Wallace?

(28 Posts)
SandraClegane Sat 29-Jun-13 22:01:45

What are your thoughts? Is Wallace too "and Gromit"; Wally too "Wall-E"? Too 'old man' still or back to being fresh and retro?
I've come to quite like the name but I'm a bit on the fence if it's ready for a comeback yet!

AllegraLilac Sat 29-Jun-13 23:34:04

I love Wallace!

So ready for a comeback! Will age really well as your child grows up. I think of grandad-chic toddlers, rugby playing teenagers and suited up businessmen.

People will think of Wallace and Gromit, but that's not a bad association in my book! Love W&G!

Fab choice, sticking it on my list.

Coconutty Sat 29-Jun-13 23:35:21

No. For the love of God, no.

MorphandChas Sat 29-Jun-13 23:39:47

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MustafaCake Sat 29-Jun-13 23:40:48

No, it's an old man name too far I'm afraid.

SandraClegane Sun 30-Jun-13 07:29:14

So it really seems to divide opinions! Two likes, two 'no's...
I'm not in Scotland btw - far from it, South East/home counties; and no Scottish connections or background whatsoever. Would it be more acceptable as a Scottish name? (As in, used by someone who's Scottish).

meditrina Sun 30-Jun-13 07:52:30

... and Gromit.

I don't think it's ready for a revival.

saintmerryweather Sun 30-Jun-13 07:55:03

why would you do that to a child? sorry op, definitely not!

MorphandChas Sun 30-Jun-13 10:24:14

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Alisvolatpropiis Sun 30-Jun-13 13:06:15

And Gromit?

No. Just no.

PatriciaHolm Sun 30-Jun-13 20:26:04

Nicknamed wally? Surely you can't do that to a child!!

DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Jun-13 20:30:59

The obvious nickname would be off-putting enough IMO.

sleepyhead Sun 30-Jun-13 20:33:11

Doesn't Wally still mean a foolish person?

No, sorry. Not keen.

KingRollo Sun 30-Jun-13 20:35:43

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StrangeGlue Sun 30-Jun-13 20:41:03

Personally I don't like it as I think it's a surname and since it shortens easily to wally that seems a bit much.

toffeelolly Sun 30-Jun-13 20:43:18

Sorry could not think of anything worse!

TalkativeJim Sun 30-Jun-13 20:49:54

NO

bugsybill Sun 30-Jun-13 23:41:19

I really like Wallace as full first name but I would be concerned that it would be shortened to Wally, which would put me off it, sorry. Boys and men are quite keen to shorten names and use nicknames in my experience,so I don't think you could avoid Wally, whereas I think it is easier for girls/women to insist on using a full name.

However you might like the nickname Wally, so that may not concern you.

It would be very nice as a middle name.

BangOn Mon 01-Jul-13 13:40:14

Oh god, that scene from the Wire will stay with me forever. Harrowing. I didn't make the connection with the name Wallace until another poster pointed it out though. Still, there are enough reasons to avoid it besides that.

SugarandSpice126 Mon 01-Jul-13 13:42:14

Sorry I hate it.. And definitely hear "and gromit". I'd just picture that Wallace and wouldn't be able to take the name seriously for a baby!

Smitten1981 Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:11

That's my surname! We wanted to call our baby Wilbur but was worried it'd get called Willy Wally.

Having said that no one has shortened my surname to anything awful (to my face).

formicadinosaur Thu 04-Jul-13 23:16:46

Not keen sorry. Love Rex, Laurence, Clarence, wilf, Sid etc

kaddi2012 Wed 11-Sep-13 06:47:11

Love the name Wallace and we are using it for our 3rd child. I like my kids having a mature name that can be cut down and fun when growing up. Probably call him Ace or Wallie. Not too long ago William, Clarence, Lawrence, Eli, Joseph, Owen were all considered too old for a baby boy. Our oldest is 7 and named William and he is called Will and sometimes Willie. Our daughter is 4 and she is Allacyn and we call her Alla, or Alli. We wanted a Scottish middle name and considering Wallace Kane. I loved William Wallace In Braveheart.

exoticfruits Wed 11-Sep-13 06:55:10

You may choose Ace or Wallie but you have no control with what others choose!

FourGates Wed 11-Sep-13 07:00:15

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