(53 Posts)
fortheloveofpinkflamingos Sun 10-Feb-13 16:56:09

Following on from my thread last week

We are warming to Wolfric, but don't know if it would be usable in everyday life

Other shortlisted options are Xander, Caspar, Xavier


Wolfric is bloody fab! Love your other options too.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Sun 10-Feb-13 17:47:28

Thank you!

Bumping this...

VitoCorleone Sun 10-Feb-13 17:49:55

I like Xander, dont like any of the others, sorry.

Sasparillo Sun 10-Feb-13 17:52:02

Wolfric is truely awful, sorry! It instantly reminds me of the film (I can't remember the name of it now) it had a character called ruprict the monkey boy & it reminds me of that, and what If he grows up to be slightly hairier than most men, he'll be for we known as wolf man! Not a good choice in my opinion! Xavier is lovely pronounced zav-yay or Casper, not an offensive at all xx

LadyMargolotta Sun 10-Feb-13 17:52:51

Love it. Prefer the Wulfric spelling though.

LadyMargolotta Sun 10-Feb-13 17:54:16

Wolfie is fab too. That's getting more popular in the UK.

argylesocks Sun 10-Feb-13 21:21:35

This is my secret fav name! Please use it because I can't smile
I also love Wolfe.

rachel234 Sun 10-Feb-13 21:36:57

Wolfric is a great name! Cool, easy to spell pronounce and not overused. Wolf or Wolfie are great nicknames.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Mon 11-Feb-13 14:42:11

Do you think people would spell it correctly without being told how?

scaevola Mon 11-Feb-13 14:52:02

I don' like that spelling, but think Wulfric is a lovely name.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Mon 11-Feb-13 14:57:26

Is Wulfric the more common spelling? Having a common name that is spelt an uncommon (but still normal) way, I would like to avoid this

LadyMargolotta Mon 11-Feb-13 15:03:14

I just googled Wolfric and got the message 'Do you mean Wulfric'

50 000 hits for Wolfric; 500 000 hits for Wulfric.

EauRouge Mon 11-Feb-13 15:07:25

Wolfric/Wulfric is bloody brilliant. Either spelling is accepted I think.

badtime Mon 11-Feb-13 15:59:07

To be honest, I only clicked on this thread to say that 'Wulfric' is the more usual spelling. I think Wolfric looks really wrong.

dubai71 Mon 11-Feb-13 16:13:36

I'm with Vito, I like Xander but not so keen on the rest. Sorry.

OP why would you want to do that to your child. He will be teased endlessly at school and will be nicknamed wolf/wolverine/freak etc...

I like Caspar and Xavier though

MERLYPUSS Mon 11-Feb-13 16:32:20

I like Wolf (to sound like wolfe not woolfe) and Xander (short of Alexander so beware if you don't like this version)

Sunnysummer Tue 12-Feb-13 08:33:22

DH and I both looove Wulfric! But we are also foreign and a bit geeky and thought that our DS might already be an easy target, and the name would just add to the challenge of teenage years... To me it is adorable for a. Aby, manly for an adult, but very hard to live with in-between.

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 12-Feb-13 08:36:53

Sorry but I don't like it. I try and imagine what a child would feel with a name at 5, 10, 15, 30 etc. I work in a school and kids are harsh. Wolfie might be cute on a 5 year old but any older... Not so much.

MERLYPUSS Tue 12-Feb-13 09:45:17

I think it's great. However if your kid turns out to be a bit of a wuss it may be a hard name to live up to. It kinda reminds me of a Bear Grills type of person - out there making dens etc.

Oscarandelliesmum Tue 12-Feb-13 13:43:07

All lovely, Wolfie grin fabulous!!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Tue 12-Feb-13 15:00:08

Love wulfric!

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:09:22

merlypuss, you have got a point. I am beginning to think Caspar goes better with our older boys' names, although DH is still pushing Wulfric

Psammead Tue 12-Feb-13 15:13:26

I love Wulfric. We have no Dss but Wolf would be on our list if we did.

lottiegarbanzo Tue 12-Feb-13 15:23:26

I knew it would be your DH who'd suggested it! It always is with wolf names.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:31:56

He originally wanted Wolfgang, I'm all for "out there" names, but it was a bit too much even for me, it might get a middle name position, but he has his heart set on Willoughby for a middle and other middle name spaces are reserved for more traditional names

LadyMargolotta Tue 12-Feb-13 16:23:38

I met a Wolfram recently.

DessieLou Tue 12-Feb-13 19:47:57

Not keen sorry! Wolfram is kinda cool though. How about Alaric? Xavier is great too.

Do you pronounce it with a soft 'w' for a more 'v' sounding one - Wolfgang is Germanic ime and is pronounced with a harsher 'w' than in English wolf is?

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 13-Feb-13 03:45:23

So it would be Wolfric Willoughby? i think that might be a little step too far, tbh.

catinboots Wed 13-Feb-13 04:43:34

I know a little Wulfstan nn Wulfie!

It's fab!

I just wish we didn't live in the same tiny village as I'd pinch it for DC3!

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Wed 13-Feb-13 17:32:32

No, Tortoise it would be Wulfric ___ Willoughby, ridiculously long, I know, but it's a family tradition smile

aoife24 Wed 13-Feb-13 18:58:34

I think Wulfric Willoughby has quite a ring to it, and in a good way. I have a cousin with a son with the Irish equivalent of little wolf (Faolan), love that too.

EwanHoozami Wed 13-Feb-13 19:03:38

Adore it. There's a little Wolfgang at DS's school and I've always had a spot of name envy for it. Wulfric even more so now!

UterusUterusGhali Thu 14-Feb-13 18:14:39

I love it!
Want a baby now!

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Fri 15-Feb-13 17:44:53

Does it go well with older brothers Arlo and Fabian?

lottiegarbanzo Fri 15-Feb-13 18:42:01


runningforme Fri 15-Feb-13 18:46:53

Give me strength. And I thought the Gordon thread was bad enough, at least most people agreed it was awful. Wolfric? Really?!

lottiegarbanzo Fri 15-Feb-13 20:46:20

Gordon is ponderous, Wulfie is cute. So there.

raisah Sat 16-Feb-13 06:18:48

Apply the high court judge / Dr test that will help you gain perspective on the naming process. Can you see him being Dr. Wulfric or Judgr Wulfric?

. It is difficult to balance the need for individuality against that of practicality. Teenage boys will make howling noises just to wind him up.

kelda Sat 16-Feb-13 08:02:43

Dr Wulfric Willoughby surname works very well.

Certainly a name with gravitas.

Sibyl777 Tue 08-Oct-13 10:46:12

Wow this is a zombie thread. I just wanna say I love the name Wolfric. I had never seen the form Wulfric and just found out about Wolfric from name lists. Wolf is getting very popular on its own and I love Wolf and Wolfie as short versions. I certainly don't think it's "bloody awful".

nonmifairidere Tue 08-Oct-13 10:57:11

Omg, your poor dcs, the level of desperation for middle class cool on here is mind-boggling.

squoosh Tue 08-Oct-13 12:34:58

Well I think Arlo, Fabian and Wulfric sound like a cool sibling trio. So 'blah' to you nonmifairdere.

roundtoit Tue 08-Oct-13 12:39:09

poor child stuck with a name like that he will be taunted his whole life.

KLou1105 Tue 08-Oct-13 16:12:13

Love wolfric whatever the spelling :-) x

mathanxiety Tue 08-Oct-13 18:44:12

If you spell it Wolfric people will assume
(1) you can't spell it/don't read much
(2) were inspired by some show like Game of Thrones where names are slightly distorted and tend to be nature-y.

Wulfric isn't bad with your other names. However, if it was up to me, I think I would be looking at names such as Dunstan, Emmett, Elliott, Corbin and avoiding Wagnerian themes.

What sort of image does your DH have of the character or nature of this future son of his though? Would he be disappointed if he turned out to be more of a Lamb-ric? A name with an obvious nickname (even if spelled Wulfric) has such a hunter-killer/wilds-of-the-north thing going on, I am wondering what sort of image is in your DH's mind.

happygreeneggsandham Thu 10-Oct-13 21:10:17

The child will have problems if he decides to go to France one day: vol = stealing and fric = dosh (jargon word for money)

Caspar is a nice name!

acorntree Thu 10-Oct-13 21:25:11

Love it - Wulfric would have been how it was spelt in early mediaeval times, but the Wolfric spelling updates it and emphasises the Wolfie meaning of the name.

Grumblelion Thu 10-Oct-13 22:46:50

Sorry, not keen on any of them. Xander is the best by a country mile.

Really don't like Wulfric - can't imagine it suiting someone of any age younger than 50 sad Perhaps as a middle name if you really like it? Wolf as a middle name would also work but either of them as a first name would be asking for trouble at school I think!

sonlypuppyfat Thu 10-Oct-13 22:51:05

Wasn't citizen smith called wolfie. Sometimes I wonder what you people are on. What a truely shit name to lumber someone with.

Theironfistofarkus Thu 10-Oct-13 22:57:17

I honestly thought this was someone taking the mickey. And I like unusual names. It's a very silly name.

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