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What goes with Walter?

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CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:08:43

Not sure whether it's a boy or girl but we pretty much have a girls name agreed.

We can't think of anything suitable for a middle name for Walter, our surname begins with a K and DD has the middle name of Arabella so we would like something in keeping/along with same lines.

On our list last time was George Hugo if DD had been a boy but I'm not sure Walter Hugo works?

Any thoughts?

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:15:05


Ruprekt Sun 31-Mar-13 12:16:01

and you are definitely sold on Walter?

SoMuchToBits Sun 31-Mar-13 12:16:33


Rindercella Sun 31-Mar-13 12:18:33

Scott? grin

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:18:38

Seriously, what about Alexander?

you may get that suggestion twice as my Internet is playing up

CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:21:23

Don't you think it's a cool name? All the "Grandad" names are coming back, we know an Albert, Arthur, George, Fred, Frank.

Definitely no to Alexander, I don't like it plus 2 of our close friends have both used it for their Son's.

Ruprekt Sun 31-Mar-13 12:23:50

Cannot imagine either of my boys wanting to be called Walter esp with the nickname Wally.

Much nicer names out there if you want an old fashioned name.

Imvho smile

What is your girl name?

chickensaladagain Sun 31-Mar-13 12:28:44

They aren't all coming back -not many children called Percy!

My grandad was called Lancelot -wonder if that will come back?

Misfit13 Sun 31-Mar-13 12:29:00

I like Walter Hugo. But it made me think of Victor, which I prefer to Walter. Doubt you'd want Victor Hugo, tho!

KittenOfDoom Sun 31-Mar-13 12:34:50

My granddad was Walter Thomas.

I think Walter is a cool name. Sir Walter Raleigh. Walter Swinburn. Walt Disney.

Don't get why people say it's wimpy when Wilfred seems to be OK - I think Wilfred sounds much wetter than Walter.

SirChenjin Sun 31-Mar-13 12:38:52

Walter? I'm struggling with that one...are you really sure??

RantyMcRantpants Sun 31-Mar-13 12:49:21

I have an Arthur Walter. They are both family names and the Walter runs down my DH's side and they are Scottish and none are called Wally, it's either Walt or Walter.

So how about Arthur as a middle name smile

CheshireDing Sun 31-Mar-13 12:52:54

DD is Poppy (which I first heard at work - it was the name of an adult client) and I thought it was lovely and really unusual. Since then whilst we have only met dogs so far called Poppy I appreciate it is speeding up the name stats.

God Percy would be terrible grin, so would Lesley.

Wilfred is fine, I just prefer Walter.

Is Lance Armstrong really a Lancelot then I wonder?

I don't know I have Walter, nn Walt in my head so can't think past that now.

I thought it was cool <goes off to assess ones own mind> grin

legalalien Sun 31-Mar-13 13:11:20

Walter George? Walter John?

Don't go for anything starting with C.

Fwiw brings to mind Walt Whitman.

KittenOfDoom Sun 31-Mar-13 13:15:24

Well I like it, and I just don't understand why people are sneering. It's a fine and noble name.

It is unfortunate that one of its nn's has been used as a derogatory term (but not a really nasty one). However there is an alternative shortening that has no baggage, and there is no need to shorten it anyway. My granddad was always Walter, no one ever called him Wally.

Jeggie Sun 31-Mar-13 13:17:29

I know a little Walter and he is a very cool dude smile err walter james? Walter John? I would go simple myself.

Zamboni Sun 31-Mar-13 13:19:12

Walter James
Walter Sebastian

For what it is worth, I dont like first name and middle name to have the same number of syllables, so with Walter, I'd go for something with 1 or 3 syllables. But that's just me grin

DrSeuss Sun 31-Mar-13 13:19:14


fanjodisfunction Sun 31-Mar-13 13:20:53

Its a nice name and I think Walter Hugo goes well. And think Walt is very cool.

AnonymousBird Sun 31-Mar-13 13:21:22

Be VERY careful - initials W.K. just leads to Wanker nicknames when he is older. Especially if you put an A or an N in the middle!!!!!!

What is wrong with George, your choice from before?

Maryz Sun 31-Mar-13 13:25:09

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DesertOrchid Sun 31-Mar-13 13:25:49

My great-grandfather was Walter Joseph, and his son was Joseph Walter, so I reckon that goes :-)

AnonymousBird Sun 31-Mar-13 13:57:24

Walter Peter Paul K..... would be uber cool..... wink

Coconutty Sun 31-Mar-13 14:02:20

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