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Peoples thoughts on Alfred?? x

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beela Sun 12-Jan-14 18:37:01

Love it. Would be top of the list for dc2 but we've already got a Freddie (Frederick). King Alfred is a hero of mine.

MoonHare Sun 12-Jan-14 15:06:25

I quite like it. A good friend named her little boy Alfred 3 years ago and I wasn't keen at first but am now used to it. Freddie is definitely a better nn than the ubiquitous Alfie.

I found it helped to imagine the Alfred the Great connotations rather than just think of it as an old-man-turned-trendy name.

CaptainCorellisVentolin Sun 12-Jan-14 12:09:29

I really like it. I know a little Alfred with a sister called Betsie and they are just the cutest pair!

Dominodonkey Sun 12-Jan-14 11:08:42

I personally think its awful. But lots of people like old man named and if he doesn't he can just stick with Alfie .

sonlypuppyfat Sun 12-Jan-14 06:16:23

Sorry I don't understand the thing with old man names.

newyearhere Sun 12-Jan-14 00:05:08

Alfred is not unusual these days. Alfie and Freddie are both great nicknames and it will be nice for him to have the choice later.

WhoGivesAMonkey Sat 11-Jan-14 22:28:48

Lovely smile

wiltingfast Sat 11-Jan-14 22:28:17

I like it too, I love names that lend themselves to different nn. Gives scope for your teenage ds to makes his own choice too ;)

It's a good name, definitely.

Artandco Sat 11-Jan-14 22:28:11

It's good.
Alfred as full name
Alfie as toddler
Al as teen
Alf as an old man

Ridersofthestorm Sat 11-Jan-14 22:27:25

I think Alfred is a beautiful name

Chelseylou Sat 11-Jan-14 22:24:22

I love it just worried when they are teenager if they will agree?? : / x x

SweepTheHalls Sat 11-Jan-14 21:55:24

I have an Alfred, he goes by Alfie smile

jellybeans Sat 11-Jan-14 21:54:08

I'm not sure. I'm not so keen on old man names.

Rosencrantz Sat 11-Jan-14 21:37:43

Brother is an Alexander who gets Sandy from Mum and Alex from Dad, and occasionally Xander, when we all liked Buffy.

More than one nickname isn't an issue! No one gets confused!

nameuschangeus Sat 11-Jan-14 20:55:20

It's fab.

DalmationDots Sat 11-Jan-14 20:52:17

Love it and love both the nicknames. Very in fashion at the moment too.

Bowlersarm Sat 11-Jan-14 20:11:47

It sounds like it works for both of you. And I think either alf, Alfie or Freddie go with Eva.

impatienttobemummy Sat 11-Jan-14 20:11:22

I liked Alfred too but we went for George in the end as he looks completely like a George! Freddie is very common I know loads

Chelseylou Sat 11-Jan-14 20:09:35

I love freddie and quite like alf on its own for short x

emark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:22:15

we have an Alfred always called Freddie grin

buttercrumble Sat 11-Jan-14 19:17:31

Love it

Chelseylou Sat 11-Jan-14 19:15:06

Ye I think we would use freddie as a nickname because my husband likes alfred m wud probably use that or freddie n not bother with alfie. Its so difficult finding a name wr both like thata not in top 100 but not too odd x

SS3J Sat 11-Jan-14 19:11:06

I like it. And goes nicely with Eva. But, might be weird if he ends up being called different shortened forms by his parents.

Chelseylou Sat 11-Jan-14 19:08:43

My husband likes alfie and I like freddie so he suggested alfred? I really like old man names but unsure. What do u think? Daughter is Eva. Eva and Alfred x x

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