Connie.

MissBattleaxe Mon 04-Jan-16 23:14:56

I thought Joely was spelled with one L otherwise it looks like Jelly.

honeysucklejasmine Mon 04-Jan-16 23:16:10

Willow is much nicer than Joely... I've never heard that before. Is it pronounced like Angelina Jolie?

GinIsTheBestChristmasSpirit Mon 04-Jan-16 23:16:39

I like willow but not joelly. Sounds like a corny nickname used by close family only for a baby called Joel to me. Not a take me seriously name.

Sophronia Mon 04-Jan-16 23:23:05

Connie is nice, as is Willow. Not keen on Joelly, especially with that spelling. How about Joelle or Joella?

YakTriangle Mon 04-Jan-16 23:23:33

Willow is nicer. Joely or Jolie is alright, don't like it spelled Joelly, but much prefer Willow.

cuntycowfacemonkey Mon 04-Jan-16 23:26:26

I prefer Willow. Not sure how you are pronouncing Joelly but in my mind it reads as Jo-Elly which sounds weird. Like Connie too

Becles Mon 04-Jan-16 23:38:06

Connie over Willow.

Plead avoid Joelly at all costs.

cece Mon 04-Jan-16 23:42:04

Is Joelly a 'real' name? How do you say it? I would go for Jo-Ellie hmm

Not keen on Willow either tbh but it is definitely better of the two.

Why not start again and find another name you both like?

didireallysaythat Mon 04-Jan-16 23:47:54

"Like Jelly but with an O after the J"

Na. I'm not sure I could face having to explain that to everyone.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 04-Jan-16 23:54:47


sooperdooper Tue 05-Jan-16 00:00:58

I like Connie best, then Willow.

I've never heard of Joelly but I'm not particularly keen & I'm not sure how it would be pronounced either - would it be Jo-Ellie or Joe-ly? (Which sounds a bit too close to jowly to me)

xmasseason Tue 05-Jan-16 08:52:53

Willow, or Connie if short for Constance.

Junosmum Tue 05-Jan-16 09:00:18

I was pronouncing Joelly as Jo-Ellie, not Joely. I suspect a lot of people would make that mistake. Joely is much nicer than Joelly but I much prefer Willow or Connie of the two.

CalliopeTorres Tue 05-Jan-16 09:20:09

I have a Joely (outs self) and absolutely (obviously) love it. She likes it as well and as an almost teen her peers like it too - I was told by her best pal that it was 'cool'. I don't think it's too 'out there' and I think the actress Joely Richardson pulls it off beautifully. Definitely spell it Joely though, the extra L totally changes the pronunciation.

timelytess Tue 05-Jan-16 09:21:33


Sunshine511 Tue 05-Jan-16 09:32:45

I like Willow best. I'm not keen on Joely but that could be due to the fact I'm not familiar with it. Connie is nice but I think I prefer Willow x

Athrawes Tue 05-Jan-16 09:39:07


Wineandpopcorn Tue 05-Jan-16 09:43:18

I have just called my baby willow!!! the amount of RUDE family members that don't like the name is ridiculous but I love it!!!

Cattington Tue 05-Jan-16 11:18:02

Joely bring to mind Joely Richardson to me. It's a bit different but sounds rather French and both cute and sophisticated. Also really like Connie. Willow is lovely too. The only thing that would bother me slightly with names such as Willow, Grace, Patience, is of the name not matching the child. Like if they were totally ungraceful or unwillowy. But that's probably just me though. I love all your choices.

Ellentheegret Tue 05-Jan-16 17:17:25

Joely (one L) is really nice imo. Sounds sophisticated and unusual without being bonkers. The other options are good too though.

doitanyways Tue 05-Jan-16 17:17:55

Willow is just beautiful.

twinjocks Tue 05-Jan-16 19:23:19

I also like Joely (one l)

Burgatroyd Tue 05-Jan-16 19:36:06

Willow sounds insipid

I wanted to be called Joely as a little girl

Pranmasghost Tue 05-Jan-16 22:24:13

Joely Richardson is the famous one. It's unusual and not unpleasant. Willow is very popular just now. Connie is beautiful.

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