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NNs for William?

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Kittenkatzen Fri 26-Jul-13 07:56:02

DC1 due in 7 weeks....DH has fallen in love with William for a boy. I quite like it, but think its a bit grown up sounding for a baby/toddler so would like a nn option. Only I really don't like Billy - are there any others you can think of as I'm drawing a blank!

TIA smile

Ragwort Fri 26-Jul-13 07:56:38

Willy grin

LotsaTuddles Fri 26-Jul-13 07:57:20


DanceLikeJohnTravoltaNow Fri 26-Jul-13 08:00:08

Can't think of any more...

Kittenkatzen Fri 26-Jul-13 08:00:35

Thanks ragwort! grin

lotsa I like Will but it suits an older child/teen in my eyes. Maybe I'm over thinking this...! (Ps are you still lurking on the sept board?)

Theas18 Fri 26-Jul-13 08:03:35


Actually you could always jut always call him William. Just William .

Reality Fri 26-Jul-13 08:05:47

Ours is Wills, Willsterfer, Bill, Beelzebub, Billster, Bilbo and Williambum. He's 22 months old.

ThisIsYourSong Fri 26-Jul-13 08:16:46

I know a child who has the nn Wilkie

LotsaTuddles Fri 26-Jul-13 08:34:15

I quite like Will for a little baby, once you start calling him it, it will stick and it'll feel odd that you thought it wouldn't suit such a small child.

I am indeed. Keep trying to catch up. Today's my last day at work, so will hopefully be around a bit more grin

DaddyPigsMistress Fri 26-Jul-13 08:41:07

I have a Will.
He is called Wills,Willow, willbilbobaggins or wilfredo

Kittenkatzen Fri 26-Jul-13 09:32:36

Thanks ladies, I guess Will could work, and like you say it will stick once you start calling it. Am loving all the bilbo variants too, very cute smile

TruJay Fri 26-Jul-13 20:15:58

My son's best friend is William, they're both 3 and a hal, everyone has always called him William, never a need for a nickname and its never seemed to old, perfectly suited him at all stages, newborn, toddler, little boy. I sometimes call him WillyBob! No idea why but mostly he's just William and its a lovely name

TruJay Fri 26-Jul-13 20:16:35


merrymonsters Fri 26-Jul-13 21:18:44

I have a William and we've never used a nickname. Some of the children at school have started to call him Will.

I also don't like Billy.

brokenhearted55 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:44:20

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Bowlersarm Sat 27-Jul-13 16:46:12

My William was called Will from a newborn. He is now a teenager and it has stuck

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 27-Jul-13 16:50:17

Everyone calls 12 year old nephew Squill but that's a fairly offbeat kinda nickname grin

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 27-Jul-13 16:50:52

Oh and WillyWorm.

These aren't the sort of nicknames you were after are they?

outtolunchagain Sat 27-Jul-13 16:55:51

My William is Will at school and Wills or William at home , or Wibble ( from Wibbly pig !)

nooka Sat 27-Jul-13 18:22:55

The majority of the Williams I know are called Bill. I do know a couple of Willies though!

miffybun73 Sat 27-Jul-13 18:24:38

I know a 3 year old William known as Will. It really suits him.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Sat 27-Jul-13 18:24:48

Ds2 was always William as a baby and young child. He's 11 now and usually will or spud

LittleBallOfFur Sat 27-Jul-13 19:26:46

My William is Will (and also Wilbifur, Willybobs, and most recently,Sir William of Dawdleshire).

I have a Will known as Will, Wills, Wilbur and Bob. grin

Plus a lot of other random NN's that have nothing to do with his actual name.

SpanielFace Sat 27-Jul-13 19:42:17

Our William is Will, Willibob, Will-I-Am (I hate that one but it comes out sometimes!), Wilfred, Wilhelm, and occasionally Señor Milkychops (blame DH for that one! grin). He's 10 months.

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