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dancingunicorns123 · 24/11/2019 01:36

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.

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hauntedvagina · 24/11/2019 01:44

Have you mistyped? Did you mean to write Wilma?

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TheNamesBond · 24/11/2019 01:50

I love the name Willa.
I presume it’s after Willa Cather, the author?

You could call her Antonia?

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dancingunicorns123 · 24/11/2019 01:51

@hauntedvagina greatConfused no I meant Willa

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dancingunicorns123 · 24/11/2019 01:52

@TheNamesBond not after anyone, just saw it on a baby names list and fell in love! Thank you, I do like that although I think I would prefer it to be just Willa?

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LonginesPrime · 24/11/2019 02:02

There is character called Willa in the Jolene episode of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings on Netflix. - why don't you watch that and see if you still love the name?

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DramaAlpaca · 24/11/2019 02:15

It will constantly be misheard as Willow, which is a much nicer name.

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TheNamesBond · 24/11/2019 02:16

Oh I see, I thought you’d read her.
My favourite Willa Cather book is “My Antonia”, about a girl growing up in rural Texas.. hence me suggesting Antonia.

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Springb0ks · 24/11/2019 02:17

Really like the name!

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PenelopeFlintstone · 24/11/2019 02:25

I know two Willas. One is six and one is sixteen. I love it.

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PenelopeFlintstone · 24/11/2019 02:27

It will constantly be misheard as Willow, which is a much nicer name.
I don’t think so at all and she won’t have the pressure to be willowy with Willa, in the way that people and their names don’t always marry up.

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Staffori · 24/11/2019 02:42

It's really unattractive to me, sorry. But then I never like 'feminised' boys' names i.e. male names with an 'a' stuck on the end. Definitely prefer Willow.

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Thetimetravelerswife · 24/11/2019 04:23

Sorry also dislike, doesn’t sound very nice to me

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chillpill123 · 24/11/2019 04:25

Never heard it before! Go for it if you like it 🥰

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Astronica · 24/11/2019 04:45

I really like it. And like it for Arthur's sister. I guess your mum is just quite unfamiliar with it as, even though it's been around a long time, it has only recently been much taken up, and feels quite smart, grown-up and modern to me - in the same way that names like eg Greta, Tessa, Georgia do.

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user1471582494 · 24/11/2019 05:08

I've heard it before and I like it. Not sure it goes with Arthur though

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Flymetothestars · 24/11/2019 07:51

Love the name Willa. One of my absolute favourites. Unusual name but not unfamiliar if that makes any sense

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Leopardprintboots · 24/11/2019 07:54

Such a gorgeous name. I had never heard of it til recently and then I met a Willa and I just thought it’s the coolest name I’ve ever heard. Suited her so much
I think Willa would sound amazing with any sibling name especially Arthur

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Pegase · 24/11/2019 07:55

I think she would get hassle at school...

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Sewingbea · 24/11/2019 07:58

I also thought of Willa Cather and her book "My Antonia". However it also makes me think of L.M. Montgomery's book "Rilla of Ingleside" but sadly as if the R hasn't been pronounced properly. I actually like the name Willa, but I do think you'll spend a lot of time correcting people's pronunciation. Rather like Hester/Esther etc.

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MissHenty · 24/11/2019 08:03

I’ve recently done a thread about this name. I just ADORE it. Honestly want to have another child just so I can use this name if it’s a girl 🤣🙈 @dancingunicorns123

I love the names simplicity yet uniqueness. I have now met a Willa and she loves her name (not surprised!)

I would give your mum time to adjust and hear the name a couple more times . Willa is a fairly normal name compared to all the Hunters Foxs Wolf and Bluebells about these days. Your mum will just be used to her own generation’s names where 1 in every 5 men were called John or whatever

You could suggest she watch the TV show “succession” that has a Willa in it as she is gorgeous and def not a joke character

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MissHenty · 24/11/2019 08:05

Ps. The Willa I know doesn’t get any hassle at school about her name- I can’t see why she would to be honest.

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daisypond · 24/11/2019 08:05

I like Willa and I think of Willa Cather and her fabulous books. I much prefer Willa to Willow.

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BillywilliamV · 24/11/2019 08:06

Very pretty!

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MissHenty · 24/11/2019 09:22

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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Omashu · 24/11/2019 09:41

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

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