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Albert or Alfred?

(24 Posts)
Thelostsock Tue 03-Oct-17 17:29:52

Really struggling with boys names! Surname starts K so whilst Frederick is our favourite it doesn't flow properly.

I like nn Albie, Bertie, Freddie but don't like Alfie.

We have ages to chose but these are the only two names we both vaguely like!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 03-Oct-17 17:41:33

How about Frederic K..... ?
I'm sorry, I'm not overly fond of the other two, but love this name.

CormoranStrike Tue 03-Oct-17 17:49:26

Don't love either of them, but marginallyptefer Albert.

MaroonPencil Tue 03-Oct-17 17:53:39

I like Albert better.

Chaffinch4 Tue 03-Oct-17 18:08:49

I wouldn't choose Alfred if you don't like Alfie. Even if you don't call him that, others might well and he might choose that nn for himself later on.

I like both names though.

lolalotta Tue 03-Oct-17 18:14:05

Albert smile

CakesRUs Tue 03-Oct-17 18:48:48

Albert. Not keen on Alfie either.

2014newme Tue 03-Oct-17 18:51:09

Neither sorry
What about alexander, alistair, aidan

Sophronia Tue 03-Oct-17 20:16:51


MikeUniformMike Tue 03-Oct-17 20:18:12

Don't like any of them

user1459464195 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:18:14

If you want to avoid Alfie then you can't use Alfred. Albert it is!

MikeUniformMike Tue 03-Oct-17 20:19:02

Why not just call the boy Freddie?

pilates Tue 03-Oct-17 20:21:18

Albert, love Albie

Threeandabit Tue 03-Oct-17 22:47:04


ABitOTT Tue 03-Oct-17 23:19:14

If you like Freddie but cannot use Frederick, use Alfred & call him Freddie from the start. That should stop anyone calling him Alfie.

Personally I prefer Albert/Albie.

Thelostsock Wed 04-Oct-17 19:59:13

Thanks everyone!!! Still no closer to deciding but really good hearing other opinions

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 04-Oct-17 20:00:21

Alfred is lovely! Not so keen on the other. Plus you can abbreviate to Alf rather than Alfie....

SevenDwarfWharf Wed 04-Oct-17 20:05:14

Albert, Albie by a mile

Bunnyears85 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:35:29

Albert!!! Brilliant name!

DramaAlpaca Wed 04-Oct-17 22:41:06

As others have said, if you don't like Alfie you'll have to avoid Alfred.

So of the two I'd choose Albert.

However, I don't think you should rule out Frederick if you really love it, even though your surname begins with a K. He'll probably end up as Fred or Freddie most of the time anyway so it really won't matter.

bridgetreilly Thu 05-Oct-17 00:12:26

Wilfred nn Fred

Thelostsock Thu 05-Oct-17 21:27:30

Wilfred came up today actually! Not sure if I like it as much as Albert which I'm now swaying towards. Thanks everyone! It's really good to get uncensored reactions rather than from friends and family who (mostly) are too polite

DumbledoresApprentice Thu 05-Oct-17 21:37:39

I like Alfred. I love an Anglo-Saxon name. We got boring with names after the Normans showed up. Edmund, Ealdred, Wulfric, Wulfnoth, Aethelstan, Selwyn- all brilliant names. Then the Normans came along and everyone was Robert, William, John or Henry.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 22:07:06

Its a no brainer. If you don't like Alfie

It has to Albert, as Alfie is a more obvious nn for Alfred than Freddie.

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