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SandraClegane Sat 29-Jun-13 22:01:45

What are your thoughts? Is Wallace too "and Gromit"; Wally too "Wall-E"? Too 'old man' still or back to being fresh and retro?
I've come to quite like the name but I'm a bit on the fence if it's ready for a comeback yet!

kaddi2012 Wed 11-Sep-13 21:01:23

Wasn't Owen a old man's name. My great Uncle Owen would be 110 if he was alive. How old is Alexander the Great? With old names like Harry and Henry making a comeback I believe many others will too. I know I don't want a name that is too common and a little unique! William, Allacyn, and Wallace go well together too! I just need help with a middle name. Our last name is Stafford. Wallace is expected January 20, 2014.

SpottedDickandCustard Wed 11-Sep-13 20:47:23

No No No.

Wallace is an old man name too far IMHO.

kaddi2012 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:44:31

Exoticfruits........No parent can control cruelty but the name a child is called by parents and teachers are the names the child is known as. I know a Katherine and she is not Kathy. When one or two people try to call her Kathy she quickly corrects them. I also know a Michael that is Michael only! If his parents had called him Mike he would have been known as Mike. Kids can call Brock ......Broccoli. Dianna........die Anna! Brantley......brat ley! I knew a Jennifer called furball! There is no way to stop cruelty. My William is called William at school, the kids DO CALL him William. The nicknames are names we have for our kids and have not put down on school records. If we did....the school would call them by the shortened name. I like a strong name with a fun nick name. Making it great for a doctor, lawyer, and fun for sports, radio, acting, ect! Most names used today are surnames. Riley, Alexander, Shane, Thomas, Williams, Tyler, Taylor, ect. I love the name Wallace. I am just not sure what middle name to use. I like Kane, Ian, Shane, or my fathers name John! My Wallace will be a strong, confident, and happy baby boy!

FourGates Wed 11-Sep-13 07:00:15

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exoticfruits Wed 11-Sep-13 06:55:10

You may choose Ace or Wallie but you have no control with what others choose!

kaddi2012 Wed 11-Sep-13 06:47:11

Love the name Wallace and we are using it for our 3rd child. I like my kids having a mature name that can be cut down and fun when growing up. Probably call him Ace or Wallie. Not too long ago William, Clarence, Lawrence, Eli, Joseph, Owen were all considered too old for a baby boy. Our oldest is 7 and named William and he is called Will and sometimes Willie. Our daughter is 4 and she is Allacyn and we call her Alla, or Alli. We wanted a Scottish middle name and considering Wallace Kane. I loved William Wallace In Braveheart.

formicadinosaur Thu 04-Jul-13 23:16:46

Not keen sorry. Love Rex, Laurence, Clarence, wilf, Sid etc

Smitten1981 Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:11

That's my surname! We wanted to call our baby Wilbur but was worried it'd get called Willy Wally.

Having said that no one has shortened my surname to anything awful (to my face).

SugarandSpice126 Mon 01-Jul-13 13:42:14

Sorry I hate it.. And definitely hear "and gromit". I'd just picture that Wallace and wouldn't be able to take the name seriously for a baby!

BangOn Mon 01-Jul-13 13:40:14

Oh god, that scene from the Wire will stay with me forever. Harrowing. I didn't make the connection with the name Wallace until another poster pointed it out though. Still, there are enough reasons to avoid it besides that.

bugsybill Sun 30-Jun-13 23:41:19

I really like Wallace as full first name but I would be concerned that it would be shortened to Wally, which would put me off it, sorry. Boys and men are quite keen to shorten names and use nicknames in my experience,so I don't think you could avoid Wally, whereas I think it is easier for girls/women to insist on using a full name.

However you might like the nickname Wally, so that may not concern you.

It would be very nice as a middle name.

TalkativeJim Sun 30-Jun-13 20:49:54


toffeelolly Sun 30-Jun-13 20:43:18

Sorry could not think of anything worse!

StrangeGlue Sun 30-Jun-13 20:41:03

Personally I don't like it as I think it's a surname and since it shortens easily to wally that seems a bit much.

KingRollo Sun 30-Jun-13 20:35:43

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sleepyhead Sun 30-Jun-13 20:33:11

Doesn't Wally still mean a foolish person?

No, sorry. Not keen.

DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Jun-13 20:30:59

The obvious nickname would be off-putting enough IMO.

PatriciaHolm Sun 30-Jun-13 20:26:04

Nicknamed wally? Surely you can't do that to a child!!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 30-Jun-13 13:06:15

And Gromit?

No. Just no.

MorphandChas Sun 30-Jun-13 10:24:14

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saintmerryweather Sun 30-Jun-13 07:55:03

why would you do that to a child? sorry op, definitely not!

meditrina Sun 30-Jun-13 07:52:30

... and Gromit.

I don't think it's ready for a revival.

SandraClegane Sun 30-Jun-13 07:29:14

So it really seems to divide opinions! Two likes, two 'no's...
I'm not in Scotland btw - far from it, South East/home counties; and no Scottish connections or background whatsoever. Would it be more acceptable as a Scottish name? (As in, used by someone who's Scottish).

MustafaCake Sat 29-Jun-13 23:40:48

No, it's an old man name too far I'm afraid.

MorphandChas Sat 29-Jun-13 23:39:47

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