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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.

wonderwooman Fri 06-Dec-19 22:56:49

I love the name Willa - much nicer than Willow 💕

s3tut0y3r Fri 06-Dec-19 22:49:09

It is a lovely name and goes well with Arthur

Cbeebiesrehab Thu 05-Dec-19 21:06:29

Exactly @Leopardprintboots you can’t let rubbish kids jokes put you off a perfectly lovely name.

Leopardprintboots Thu 05-Dec-19 16:13:41

Agree @Cbeebiesrehab you really can’t predict the names that are going to get picked on. A friend of mine was called wendy and constantly got called Wendy house and called fat and “size of a house”. Another friend with surname Pratt was left alone! You’d just never predict.

Cbeebiesrehab Thu 05-Dec-19 09:50:14

90% of names have teasing potential. If kids are going to be mean they are going to be mean-whatever you call them.

Leopardprintboots Thu 05-Dec-19 09:35:02

Hasn’t become a teasing point for the Willa I know

One of the main female characters in new Tv show Succession is called Willa (she’s stunning and makes me love the name even more)

Sh05 Thu 05-Dec-19 09:25:15

I've never heard of it and agree It might become a teasing point at school.

Leopardprintboots Mon 02-Dec-19 21:35:26


William literally has “willy” as part of the name!

Willa does not.

I adore the name Willa. 🤩

SchadenfreudePersonified Mon 02-Dec-19 21:18:55

My NDN is called Willa.

Short for Wilhelmina.

She's very nice, but I don't like either name.

Cinammoncake Mon 02-Dec-19 19:58:45

But Willa sounds more like Willy than Will does imo

ilovechocolatebiscuits Mon 02-Dec-19 01:24:31

@Cinammoncake I don't think that's the case. My husband is Will and he's never been called willy in his life

tabbiemoo Sat 30-Nov-19 23:15:34

Much prefer Willow personally. I always think of Wilma when I hear Willa. I don't like either.

TabbyMumz Sat 30-Nov-19 23:13:26

Awful name.

Cinammoncake Sat 30-Nov-19 23:09:36

If you've got a London accent it could sound like Willow. But also there'll be lots of calling her Willy at school and sniggering, that's just what kids are like. So it's a no from me, sorry.

Bluerussian Sat 30-Nov-19 21:37:21

How about 'Willard'.

helpiamstressedbuthey Sat 30-Nov-19 21:23:25

I adore this name and would love it for dd my DH says no! Go for Willa I say, it is such a lovely and different name

confusedyoungthing Sat 30-Nov-19 19:04:35

Willa is very pretty! Go for it smile

NoSauce Sat 30-Nov-19 10:52:15

It’s subjective. A lot of posters think it’s weak but then those who love it think it’s wonderful. Such is life.

MissHenty Sat 30-Nov-19 10:46:21

@ilovechocolatebiscuits completely agree. It’s just perfect!

ilovechocolatebiscuits Sat 30-Nov-19 10:44:30

Not sure where all these people are getting 'wet' and not pretty from.

I think it's such a strong pretty name I love it

Berryjam Wed 27-Nov-19 17:35:23

It's not a strong name. It's whispy and a blah sound.

geojojo Wed 27-Nov-19 12:59:18

I know a little Willa. I don't love it but it's unique and sounds strong. The Willa I know sometimes gets called Willow accidentally.

Mamabear88 Wed 27-Nov-19 12:37:17

Never heard of it before, not keen tbh sorry....

Shmithecat2 Wed 27-Nov-19 11:20:00

Love it. I know a little girl called Willa, cute as a button.

AntiStuff Wed 27-Nov-19 11:15:49

How about Wilda instead? I know a couple of small Wildas and think it's so lovely.

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