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Can I have a William Elliot...?

(10 Posts)
HollyMW Tue 26-Jan-16 19:00:19

Elliot would be his middle name and he might go by Billy - so I'm not sure...

Do you prefer William (Billy) or Edward (Teddy)?

Fourormore Tue 26-Jan-16 19:01:42

I think it's fine. How often does someone get referred to by a nickname and then their middle name?

HollyMW Tue 26-Jan-16 19:02:47

I know, but William is Billy's name

HollyMW Tue 26-Jan-16 19:27:16


cecilelliott Tue 26-Jan-16 19:48:45

Yes, absolutely fine! Nice names!

Roseformeplease Tue 26-Jan-16 19:54:11

Villain (William Walter Elliot) in Jane Austen's "Persuasion" but, a really nice combination of names, especially if he is William Elliot Lastname.

Sophronia Tue 26-Jan-16 23:53:11

It's fine, I agree that people aren't often referred to as their nickname + middle name. I love Billy short for William and prefer it to Edward / Teddy which is a bit overdone at the moment.

Themodernuriahheep Tue 26-Jan-16 23:56:09

Either a villain or the reason ballet schools are fuller with boys than girls, or both. I think it's fine.

strawberrypenguin Wed 27-Jan-16 10:55:28

Hmm tricky one. I have a William who's known as Billy. Its probably OK as a first/middle name combo because if you are ever in the situation of having to give both names its usually 'full' first name and William Elliot sounds fine. Still not sure if I would. Maybe add another middle name between them?

CrystalMcPistol Wed 27-Jan-16 11:07:27

If Elliot is the middle name then it's absolutely fine. How often do people even mention their middle names? Hardly ever!

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