Wilfred?

(32 Posts)
lisbapalea Sun 29-Sep-13 15:27:35

What's the consensus on Wilfred? Is it a bit Shoreditch try-hard? Could nickname be Will as well as Wilf?

Had always liked William, but DD is Katy, and think that Katy and William is a bit too Royal family-ish now. Also have had to ditch George for the same reason.

Other ideas, along with their reasons for veto are:

Jonathan - vetoed as Tomas will be the middle name, and John Tomas is slang for a penis. Thanks DH Lawrence for messing that one up for us...

Samuel - vetoed as when couple with Tomas and our surname the initials will be STD.

Frederick and Edward - Freddie/Eddie sound a bit duh-duh-duh-duh (think machine gunfire), when said with our surname.

Any other suggestions?

If baby is a girl, she will be Hannah Lucia (Lucia to be pronounced with a soft 'c', as that is Swedish), not sure if that helps give an idea as to our tastes - we definitely err on the side of classic / traditional (boring?).

All opinions and ideas gratefully received!

lisbapalea Mon 30-Sep-13 17:40:30

Wilfred has been ditched, as has Angus as it sounds weird with Tomas as a middle name. We know too many Bens / Benjamins, and ditto Matthews / Matts, so those have also been vetoed. Joseph could be a contender but it is FIL's name.

So the new shortlist, in no particular order, is:

Edward Tomas (maybe Eddie D[surname] doesn't sound like machine gunfire after all)

Samuel Tomas George (and we get over the STD thing, if we add a 2nd middle name)

Oliver Tomas (and we get over the fact that Oliver is the 2nd most popular boys' name)

Jonathan Tomas (and we get over John Tomas being slang for a willy)

Luke Tomas

Henry Tomas

Any thoughts / preferences? I think I have looked at every single boy name in the UK today and these are the ones I keep returning to.

EnglishRose1320 Mon 30-Sep-13 18:07:37

I'd go for Edward or Henry personally

jalapeno Mon 30-Sep-13 18:11:51

Any reason why you can't have Tomas as the first name? Seems odd to veto first names based on the middle name. I love Jonathan but wouldn't go with Tomas as a second name for the willy reason! How about an extra middle name to separate the two names e.g. Jonathan Edward Tomas Surname?

We are expecting a boy and our shortlist is essentially the same as yours grin. Leaning towards Luke at the moment but will wait to see him before making a decision.

Since we have similar tastes (except Alex, I have one of those!) how about Isaac, Gregory, Dominic or James?

lisbapalea Mon 30-Sep-13 18:32:47

jalapeno I know what you mean about using Tomas as a first name, but it was my brother's name and he died just 2.5yrs ago so I feel it might be a bit too much to use his name as a first name - I don't want his family to feel that I am replacing him, but I definitely want to honour him which is why it's a 'must have' middle name. I am sure he'd be pleased he was causing me such a headache!

Good idea on the Jonathan though - if we're prepared to add a second middle name for Samuel then we should do the same for Jonathan!

Also forgot James from my revised list - if we forget the link to the d-list celebrity it could work!

I do like Gregory and Dominic though so thanks for those ideas! Not too keen on Isaac although I have no idea why not!!

jalapeno Mon 30-Sep-13 19:46:03

Sorry to hear that Lisbapalea having his name as a middle name is lovely smile

I also like Samuel which I have now added to my list!

WinteronPluto Mon 30-Sep-13 20:54:02

I think it's either Angus or Augustus. There might be other possibilities though.

mootime Mon 07-Oct-13 16:59:01

We have a Wilfred and not trendy or try hard! He loves it, and we get lots of compliments on it. He goes by a mixture of Wilf and Wilfred.

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