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  1. #6
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    Wilfred of Ivanhoe! I love the name Wilfred, it's on my new baby list. I find it dashing and smashing and soooo romantic. Gilbert is nice too (I too love Anne of Green Gables), but Wilfred is more fun.
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    I really like both Wilfred & Gilbert. I remember being really upset upon finding out just how trendy Wilfred was. So, on the question of whether I like this vintage resurgence trend in the UK, I love this type of name so much but I hate that it has made some of my favourites too popular/trendy. First, I took Henry off my first name list about 7 years ago & then I took Arthur off a few years ago, & now I'm considering removing Albert I strongly dislike the vintage nickname trend referenced above though.

    Annora Juliet, Elspeth, Verity, Zelda, Josephine, Marianne, Rosemary Constance
    Edmund Henry, Wesley, Jonah, Gilbert, August, Winston, Hugh Theodore

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    Caro, you do realise Wilfred's ranked at #305? That's 146 babies! I know it's had an upswing, but it''s not that much...
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    Wilfred is one of my favourites for boys - I LOVE Wilf/Wilfie/Wolf/Freddie. So cute. My English teacher recently named his baby Wilfred 0swald (Wilfred after Wilfred Owens, naturally, as an English teacher - he goes by Wilf) which makes me love it even more.
    I also love Wilbur, Winston, William. Gilbert is also sweet, but there is something about it which puts me off. Maybe the 'Gil' part? Bertie is cute - it's on my list as a nickname for Bertram though.

    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    Actually a lot of these vintage 'ee'-ending names are cute: Alfie, Archie, Harry, Bobby, Charlie, Louie, Freddie, Teddy...
    I know at least 2 little boys with each of those names. They're everywhere in the UK! Also - Albi, Billie, Herbie. I even know a Willy. The same goes for girls - Daisy, Maisie, Millie, Molly, Annie, Tabby, Ellie, Gracie, Kitty, Katie, Evie, Ruby.
    close to my heart / future darlings
    Rufus Kielder - Emmett Hugh - Alec Amadeus - Wilf Nicholas
    Estella Agnes - Oona Margaret - Billie Cordelia - Beatrix Georgia


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    Quote Originally Posted by ottilie View Post
    Caro, you do realise Wilfred's ranked at #305? That's 146 babies! I know it's had an upswing, but it''s not that much...
    That's true, I'd actually misremembered it as being higher, thank you! I think what happened is that I was frightened away by a huge jump up, & then met three baby Wilfreds in quick succession (though I was living in North London). Then it imprinted in my mind as 'trendy'. Also, I'm lucky in that Wilford is my mother's maiden name, so I could just switch allegiance!

    Whilst I have you, I don't think I said properly how much I loved your final name choice, ottilie! Rosalind is so pretty, congrats

    Annora Juliet, Elspeth, Verity, Zelda, Josephine, Marianne, Rosemary Constance
    Edmund Henry, Wesley, Jonah, Gilbert, August, Winston, Hugh Theodore

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