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Could I call a baby Wolfie in RL?

(95 Posts)
TooExtraImmatureCheddar Sat 22-Mar-14 15:01:59

I'm 22 weeks pg with DC3. This is my first boy. Ever since I was pg with DD1 DH and I have had a running joke that if we had a boy we would call him Wolfie. Found out 2 weeks ago that this is indeed a boy, and the bump is now firmly called Wolfie. It was never meant to be serious, but the trouble is that I can't find a boy's name I like at all! Would Wolfie be so very bad, really, and if it is, what else might I like?

1. It has to be a real name and not a nickname/shortening of a longer name
2. I don't really like popular/mainstream names. DDs are Thea and Maia.
3. My surname starts with V and ends with O so V names are out, as are names ending in O.

I like Rafe (but my neighbour has a little Rafe the same age as DD2), Felix (can't get away from the cat food), Finn (but is now v popular) and Conor (v close to my dog's name so would be confusing).

ASmidgeofMidge Sat 22-Mar-14 15:04:38

I love Wolfie. Was vetoed by dh for our DS, please use it so I can live vicariously through you grin

tethersend Sat 22-Mar-14 15:05:46

Fine as long as you don't live in Tooting grin

ASmidgeofMidge Sat 22-Mar-14 15:06:18

Nope! grin

ASmidgeofMidge Sat 22-Mar-14 15:06:43


BlingBubbles Sat 22-Mar-14 15:08:20

I know a baby Wolf, NN is Wolfie.

I don't love it personally but it suits the little boy and the family.

PrimalLass Sat 22-Mar-14 15:08:42

It depends whether you will be offended by other people not liking it.

SauvignonBlanche Sat 22-Mar-14 15:08:55

I know 2 Wolfies but they're both shortened versions of Wolfgang.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Sat 22-Mar-14 15:21:10


Not keen on Wolfgang. Maybe my brain just needs to time to calm down, become less hormonal and the perfect name will pop into my head.

I might be offended - I'm not very good at ignoring other people's opinions. Good point, Sauvignon. Will have to think about this.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Sat 22-Mar-14 15:22:06

Dsis suggested Howell, pronounced Howl, as an alternative.

Yamyoid Sat 22-Mar-14 15:23:23


Bowlersarm Sat 22-Mar-14 15:23:46

It's great.

But if you aren't brave enough, I don't think a neighbour having a Rafe should make you discount it.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Sat 22-Mar-14 15:24:06

Love the name Wolfie. Prefer Wolfram to Wolfgang.

RiverTam Sat 22-Mar-14 15:25:26

Wolfie is lovely, go for it!

RabbitPies Sat 22-Mar-14 15:27:15

No. It's awful.

Bowlersarm Sat 22-Mar-14 15:27:28


It's what a Wolf does!

landoflostcontent Sat 22-Mar-14 15:31:09


specialsubject Sat 22-Mar-14 15:32:48

Freedom for Tooting!!

but maybe everyone has forgotten now?

mmmmmchocolate Sat 22-Mar-14 15:37:10

No but you could call a husky wolfie. Which is what I suggest.

tethersend Sat 22-Mar-14 15:39:47

How about Foxy?

hellymelly Sat 22-Mar-14 15:43:05

He could be Wilfred, nn Wolfie, but Wolf is fab if it suits him.

tshirtsuntan Sat 22-Mar-14 15:46:19

He may end up with a mil who calls him foxy...grin

tshirtsuntan Sat 22-Mar-14 15:47:16

Ps I really like it as a name smile

tshirtsuntan Sat 22-Mar-14 15:47:55

Ooh and lots of x-posts!

catinbootz Sat 22-Mar-14 15:48:44

I know a Wulfstan nn Wulfy. Very cool.

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