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Does Anyone Know A Pretty Female Version of Walter?

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emmanumber3 · 29/06/2011 21:48

DD due in a few weeks time - I think we finally have a first name (possibly) but would quite like to find a middle name from DH's family. Our DSs both have family names.

FIL (Walter) passed away suddenly in January - just before we announced the pregnancy to family & it would be nice, if possible, to use his name in some form.

Have looked at a few websites but really not found anything helpful at all.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

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2cats2many · 29/06/2011 21:51

Wallis?

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emmanumber3 · 29/06/2011 22:25

That's quite nice actually - thank you. Nicer than some names the internet is throwing up that's for sure! Smile

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SloganLogan · 29/06/2011 22:41

I can only find Waltrina, Walteena, Walterine and Waltina...

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MelinaM · 29/06/2011 23:45

I'd just have Walter, it's a lovely name and why the devil not? There are plenty of girlies names Jamie, Drew, Cameron etc...

Found this: www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Walter

Altair is quite nice, but do love Walter as it isSmile

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MelinaM · 29/06/2011 23:46

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smother · 29/06/2011 23:56

Walter is tricky to feminise I think ... did walter have a middle name you could use/adapt?

Otherwise, could you use the letters of Walter somehow to make a 'new' name... sorry too late to think of how!

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EightiesChick · 29/06/2011 23:57

I think Wallis is your best best. Good suggestion.

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EightiesChick · 29/06/2011 23:58

best BET I mean. Can't type tonight!

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hellymelly · 29/06/2011 23:59

I know of a teenage Wallis and I've always liked it.

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Janoschi · 30/06/2011 08:13

Waltruda? I had a similar issue last year but gave up to be honest. Waltruda was the only one I liked but it didn't fit our surname at all!

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PrincessJenga · 30/06/2011 08:50

How about just 'Walter' as a middle name?

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sparkle12mar08 · 30/06/2011 12:51

I'd go with either Wallis or Walter as middle names. Wallis for preference.

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Bonsoir · 30/06/2011 12:58

I think Walter is awful! Does your FIL have a middle name you could get inspiration from instead?

My DD has my mother's name (Zoƫ) as a third name. Thank goodness we won't be having any more as I should loathe to lumber a future DD with my MOL's name (Martine).

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lizzieloubee1 · 30/06/2011 13:53

Is Terry/Terri toofar from Walter? Or Winnie?

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swash · 30/06/2011 14:25

What was his middle name? Or could you commemorate him in a different way - for example, if he was religious, you could call him Faith. If he was from Wales, you could give dd a Welsh name etc. I don't think there is much scope in Walter.

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Fifis25StottieCakes · 30/06/2011 15:12

What about Thomsine or Thomasina. When i done my family tree there were loads in the early 1900's.

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Bandwithering · 01/07/2011 17:22

I agree with Swash.

Walter Jnr on Breaking Bad changed his name from Walter to Flynn!

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Journey · 01/07/2011 18:22

Agree with Bonsoir. Walter is a hideous name. Although I understand that it would be nice to name your DD after your FIL I think you've got to question how nice the name is. Your DD will still be his granddaughter whether you use the name (or a version of the name) or not.

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Lonnie · 01/07/2011 18:31

Walter on its own is beautiful I think.. and I quite like Wallis too only other thing that occured to me was to use the letters but all i can come up with is Twaler and im not sure thats all that feminine..

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LolaRennt · 02/07/2011 01:42

The problem is any name other than walter... won't be walter. i dont think naming a girl walter is a good idea either, so maybe wait and see if you another dc and its a boy? Or use as a middle name

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thumbwitch · 02/07/2011 01:49

Waltessa?
It's not the best name to try and feminise, is it?
Second someone else's suggestion of using his middle name if he has one - hopefully it's easier to work with.

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MrsOzz · 02/07/2011 13:04

Alter? Walt? Walden?

I do like Wallis. What was his surname?

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islanzadi · 05/07/2011 00:50

the only name i can think of that actually is a variant of walter is the foreign boys name vanda that can be used for girls aswell.

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thumbwitch · 05/07/2011 01:13

Valda is a valid girls' name - my Dad used to work with a Valda, she was Welsh, I think.

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JanMorrow · 05/07/2011 11:24

Walda or Valda.. I guess Walda would be the closest though! It aint half bad either.

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