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Billy or Emil?

(39 Posts)
milkymuffin Sat 04-Feb-17 18:56:17

Thank you!

GreatScot8 Sat 04-Feb-17 18:59:43

Billy. smile

RaisinsAndApple Sat 04-Feb-17 19:00:40


OreoHeaven Sat 04-Feb-17 19:01:03

Sorry but neither.

FindingMemo Sat 04-Feb-17 19:01:33

Both lovely but very different. I vote for Emil (gorgeous) but Billy/William is lovely, too.

milkymuffin Sat 04-Feb-17 19:03:41

Neither is just unhelpful. As he will have one of the names smile

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 04-Feb-17 19:05:06

Emil is lovely.

SugarMiceInTheRain Sat 04-Feb-17 19:05:32

Billy (would give the option of William as full name by putting that on birth cert, even if he's only ever known as Billy) - love it.

Loyly Sat 04-Feb-17 19:05:46


Thurlow Sat 04-Feb-17 19:07:43

Both names are great, but I love Emil

CaipirinhasAllRound Sat 04-Feb-17 19:12:11

Billy I think

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 04-Feb-17 19:13:06


monsterbookofty Sat 04-Feb-17 19:27:56

Emil if it sounds how I think it does.

WyfOfBathe Sat 04-Feb-17 19:32:54


Emily is so popular right now so I think people might end up saying/reading Emily rather than Emil.

KlingybunFistelvase Sat 04-Feb-17 20:00:53


mrsBeverleygoldberg Sat 04-Feb-17 20:06:05


LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 04-Feb-17 20:09:53

William/Billy biased as it's my Dad's name and the name of a lovely lad at school, but there you go... Definitely Billy.

Kazzawazza69 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:50:50


RaisinsAndApple Sat 04-Feb-17 22:33:24

If you go for Emil there's a lovely children's book called 'Emil and the detectives' you could read with him when he's older!

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 04-Feb-17 22:39:01

Emil! It's an old name that is becoming trendy in Germany. Great solid name!

Billy is a goats name to me, sorry. And childish sounding.

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 04-Feb-17 22:40:20

Yes, Emil und die Detektive by Erich Kästner is great!

maitaimojito Sat 04-Feb-17 22:41:19


CoffeeAndEnnui Sat 04-Feb-17 22:43:28

Oh Emil, definitely! I love it when children's names are also storybook characters they can discover as they grow up. It's magical sharing a name with a literary hero!

CoffeeAndEnnui Sat 04-Feb-17 22:44:57

Great minds, Raisins and Pipi!

buttercup54321 Sat 04-Feb-17 23:01:30

Emil is awful and kids will call him Emily. William is better with Billy for short.

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