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.
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!!) 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!!
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.