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Wilfred vs Reginald

(45 Posts)
peachyroses Wed 25-Oct-17 21:58:14

Please help us decide between Wilfred and Reginald!!

Love the variety of nicknames with Wilfred but am really not keen on the nickname Reggie, I prefer Reg. I don’t know why I just feel it’s a bit everywhere at the moment. Plus a lady ruined it for me the other day when I heard her shout Reggie but pronounced it REJAYYY. sad

Thanks in advance smile

CanIKondo Wed 25-Oct-17 22:01:37

Much prefer Wilfred. Makes me think of Wilfred Owen and has much better nicknames.

CanIKondo Wed 25-Oct-17 22:01:53

Much prefer Wilfred. Makes me think of Wilfred Owen and has much better nicknames.

Smoliver Wed 25-Oct-17 22:02:22

I love Wilfred and the nicknames you get with this name. I like Reginald too but I would be inclined to nickname him Reggie.

If you like all the nicknames that come with Wilfred, then that would be my choice.

ScarletSienna Wed 25-Oct-17 22:03:46

Wilfred. All it’s shortenings are similar in style whereas Reggie and Reg have a different feel to the full name (plus I really don’t like it anyway!).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 25-Oct-17 22:27:17

Reginald, love Reg/Reggie.

DramaAlpaca Wed 25-Oct-17 22:29:19

They aren't my style of name, but of the two I'd choose Wilfred. I don't like Reginald at all.

Imabanana Wed 25-Oct-17 22:30:53

Definitely Wilfred. Love if

SuperBeagle Wed 25-Oct-17 22:31:34

I prefer Reggie to Wilf, but think that Wilfred has made more of a comeback than Reginald, which makes it a less polarising name.

iamdazedandconfused Wed 25-Oct-17 22:35:09

Love Wilfred/Wilf smile

Sophronia Wed 25-Oct-17 23:23:34


FreeFrie Wed 25-Oct-17 23:37:54

Wilfred is really nice I think!

Jojopugh Wed 25-Oct-17 23:50:38

Wilfred is cool shortened wilf 😀

sonlypuppyfat Wed 25-Oct-17 23:55:45

Wilf wilf? Are you all off another planet? It's bloody awful

Ttbb Wed 25-Oct-17 23:57:28

My husband tell me that Reginald is very 'common' in Britain.

SoNouveau Thu 26-Oct-17 00:04:07

They are both old man names and a bit ugly in my opinion.
The spelling is slightly different but Wilfred always makes me think of old man Steptoe who was Wilfrid Brambell.

Buntysoven Thu 26-Oct-17 00:06:52

Wilf is my mum's Irish wolfhound who is a sweetheart so I vote Wilfred

VonHerrBurton Thu 26-Oct-17 00:07:17

Wilf/Wilfred sorry dislike immensely.

Reg I love, for all ages, cute baby to grown man.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Thu 26-Oct-17 00:09:38

Wilfred, always Wilfred. Read the Wilf threads on here and then dare you to not choose it smile

DaisyRaine90 Thu 26-Oct-17 00:41:05

Wilfred 😊 Freddie for short 😘

AnyaMoondial Thu 26-Oct-17 02:15:18

Wilfred. Wilf is gorgeous as nn.

KoalaD Thu 26-Oct-17 02:24:59

I dislike them both but Reginald is awful.

FrancisCrawford Thu 26-Oct-17 06:21:25

Dislike them both.

Reggie is especially bad bcos it makes me think of the Krays

Ploppie4 Thu 26-Oct-17 06:23:35

Adore both Reggie and Wilf but Wilf is preferable

Ploppie4 Thu 26-Oct-17 06:24:39

Also if you like Reg what about Rex. I adore Rex

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