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Wilson....whaddya think?

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boodleboot Sun 06-Sep-09 21:47:30

i really like Wilson instead of William for a boy....whats the MN consensus?

crokky Sun 06-Sep-09 21:48:34

I think of it as a surname, although I don't dislike it.

Tommy Sun 06-Sep-09 21:52:00

don't like it

although I am not a fan of surnames as first names generally. If you like it though, go for it.

mrswoolf Sun 06-Sep-09 21:53:02

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dizzydixies Sun 06-Sep-09 21:53:32

am not sure, it reminds me of the cartoon Dennis I think where the next door neighbour was called Wilson

now, I'm not completely adverse to surnames being used as first names however I don't think this would be top of my list to use

sorry, I realise that its a crap answer

Dumbledoresgirl Sun 06-Sep-09 21:53:45

It is my fil's name. I hate it.

boodleboot Sun 06-Sep-09 21:55:40

DH deceased father was called william but we both have a strong connection to a man William Wilson and i would like to honor him in some way i figured we both like Will in the Shortform so could have Wilson as a long form.....does that make any sense?

CurlyQueen Sun 06-Sep-09 21:56:04

Wilson is Dr House's friend's name.

I quite like it, it's a very grownup name (and so many people choose names for babies, not names for the adults their babies will turn into).

NotanOtter Sun 06-Sep-09 21:56:35

not my fave

Pickett though who is nice

dizzydixies Sun 06-Sep-09 21:57:41

Curly - its his surname though not his first name

dogofpoints Sun 06-Sep-09 22:01:58

I don't like it. I know of two adult wilsons

PestoSurfMonster Sun 06-Sep-09 22:02:47

It's that old chap off Dad's Army

moondog Sun 06-Sep-09 22:03:42


(DG, you crack me up. Are you really deadpan in RL? grin)

Boco Sun 06-Sep-09 22:05:46

Never thought much of it until meeting a 5 year old Wilson who is so cute. He's tiny with a really deep voice and very funny. So, now I like it. grin

Rindercella Sun 06-Sep-09 22:08:51

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dogofpoints Sun 06-Sep-09 22:09:36

lol. Now that's a dog who suits Wilson

rek21 Sun 06-Sep-09 22:13:03

It's my dh's middle name and was his grandfather's (born 1920s-ish) first name. I don't have strong feelings about it, but I think it's a legit first name, not just surname.

Goober Sun 06-Sep-09 22:14:27

Are you naming a butler or a baby?

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 06-Sep-09 22:15:02

i think dennis's neighbour too.

i'm not keen but it might be a grower.

maniacbug Sun 06-Sep-09 22:25:00

Ooh, am going to go against general consensus here - I really like it! One of my son's choices for new baby if it's a boy.... but that's based entirely on the fact that it's the red train in Chuggington (his favourite colour) - important to be aware of these things! Must confess not a fan of William at all - seem to know loads aged from 1 month to 10 years (all known as Will). Know a Wilf(red) too, which on the other hand (IMO) is lovely.

Dumbledoresgirl Sun 06-Sep-09 22:26:34

LOL Moondog, not at all! I think I would come across as slightly breathlessly hysterical with people I did not know, and very sharp and somewhat cutting with people I did know. Deadpan, not at all.

I was going to say more in my first post viz that although it is my fil's name and I hate it, those 2 statements were not necessarily connected, but then I decided not to say too much (unlike in this post!)

moondog Sun 06-Sep-09 22:28:55


Dig that hole you are in a bit deeper, gal!

mathanxiety Mon 07-Sep-09 01:47:46

Reminds me of Dennis the Menace. It's a name used for reasons I can't understand in hispanic circles in the US. Maybe Woodrow Wilson?

Tortington Mon 07-Sep-09 01:52:00

i like it - remnds me of wilson pickett

crumpette Mon 07-Sep-09 07:06:39

I can only think of 'castaway' with Tom Hanks......

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