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Barnaby, Albert or Wilf

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Hellobump15 Sun 24-May-15 10:05:36

I posted a few months ago as we were struggling with names for (surprise) DC4 if they turned out to be DS4.

A girls name is no problem Penelope Beatrice Betty, but having used 9 boys name as each DS has 2 middle names we are really struggling and DDay is pretty much here now.

The ones I'm coming back to are

Albert (probably with nickname Bertie or Albie)
Wilf (Wilfred on birth certificate)

I'd rather not say my sons' names as it would complete out me but I'm happy any of those 'go' with them.

We have one top 15, one top 50 and one top 200 names so a mix. The popularity of my first son's name does bother me at times so I probably lean more towards unusual names but getting the right name is the most important thing.

Any thoughts really welcome

Sophronia Sun 24-May-15 11:12:12

I like Albert the best, followed by Wilfred. Not so keen on Barnaby.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 24-May-15 11:14:11


Not keen on Albert or Wilf.

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 24-May-15 11:15:00


Allthatnonsense Sun 24-May-15 12:02:28

Like them all. Barnaby is my least favourite, but only because I associate it with a pony that I used to ride.

sweetpeame Sun 24-May-15 12:22:20

In order of preference:
Albert nn Albie (not Bertie) - really like Albie
Wilfred nn Wilf - not a massive fan but just because it's not really my taste
Barnaby - dislike, maybe a good name for a dog

coffeegonecold Sun 24-May-15 13:17:20

my dd2's best friend is called Barnaby. I really like it, not so keen on Wilf or Albert but non are awful!

Island31 Sun 24-May-15 13:51:05

My DH is called Barnaby he shortens it to Barney and he likes it he says he can't be moody with a name like Barney he has to be happy! He also said yes there are dogs called Barney but only the cool dogs!

Clueing4looks Sun 24-May-15 14:01:03

I love Albert nn Bertie.

I used to love Wilf, but a colleague has an 8yo Wilf and for some reason it makes me cringe whenever I hear it.

Marcipex Sun 24-May-15 14:01:57

Barnaby is great, I also like Wilf which seems very different and a more serious name.
I don't like Albert tbh.

mrstweefromtweesville Sun 24-May-15 15:03:00

WILF is some ridiculous acronym in teaching - 'What am I Looking For', in a 'what are we learning' context. Teachers will expect your next child to be WALT.

Barnaby is ok. Albert even. Wilfred if you never allow it to be abbreviated (or lengthened - Toyah Wilcox's rabbit is called 'Willie Fred', read that somewhere).

EmpressOfJurisfiction Sun 24-May-15 15:06:09

Not Albert - bert is a really ugly sound imo. I'd go for Barnaby.

CamelHump Sun 24-May-15 15:09:19

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spaghettina Tue 26-May-15 09:39:39

I really like Barnaby! I've never heard of a dog called that either.

Stinkersmum Tue 26-May-15 09:41:03

Love barnaby!

YellowLemons Tue 26-May-15 19:48:16

I love love love Barnaby, but have never been allowed it with any of my boys ! Maybe if I get a surprise DS4 one day grin

HainaultViaNewburyPark Tue 26-May-15 19:53:18

I love Wilfred (it is DS's middle name). I quite like Albert - less keen on Barnaby (I know one - DS does t get on with him - this may cloud my opinion).

Other names I considered for DS: Alec, Dominic, Edwin, Hugh, Isaac, Jasper, Percival, Victor

winkywinkola Tue 26-May-15 19:56:39

Barnaby. Ds3 is Barnaby and I love the name. It's round and bouncy and jolly. Does that sound daft??

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