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What about the name Walter?

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ateles · 22/05/2008 10:41

Is this a great name or a complete no go? (It would be shortened to Walt) Honest opinions please!

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Cappuccino · 22/05/2008 10:42

nice

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MamaG · 22/05/2008 10:42

I'm not keen TBH

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artichokes · 22/05/2008 10:43

I don't like the Walt Disney association but Walter is quite sweet. Not sure I would be brave enough though.

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tortoiseSHELL · 22/05/2008 10:43

Lovely. Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables - her 2nd son was called Walter.

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WigWamBam · 22/05/2008 10:43

Makes me think of Walter the Softie from the Beano comic ... sorry.

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CrushWithEyeliner · 22/05/2008 10:43

i love it

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ateles · 22/05/2008 10:49

Thanks for your quick replies! I think I love it, but am not sure I am brave enough either! Will keep mulling it over (not even pregnant yet, but my imagination is running away with me!).

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MrsGuyOfGisbourne · 22/05/2008 11:00

i like it, and would deffo use it if I were to lucky enough to have another boy

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maretta · 22/05/2008 11:02

I like

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TheProvincialLady · 22/05/2008 11:03

Makes me think of Gracie Fields "Walter, Waaaaaalter, lead me to the altar"

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Nbg · 22/05/2008 11:03

I like it and I like that it can be shortened to Walt.

Also like Ernie.

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LynetteScavo · 22/05/2008 11:03

I'm not keen, although Walt is OK. - It could end up as Wally, which was used as a tem of abuse when I was at school.

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artichokes · 22/05/2008 11:17

Ernie is a name I LOVE.

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nailpolish · 22/05/2008 11:19

mkaes me think of Wally

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themildmanneredjanitor · 22/05/2008 11:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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cyteen · 22/05/2008 11:21

Really not my bag. Walt, Walter, Wally - none of them are very promising.

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Nancy66 · 22/05/2008 11:37

No, he'll get called Wally at school.

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Amandella · 22/05/2008 13:29

Oooh no - a definite "Wally" in the playground, poor boy.

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RosaLuxembourg · 22/05/2008 13:31

I like it because of Walter Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables series

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LyraSilvertongue · 22/05/2008 13:32

Hate it. Sorry. Walt sounds too much like wart.

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pagwatch · 22/05/2008 13:34

I love it but wouldn't use it because of the Wally potential

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hatwoman · 22/05/2008 13:36

really like it. though it will be very datable - if that makes sense - it fits very markedly along the name evolution of the last 10 or so years from Jack to Henry to Alfred (Alfie) to Walter

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RainyWednesday · 22/05/2008 13:36

Another Beano reader here!

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VictorianSqualor · 22/05/2008 13:49

Nope, use Rufus.

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Christiania · 22/05/2008 13:52

Lovely, it was almost our son's name

Was saving it for the next one but hey, you can have it.

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