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Honest opinions on the name Billy?

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ZipFip Fri 21-Oct-16 22:32:30

He would have William on his BC.


Sophronia Fri 21-Oct-16 22:35:41

I like it a lot

FuckThatToOneSide Fri 21-Oct-16 22:37:21

I like it a lot toosmile.

gillybeanz Fri 21-Oct-16 22:38:30

Mine had William on his bc and I wanted Billy and Bill maybe when he was an older man grin
He, his mates, and gf's all decided on Will sad
I never got my Billy.

ZipFip Fri 21-Oct-16 22:38:35

Great! Thank you smile

ZipFip Fri 21-Oct-16 22:40:00

gilly - did you call him Billy as a baby/small child? Was he known as Billy at Primary School? I plan on everyone thinking his name is Billy, so I hope it doesn't happen sad I suppose I'll never be able to stop it though!

Igottastartthinkingbee Fri 21-Oct-16 22:44:26

I know a Billy who is William on his bc. His parents called him Billy as a nickname as a baby thinking he'd want to be called Bill/Will as he grew up. But that hasn't happened, he's now 16 and is known by everyone as Billy. It's a lovely name!

Pluto30 Fri 21-Oct-16 22:44:27

Love it.

Billy is the best nickname for William. Wills are a dime a dozen, but Billy has character.

ajabajavitasoffan Fri 21-Oct-16 22:46:18

Love it! Our new DS was very nearly Billy (not even William, just Billy!)

PunkrockerGirl Fri 21-Oct-16 22:47:44

I like it. smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Oct-16 22:49:50

Don't like it at all.

mummag Fri 21-Oct-16 22:50:36

I have a billy. He's William on birth cert but I actually regret it as was talked into it by other half. He's known as Billy and it totally suits it.

fakenamefornow Fri 21-Oct-16 22:51:39

I like it.

Nothing weird about it, traditional but not boring.

Cakescakescakes Fri 21-Oct-16 22:52:10

Love it

AlexandraEiffel Fri 21-Oct-16 22:54:30

Nice name

gillybeanz Fri 21-Oct-16 23:15:02


I tried but once his mates started calling him Will, it was game over. people asked why I called him Billy, including him sad He's an adult now and I plan to make an untraditional speech as the mother of the groom and call him "My Boy Bill" after this song, the reason I wanted a Billy. I'm a fan of musicals. grin

gillybeanz Fri 21-Oct-16 23:18:33

If you definitely want Billy and nothing else will do, you'll need to name him this, which would be a shame I know as you lose the option of William.

I love names like this though because at least if the kid really doesn't like his full name, or suit it there are options.

We did this with ds2 name as well, very traditional, but dd name has no alternative. We had given up at this point.

HardcoreLadyType Fri 21-Oct-16 23:20:33

I know a Billy (his actual name) who is thick as mince, if that helps, at all?

CatThiefKeith Fri 21-Oct-16 23:22:34

I only know one and everyone calls him Silly Billy

kiwipie Fri 21-Oct-16 23:22:51

Very sweet

Audreyhelp Fri 21-Oct-16 23:24:31

Why not just call him billy and not William . ?

Ladybunnyfluff Fri 21-Oct-16 23:24:59

Round here the kids still say "a bit of a Billy" as in 'Billy-no-mates' so it would be a no here.

HappyCamel Fri 21-Oct-16 23:31:22

I thinks it's nice for a baby or young kid but giving him the option of William and it's variants for when he's grown up is nice and less controlling. Both my kids have names they can customize when they want to.

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Sat 22-Oct-16 04:12:37

Love it. I always sing Wedding Bell Blues when I use or hear it.

a8mint Sat 22-Oct-16 08:02:12

The only billy I know is really naughty

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