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Boys name - WALTER?

(105 Posts)
Neeerly3 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:28:58

I took a deep breath, said 50 hail mary's and decided to throw it to the wolves...

my dt's are called Edward and Arthur.....

TheFallenMadonna Mon 13-Oct-08 16:30:09

God no.

Really no.

Have some experience.

bleurgh Mon 13-Oct-08 16:32:13

ignore Madonna she plainly has a jaundiced view

it's superb

MrsMattie Mon 13-Oct-08 16:33:35


This 'old fashioned names' trend is starting to get silly.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 13-Oct-08 16:33:52

I do indeed have a very jaundiced view grin

pagwatch Mon 13-Oct-08 16:34:13

remind me of the gorgeous little boy in the World according to Garp who was scared of the under toad.
But he dies when the car he is in plows into another car in which his mother is giving one of her pupils a blow job...
So perhaps not the best connection?

<<pag wonders if this was the kind of reply OP wanted>>

wheresthehamster Mon 13-Oct-08 16:35:44


Agree with MrsM

wonderstuff Mon 13-Oct-08 16:36:41

love edward and arthur but walter is a step too far?

Neeerly3 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:36:56

er...pag...thanks! <adds walter to list in PENCIL, just in case!>

nigeltuffnell Mon 13-Oct-08 16:38:16

Love it, we considered it as is a family name.
only reservation I had was Walter the softie in the beano......

bleurgh Mon 13-Oct-08 16:38:36

you are all out of your minds

they don't know what they're talking about neerly

pag's right about the film though
very weird movie

Neeerly3 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:39:32

<starts to rub off....>


bleurgh Mon 13-Oct-08 16:39:32

nigel's not out of her mind, very sensible person there

LouMacca Mon 13-Oct-08 16:40:07

Walter the Softy springs to mind. Sorry but its awful.

Edward and Arthur both sweet. How about George, Charles, Henry, Bertie??

Neeerly3 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:47:58

lou, they all on my list, but heard walter on weekend and thought "oooo, now you don't hear that often, i like that and i like Walt", but had my reservations (as i did about Arthur initially, but by god it suits him now)

daizydoo Mon 13-Oct-08 16:57:19

I like the name, but DH says the nickname will be Wally!

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:59:21

I quite like it, and I think it goes well with Edward and Arthur. How lovely to have 3 boys!

LouMacca Mon 13-Oct-08 17:00:14

Tbh i don't think Walter sounds in the same vein as Edward & Arthur iykwim.

Sorry, don't want to hurt your feelings but I think I would laugh if someone told me their sweet little baby was called Walter.

sleepycat Mon 13-Oct-08 17:00:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 13-Oct-08 17:01:21

Although just noticed you've mentioned Hector. Which I absolutely love by the way, and also goes well with your other 2.

Or what about Alfred (Alfie)
or George
or Henry
or Stanley
or Rufus

bleurgh Mon 13-Oct-08 17:27:53

Wilf is getting a bit common now.

(sour grapes because we wanted Wilf and I drippily said no)

Califrau Mon 13-Oct-08 18:07:20

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hifi Mon 13-Oct-08 18:23:42

its such a drippy name.

EdwardCullenCanHaveMysoul Mon 13-Oct-08 18:26:23

(Total off point warning...)
I used to live down the road from a business called Walter Wall Carpet Fitters grin.

As for the name, sorry, I wouldn't. It brings to mind drippy boys a la The Beano.

blinks Mon 13-Oct-08 18:31:33

sidney? hector? oldies but a tad less bogging

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