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#1 girlonfire

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Just wondering how many Walters you know personally and what age?

DH and I quite like it - it would be Walter Blake ______. But DH is concerned that it is TOO much of an old person's name. So he wants to know that there are at least some out there...

Thoughts?

#2 KnightsofNi

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

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#3 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I know a 2 year old Walter!  He is very lively and doesn't sit still for a moment and is very cute.

#4 Seven of Nine

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

I know one Walter, and he is in his 40s.

I don't love the name, but I do like it. I don't think it is too old-manish.

#5 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

I don't know any but I don't mind the name.

#6 monkeys mum

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I know one Walter, but he's our pet Water python.



#7 purple_daisy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I immediately think of that wrinkled old actor Walter Matthau BUT I think it would work on a younug boy too. Wally for a nn? Very do-able I think.

#8 hazelhazel

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

I really like it!

#9 Kay1

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I think Gotye (Wally De Backer) has done a lot for the cool cred of this name. Probably just a little to old manish for me though.

#10 Bunsen the feral

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

I don't know any but it has made our shortlist every time - the Disney connection has ultimately put us off, I do love it though.

#11 FeralAussieFembo

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Never met a single one. Definitely makes me picture an old English man though, find it hard to imagine a baby Walter

#12 MinkyMonkey

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Never met a Walter, very cool name though original.gif

Never met a Walter, very cool name though original.gif

#13 BadCat

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

I once met a Walter.  He was about 60.  That must have been about 25 years ago though.

#14 Katie_bella

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

I've never met a Walter but i know a Wallace (who'd known as Wally)....cute name, suits him really well. There were some older family members who raised an eyebrow or two.

Walter is a great name, get ready for the Where's Wally fun tho!

#15 Z-girls rock

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

this dude called Walter had a crush on me about 10 years ago. It was not reciprocated... but for reasons other then his name.

we were both in our early 20's then.

So yeah... there is at least one around who is under 50!

#16 pjemc

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

I dont know what it is about this name but I just Love it and think it would be adorable for a little bub but would also age well! I have never met one personally and usually associate the name with the actor but he was a great actor and how many other names that were considered old are now very popular and considered cool and hip today.

Go for it I think!

#17 Bel Rowley

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

I don't think I've ever met one. I think it's a cool name, not something I'd use myself but I still like it.

#18 kez71

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

my uncle and grandpa are both Walters, but it is becoming trendy again. Ive seen a few babies with it in the paper.

#19 Imaginary friend

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

IRL I know zero Walter's.


However name still has a fuddy duddy old man vibe to me, not really keen on it.

#20 Cirrus

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

I know a cute 1 year old Walter. Toddlers call him 'Waltie'

#21 Gudrun

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

There are some out there, different ages, more young ones than there used to be.  Also from various countries.    Walter Blake = good combo.

#22 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

I know one, in his early 30s.

#23 Plaxy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

I don't know any.

There were 10 baby Walters in NSW in 2011, after none for a few decades, so definitely on the increase!

#24 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

I think of the character from Breaking Bad. ninja.gif

I actually don't mind the name, but Walt Disney connection always crosses it off my list.

#25 Tikiboo16

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

The one I work with is well overdue for retirement... he's also the only one I know and is a cranky old man... the name has been well and truly ruined for me. Sorry OP sad.gif




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