Our surname is very difficult and starts with the letter 'U' (as my username might suggest!). I think this means that names we really love with vowels at the end (Milo, Arlo, Ivo) are out of the question but would love to hear thoughts on that. Other than that, we have:
Arthur (Artie) Albert (Bertie) Wilfrid (Wilf) Otis (DH loves, i'm not sure I have the nerve!)
We were decided on Felix for quite a while until it was noted at my baby shower that his initials would be FU!
I think Wilfred is lovely. It can be shortened to Wil or Wilf and reminds me of Wilfred Owen, who was great and a national treasure. Owen is also a nice name for a boy, but it might be quite popular along the Michael Owen lines, which may encourage some or put others off . . .
What a helpful comment? And what fabulous names have you bestowed on your children might I ask?
OP - I like them all and Arthur, Albert and Felix are all on my list if this DC2 is a boy.
I like Felix and Arthur the best by far, followed by Albert. Otis is a bit out there for me and the only one I don't really like is Wilfred. I fear he may get beaten in the playground with a name like that.
Oh emmylou2 its so lovely when people you have never met stand up for you on mumsnet! Thank you so much for your advice. I try not to get upset when people are rude because I guess, at the end of the day, I am asking for opinions and all that! But, then again, even though HDee is right that posts on mumsnet don't have to pass a 'helpful' test, I think most of us agree that we are all trying to help each other or ask for help and thats kind of the reason we're all on this website!
Anyway, thank you to all. I'm pretty sure we are going to go with Arthur