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Walter and Stanley
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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?
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?
Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:46 PM
Love Stanley. Stan.
Don’t love Walt- too much breaking bad.
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.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:10 PM
Walter maybe, NN Wal Wally Walt
Edited by kerilyntaryn, 07 November 2019 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:26 PM
I have them in the ‘cute human names for dogs and cats’ category...
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.
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!
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.
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?
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
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:05 PM
Walter is nice for a puppy or a 90 yo... Stanley nope...
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