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Wilbert....

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greentreeseverywhere Sun 01-Oct-17 18:39:25

my oh loves it. I don't hate it....but don't love it. love Bertie thou.
so any other names I can suggest along the Wilbert lines?
also on his list are Wilfred Cecil and Toby.
he likes very traditional names where as I'm a bit more open to all names and love more American style...austin Tyler Reece ....we just can't decide.
middle name is James for family reasons
would love some help and suggestions grin

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Sun 01-Oct-17 18:42:51

Wilfred - lovely
Cecil - I really like it, but imagine it's a bit marmite
Toby - lovely, but popular
Tyler - don't like and sounds like a profession rather than a name
Reece - I like it, but prefer the Rhys spelling
Austin - ok
Wilbert - no, I don't like at all (sorry to your DH)

PandorasXbox Sun 01-Oct-17 18:43:33

I prefer Gilbert tbh. Nn Gil or Bert.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Sun 01-Oct-17 18:45:15

Suggestions similar to your DH's:

Albert
Walter
Wilbur
Alfred
Ernest

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 01-Oct-17 18:55:08

I much prefer your DH's style in names

I like Wilbert

Have you considered Hubert or Bertram both last to Bertie or Bram for Bertram

NuffSaidSam Sun 01-Oct-17 18:55:18

Herbert
Albert
Gilbert
Robert
Bertram
Burton

would all give you the Bertie nn.

Other suggestions:

William
Gideon
Jack/Jackson
Caspian
Tobias
Alexander
Taylor
Ryder
Atticus
Marcus
Elias
Noah
Ezra
Jonathan

NextIndia Sun 01-Oct-17 18:58:02

I’m not keen on names that can be shortened to Willy. I’m Scottish though. Maybe in other parts of the UK etc it would be more likely to be Will.

strawberrypenguin Sun 01-Oct-17 18:59:18

Wilfred is nice
Albert is nice
Wilbert not so much - Wilbur maybe?

greentreeseverywhere Sun 01-Oct-17 19:09:00

thanx guys some good suggestions to give him.
i call his willy a Wilbur....hadn't thought of that blush

lindblum Sun 01-Oct-17 23:54:52

He likes Toby - how about Tobias?

I think Tobias is unusual while Toby is really common for some reason. Like Freddie and Alfie... no Fredericks or Alfreds around much any more!

greentreeseverywhere Mon 02-Oct-17 09:41:32

I suggested Tobias he wasn't keen
after talking last night we both really like Cedric....and he is not a Harry potter fan so doesn't know about Cedric or my love for him!!! so thats our number one at the mo

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Mon 02-Oct-17 10:40:17

Cedric is nice. Love the HP connection too!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 02-Oct-17 10:43:36

Sometimes I feel like I've fallen down the rabbit hole, Wilbert! Arthur! Is this lumber your kids with an ugly name day

Bowsandbugs Mon 02-Oct-17 10:47:14

sonlypuppyfat different people, different tastes. OP would probably dislike your children's names too ;)

Smoliver Mon 02-Oct-17 11:07:38

Wilbert is okay. I'm with you though, I prefer Bertie.

Wilfred, Cecil and Toby are good names too, my favourite being Wilfred. If he likes Toby though, maybe you can suggest Tobias and having his nickname be Toby.

Some other suggestions -

Walter (shorten to Walt - nice Disney connotations with this name)
Robert
Alfred (nn Alfie, Fred or Freddie)
Albert (nn Albie)
Arthur (nice meaning - means Bear)
Alistair
Edward
Eugene
Ernest
Harold
Frank/Franklin
Hector

squoosh Mon 02-Oct-17 13:20:29

Wilbert is seriously bad. As are Cecil and Wilfred. Although I suppose Wilfred is slightly less awful than Wilbert and Cecil.

Toby is fine. Cedric is borderline but I can imagine a kid making it his own.

But Wilbert......don't do it to the poor mite.

thisisafreename Mon 02-Oct-17 23:07:00

I think Wilbert is lovely. He can shorten it to Will or Bert.

I'd also consider: -
Bartholomew (Bertie or Bart)
Bertram (Bertie)
Gabriel (Gabe)
Raphael (Raph)
Thomas
Alfred
Nicholas
Klaus
William
Robert (Bob or Bobby)
Matthew.

All in the same vein as Wilbert, I think.

TeaAndToast85 Tue 03-Oct-17 12:54:35

Wilbert would be a very cute name for a cat - but I don't think it should be inflicted on a human. Sorry OP

TheLegendOfBeans Tue 03-Oct-17 12:56:12

Wilbur
Wilf (v hipster trendy)

but not Wilbert; I'm sorry. Looks like a mashup of William and Gilbert x

Horseshoe1 Tue 03-Oct-17 19:45:10

Wilbert sounds pretty comical to me. Wilfred or Albert - fine!

bridgetreilly Tue 03-Oct-17 21:30:03

I know a little Wilby. Very cute.

greentreeseverywhere Wed 11-Oct-17 15:10:33

we had a girl!!! so no need to worry about Wilbert grin

lalaloopyhead Wed 11-Oct-17 15:15:44

Haha OP congratulations!

What have you called her?

greentreeseverywhere Thu 12-Oct-17 12:44:25

she's Tessa which again I'm sure not everyone will love but suits her down to the ground smile

IAmTheDragon Sat 14-Oct-17 16:07:52

Tessa is GORGEOUS!

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