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dancingunicorns123 Sun 24-Nov-19 01:36:43

I absolutely love the name Willa. DH likes it to, however mentioned it to my mum and she laughed. sad is it that bad? My DS is Arthur.

Omashu Sun 24-Nov-19 09:41:23

I met a lovely, beautiful, tall girl named Willa last year and I absolutely love it!

Cookit Sun 24-Nov-19 09:45:54

I really like the name Willa. I’ve never met one but have heard of a little girl called Willa.

I don’t see why hassle at school? Is this said to everyone who is thinking of the very normal, uncontentious name William (Will)??

Cookit Sun 24-Nov-19 09:47:03

And for what it’s worth, I’d rather be a Willa than a Willow. Willow sounds like hippy-ish whereas I can imagine a serious, professional Willa.

MissHenty Sun 24-Nov-19 10:00:50

@Cookit agree I’d totally pick Willa over Willow (love both names but Willa has the edge and to be called Willow if youre a girl who isn’t Willow-y must be hard, Willa doesn’t have those connotations or expectations on it)

dancingunicorns123 Sun 24-Nov-19 10:54:08

@Pegase why do you think that?

dancingunicorns123 Sun 24-Nov-19 10:56:43

@Sewingbea I'm not really into books, but not sure how it will be misread. It's pretty simple to say IMO

dancingunicorns123 Sun 24-Nov-19 10:58:28

@MissHenty it's gorgeous isn't it!!
Thank you for the positive story!!

MissHenty Sun 24-Nov-19 11:11:44

@dancingunicorns123 I’m very jealous of you being able to use it!!

MissHenty Sun 24-Nov-19 11:11:56

I don’t have a daughter x

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Choccyp1g Sun 24-Nov-19 11:17:46

I immediately thought of Willa Cather, and then thought "Cather" is a lovely name, before realising that my name is actually that, with and "ine" on the end!!

So after 50 years I must have grown to like my own name.

BowiesJumper Sun 24-Nov-19 11:26:51

My friend has a 12yr old Willa. I love it!

PlantPotting Sun 24-Nov-19 11:34:24

Love it!! Great name- why isn’t it more popular? I think people haven’t discovered it yet. Let’s keep it a secret!

Littlepond Sun 24-Nov-19 11:41:39

Willa is a gorgeous name! There’s a programme on Netflix called Beyond and it has a character in it called Willa and it struck me then what a lovely name it is 👍

CravingCheese Sun 24-Nov-19 12:07:46

Willa is nice. I personally prefer Wilhelmina but maybe that's me being weird.

I also prefer Willa to Willow btw.

EleanorShellstrop100 Sun 24-Nov-19 12:14:55

Willa is a lovely, underused name. I love it. It has a vintage sort of rustic feel like Tess or Alma. I’ve seen it pop up on name boards a few times recently so I think it might be gaining interest at the moment and for good reason. It’s beautiful! I think it will age better than Willow as it’s an old name.

Cbeebiesrehab Sun 24-Nov-19 12:47:57

Gorgeous name! PLEASE don’t listen to your mother and use it! I think me and @MissHenty should start up a Willa appreciation society😂😂
Side-note: Do your children have unusual names Henty? I feel we have similar tastegrin

insancerre Sun 24-Nov-19 12:59:51

I know a Willa and think it’s a lovely name

insancerre Sun 24-Nov-19 13:03:26

This is the Willa I know
She has her own channel on YouTube and is a model

cocodomingo Sun 24-Nov-19 13:09:34

Love the name, it will age well from child to adult. Its classy and cool. Go for it!

Whatsyourflava Sun 24-Nov-19 13:34:25

Love this name too! It’s top of my list

Discoballs Sun 24-Nov-19 13:54:26

Great name. I liked it for DD, but DH vetoed it.

toughgetsgoing Sun 24-Nov-19 16:58:47

really nice and fresh, quite posh but not in a pompous showy way

midsomermurderess Sun 24-Nov-19 17:02:53

The name is fine. I know someone who's mother laughed at Violet, but Violet her daughter is.

soph7777 Sun 24-Nov-19 17:05:04

No I think it's a silly name. It's trying a bit too hard to be different IMO

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