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Willem Alexander (a.k.a. Willy) is the king of the Netherlands.
Kees  1/14/2019
I am sorry to say that yours is a nonsensical comment, as Willy (along with Wim-Lex) is one of the names that *some* Dutch people use in order to refer to the king in a disrespectful manner. He is not commonly known as Willy, nor is he known as Willy by his immediate family. His father Claus stated soon after his birth in 1967 that his "roepnaam" (name for everyday life, especially in private) would be Alexander. This eventually became Alex, as became clear from a famous comment that his late brother Johan Friso (1968-2013) once made about him: "You can beat Alex up, but don't kill him, because then I would have to become King!"
Lucille  1/14/2019
It can also be a short form of the name Wilbur.
ms.felice  12/17/2018
Willy is a slang for penis. I wouldn't use it. Will and Liam sound better and more mature anyway.
Luvbug86  9/10/2018
I thought Billy was the worst nickname for William. I was wrong. Willy takes the cake.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
I like the name Willy, it's my dog's name. I've never heard of it being a slang word. It's a shame, there's nothing wrong with the name itself.
Kayla69  12/18/2016
I really love name Willy. It's the name of my favourite character in Tim Burton's movie 'Charlie and the chocolate factory' Willy Wonka. I would give my son the name Willy even though I live in Slovenia where there is the more popular variant Vili. But still I would name him Willy Edward- I think it goes together perfectly. As the feminine form I think it would go Willow (her nickname could be Willy) as much as I like Lilly and other forms.
avaGurl112  9/3/2016
This is dreadful even as a nickname! I would never name my kid something that is vulgar slang.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2015
I've known several Willy's, but never once associated it with (nor heard it associated with) male genitalia until I came on this website. So I think it's a fine nickname.
Kathy D.  6/11/2015
In my country Willie or Willy is just a normal name for man or woman. A bit like John or Janet.
Willie is my mother's name. Short for Wilhelmina.
Kaat5  6/10/2015
Don't people know that this is slang?
It refers to a male's penis for crying out loud. It's just as bad as naming a kid 'Dick' or 'Jackin'.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2014
The name Willy was given to 44 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Works great with brother Dick!
viviana  11/23/2010
The kid will be teased and teased and teased. Don't even go there. Off this name, right now! Off you go!
― Anonymous User  5/14/2010
Bad idea!
DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Willy here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
This dreadful nickname will forever be associated with the male organ. Billy or Will would be much better.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2006
Famous bearer is Willy Brandt (born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm), Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He received the Nobel Peace Prize.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
I think that it is a very cute nickname when you are a young boy; when you are a teenager it is funny and memorable; and when you are an adult, it is time to switch to William.
Riley115  12/29/2005
Willy Kyrklund is a Finland-Swedish author, born 1921 in Helsinki, Finland, living in Uppsala, Sweden. Honorary doctor at Uppsala university in 1994.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Willy Wonka is a chocolatier.
IAmGuntherPlease  11/22/2005

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