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#1 mummyblossom

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

I am due in a couple of weeks with my 4th baby. We already have 3 little girls. If it's a boy we love Jude Donovan (mn is a family name) and if it's a girl we love Willa Blue / Willa Bleu.
I haven't run either of these names past anyone but DH, who is a bit iffy about the 'Blue' middle name for a little girl.
He's liking it more and more but I think he feels like other people might think it's too weird.
I'm happy to have something a little different and love a bohemian, pretty feel to girls names but  just want to test DH's 'too different' theory.

*****I've had more than enough replies now to realise this name is going to get a mostly negative response. No more plain old negative responses thanks, but suggestions for alternatives would be lovely***

Edited by mummyblossom, 03 February 2013 - 01:55 PM.


#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

I don't hate it, but prefer Willow.

#3 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

I really like Willa (more than Willow actually) and I think Blue fine as a middle name (NMS but it flows nicely with Willa). However be prepared for lots of Beyonce comparisons!

#4 babychacha

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 03/02/2013, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't hate it, but prefer Willow.


I too prefer Willow.

Willa sounds a bit close to Wilma.

Will ya.....etc

#5 Mpjp is feral

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Love love love it. Willow is too common for my liking, and a fad name...

#6 José

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I don't mind the blue but dislike willa
I know jude can be a boys name but I know four female judes aged 5-50.

#7 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

I don't like Blue for a MN. Way too "Beyonce" right now. Willa is cute though. original.gif

#8 mummyblossom

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (strawberrypie7 @ 03/02/2013, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like Willa (more than Willow actually) and I think Blue fine as a middle name (NMS but it flows nicely with Willa). However be prepared for lots of Beyonce comparisons!

Ohhh man!
I have honestly loved Blue/Bleu for the longest time. I CRINGED when Beyonce picked it.
I'd have had an Ella Blue 3 girls ago but our dear friends unintentionally hijcked Ella mid pg with our first. Blue hasn't flowed with any of our other girl name picks until now.
I think I'll take the Beyonce risk wink.gif

#9 CountryFeral

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

Willa is just perfect.

Blue... no.  Don't do it, it has lost any 'cool' cache now and will be over used to the 'nth degree now that 'stars' have used it. (Bleu is worse... much worse)


Jude Donovan is great.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Willa is beautiful. I don't like Blue at all.

#11 Cat People

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

I like Blue but it is a celebrity name now unfortunately.

I don't like Willa - it looks like a boy's name and I'm sure she'll spend her whole life correcting it from Willow.

#12 mummyblossom

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Any suggestions for an alternative middle name for Willa?
Not Rose, Grace, Kate or Mae/May, waaaaaay too done in my group of friends.


#13 bakesgirls

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

I don't mind Willa, but I'm not a huge fan of it. As for Blue- NMS. Bleu just reminds me of cordon bleu so I find myself saying it the same way.

#14 mummyblossom

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE (myfamilyrocks @ 03/02/2013, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Willa. Not my type, but I do like it. Blue, not sure. Bleu seems more name-like, but I keep thinking Bleur like Fleur, I can't look at it pronounced like Blue.

I love the spelling Bleu when pronounced as 'blue' but really in French it is more like "Bluh" mixed with "Bler" I believe, which bothers me.

#15 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Love Willa, not a fan of Blue, but the name as a whole works.

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

I love Willa and definitely prefer it to Willow. Not a huge fan of Blue but it does flow okay.

#17 Excentrique Feral

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

I'd go for a slightly longer middle name with Willa.

Willa Sinaed
Willa Lillian
Willa Madeline
Willa Charlotte

#18 snortle

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Bleu was a slang way to write vomit when I was young lol
I guess from the sound it makes? laughing2.gif

Willa is cute though

#19 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

I should stay right out of this one, but I won't. To me, Willa sounds like someone with a bad Australian accent trying to say Willow which I don't like as a name either. As for Blue - absolutely awful.

#20 Peppery

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

DD likes watching a show called Willa's Wife Life, it's a cartoon show but the name has grown on me.

I don't mind it.

#21 Le-a

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

I like Willa, I briefly considered it with DS (before I new he was a boy).

Not really liking Blue, but have you tried putting 'Blue' into a baby names thing and seeing what comes up? Perhaps there's another name/word/meaning for blue which will be a bit less obvious.

As always though, it's your choice. It sounds like you have a long love for the name, go for it if you love it!

#22 la di dah

Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Willow is pleasant but I really love Willa. Blue is one my husband quite likes but he loves word names (so do I, admittedly, but not Blue as much)

Other middles for Willa in no particular order with a fairly word-centric basis, Scrabble-rule fans turn your head:
Willa Blythe
Willa Bay
Willa Brook
Willa Dove - Hazel Dove is a favourite combo of mine at the moment.
Willa Rain
Willa Soleil
Willa Celeste
Willa Clare (though Clare/Claire might be too common?)
Willa Saffron / Willa Sapphire
Willa Neve (with short Nehv sound, as in Neve Campbell, it means "snow")
Willa Emerald / Willa Peridot.
Willa Margaux
Willa Juno

#23 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

I hate Willa but I can stand Blue as a middle name only if you must use it.

Boy's choice is good.

#24 Ice Queen

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

Actually I dont mind Willa and I am very conservative with names.  Pretty and simple.

Bleu is dreadful.  Sooooooo tryhard hippy/cool and yes Beyonce just destroyed it.

#25 Excentrique Feral

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

wub.gif Willa Celeste

Hazel Dove has a real ring to it la di dah!




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