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#1 Jazza L

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Hey all. Just looking for some comments on boys names. I struggle with boys names. I have a son named Joel which i love but if baby number 2 is a boy I'm a bit stumped.
I dont mind Will but think they should have a full length version for there adult life. I love the dutch version of William which is Willem. I worry though that that they might get a few ??? about spelling and pronunciation as it's not widely used in Oz.
I also love Josh/Joshua but do you think 3 J's in a family is to much (son and me both J's).Does Joshua and Joel sound kitch?
Or am I just overthinking!!!??
Thanks !

#2 tothebeach

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

I don't think that anyone would blink at Willem.  there is one in DS's class.  He sometimes gets Will but mostly Willem.

#3 mum2amonkey

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

Joshua and Joel go really well together.

I have a no same letter rule in our family...more from coming from a family where you didn't know who any of the Mr R mail was as we grew up.

Not a fan of the Willem spelling if you want it pronounced William but if you want Will-em then it's fine too

#4 countrymel

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

My nephew has a Willem in his kindy class (not Dutch)

I knew a fair few when I was at school (different place) as we had a big dutch community in our area.


There is also a cigar brand called 'Wee Willem' I think so people who are familiar with tobacco would know the spelling too!


It is a lovely name - you are over thinking!

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

I like Joshua and Joel together original.gif I don't think it is too much to have 3 J names in the family, but I'm not one to be bothered if people in the family share the same initials.

I adore Willem and think it is fine.

#6 FiveAus

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

My daughters are both B's and the mail was never an issue. Because these days, they get so little mail anyway (everyone uses email) and by the time they were old enough to be getting quantities of "adult" mail.........bank statements, phone bills etc.....one had moved out. Then the other moved out.

#7 FiveAus

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I love the name Will. I would use it as the whole name, not short for anything. I'm not fond of William and Willem doesn't do it for me either, but Will is an awesome name for a boy and a man.

#8 Plaxy

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

I think Willem/Will is a great choice and I wouldn't hesitate to use it. I also think 2 J names are not a problem - Joel and Joshua/Josh is fine. You have some good choices there!

#9 Great Dame

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

Willem is great.

Not fond of Joel and Joshua together.

#10 Hungry Caterpillar

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

Willem is a lovely name. I don't think that you will have many problems with spelling or pronunciation.

I don't think Josh and Joel are too close and 3 J names in the one family would not bother me enough to not use a name I love.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

I think Joel and Liam would make a superb sibset.

Joshua is fine (the J's wouldn't worry me).

Willem is fine, good name. Is there Dutch heritage?   I like Wim as well.

Will is good too, though I would still expect it to be a shortening.  Wil perhaps?

Gwylim?

I still think Liam for the win.

Edited by Gudrun, 09 December 2012 - 01:59 PM.


#12 4kidlets

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I love the names Joel and Joshua - borderline the same to me though especially if it ends up being Josh and Joel.


Am lukewarm on Willem but its ok. I prefer William or Liam.

#13 B.3

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

I've never been a fan of William but I think Willem is really nice.

I think Joel and Joshua is nice too.

You've picked good names OP.  original.gif

#14 laridae

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Willem is nice - but would he possibly get the nickname Billy - as then you would have a Billy & a Joel.


#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:53 PM


i0shua &
joel is lovely

#16 emlis22

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

Willem is fantastic. I actually prefer NN Wil to Will.

#17 Z-girls rock

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

Will is fantastic. Willem is great.

Dont love Joel and Joshua together.

there are other nice names that go with Joel:

Joel and Dane
Joel and Noah
Joel and Zack
Joel and Ethan

just for a few suggestions.

LOL *Billy and Joel - Billy Joel* Love it.

#18 Jazza L

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE (Bek+3 @ 09/12/2012, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never been a fan of William but I think Willem is really nice.

I think Joel and Joshua is nice too.

You've picked good names OP.  original.gif

Edited by Jazza L, 10 December 2012 - 11:27 AM.


#19 Jazza L

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (laridae @ 09/12/2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Willem is nice - but would he possibly get the nickname Billy - as then you would have a Billy & a Joel.

O man. Didnt think of that one! Thankyou!

Edited by Jazza L, 10 December 2012 - 11:26 AM.


#20 pinkblue

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

I know a little boy called Joel with a brother called Ryan.

I also know a family with 3 boys, Brody, Joel & Jye.




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