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Rose1Thornton Mon 14-Dec-15 16:17:08

Okay so after lots and lot's and lot's of No's Wildan is the name we have settled on for DS, I don't care how many people think it's more of a dog's name (which seems to be everyone's answer to a name they don't like on here) I'm sticking with it unless it's universally hated.

I just want to know what you honestly think of it and what's the first think you'd think if you heard this in the playground/park/street

SoWhite Mon 14-Dec-15 16:17:53

I've never heard of it before at all, for a person or a dog.

What's the background?

TaliZorah Mon 14-Dec-15 16:18:31

is it a boy or a girl
Did they make it up

I don't hate it but those are my first thoughts

Kittymum03 Mon 14-Dec-15 16:21:31

I've never heard it before.Didn't make me think of a dog.
I like it.Its nice.Different but not too out there.
But I did think (Hmm,NN Willy?)

AuntieStella Mon 14-Dec-15 16:21:53

Do you say it with a short 'i' (a bit like will-dun)?

Do does the first bit rhyme with 'wild'?

Pronounced the first way, I'd assume it was a surname name (not my thing, but a well-established way of naming).

eternalopt Mon 14-Dec-15 16:22:17

Never heard of it. Not a big fan, as sounds like it was made up by someone who couldn't decide between will and dan, but I find that even names I'm a bit confused at on paper are different when baby arrives and you start using it. Just becomes their name.

Rose1Thornton Mon 14-Dec-15 16:22:31

@SoWhite It's an Arabic name, that we have no connection to whatsoever but it's the only name after months and months that DH and I can agree on and since I've never heard it either, I'm just trying to figure out what reactions to expect if we stick with it

Rose1Thornton Mon 14-Dec-15 16:27:30

@AuntieStella It's pronounced with a short i so will-dun is correct

@kittymum03 Haven't even thought of nick names but it certainly won't be Willy

Kittymum03 Mon 14-Dec-15 16:28:15

I would pronounce it Will-den.
Wouldn't think twice tbh,if I heard someone say it.

ThreeRuddyTubs Mon 14-Dec-15 16:29:56

I actually quite like it but also wasn't sure how to say it. Certainly isn't a dogs name and definitely not as bad as some of the horrors I've seen on mn

RiverTam Mon 14-Dec-15 16:30:19

It sounds a bit dull, tbh. Lots of nns I guess - Will/Willy and Dan/Danny.

Kittymum03 Mon 14-Dec-15 16:31:06

Just saw your post about NN.When we were naming our son we spent forever saying 'Well this could be shortened to this,he might be called this for short..' etc grin

toffeeboffin Mon 14-Dec-15 16:31:36

He will be called either Will or Dan by his peers.

The name doesn't make sense.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Mon 14-Dec-15 16:32:35

My brain reads 'Wild Dan' blush

Rose1Thornton Mon 14-Dec-15 16:46:03

@RiverTam I'm happy with dull :D as long as it isn't thought of as horrid

@Kittymum03 We've spent so long just trying to find a name that we haven't had time to even contemplate nicknames, I might have to get ahead of the nn picking so that I never have to hear him be called Willy

@MaryPoppinsPenguins 'Wild Dan' isn't too bad, I can live with people getting it wrong and it's hopefully an easy name to correct

And I'm really glad to see that a few of you actually like the name :D

StoptheRavelry Mon 14-Dec-15 16:57:24

I'm sorry, but it just seems too random.

Saying it out loud it doesn't flow very well, not IMO anyway - and it sounds a bit like 'well then' (at least round here) or will do, or well done...

he's going to get an awful lot of 'excuse me?' and 'pardon, what did you say?' throughout his life if you give him this name.

I don't think that's necessarily a gift he will thank you for, iyswim!

Kittymum03 Mon 14-Dec-15 16:57:53

We were lucky as we both agreed on a name in about 5 minutes,and that was that.It was always going to be his name.
We had the discussion about NN's just so we weren't surprised by anything.. And of course,the one we aren't keen on,some family have taken to calling him that.

If you love it,use it smile

celtictoast Mon 14-Dec-15 17:25:56

I think people will often pronounce it Will-Dan and need correcting. They may also think you couldn't choose between Will or Dan as a name.

Madbengalmum Mon 14-Dec-15 17:28:25

No sorry

Out2pasture Mon 14-Dec-15 17:44:19

Wild Dan, every time he acts up will reinforce the Wild side.
Epic fail for a name.

Oysterbabe Mon 14-Dec-15 18:59:40

I also read it as Wild Dan and thought it sounded like a baddy in an old western.

YeOldeTrout Mon 14-Dec-15 19:10:59

It sounds like Wayland which is a real name around these 'ere parts.

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Mon 14-Dec-15 19:14:08

I like it - plus on the off chance he really hates it, he can always go by Will by I think it's a nice name

Pinklily1 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:57:53

I've never heard of it before but really like it. Its different, there won't be 10 of them in his class and I think it would work at all ages - baby through to old man.

mrsschu Mon 14-Dec-15 21:39:45

I dislike it, it sounds made up, even if it isn't. Actually I'll caveat that - if you were of an Arabic background I'd assume it was an Arabic name. If you were not, I'd assume you made it up. If I saw it written down I'd assume it was pronounced Wild-an.

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