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#1 kitkat11

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

What do you think about Billy or Leo for a boy?

I find boys names particularly difficult. Suggestions welcome.

#2 ~swan~

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Leo is great.

Billy as a full name, not so much.

Some other short boys names:

#3 4ngiebella

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Leo is lovely!

#4 Virginmum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Think of him when he's 40. Leo is more mature than billy.

#5 insertnamehere

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Leo I like, Billy I don't.

#6 whimbrel

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Billy could always use Bill as a more mature nn or vice versa. Personally,   I prefer Leo, but whatever fits with your last name

#7 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Billy is more a nm rather than a full name, a friend just had a William who she has asked be known as billy. Could you use it that way?

Leo is nice, is there a middle name to go with them?

I totally agree boys are harder to name, although if I have a girl I'm sure I will be saying the same thing about girls. I think it's  just hard to make a final decision original.gif

#8 emlis22

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Love Leo, not a fan of Billy

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

I like both.

#10 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

I don't like either as a full name.

What about Leon or Leonard then Leo as a nickname only?

#11 71Cath

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

DS is William and is called Billy - he can change it when he gets a older if he thinks it sounds too young.

On the plus side, despite the fact that William is always in the top 10, there has never been another one in his class at school.

#12 Plaxy

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I think Leo is a great name! Billy - I'm not real keen, though I don't mind it as nn for William.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE (Susiebelle @ 19/02/2013, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Leo is a great name! Billy - I'm not real keen, though I don't mind it as nn for William.


#14 happyapple

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Nicknames can be real names too! I dislike William, but think Billy is a great name.
Love Leo too. My DH vetoed both of them sadly!

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

I prefer Leo to Billy,  what about Liam

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 19 February 2013 - 09:16 PM.

#16 anna76

Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

I'm not into Billy as a given name.

Leo is great.  Other good ones: Liam, Reuben, Samuel, Hamish, Miles, Declan.

Good luck. cool.gif

#17 Magnus

Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

I like Billy. I tend to like nickname names. As PP said, he can be Bill when older if he wants to sound more mature.

I think Leo is fine too.

#18 lactasticmama

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:21 PM

Love them both. Leo is the best of the two IMO..

#19 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

Leo is great. Not so keen on Billy, even as a nickname.

#20 Feral_Pooks

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

I would LOVE William, NN Billy. Leo is nice too.

#21 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

I love Leo, my Leo is a Leopold, but mostly gets Leo original.gif
I like Billy too, but more as a nn for William

#22 Missy Shelby

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Leo I like, Billy I dislike...alot!

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