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I love the nickname Wolfie- but I need a ^name^

(22 Posts)
superscaryhamster Sun 07-Oct-12 01:59:42

Well, I'm having twins on the 31st. And I've fallen in love with the nickname Wolfie. I just love it. But I need a name to go with it! Wolf might be a bit odd, Wolfgang is definitely not on and he can't be a Wolfie on his own? Maybe a name which means wolf?

FunnyBird Sun 07-Oct-12 02:00:47


Mmmnotsure Sun 07-Oct-12 02:08:33

Ralph/Raoul - wolf counsel
Ranulf, Randalf
or here:

Mmmnotsure Sun 07-Oct-12 02:09:18

Wouldn't advise Adolf, though!

deleted203 Sun 07-Oct-12 02:09:25

Faolan is an Irish name (pronounce fway-lawn) that means wolf. Similarly Connall and Connor are generally agreed to mean either 'wolf' or 'hound'. (Some baby name books say one thing, some another).

I quite like Wolfie on it's own actually.

RunRabbit Sun 07-Oct-12 02:10:02

From Behind the Name:

CONOR - Wolf Lover
CONAN - Little Wolf

CryptoFascist Sun 07-Oct-12 02:11:24


RunRabbit Sun 07-Oct-12 02:15:46

Oh and..


Ham69 Sun 07-Oct-12 08:38:40

Wolfie's full name in the seventies sitcom Citizen Smith was Walter Henry Smith
[not very helpful fact] smile

Numberlock Sun 07-Oct-12 08:40:29

Thought I was the only one old enough to remember him Ham!

fuzzysnout Sun 07-Oct-12 08:42:29

Are you naming a child or a dog?

Ham69 Sun 07-Oct-12 08:44:32

Oops, showing my age Numberlock!

Numberlock Sun 07-Oct-12 08:50:11

You mean you've seen it on YouTube like me wink

Ham69 Sun 07-Oct-12 08:57:09

That's exactly what I meant smile

jaffacakehips Sun 07-Oct-12 09:38:48

What about calling him William nn Wolfie?

I mean really you can give him any name you wish and just have a nn Wolfie. I have plenty of friends with the completely different nicknames to their actual birth certificate names!

i.e.: Bundle is Catherine, childhood nn that has stuck grin

Or give him Wolfie as a mn and just call him by that. That way he has options in later life.

blueshoes Sun 07-Oct-12 09:48:00


perplexedpirate Sun 07-Oct-12 09:52:05

Oh, Lycus is lovely!

Gwennan Sun 07-Oct-12 09:59:54

Short of naming him Wolfgang or similar, I would give him another name you like and nickname him Wolfie.

For instance, 'This is my son James; we call him Wolfie.'

AntsMarching Sun 07-Oct-12 10:01:49

Give him any name you like and call him Wolfie.

My daughter is nicknamed Bear. It has no resemblance to her actual name. She started with a nickname from her actual name and it kept mutating until it eventually became Bear, which she answers to.

In short, nicknames don't have to make sense/match/be derived from the actual birth certificate name.

YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 10:27:42

Agree with the suggestion to give him some other name and keep Wolfie for nickname only.

MadBusLady Sun 07-Oct-12 10:58:23


LuellaLovesLavender Sun 07-Oct-12 13:05:14


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