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#1 Ollie83

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:29 PM

Naming this baby if it’s a boy is proving mighty difficult!

DH is proving impossible and I’m glad we’ve still got 20 odd weeks to work it out.

He’s lately put Walter and Stanley on the table.

I’m really not sure how I feel. I kind of put them in an older clunkier category but I do like the idea of Walt as a nn?

Are they useable or leave them back in the day?

#2 eigne

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:40 PM

Mmmmm Walter with nn Walt I could mayyyyyybe connjcne myself of. Stanley would be a no from me.

Would he be open to other names from that generation?

#3 rubyskye

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:41 PM

I love the name Walter!

#4 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:46 PM

Love Stanley. Stan.

Don’t love Walt- too much breaking bad.

#5 daisy007

Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

I love Walter, I think it’s under used and a really great name that stands the rest of time. Stanley I’m not a fan of though.

#6 Silverstreak

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:03 PM

They're both really cute.

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:10 PM

Walter maybe,  NN Wal Wally Walt

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 07 November 2019 - 06:36 PM.

#8 José

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:13 PM

dont like either of them.

#9 Hands Up

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:17 PM

I don’t like either of them. At all.

#10 But seriously

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:19 PM

nope neither

#11 Dianalynch

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:26 PM

I have them in the ‘cute human names for dogs and cats’ category...

#12 Murderino

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:30 PM

For me Walter is okay but only because a podcaster I listen to has a son Walter and so I’ve got used to hearing it now.

#13 Kattikat

Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:35 PM

I know a dog called Walter and a cat called Stanley, and I thought the names were pretty tough on the animals... Wouldn't use for a human baby either!

#14 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

They are both useable.

#15 got my tinsel on

Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:53 PM

Much prefer Walter to Stanley.  But wouldn't say I liked either one, really.

I think there are a great many other names of the period that are much nicer.

#16 blimkybill

Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:16 PM

I don't mind Walter but I don't like Wally! You would have to stick to Walt. I am finding it hard to warm to Stanley.

From the same generation, how about Arthur (Art), Albert (Bert), Alfred (Fred or Alfie), or Eric? Or even Sidney?

#17 seayork2002

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:14 PM

I like them, of course they may get nicknames but I think they are not too long for the nicknames to be a automatic

I would say ds's name is in this kind of range and only family seem to shorten his name at school he seems to be only called his actual name by everyone there

#18 Expelliarmus

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:36 PM

I know a six month old called Stanley. So they are out there. Not my cup of tea tho.

#19 Sancti-claws

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:37 PM

I love them - Walter was actually up there when choosing names for our second (who ended up a girl so we didn't go there)!

The reason I love Stanley is it exists in so many European cultures and I think it is an old-fashioned name just biding its time - get ahead of the game!!

#20 gracie1978

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:47 PM

I don't love them
But that's also influenced by knowing a pair of dashounds with those names.

#21 It's Percy

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:53 PM

I know a two Stanley's aged under 10 both from England. I don't mind it. Much prefer it to Walter!

#22 BusbyWilkes

Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

We know a couple of little Walters and a couple of little Stanleys. Didn't love it (at all!) when they were named, but I think they're the sort of names that grow on you the more you hear them.

#23 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:04 PM

Not a fan of either!

#24 Ellie bean

Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:05 PM

Walter is nice for a puppy or a 90 yo... Stanley nope...

#25 Amica

Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:30 AM

A massive NO to both. Although, out of likely nicknames Wally and Stan, I probably prefer Stan.

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