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bettybets Mon 17-Aug-09 16:05:10

Alfie for a boy?

Either Jack Alfie or Alfie Jack

jabberwocky Mon 17-Aug-09 16:06:33


moondog Mon 17-Aug-09 16:07:38

God every other kid is called Alfie or Jack.

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 17-Aug-09 16:11:04

Not terribly keen, although I used to know a gorgeous little Alfie.

I prefer Archie. It's a bit stronger.

If you must, go for Alfred, and then you could change your mind and call him Freddy!

BunnyLebowski Mon 17-Aug-09 16:14:19

Awful, Awful AWFUL.

It's a name soap character or a dog.

Jack is beyond boring.

Trikken Mon 17-Aug-09 16:26:19

Love the name alfie.

jellybeans Mon 17-Aug-09 16:36:03

It's too trendy and 'babyish' IMO. Jack is also too popular but it's strong sounding rather than cutesy. I prefer strong names for boys like Max, Ben, Zach etc. Freddie, Alfie etc just sound abit 'too nicknamey' and great for kids but not grown men. They could go to Alf as a man but that is a terrible name.

PuppyMonkey Mon 17-Aug-09 16:38:15

I do have a soft spot for Alfie blush. Not Jack though. Or Alfred, cos Alfred is horrid.

ChocFudgeCake Mon 17-Aug-09 16:41:14

Don't like Alfie. Alfred is ok.

MamaLazarou Mon 17-Aug-09 16:47:03

I second moondog. Aren't there enough Alfies and Jacks in the world?

bettybets Mon 17-Aug-09 16:49:28

It after my DP grandad who recently past. His names was Alfred hence why we're thinking of Alfie.

We had semi agreed on Jack- even though i'm not 100% because its way to popular, my DP is very subborn when it comes to names because he was bullied for years because of his.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 17-Aug-09 16:52:42

Alfie is too trendy too twee.

Alfred and/or Freddie is better. Nice to name him after your Grabndad I thinksmile

screamingabdab Mon 17-Aug-09 18:08:07

I like Jack. It's maybe not going to set the world on fire, but is solid (and I think solid is good for boys names)

but Alfie is a but twee (sorry)

pinkchampagne Mon 17-Aug-09 19:12:45

Oh dear, seems my DS's name is really unpopular! Well I love the name Alfie & know a gorgeous one!wink

alfiedaisy Wed 19-Aug-09 12:44:12

I have a dog called Alfie so whenever i hear the name called in a park i expect to see a dog running around!!! But obvioulsy love the name otherwise wouldn't have given it to my dog , he is 9 now so name has been popular for a while.

eightisseventoomany Thu 20-Aug-09 10:57:00

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violethill Thu 20-Aug-09 10:59:47

Way too twee

tiredOFTHEDMemma Thu 20-Aug-09 11:07:29

I have an Alfie Jack.

We have only ever met one other Alfie and as far as I am aware, there is only one other in his school.

mopsyflopsy Thu 20-Aug-09 12:31:32

Alfie sounds like a cartoon character - not a good name for a man imo.

Alfred is better, more solid. I'd probably shorten to Freddie.

Jack is just so, so boring as there are just so many Jacks around....

coldasanewrazorblade Thu 20-Aug-09 12:36:57

Alfie is short for Alfred and Jack is a nickname, usually for John I believe.

I love Alfred, but would shorten to Alf or Fred.

annasmami Thu 20-Aug-09 12:46:36

Alfie sounds like a dog's name and/or a nickname for a little toddler. Also sounds ridiculous in other languages imo.

Alfred is much better - works well in French, German and Spanish - and gives more nickname options - I prefer Fred or Freddie.

Jack is ok, but so very, very common. There are 2 in my ds's class, known as Jack C and Jack R.

sonniebonnie Thu 20-Aug-09 12:50:04

Don't like Alfie. Alfred is ok.

Agree that Jack is beyond boring...

hulabula Thu 20-Aug-09 18:11:40

Alfred is ok, you could shorten to Alf, Alfie or Freddie.

Don't like Jack.

Paolosgirl Thu 20-Aug-09 18:15:47

Love Alfie - not a common name here at all. Jack is a bit popular, but hey, if you like it what the hell? Don't get this "can't give him my favourite name because there are a few others in the area" approach to names hmm

mrsdisorganised Thu 20-Aug-09 18:20:26

Like Alfie.

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