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CumbriaMum91 Sat 12-Dec-15 01:22:44

For a boy. Cute or crazy or both? Obviously this is just aimed towards those who already loves unusual names.

My DD already has a very unusual name so don't need any negativity about them in general, just wondering if this is that step too far? I preferred Fox but cant use it so was thinking of alternatives smile x

TaylorKent312 Sat 12-Dec-15 01:41:50

I'm not really a fan but it's quite cool for a little boy not so much for an adult, what about Wilder as a name? Similar to Wolf and a little more suitable for an adult but at the end of the day, your choice, if you really like it, than go for it

Tiggeryoubastard Sat 12-Dec-15 01:54:29

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MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sat 12-Dec-15 01:59:27


Just no

jobrum Sat 12-Dec-15 02:02:42

majestic Ha!

CumbriaMum91 Sat 12-Dec-15 02:04:37

Thanks Taylor that's a nice suggestion i like it smile and yeah Majestic i thought of that but no kids now-a-days have a clue about gladiators it was barely my generation lol

Mrsfrumble Sat 12-Dec-15 02:08:09

DS has a Wolfgang / Wolfie in his preschool class last year. His family were not German or Austrian, just hipsters. I did rather like it though, he was a pretty cool kid.

DeepBlueLake Sat 12-Dec-15 02:51:19

No, it's not a name, it's an expression a dog makes.

Jenda Sat 12-Dec-15 03:08:47

I would worry about having a very timid little indoorsy boy trying to pull of Wolf! Love it as a nickname, like the previous suggestion of Wilder..could also use Wilf but call him by Wolf.

Love Fox!

LucyBabs Sat 12-Dec-15 03:11:44

Oh dear your poor ds if you do choose wolf what's wrong with a simple name like John? grin

sofato5miles Sat 12-Dec-15 03:13:40

Wolfgang. Then shorten it. I like it.

sofato5miles Sat 12-Dec-15 03:15:52

I have a friend called Dragana serbian and one of her friend's is called Vlad. I loves saying their names!

MarmiteAndButter Sat 12-Dec-15 03:43:41

There's Wolfram as well. I prefer this to Wolfgang.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 12-Dec-15 08:13:34

Friend of a friend has just named her baby boy fox. I think it's a boy...?

I think wolf would be a great nn. Possibly for Wilfred? Or Wolfgang as suggested already.

maybebabybee Sat 12-Dec-15 08:29:51

God no. Even on its own it's poncey. 'Wolfgang' would be even worse. I do know a Wolfram but he's a 65 year old German professor.

And I like unusual/animal names.

BertrandRussell Sat 12-Dec-15 08:41:55

OK. Imagine you are 10. You haven't had your growth spurt yet. You are small, thin, and nervous. On your first day at secondary school, you are asked to say your name aloud in class.

You will almost certainly not be bullied- I don't think people bullied for their names. But in the nicest group of 10 year in the world most of them will find it impossible not to smile at least. Do you really want that?

Unusual is absolutely fine. Unusual that has the potential to make your child's life even slightly more difficult than it needs to be- not so much.

Tirfarthoin Sat 12-Dec-15 08:50:21

Isn't Wolfric an old English name? I really like Wolfie, Wolfgang, and Wolfric. Wolf on it own is a bit meh.

Doublebubblebubble Sat 12-Dec-15 08:54:43

I quite like it. I think its quite sweet and miles better than Bear x the first thing (and I know its a bit weird) that I think of is Wold from gladiators x if you like it go for it xx

Greebosmum Sat 12-Dec-15 09:03:05

My Grandson has Wolff as a second name (German heritage). His first name is also German. His Daddy is enormous and a bit scary until you get to know him, so hopefully he will be able to live up to his name when it grows up.

Tirfarthoin Sat 12-Dec-15 09:03:16

I don't think children get bullied because of a name.
DS (15) has a very unusual slightly hmm name in his age group there are also boys called Buzz, Tray, Falcon, Emmet, Tigger...None of his age mates have ever raised so much as an eyebrow over his or anyone else's name. We don't live in a particularly hipster area it's just that very unusual names are not uncommon in kids these days.

Tirfarthoin Sat 12-Dec-15 09:05:01

There should be a full stop after name. Otherwise that whole post reads a bit oddly grin

Bombaybunty Sat 12-Dec-15 09:06:10

My DS had a Wolf spend a day at his school to see if he liked it.
He was a rock star's child.

reallybadidea Sat 12-Dec-15 09:06:59

Are you a famous celebrity, or at least rich enough to mingle with the rich and famous? If not, no.

YouGottaKeepEmSeparated Sat 12-Dec-15 09:10:50

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