Wolfric

(53 Posts)
fortheloveofpinkflamingos Sun 10-Feb-13 16:56:09

Following on from my thread last week

We are warming to Wolfric, but don't know if it would be usable in everyday life

Other shortlisted options are Xander, Caspar, Xavier

Thoughts?

lottiegarbanzo Tue 12-Feb-13 15:23:26

I knew it would be your DH who'd suggested it! It always is with wolf names.

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Tue 12-Feb-13 15:31:56

He originally wanted Wolfgang, I'm all for "out there" names, but it was a bit too much even for me, it might get a middle name position, but he has his heart set on Willoughby for a middle and other middle name spaces are reserved for more traditional names

LadyMargolotta Tue 12-Feb-13 16:23:38

I met a Wolfram recently.

DessieLou Tue 12-Feb-13 19:47:57

Not keen sorry! Wolfram is kinda cool though. How about Alaric? Xavier is great too.

Do you pronounce it with a soft 'w' for a more 'v' sounding one - Wolfgang is Germanic ime and is pronounced with a harsher 'w' than in English wolf is?

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 13-Feb-13 03:45:23

So it would be Wolfric Willoughby? i think that might be a little step too far, tbh.

catinboots Wed 13-Feb-13 04:43:34

I know a little Wulfstan nn Wulfie!

It's fab!

I just wish we didn't live in the same tiny village as I'd pinch it for DC3!

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Wed 13-Feb-13 17:32:32

No, Tortoise it would be Wulfric ___ Willoughby, ridiculously long, I know, but it's a family tradition smile

aoife24 Wed 13-Feb-13 18:58:34

I think Wulfric Willoughby has quite a ring to it, and in a good way. I have a cousin with a son with the Irish equivalent of little wolf (Faolan), love that too.

EwanHoozami Wed 13-Feb-13 19:03:38

Adore it. There's a little Wolfgang at DS's school and I've always had a spot of name envy for it. Wulfric even more so now!

UterusUterusGhali Thu 14-Feb-13 18:14:39

I love it!
Want a baby now!

fortheloveofpinkflamingos Fri 15-Feb-13 17:44:53

Does it go well with older brothers Arlo and Fabian?

lottiegarbanzo Fri 15-Feb-13 18:42:01

Yes

runningforme Fri 15-Feb-13 18:46:53

Give me strength. And I thought the Gordon thread was bad enough, at least most people agreed it was awful. Wolfric? Really?!

lottiegarbanzo Fri 15-Feb-13 20:46:20

Gordon is ponderous, Wulfie is cute. So there.

raisah Sat 16-Feb-13 06:18:48

Apply the high court judge / Dr test that will help you gain perspective on the naming process. Can you see him being Dr. Wulfric or Judgr Wulfric?

. It is difficult to balance the need for individuality against that of practicality. Teenage boys will make howling noises just to wind him up.

kelda Sat 16-Feb-13 08:02:43

Dr Wulfric Willoughby surname works very well.

Certainly a name with gravitas.

Sibyl777 Tue 08-Oct-13 10:46:12

Wow this is a zombie thread. I just wanna say I love the name Wolfric. I had never seen the form Wulfric and just found out about Wolfric from name lists. Wolf is getting very popular on its own and I love Wolf and Wolfie as short versions. I certainly don't think it's "bloody awful".

nonmifairidere Tue 08-Oct-13 10:57:11

Omg, your poor dcs, the level of desperation for middle class cool on here is mind-boggling.

squoosh Tue 08-Oct-13 12:34:58

Well I think Arlo, Fabian and Wulfric sound like a cool sibling trio. So 'blah' to you nonmifairdere.

roundtoit Tue 08-Oct-13 12:39:09

poor child stuck with a name like that he will be taunted his whole life.

KLou1105 Tue 08-Oct-13 16:12:13

Love wolfric whatever the spelling :-) x

mathanxiety Tue 08-Oct-13 18:44:12

If you spell it Wolfric people will assume
(1) you can't spell it/don't read much
(2) were inspired by some show like Game of Thrones where names are slightly distorted and tend to be nature-y.

Wulfric isn't bad with your other names. However, if it was up to me, I think I would be looking at names such as Dunstan, Emmett, Elliott, Corbin and avoiding Wagnerian themes.

What sort of image does your DH have of the character or nature of this future son of his though? Would he be disappointed if he turned out to be more of a Lamb-ric? A name with an obvious nickname (even if spelled Wulfric) has such a hunter-killer/wilds-of-the-north thing going on, I am wondering what sort of image is in your DH's mind.

happygreeneggsandham Thu 10-Oct-13 21:10:17

The child will have problems if he decides to go to France one day: vol = stealing and fric = dosh (jargon word for money)

Caspar is a nice name!

acorntree Thu 10-Oct-13 21:25:11

Love it - Wulfric would have been how it was spelt in early mediaeval times, but the Wolfric spelling updates it and emphasises the Wolfie meaning of the name.

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