What goes with Walter?

(39 Posts)
CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:08:43

Not sure whether it's a boy or girl but we pretty much have a girls name agreed.

We can't think of anything suitable for a middle name for Walter, our surname begins with a K and DD has the middle name of Arabella so we would like something in keeping/along with same lines.

On our list last time was George Hugo if DD had been a boy but I'm not sure Walter Hugo works?

Any thoughts?

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:15:05


Ruprekt Sun 31-Mar-13 12:16:01

and you are definitely sold on Walter?

SoMuchToBits Sun 31-Mar-13 12:16:33


Rindercella Sun 31-Mar-13 12:18:33

Scott? grin

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:18:38

Seriously, what about Alexander?

you may get that suggestion twice as my Internet is playing up

CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:21:23

Don't you think it's a cool name? All the "Grandad" names are coming back, we know an Albert, Arthur, George, Fred, Frank.

Definitely no to Alexander, I don't like it plus 2 of our close friends have both used it for their Son's.

Ruprekt Sun 31-Mar-13 12:23:50

Cannot imagine either of my boys wanting to be called Walter esp with the nickname Wally.

Much nicer names out there if you want an old fashioned name.

Imvho smile

What is your girl name?

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:28:44

They aren't all coming back -not many children called Percy!

My grandad was called Lancelot -wonder if that will come back?

Misfit13 Sun 31-Mar-13 12:29:00

I like Walter Hugo. But it made me think of Victor, which I prefer to Walter. Doubt you'd want Victor Hugo, tho!

KittenOfDoom Sun 31-Mar-13 12:34:50

My granddad was Walter Thomas.

I think Walter is a cool name. Sir Walter Raleigh. Walter Swinburn. Walt Disney.

Don't get why people say it's wimpy when Wilfred seems to be OK - I think Wilfred sounds much wetter than Walter.

SirChenjin Sun 31-Mar-13 12:38:52

Walter? I'm struggling with that one...are you really sure??

I have an Arthur Walter. They are both family names and the Walter runs down my DH's side and they are Scottish and none are called Wally, it's either Walt or Walter.

So how about Arthur as a middle name smile

CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:52:54

DD is Poppy (which I first heard at work - it was the name of an adult client) and I thought it was lovely and really unusual. Since then whilst we have only met dogs so far called Poppy I appreciate it is speeding up the name stats.

God Percy would be terrible grin, so would Lesley.

Wilfred is fine, I just prefer Walter.

Is Lance Armstrong really a Lancelot then I wonder?

I don't know I have Walter, nn Walt in my head so can't think past that now.

I thought it was cool <goes off to assess ones own mind> grin

legalalien Sun 31-Mar-13 13:11:20

Walter George? Walter John?

Don't go for anything starting with C.

Fwiw brings to mind Walt Whitman.

KittenOfDoom Sun 31-Mar-13 13:15:24

Well I like it, and I just don't understand why people are sneering. It's a fine and noble name.

It is unfortunate that one of its nn's has been used as a derogatory term (but not a really nasty one). However there is an alternative shortening that has no baggage, and there is no need to shorten it anyway. My granddad was always Walter, no one ever called him Wally.

Jeggie Sun 31-Mar-13 13:17:29

I know a little Walter and he is a very cool dude smile err walter james? Walter John? I would go simple myself.

Zamboni Sun 31-Mar-13 13:19:12

Walter James
Walter Sebastian

For what it is worth, I dont like first name and middle name to have the same number of syllables, so with Walter, I'd go for something with 1 or 3 syllables. But that's just me grin

DrSeuss Sun 31-Mar-13 13:19:14


Its a nice name and I think Walter Hugo goes well. And think Walt is very cool.

Be VERY careful - initials W.K. just leads to Wanker nicknames when he is older. Especially if you put an A or an N in the middle!!!!!!

What is wrong with George, your choice from before?

Maryz Sun 31-Mar-13 13:25:09

Oh, yes, Walter Arthur Nigel K... would be unfortunate, wouldn't it grin.

I quite like Walt. But I think you would have to use Walt from early on before some child tries out Wally in school and he is stuck with it forever.

DesertOrchid Sun 31-Mar-13 13:25:49

My great-grandfather was Walter Joseph, and his son was Joseph Walter, so I reckon that goes :-)

Walter Peter Paul K..... would be uber cool..... wink

Coconutty Sun 31-Mar-13 14:02:20

I love old style names but am seriously struggling with Walter. Isn't he the drippy kid in the Beano?

Say it as though you are a teacher calling the register and see if you still like it....

Much prefer Wilfred, even Percy would be better.

Viviennemary Sun 31-Mar-13 14:03:39

I immediately thought Mitty. But Walter it's just such a dated, dreadful old-fashioned unattractive name. Please think again.

twentythirteen Sun 31-Mar-13 14:08:32

Op, I also think Walter and Walt and very cool names. Like the Walter Thomas suggestion also life your Walter Hugo, the film is only just out, but I'd go for it.

lostinindia Sun 31-Mar-13 14:08:33

Walter Teddy

peppertree Sun 31-Mar-13 14:29:09

walter gabriel
archers fans may recollect him!

BNmum Sun 31-Mar-13 14:45:06

Walter Thomas sounds nice

notimefors Sun 31-Mar-13 15:45:57

I like Walter!

Walter Abraham
Walter Benedict
Walter Ellis
Walter Francis
Walter Frederick
Lots of names go!

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:06:38

Makes me think of walrus.

Ruprekt Sun 31-Mar-13 19:27:47

Just think it through as a name is a big deal ( i know you know that)

Poppy and Walter.......makes me think of the wimpy one from Dennis the Menace.

Cannot imagine an 8 yr old called Walter or a 15 yr old called Walter......am not sure if I would have dated someone called Walter (shallow)

Poppy and Archie

Poppy and Charlie

Poppy and Harry

Poppy and Ed. smilesmilesmile


CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:54

Thanks for your thoughts everyone, seems a name with extreme opinions grin

Yes initials that nearly spelt wanker wouldn't be so good. George is just getting too popular now though. Same with Archie, Charlie, Harry.

I do like Teddy as a nn but am not crazy about Edward as his official name.

My grandad was Walter Robert

devonsmummy Sun 31-Mar-13 21:44:16


BNmum Sun 31-Mar-13 22:11:21

If you like teddy as nn have you thought about Theodore as full name? The meaning is nice too - gift of god smile

BNmum Sun 31-Mar-13 22:12:33

Theodore Walter would work too

KittenOfDoom Mon 01-Apr-13 01:06:20

I always thought Walter Gabriel was a fantastic name smile

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