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Baby name - Billy - Billy no mates?!

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MathildaF Sun 09-Oct-16 16:38:47

Hi, Baby boy due in a week and still not sure on name! Like Billy but worried he would be called Billy no mates - what do you think? Thank you!

SpeckledyBanana Sun 09-Oct-16 16:40:23

And Silly Billy, sadly. William is a nice name though, so I'd do it anyway.

mudandmayhem01 Sun 09-Oct-16 16:45:14

Go for William then he can be will, wills, bill, billy. Billie seems to be a popular girls name too, wouldn't bother me but once names become unisex they seem to eventually become girls names ( tainted by femaleness?) . Billy no mates would nt come to mind personally.

00100001 Sun 09-Oct-16 16:46:59

I to on would choose William as name, and call him Billy.

However, if you like the name Billy, call him that.

I'm pretty sure any name could be made fun of

00100001 Sun 09-Oct-16 16:47:15

I too would*

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 09-Oct-16 17:14:23

Me too.

peppercold Sun 09-Oct-16 17:17:10

Love it smile

NavyandWhite Sun 09-Oct-16 17:43:27

It's lovely.

DecemberBaby2016 Sun 09-Oct-16 17:46:04

I really love it!

helenatroy Sun 09-Oct-16 17:46:46

I know a few wills and Williams all lovely. Know four Billy's and I would hide in a bush to avoid them all. In fact I once hid behind a car to avoid one of them.

fitzbilly Sun 09-Oct-16 17:46:56

In over ten years of teaching at a primary school I have never come across teasing over a name, and my teen DC tell me they've never seen it happen in their secondary, so I don't think it is the problem that MN would have you believe.
Kids just accept names, especially when they are little.

Billy is nice, go with it if you like it.

helenatroy Sun 09-Oct-16 17:47:51

Forgot Bill. Know two terrific Bills.

JaimeLannister Sun 09-Oct-16 17:49:22

Love Billy. Bobby too.

0pti0na1 Sun 09-Oct-16 19:26:40

OK as nickname for William.

FannyWincham Sun 09-Oct-16 20:23:55

Name him William and give him options.

UnicornPee Sun 09-Oct-16 20:24:55

Billy is mega cute for both a boy and girl, I say go for it.

MathildaF Sun 09-Oct-16 21:57:17

Thanks everyone - that's reassuring! Was planning to name him William officially, but for him to known as Billy from the beginning. Good point that this gives him lots of options later!

strawberrypenguin Sun 09-Oct-16 22:02:07

I have a Billy (who's actually William) and he's never had Billy-no-mates (he's 5)

JunebabyT Mon 10-Oct-16 14:01:28

William is lovely

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 10-Oct-16 14:25:35

Shouldn't the nickname for William be Willy rather than Billy..?!

In any case, I do like Billy but really don't like Will or Willy.

0pti0na1 Mon 10-Oct-16 14:55:08

I guess you could always have Billiam as the long version Pip!

Lots of nicknames which are somewhat removed from the full name for some historical reason. John/Jack, Henry/Harry, Edward/Ted etc.

strawberrypenguin Mon 10-Oct-16 23:17:18

Billy and Bill are perfectly common shortenings for William pip along with Will and Willy (although I don't think anyone really uses the later anymore)

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