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Billy or Alfie?

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Boy12345 Mon 27-Jun-16 13:22:32


MadisonAvenue Mon 27-Jun-16 13:23:49


PlugUgly Mon 27-Jun-16 13:24:46


Feelingblue222 Mon 27-Jun-16 13:29:58

Alfie, really suits my df 1year old

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 27-Jun-16 13:37:37

Both are very cutesy and may fall out of favour soon.

How about William?

FurbysMakeSexNoises Mon 27-Jun-16 13:39:05

Like Billy with William and full name. Alfie's are everywhere, including pet names.

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 27-Jun-16 13:41:16

Although I never understand how you get Billy from William, shouldn't it be Willy?!

1horatio Mon 27-Jun-16 13:43:30

William nn Billy (or Bill, when older) is lovely! smile

sonlypuppyfat Mon 27-Jun-16 13:44:28

Don't forget you are naming someone who one day will be a great big hairy arsed bloke don't give him a silly baby name

Gummibaers Mon 27-Jun-16 13:50:59

Both are too cutesy and almost a little comical imo. I'd prefer a stronger, more classic name personally.

ThoraGruntwhistle Mon 27-Jun-16 13:58:41

I think they're both lovely but I'd go for William so he can choose to be called Will or Billy or Bill when he's older.

DerelictMyBalls Mon 27-Jun-16 14:36:22


I very strongly dislike Alfie.

Gummibaers Mon 27-Jun-16 14:38:18

If I had to choose, then I'd go for William with nickname Willy/Billy.

bolognaadvice Mon 27-Jun-16 14:40:16

Do you want your child to grow up on Albert square?

If not find a new name smile

user1465823522 Mon 27-Jun-16 15:06:09


as am employer i can say that names are the first things we see about someone. it indicated class - which in turn leads to education etc.

there has been a horrible trend over the last 10 years of giving kids cutesy names that, in all honesty, will look ridiculous on a job application.

the problem with names is that we don't choose them for ourselves - our parents do - and likewise our kids don't choose theirs.

Personally I have avoided cutesy or trendy names or nicknames etc and given my kids names that will stand up regarding furture uni and work prospects. What I call them in private is another matter.

So you're choices are Billy or Alfie - and that's fine and cute in private. But, or instance, if you want to call him Billy then what is wrong with William?

Boy12345 Mon 27-Jun-16 15:32:41

Should have said. William would be on the BC and Alfred would be on the BC smile

n0ne Mon 27-Jun-16 15:58:36

Meh, not a fan of nicknames as full names at all. William or Alfred or even Alfonse.

n0ne Mon 27-Jun-16 15:59:15

Sorry, RTFT!!! Alfred, then smile

Bluesand1 Mon 27-Jun-16 16:28:01


Quercus3 Mon 27-Jun-16 16:29:53


Bluesand1 Mon 27-Jun-16 16:39:56

user1465823522 which trendy boys names do you mean?

twinjocks Mon 27-Jun-16 17:10:04


LadyAntonella Mon 27-Jun-16 17:24:00

Neither if I'm honest. Alfie's are everywhere and I don't like it anyway - it's quite cutesy as pps have said, though because there are so many in my DD's generation it will probably not be so cutesy when they are adults as everyone will know an adult one, if that makes sense! Billy is that guy from Eastenders to me! It's ok as a nn (for William I imagine), but I don't like it as a full name on its own.

1horatio Mon 27-Jun-16 17:25:01

In this case I prefer Alfred. Buf William is also nice. Billy and Alfie are both cute nns smile

villainousbroodmare Mon 27-Jun-16 22:30:46


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