Willow? Can nn Will be avoided?

What do you think. If we name our daughter [name]Willow[/name], can we avoid [name]Will[/name] as a nn? I like [name]Will[/name] for a nn for a boy, but it is all boy to me. What do you think?

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Willow[/name], it’s a great choice.
As for avoiding [name]Will[/name], I think that a lot of that will come from your daughter. For a while in my teen years I was called KC (my initials) like the name [name]Casey[/name], and people sometimes (and annoyingly) shortened it to [name]Case[/name]. I just had to tell them not to, and they got it.

Frankly, it never really occurred to me to go [name]Will[/name] from [name]Willow[/name] but I suppose it could happen. If you tell people not to do it, they’ll comply.

Would nn [name]Willa[/name] be any better? I think it’s cute! :slight_smile:

I second this! If I knew a [name]Willow[/name], I’d call her [name]Willow[/name], not [name]Will[/name], although I can possibly see myself saying “[name]Willa[/name]” from time to time. (But if she didnt’ like that, I’d stick with [name]Willow[/name], of course.) :slight_smile:

So, yes, I definitely think that [name]Will[/name] can be avoided. (I know a [name]Victoria[/name] who goes strictly by [name]Victoria[/name] and several Elizabeths who are only [name]Elizabeth[/name], which makes me believe that it’s possible to avoid nicknames.)

Take care! :slight_smile: