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Alfred?

(34 Posts)
WonkyDonkeys Sun 14-Aug-11 21:10:19

What do we think.
Choice between Alfie and Freddie as nn

Kirstle Sun 14-Aug-11 21:12:03

Its lovely. My grandpa's name, he was an Alf or Alfie. But Freddy is too adorable smile

Sophiesmummie Sun 14-Aug-11 21:14:01

I'm not keen and hate Alfie, sorry. I do like Frederick though.

LetThereBeRock Sun 14-Aug-11 21:22:45

I really don't like it. I particuarly loathe the overused and 'cutesy' Alfie. I'm not fond of Freddie either but it's a slight improvement.

naturalbaby Sun 14-Aug-11 21:32:33

I'm liking Alfred but there are a lot of Alfie's about.

scottishmummy Sun 14-Aug-11 21:34:34

like it,but v popular
not so keen on alfie

MelinaM Sun 14-Aug-11 21:37:25

Like it, but abhor the nn Alfie, it's uber trendy at the moment!

usualsuspect Sun 14-Aug-11 21:38:14

I'm not keen

tammytoby Sun 14-Aug-11 21:38:25

Really dislike Alfie, sorry. Alfred is ok.

WonkyDonkeys Sun 14-Aug-11 21:38:52

Interesting...he's already Alfie but thinking of changing to Alfred.

Had no idea it was so popular, hearing the name everywhere now....hence the change.

scottishmummy Sun 14-Aug-11 21:40:46

not keen on the diminutives of names
too cutsey wutsey and bit contrived

scottishmummy Sun 14-Aug-11 21:41:37

do like Alfred,like Frederick

MirandaGoshawk Sun 14-Aug-11 21:42:55

Like Alfred, it's different. Can't imagine what kind of boy it would suit, he would make it his own!

Not keen on Alfie though, too many around, and what scottishmummy said.

Milliways Sun 14-Aug-11 21:52:11

I like Alfie - it's my cat's name! (Kids named them Alfie & Annie after the books).

perplexedpirate Sun 14-Aug-11 21:52:59

Alfred/Freddie is lovely. Don't like Alfie, and it's everywhere at the minute. For some reason it reminds me of a used car salesman. ???

mayanna123 Sun 14-Aug-11 21:58:09

Will Alfred not inevitably get shortened to Alf or Alfie by his friends?

mayanna123 Sun 14-Aug-11 21:58:51

I think Alfie will date quite badly as it has become very trendy in a short time and I think people will soon tire of it.

WonkyDonkeys Sun 14-Aug-11 22:02:56

Ahem - did anyone see he's already called Alfie "used car salesman" sad

Will we need to change by deed poll? He's 3mo

scottishmummy Sun 14-Aug-11 22:05:16

good grief dont act upon what strangers online opine
you likes it enough to pick it,so whats changed?

WonkyDonkeys Sun 14-Aug-11 22:08:47

It was never on the shortlist - decided on the day.

Dh never that keen - he wanted Freddie.

How popular it appears to be (never heard it before, now everywhere)

scottishmummy Sun 14-Aug-11 22:11:21

look dont change based on mn thread
names are personal and what is smashing to one person rates on another
alfie is a vv popular name,but its regular not like a made up badly spelt fame name

InstantAtom Sun 14-Aug-11 22:19:52

I like Alfred and Freddie. Like Frederick/Freddie more. Alfie rather faddy.

radio4junkie Sun 14-Aug-11 22:24:25

I vote for Alfred, as you Alfie sounds much better on a toddler/child than Fred! And you could then shorten it to Fred when he's a teenager, so best of both worlds! wink

LetThereBeRock Sun 14-Aug-11 22:41:54

Why are you asking if you've already named him? If you like Alfie then stick with it.

WonkyDonkeys Mon 15-Aug-11 08:26:47

Not sure if we do like it LetThere - at least with Alfred there's more options

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