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#1 cabbagepatch

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

As the title suggests - how popular is the name Willow at the moment? It's not my deciding factor but it's the only name DH and I can agree on and bub is due in a week!!!

Also the middle name options:

Willow Mae
Willow Eden
Willow Anne
Willow Grace

I prefer a shorter middle name purely because its easier to shout out the back door when they're misbehaving Tounge1.gif but I am open to other/longer suggestions - just want something that flows iykwim...

will be a sibling to Daphne Rose btw...
Thanks ladies - will be the last time I ask I promise wink.gif

#2 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I know or know of four Willows off the top of my head. They range from about 10 to maybe four years old.

#3 gmc88

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Willow Grace wub.gif

The only Willow I have heard of is Pink's daughter biggrin.gif

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I know three, and I know of a couple of others. Feels to ne like it's getting very popular but I don't have any stats to back that up (darn SA OCBA baby names database is still down for maintenance).

For MN - any are fine except Grace. I really dislike Grace.

#5 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I'm hearing it a bit lately too and I don't think it goes particularly well with Daphne. I don't normally like Eden as a girls name, but I think Willow Eden makes a great combo.

#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

It seems to be fairly popular

Willow Mae goes best I think

I like Willow Grace and Willow Anne too though

other mn

Faith
Amy
Jayne
Laura
Lauren
Maeve
Phoebe
Ruth
Chloe

#7 Astrocyte

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Willow is one of my favourite girl names. Unfortunately for me my partner doesn't like it at all. I only know two girls named Willow who are both 7.

All your middle name options are awesome. I actually cannot pick which one I prefer.

#8 Miss S

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

We called our DD2 Willow Kate, I have had so many people say how pretty her name is and that they have never met a Willow before.

#9 katieface84

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

LOVE Willow Kate wub.gif

#10 *Finn*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

I have never met another child called Willow in all my years of teaching. It is one of my fav names but sadly my husband would never agree.
I love Willow Grace bit Willow Kate is also beautiful

#11 Old Grey Mare

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

It does nothing for me at all and always seems to come out as "Willa" when said out loud.

#12 Peppery

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

I am yet to meet a Willow. Willow Kate sounds lovely

#13 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

I'm not sure statistically how popular it is but it's a name I'm heard a lot of in the last few years. I think in the future it will be fairly easy to pinpoint most Willows to this era. A bit faddish maybe??

That said it is quite a lovely name & I can see why it appeals. I like Willow Mae the best from your combos. So sweet original.gif

FWIW I think a Celeste would be a fabulous sibling to a Daphne.

#14 jodi

Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

I have a 10 year old Willow Jean... and we are yet to meet another Willow.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:38 AM

There are a few Willow's around but it may have peaked.  I really like it.  Even though the contemporary usage is probably Buffy inspired I wouldn't be surprised if this one endures.  It has an enduring quality about it.  


Anyway the combo for me is definitely Willow May (like this). No need to fancy it.  MNs with an initial vowel don't go and I'm guessing the combo of Willow Grace would be a common one.


Good Luck!

#16 BRB

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

A friends neice is Willow Jane, they call her WillJ for short. She is 12 and I've never met another. Love the name

#17 Eeyolet

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Our 5 week old is Willow Lane  wub.gif

We haven't met another yet but I think by the time she gets to school there may be a few more.

#18 emjrose

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

I have never met a Willow before.

#19 VJs Mummy

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

I know of about 3
and i really like willow grace


#20 *yassie*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

Our 4 yo DD is Willow Eve. I still love the name even though it is becoming more common. I only know of one other Willow IRL and she is only a few months old.

My pick is Willow Anne or Willow Mae.

I think Willow and Daphne are lovely names together.

If We had another (which we aren't sad.gif ) and it was a girl it would be Eden, I love that name original.gif

#21 cabbagepatch

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 26/01/2013, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyway the combo for me is definitely Willow May (like this). No need to fancy it.  MNs with an initial vowel don't go and I'm guessing the combo of Willow Grace would be a common one.


Good Luck!


My younger sisters middle name is May which is why I went for the alternative spelling... Although I'm not sure it matters I just don't want to upset my other sisters iykwim...

Thanks for the replies... I've never met a willow either and DH is a teacher and hasn't taught one but I know it gets discussed a fair bit...

Willow Kate is lovely too... Hmmmm...

#22 ReadySetRace

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

We know 1 Willow.  Pink'sgirl is Willow Sage, I love that!

#23 Pearson

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

I have a Willow, and I have only ever encountered 2 others - one when we were in hospital with her once, and one recently on holidays.  I have been told about a few others.  It is in the top 100 for names, about midway for 2011.

To me it never comes out sounding Willa, there is a definitive "O" sound at the end.  Could be me and the way I say it.

#24 tres-chic

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

I don't know any IRL.

I like Willow Grace and Wilow Kate.

#25 Gudrun

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Willow Pearl
Willow Brooke
Willow Fleur
Willow Dawn
Willow Laine
Willow Skye

Eden Willow





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