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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015

    To much for real life?

    Really like the name Willoughby for our fourth child. But wondering if it’s a bit to much for real life and more of a guilty pleasure or if this is a wearable name for a boy?

    Nn would be will or willo obviously but we would use his full name for school and such.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    I think it can work. It has no more syllables than William and has a similar rhythm to names like Zachary or Gregory which are being used. I've also met a Barnaby and a Rafferty which give me a similar vibe and they wore them fine so i think it could work.
    Will gives him a very familiar nn too
    Last edited by greyblue; July 22nd, 2019 at 09:07 AM.
    Sarai Matilda|Mabli Charlotte|Una Adele|Cherith Eliza
    Sloane Felicity|Flora Penelope|Juno Delilah|Lois Aurelia
    Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty|Percy Evander|Bram Atticus
    Otto Elias|Linus Theodore|Jude Amadeus|Jesse Peregrine

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    I agree with greyblue. While it is an unusual name, it sounds familiar and not out of place
    Girls Names
    Liliana Juliet Sylvia Marcella Rosalie Evadne

    Girls Middles/Honours
    Juliet Margot Vera Celia Rosalie Eleanor

    Boys Names
    Griffin Elliot 'Otto' Caspian Jonas Elias Chester

    Boys Middles/Honours
    Daniel Charles Bennett Piers Thomas

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    New Jersey
    I think it’s nice but I have met 2 baby girls with the name.

    Little Laddies
    Asa Peregrine Jude
    Jasper Leo Augustin
    Bruno Sebastian Wilde
    Arthur Jules Hawthorn

    Little Lassies
    Sylvie Ada Juniper
    Thea Marigold Noor
    June Eliza Primrose
    Etta Wildflower Jane

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    I've met a baby (boy) Willoughby! His brother is Bertram "Bertie". It is a big name but a handsome one for sure, and it shortens neatly to the very ordinary, and lovely, Will.
    ♀ J. M. (2015)
    ♂ K. V. (2017)
    ♀ A. H. (2019)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    PNW (US)
    Willoughby is adorable! It's very friendly sounding and easily wearable.
    Mama to Beatrix

    Current favorite:
    Winifred Daisy Dot

    Dorothy Belle ۰ Mabel Violet ۰ Frances Eloise
    Winifred Daisy ۰ Rosemary Alice ۰ Louisa May
    Josephine West ۰ Prudence Marigold ۰ Harriet Ruby ۰ Pippa Lavender

    Archie Theodore ۰ Linus Arthur ۰ Casper Milo
    Ernest George ۰ Harry Oscar ۰ Fritz Albert
    August Rowan ۰ Rex Barnaby ۰ Reuben Leo ۰ Alfie Rupert

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    I am also a fan
    Unique, vintage but still familiar.
    I'm curious what your other children's names are?
    Olive Margaret / 21.10.18

    Ginny Florence
    Fay Marigold
    Cleo Seraphina

    Dustin James
    Grady Stefan
    Chester Maxwell

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