What about the name Walter?
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!
Cappuccino · 22/05/2008 10:42
MamaG · 22/05/2008 10:42
I'm not keen TBH
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.
tortoiseSHELL · 22/05/2008 10:43
Lovely. Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables - her 2nd son was called Walter.
WigWamBam · 22/05/2008 10:43
Makes me think of Walter the Softie from the Beano comic ... sorry.
CrushWithEyeliner · 22/05/2008 10:43
i love it
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!).
MrsGuyOfGisbourne · 22/05/2008 11:00
i like it, and would deffo use it if I were to lucky enough to have another boy
maretta · 22/05/2008 11:02
TheProvincialLady · 22/05/2008 11:03
Makes me think of Gracie Fields "Walter, Waaaaaalter, lead me to the altar"
Nbg · 22/05/2008 11:03
I like it and I like that it can be shortened to Walt.
Also like Ernie.
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.
artichokes · 22/05/2008 11:17
Ernie is a name I LOVE.
nailpolish · 22/05/2008 11:19
mkaes me think of Wally
themildmanneredjanitor · 22/05/2008 11:20
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
cyteen · 22/05/2008 11:21
Really not my bag. Walt, Walter, Wally - none of them are very promising.
Nancy66 · 22/05/2008 11:37
No, he'll get called Wally at school.
Amandella · 22/05/2008 13:29
Oooh no - a definite "Wally" in the playground, poor boy.
RosaLuxembourg · 22/05/2008 13:31
I like it because of Walter Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables series
LyraSilvertongue · 22/05/2008 13:32
Hate it. Sorry. Walt sounds too much like wart.
pagwatch · 22/05/2008 13:34
I love it but wouldn't use it because of the Wally potential
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
RainyWednesday · 22/05/2008 13:36
Another Beano reader here!
VictorianSqualor · 22/05/2008 13:49
Nope, use Rufus.
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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