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MrsG2017 Tue 28-Feb-17 01:47:37

Any thoughts on Toby?
My bump has been billy all the way through and I quite like William as a name but my husband randomly came our with Toby recently and I quite like it. ... surname is Green

Pallisers Tue 28-Feb-17 01:52:01

I like it although I wouldn't use it myself (or I would but would use Tobias and call him Toby)

To me it is very much a reminder of The L Shaped Room (how I loved that book at age 16).

SuperBeagle Tue 28-Feb-17 01:56:55

I like it. smile

I prefer Billy, but I think Toby Green is a nicer combination than Billy Green. smile

AreWeThereYet000 Tue 28-Feb-17 02:45:12

Love it! But then I am biased I have a 3yr old Toby x

FreeNiki Tue 28-Feb-17 03:01:39

I love it.

I would give him the full name of Tobias as I think it is a really cool name Toby as his nn.

Rockaby Tue 28-Feb-17 07:28:53

Nice! smile

Sistafromanuthamista Tue 28-Feb-17 08:29:08

I prefer Toby over Billy.

passingthrough1 Tue 28-Feb-17 09:28:08

I love it and it's on the shortlist for DC2 that I'm not even trying for yet!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Feb-17 09:58:57

Prefer Billy, Bill when adult, rather than Toby.

reuset Tue 28-Feb-17 10:11:28

I think it's fine alone. I do prefer Tobias, but they seem to be more often shortened to 'Bias' as somebody else pointed out on a recent thread.

ToastVacuum Tue 28-Feb-17 12:36:44

Not keen on Toby. I prefer William, nickname Will or Bill.

NameChange30 Tue 28-Feb-17 12:39:49

Love it. It was on my shortlist and a very close second (only because the name we've chosen works better in DH's language).

Dontstepinthecowpat Tue 28-Feb-17 18:10:59

I have a Toby William, I realise I'm biased but I love it and don't know any others.

Summerisdone Tue 28-Feb-17 18:37:19

I have a 2 yr old Toby, it wasn't my first choice but it was the first one his father and I both liked as we couldn't agree upon any others. I definitely don't regret it as he really suits his name, my one regret though is being persuaded by his dad to call him just Toby, I really do wish I'd stuck to my guns and at least put Tobias on his birth certificate.

Also I think the name works really well with the Green as surname

Sophronia Tue 28-Feb-17 23:05:07

I much prefer Billy/William. Toby is a bit wet.

Gummibears Wed 01-Mar-17 08:29:15

I prefer William

akorda Sun 05-Mar-17 20:08:40

Toby is nice enough but seems to be "trending" among baby boys where I live so may become v popular? William is a more classic name and actually I've met a few little Williams but very few Billys. I would go with that. Billy Green sounds v nice!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 07-Mar-17 20:30:37

Toby is great.

I like William with Will, dislike Billy.

catsarenice Tue 07-Mar-17 20:32:34

Love Toby - DS was very nearly called it.

Maladicta Tue 07-Mar-17 20:34:41

I've a 9yo Toby, he's the only one in his year

gladisgood Tue 07-Mar-17 20:50:58

Tobias was on my "list" if DD had been a boy.

I love it.

William is OK, with NN Will, but it isn't a favourite of mine. Loathe Billy ( sorry to all the Billies out there) it is really twee and also reminds me of goats grin

GuinessPunch Tue 07-Mar-17 20:51:32

A no no from me due to kunta kinte

thebakerwithboobs Tue 07-Mar-17 21:00:23

We have a Toby short for Toban. Lovely name-never met a horrible Toby....and I'm a teacher!

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 07-Mar-17 21:36:48

I prefer Tobias. But Toby is cute.

I also like Tony/Anthony. smile

William is also really nice.

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