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Billy or Hayden?

(30 Posts)
icecherry Mon 26-Dec-16 01:49:58

It would be William on the BC, but always goes by Billy, until old enough to decide (if he hates Billy).

Billy or Hayden?

sunshinesoph155 Mon 26-Dec-16 01:52:23

I like Billy. Hayden is a little too American (unless you are American or like that sort of name!)

sunshinesoph155 Mon 26-Dec-16 01:52:41

Plus William on certificate leaves lots of options

Pluto30 Mon 26-Dec-16 02:47:25


Love the name.

I'm not a fan of Hayden. He'll be lost in the sea of Jaydens/Kaydens/Aidans/Braydens/Zaydens etc. And all of those are starting to date already (were very popular 5-ish years ago, but less so now).

Sophronia Mon 26-Dec-16 05:24:55

Definitely William/Billy!

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 26-Dec-16 05:47:37

I don't totally understand the 'calling kids a NN' thing. We gave DD a name and it just turned into a shortened version. Billy is fine but friends, family, childcare may choose Will or whatever...

talkshowhost97 Mon 26-Dec-16 06:20:39

Billy. By an absolute mile.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 26-Dec-16 10:51:59

Bully, for sure.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 26-Dec-16 10:52:50

😂😂😂 , oops ! Billy.

Lindy2 Mon 26-Dec-16 10:54:43

I like both but William is probably my favourite. I like the nn Will.

thegirlinthecar Mon 26-Dec-16 10:59:25

Going Against the grain here , Hayden ! I'm not a fan of the name Billy

raviolidreaming Mon 26-Dec-16 11:30:11

Hayden is a little too American

Hayden is a traditional Welsh name.

RortyCrankle Mon 26-Dec-16 11:32:01

William (Billy) is much nicer than Hayden

unlimiteddilutingjuice Mon 26-Dec-16 11:33:52

Billy has sectarian connotations where I live, which is a shame because it's a nice name.
I would go with Haydon.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 26-Dec-16 11:34:17


Dislike Billy.

Purplebluebird Mon 26-Dec-16 11:34:36

I love Hayden smile Aiden was on our short list.

smellyboot Mon 26-Dec-16 11:38:15

William gives loads of options. Billy, Bill, Will, William. Billy is cool. Not so sure re Hayden.

icecherry Mon 26-Dec-16 13:39:55

Mrs - because Billy is the name I like... Would you just put that on the BC then?

icecherry Mon 26-Dec-16 13:41:05

I also doubt other people will pick something else when he will be announced as 'Billy' - we have a Teddy in the family, who is Edward and he is always Teddy as he was announced with that name. I don't even think his friends know his full name!

MikeUniformMike Mon 26-Dec-16 13:47:21

Hayden is a no. Same reasons as Pluto30. I wasn't aware of it being a Welsh name, but maybe it is. Another reason I wouldn't chose it is because it will be spelt Hayden, Haydn, Haydon, Aiden, Aidan...
Aidan is better.

William is good. Billy is OK.

Xmasbloat Mon 26-Dec-16 13:49:48

Always loved the name William. And know a very nice and classy grown Bill. Hayden is like Jayden and Shayden etc. Not very classy imo.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 26-Dec-16 18:16:20

Would you just put that on the BC then? God no. But William and then see what happens.

I have a friend whose very best friends call him Willy. His parents would never have chosen that! But it suits him.

Sophronia Mon 26-Dec-16 21:06:32

Hayden is not a traditional Welsh name. It's an English surname meaning hay valley or hay hill.

raviolidreaming Tue 27-Dec-16 10:07:55

As a Welsh name, Hayden means fire.

Anecdotally, I know Haydens into their 90s and my great uncle would be over 100 with the name if still alive, so it's certainly not a new and trendy name.

Babynamer0102 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:01:10

Billy smile

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