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Lily and Billy

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Liloosmum Tue 27-Oct-09 13:22:38

I am pregnant with DC2 and we're struggling with boys names. I really like Harry but DH won't consider it because our surname also starts with Ha.

Dd1 is called Lily (full name Elizabeth, but never used!) We like William, but I know my dad would definitely call him Billy. Is Billy and Lily just too silly? Do I even need to ask?

LetThereBeRock Tue 27-Oct-09 13:25:51

Yes it's too silly.

Zil131 Tue 27-Oct-09 14:20:01

Yes - silly
Could he be a Will?

mathanxiety Tue 27-Oct-09 15:34:42

Do you have anything against Henry? (Harry is a pet form of Henry.) Or Liam? (Irish for William) The Lily and Billy thing would be too funny to bear. And Bill/Will and Lil would be unavoidably too, I think.

diddl Tue 27-Oct-09 15:37:43

I like William.

Why would your dad not respect your wishes to not call him Billy?

Liloosmum Tue 27-Oct-09 15:50:41

My Dad would call him Billy because of a really good footballer who used to play for my dad's team called Billy and my married surname. I can hear him singing it already!!

DH doesn't like Henry either, he likes Ben and I don't.

CinderellaRach Tue 27-Oct-09 16:18:23

Lilly and Billy sounds quite cute x

Fleecy Tue 27-Oct-09 16:20:50

MIL has cats called Lily, Billy and Milly. So I would say no, sorry!

Fleecy Tue 27-Oct-09 16:22:09

As in no, don't do it grin

PumpkinJollster Tue 27-Oct-09 16:48:09

is it Billy Bonds by any chance?

My DS is Billy - William Arthur - named after William Arthur (Billy) Bonds....

(Now you're going to say Billy Bremner aren't you...??!!)

I would love Eliza (nn Betsy) for a DD... but have worried Billy and Betsy probably is too much also....

BUT ultimately it's your choice - why not Lily and Will/Billy? I think it's ok !

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