Would this be mean?

(22 Posts)
socktastic Thu 11-Feb-16 12:40:11

I have always loved the name William. I was convinced since the age of 10 that I would call my son William. However, I have married a man with the surname Wallace.
Would this just be too mean?
FREEDOM!!

brookeberry Thu 11-Feb-16 12:45:06

No, I think that sounds brill!

FellOutOfBedTwice Thu 11-Feb-16 12:45:40

I went to school in the 90s with a Tom Jones, Toni Hadley and James Dean so people do do it. But I'm not sure why. It must be pretty tiresome going through your whole life pre-emptively laughing at the inevitable "joke" you know is coming.

WileHallion Thu 11-Feb-16 12:47:34

I think it's mean.

Millions of names to choose from, why choose the one boring name that when coupled with your surname will give your child nothing but annoying comments and jokes throughout their life?

socktastic Thu 11-Feb-16 12:51:59

DH has vetoed it anyway. I don't think I could be so cruel. Although in saying that I did go to school with someone called Annette Curtain so at least it wouldn't be quite as mean as that.

Mynd Fri 12-Feb-16 21:28:03

I know a guy near me called Ken Dodd. As far as I know, he doesn't own a set of tickle sticks.

manicinsomniac Fri 12-Feb-16 21:55:27

Not mean, exactly. Kids won't know who William Wallace is until they're 9 or 10 (unless you're in Scotland I guess). By which time they'll be used to the name as your son's name and just think 'oh, cool, same name.'

But I do think it would be a bit strange and silly.

GloriaHotcakes Fri 12-Feb-16 21:56:51

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harrasseddotcom Fri 12-Feb-16 22:06:36

As a Scottish person, i think it would be kinda cool.

Alasalas Fri 12-Feb-16 22:52:34

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whatdoIget Fri 12-Feb-16 22:55:45

A customer at my first job was called Albert Hall shock He was very proud of his name.

Achoo123 Sat 13-Feb-16 07:32:49

Who is William Wallace? Never heard of him??

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 13-Feb-16 08:21:53

Named "after" William Wallace is cool.

Willy-wally as a nn... Not so cool!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 15-Feb-16 17:48:47

Really, Achoo?

Ellisander Mon 15-Feb-16 19:38:29

As a Scot I think it would be ridiculous. Glad your husband has vetoed it grin.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Mon 15-Feb-16 19:40:43

As a Scot, I also vote ridiculous. grin

SweetieDrops Mon 15-Feb-16 22:13:19

How about Liam instead? Still has the William connection but not so braveheart-y?

SirChenjin Mon 15-Feb-16 22:18:44

I'm Scottish - just don't grin

Your DH is a very sensible bloke.

Xmasbaby11 Mon 15-Feb-16 22:20:04

No the names sound awful together!

TwistInMySobriety Tue 16-Feb-16 16:02:47

Double-barrel your surnames. Job done.

magpie17 Tue 16-Feb-16 16:27:09

I know a William Wallace! He's in his 50s but I have known him for ages and nobody ever comments on his name. We are in Scotland too so obviously his parents knew what they were doing but it's not an issue for him, it's a nice name.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 16-Feb-16 16:30:08

SO mean.

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