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(18 Posts)
flopsy1974 Sat 02-Jul-11 13:05:11

DH said he really liked this name the other day whilst watching the tennis (Jo-Wilfred Tsonga).
What does everybody think.

noddyholder Sat 02-Jul-11 13:06:02

I like it esp shortened to Wilf

bagelmonkey Sat 02-Jul-11 13:12:44

I love it!
Wilfred, Wilf, Fred, Freddie.
Very versatile.

Greenwing Sat 02-Jul-11 14:27:53

Deserves a come-back for the sake of Wilfred Owen alone.
Like it! It may be great-grandfather-ish now, but it could be part of the next wave to come back into fashion.
I like the way you can use both Wilf and Fred as possible nns.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 02-Jul-11 14:29:22


ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Sat 02-Jul-11 14:31:05

I like it - but don't like Wilf or Freddie, so would go for Will or Fred as nn.

mopsyflopsy Sat 02-Jul-11 14:41:58

Really dislike it, I'm afraid. I dislike both the Wil (Willy) and Fred bit.

NotJustKangaskhan Mon 04-Jul-11 11:00:49

I love it, would use in a heartbeat but I already have an Owen (My husband thinks it would announce our literary geekiness too loudly grin).

lottiejenkins Mon 04-Jul-11 11:07:10

My lovely ds is a Wilfred......(pics on profile) He was named after Wilfred Owen. He gets called Wilf and Wilfred (and other names which i wont repeat on here!!) grin I think it is becoming more popular now than when i had Wilf (hes fifteen this week) Having said that its not as popular as Alfie!!

flopsy1974 Mon 04-Jul-11 14:34:49

Thanks for the positive response. I thought it would get slated on here. I like it, but then again I like most old man names smile

PipFEH Mon 04-Jul-11 14:45:28

I love it too! We seriously considered it for my eldest, but it is my hubby's grandfather's name and we needed to avoid family names really as there is a naming tradition on both sides, neither of which we had any intention of continuing........Otherwise it was a very serious contender! We would have shortened it to Wilf for everyday.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Mon 04-Jul-11 19:05:52

Love the gargoyle pic, Lottie.

Wilfred is a far, far superior name to Alfie imho. smile

spout Mon 04-Jul-11 19:06:42

getting quite popular round my way - two in my local playgroup. Lovely, though.

SloganLogan Mon 04-Jul-11 20:25:15

I don't like it, sorry.

PurpleStrawberry Tue 05-Jul-11 10:56:00

A great name, far better then some of the popular boy names!

chandellina Tue 05-Jul-11 11:03:08

love it, and also love Wilf and Freddie. Might need to put it on my list though seem to recall it didn't make the cut with DH last time.

JanMorrow Tue 05-Jul-11 11:13:12

I LOVE Wilfred. Wilf sounds ridiculous with our surname though so we had to discount it.. sigh.

I also love Wulfric but that's a bit Saxon for modern day tastes I think..

birdofthenorth Tue 05-Jul-11 13:50:51

Brilliant! If my best friend hadn't bagsied Freddie I reckon Wilfred might be high on my list!

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