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Wulfric or Elias?

(102 Posts)
Cuppaqueen Thu 29-Dec-16 01:39:19

Ok, my husband and I are totally stuck on a name for our baby boy due in April. We like unusual (but not trendy/made-up) names, especially old English/ Scandinavian. Help! What do you genuinely think of our favourites?

Wulfric (Wulf for short)
Elias (Eli for short)

These are the two front-runners right now. Also considering:

Nathaniel (but what would the nickname be? I don't like Nate or Nathan)
Isaac (possibly Zac for short)
Alaric (but he'd end up Al, just like Alan, I guess)

Other suggestions welcome - no T or P names due to initials not going with our surnames.

Thank you!!! smile

ScarletForYa Thu 29-Dec-16 01:41:44

Wulfric definitely!

Elias sounds a bit wimpy!

GreatBritishBakeOff Thu 29-Dec-16 01:53:06

Neither! Sorry Op, I'd be a bit hmm if I met anyone named either of those names...

Nathaniel is nice though, maybe the nickname could be Ani or Niel?

DementedUnicorn Thu 29-Dec-16 02:21:40

I like Elias.

Wulfric is a bit too Dumbledore for me and I have Harry Potter tattoos

Scabetty Thu 29-Dec-16 02:34:25


user1477282676 Thu 29-Dec-16 02:35:33

I like Wulfric. Elias is a bit weak. Wulf is a fabulous name.

Normandy144 Thu 29-Dec-16 03:03:28

I like Elias, Isaac and Nathaniel. You could use Nat for Nathaniel. Not sure I'd bother shortening Isaac as it is short enough. I do like Zac as the short version of Zachary/Zachariah.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 29-Dec-16 06:28:49

My favourite is Elias.


Riversiderunner Thu 29-Dec-16 06:29:41

Neither! Too try-hard!

myoriginal3 Thu 29-Dec-16 06:43:46

I don't like either name.

NinjaLeprechaun Thu 29-Dec-16 06:51:49

I like Wulfric. You could use either Wulf or Ric as a nickname.
Ric can be short for Aleric as well.

talkshowhost97 Thu 29-Dec-16 06:51:57

I really like Elias, relatively unusual without being weird or hard to say/spell. I know a 4 year old Elias and it really suits him.

Wulfric is pretty dreadful IMO.

Your other names are ok.

MissWimpyDimple Thu 29-Dec-16 06:59:18

Wulfric is pretty bad. I would think you had tried a bit too hard with that one. Plus it would be great if it suited him but it might not.

Elias is ok. Nathaniel is good. Nat or Natty would be nice

Pluto30 Thu 29-Dec-16 07:19:57

Wulfric = Dumbledore

Elias. I prefer Elliot though.

LotsoNumbers Thu 29-Dec-16 07:36:02

Cuthbert? Fucking CUTHBERT?

I prefer Wulfric out of your names op

user1477282676 Thu 29-Dec-16 07:38:36

Lotso Your reaction has me laughing so hard. grin

LotsoNumbers Thu 29-Dec-16 07:41:55

Honestly though, who looks at their beautiful newborn and thinks....Yeah....Cuthbert grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 29-Dec-16 07:44:40

Wulfric. Love Wulf.

BikeRunSki Thu 29-Dec-16 07:54:46

I like Elias.
I love Nathaniel - could be Nat?


RobinSnood Thu 29-Dec-16 07:55:21

Neither. Isaac/Zac is great though.

Artandco Thu 29-Dec-16 07:58:58


mistermagpie Thu 29-Dec-16 08:00:42

Neither. What about Anders? I know a baby one and it's really cute. Or Magnus if you like Scandinavian names?

Elias is okaaaaay, just. But Wulfric? confused

Staranise123 Thu 29-Dec-16 08:24:44

Wulfric - classic and strong.

I don't like Elias much

Cuppaqueen Thu 29-Dec-16 08:25:56

Thanks guys! I'd forgotten that Wulfric was one of Dumbledore's names - damn. Also husband has pointed out 3 syllables goes better with our surname. So Elias and Nathaniel now in the lead (although Wulfric will be the one that got away sad).

I'd love a Thor but hubby vetoed that early doors! With Lotsa on Cuthbert - not a fan, ha ha. Javier? Or is that too Spanish for a couple with no family connection to Spain?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 29-Dec-16 08:32:30

What about Wolfgang? Or Wolfric instead of a U (both are considered proper spellings) it reads better to me, not sure why.

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