Billie? Bobbi?

I asked my husband yesterday what he thought of [name]Sybil[/name] with the nickname [name]Billie[/name]. [name]Sybil[/name], he said, makes him think of multiple personalities thanks to the book, but he added, “Why not just use [name]Billie[/name]? It’s kind of cute.” I’m stunned that he likes just [name]Billie[/name]; I was going to wait until we are actually pregnant to try that option on him! It has actually been on my list for quite a while. I feel like it needs a middle name that can be said together with the first name in daily usage. [name]Billie[/name] [name]Jo[/name] and [name]Billie[/name] [name]Jean[/name] come to mind of course, though I don’t consider the latter usable in light of the popular MJ song. I love [name]Billie[/name] [name]Rose[/name], but [name]Rose[/name] is not an option for me in reality. My only other idea is [name]Billie[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]; “[name]Billie[/name] [name]Bea[/name]” is fun for short, or we could just use the full, quirky “[name]Billie[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]” daily. Other ideas? Opinions? I got the idea from the children’s novel Out of the Dust, in which the main character is a little girl named [name]Billie[/name] [name]Jo[/name] in the 1930s, if that helps shape your image of the name.

Along the same lines, I love [name]Bobbi[/name], possibly even more than [name]Billie[/name], but I can’t decide if it’s usable for me. I had a very sweet, adorable nurse named [name]Bobbi[/name] in the hospital, but those are just memories of a bad time, no matter how nice she was. I can’t decide if the association is strong enough to strike [name]Bobbi[/name] off my name list, because another woman named [name]Bobbi[/name] made my wedding cake and that just might balance out the bad memories. :slight_smile: [name]Bobbi[/name] feels slightly more substantial and usable than [name]Billie[/name] to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts on both.

I love [name]Bobbie[/name] as a nn for [name]Roberta[/name].
You could also use [name]Billie[/name] as a nn for a [name]William[/name] related girls name. [name]Wilhelmina[/name], [name]Willa[/name] ect.

There is also a [name]Janet[/name] Evanovich & [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Hughes[/name] book in which the romanic heroine’s name is [name]Billie[/name]. “Full House” I think. she might be in the rest of the books from the “Full…” series. (Though I’m not quite sure since I’m usually overwhelmed and in desperate need of cheap, easy thrills when I read her books. lol.)

I like [name]Billie[/name] a lot. :slight_smile: [name]Billie[/name] [name]Mae[/name] perhaps? Super sweet!

Great suggestion, but it would never work in [name]America[/name]. A famous TV advertiser [name]Billy[/name] Mays passed away a few years ago and everybody knew his name. :confused: [name]Billie[/name] [name]Mae[/name] would have been cute, too–[name]Mae[/name] is part of my grandma’s double-barrel name.

I’m not normally a huge fan of nicknames as full names, but I do think [name]Billie[/name] is cute as a nickname for [name]Elizabeth[/name]. If you do use [name]Billie[/name] as a double name, I’d try to steer away from [name]Billie[/name] [name]Jo[/name] or [name]Billie[/name] [name]Jean[/name] because they seem a little cliché. [name]Billie[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] nn [name]Billie[/name] [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Billie[/name] [name]Clair[/name] seem like nice combos.

If you like [name]Billie[/name] on its own I love combos like:

[name]Billie[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Annabelle[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]

[name]Billie[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Bille[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Claire[/name]

I love [name]Billie[/name]. I grew up with a girl named [name]Billie[/name] who had curly brown hair, freckles and a sweet disposition. She’s a 2nd grade teacher now. I love the suggestion of [name]Billie[/name] [name]Caroline[/name].
I like the contrast of the rough and tumble [name]Billie[/name] with something a little more feminine, but spunky:
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Theresa[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Callista[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name]

[name]Billie[/name] as a nickname for a girl is a guilty pleasure of mine but I’d never use it as a standalone name (or as a part of a double barrel name). I like it as a nickname for [name]Wilhelmina[/name].

I think your “[name]Billie[/name] [name]Bea[/name]” idea is so sweet. I’m totally into double-names. “[name]Billie[/name],” however, sounds like more of a nickname than a full on name for an adult.

Whatever you’d choose to name her, I love the “[name]Billie[/name] [name]Bea[/name]”!

I had an aunt named [name]Robbie[/name] [name]Louise[/name]. That was her full name. [name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Louise[/name] is very sweet.

[name]Billie[/name] is very sweet too. I’d be more likely to use it as a nickname but it’s a great first name. If not [name]Sybil[/name], how about [name]Sybilla[/name]? She was a [name]Queen[/name] of Jerusalem during the Crusades. [name]Wilhelmina[/name] would also get you to [name]Billie[/name].

[name]Rebecca[/name] Gayheart has a daughter named [name]Billie[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name].

If you decide to use them by themselves, here are combo ideas:

[name]Billie[/name] [name]Ann[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Sue[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Jeanette[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Claire[/name]

[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Anna[/name] or [name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Anne[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Rue[/name]
[name]Bobbie[/name] [name]Luella[/name]

I’d use something really feminine as a middle.

I love just [name]Billie[/name]. When paired with a one syllable short MN is sounds very southern. Not sure if that’s what you were going for. If not i love the suggestion of [name]Billie[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]. I think [name]Billie[/name] would sound lovely paired with a strong, feminine middle.

[name]Billie[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Isabelle[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Billie[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]