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Thoughts on Billy?

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GingerLeaves Tue 05-Apr-16 15:24:07

William on BC

Itinerary Tue 05-Apr-16 15:54:10

Fine as a nickname with William on the BC. smile

twinjocks Tue 05-Apr-16 16:22:53

Love it. I probably wouldn't even bother with William on birth cert.

Sophronia Tue 05-Apr-16 16:33:37

Love it with William on the bc

Olbersparadox Tue 05-Apr-16 17:59:04

Billy goat comes to mind. No offence meant, I am not keen personally. Definitely go with William on the birth certificate as others say.

pinkandstripey Tue 05-Apr-16 18:00:19

I have a Billy with William on bc, and wish we'd been brave enough to just call him Billy. Confuses elderly relatives and me in the doctors!

NewLife4Me Tue 05-Apr-16 18:02:25

William is a wonderful name grin

Willy until about 2.5

I wanted Billy, but ds would only be Will sad

LizzieMacQueen Tue 05-Apr-16 18:06:07

I wouldn't use Billy if I lived in Glasgow, other than that it is quite cute.

usual Tue 05-Apr-16 18:07:58

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GingerLeaves Tue 05-Apr-16 18:22:34

I would only use it with William smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 05-Apr-16 18:25:13

Yes, with William

NewLife4Me Tue 05-Apr-16 18:40:16

The problem is though if you want them to be called Billy, William is no use because they may find/ their friends may find Bill, or Will.
No matter how many times I tried to use Billy mine just wasn't having it.

Itinerary Tue 05-Apr-16 18:47:14

What's wrong with Billy in Glasgow? confused

Jackiebrambles Tue 05-Apr-16 18:48:42

We've got a William and my husband always wanted him to be billy but it never stuck! He's just William right now. Great name.

Mclaren37 Wed 06-Apr-16 01:53:22

I normally prefer the longer form of a name on the BC to give a kid options, but in this case I think Billy and William are actually quite different names. William will just end up as 'Will'. Nothing wrong with that but I much prefer Billy, it's fab name. You should just call him that.

ChickedyandChick Wed 06-Apr-16 13:20:33

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SirChenjin Wed 06-Apr-16 13:24:45

Up here (Central Belt Scotland) it's the name that's passed down through the generations of families to swear their allegiance to King William of Orange and is associated with sectarianism - not keen for that reason

momb Wed 06-Apr-16 13:27:32

Nice. By using the full name on BC youi can pick Billy as a boy and he can pick Bill as a man if he wants.

00100001 Wed 06-Apr-16 15:07:05

If you put Billy on BC, he will get called William by all and sundry anyway - even if you only ever introduce him as Billy. I have a colleague called Jamie (on BC) and adults always call him James.

Boys names like Billy, are "babyish" and they will probably adopt a more "grown up" version later on in life. No doubt the BC Billy will be known as Bill when he's 43!

Babylove2015 Wed 06-Apr-16 17:12:02

I know a lovely William called Bill.

I don't like Billy, however. I think Wills is much cuter for a little William.

Every William I have meet has been really sweet.

Flowerrr Fri 08-Apr-16 16:31:02

I like it smile

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