Thoughts on "Wolf" as a boy name…

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: What do you think of Wolf as a boy's name?
    Love it! : (26 votes)
    5 %
    Hmm...I think I like it. : (32 votes)
    6 %
    Egads no, woman - don't do this to your child! : (472 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I like it but I like these type of names, maybe a middle name if you’re worried to it’s too ‘out there’. 

    Post # 4
    6798 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It really only works if it’s short for Wolfgang. Wolf on its own just feels awkward and weird. Make it Wolfgang and you can call him Wolf or Wolfie (but the two Wolfgang’s I know absolutely despise being called Wolfie).

    Post # 5
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Don’t like it!  You wouldn’t name your son ‘Dog’ or ‘Squirrel’ would you?  I guess there is a Bear Grylls, but I think it’s a little weird.

    Post # 6
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    As an elementary school principal and former middle school teacher, I would advise against it. I like the concept/can see the appeal, but think it’s a setup for teasing.

    Post # 7
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    “Wolf” is one thing (I like the suggestion to use it as a middle name, that way your child can choose whether he identifies with it) but adding an “ie” on the end to make it diminutive makes me cringe a little. “Wolfie” doesn’t have the same ring to it (for me!) as, say, “Tommy.” Also, though this isn’t true in every case, nicknames are usually shortened forms of longer names, but “Wolfie” makes your future son’s name longer and a bit harder to say. 


    Post # 9
    3223 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I know several older men named Wolf, so I actually like it. I suppose their names are short for Wolfgang.

    Post # 10
    3267 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I would go with Beowulf or Wolfgang if I was choosing that name – but that’s me. Beowulf because theN it would be easier to find an alternate nickname if he doesn’t like wolf (Bey).

    Post # 12
    1124 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I like it if it were a nickname for Wolfgang, otherwise, im not a big fan. I dont like Wolfie either, that sounds kind of like youd be calling a dog (sorry!!! Im not trying to be mean!!) I do like Wolf though, sort of like Bear, a masculine, different name. But I would worry about kids teasing him. They are brutal. 

    Post # 14
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @CityBearBride:  “Bear” is not Bear Grylls’ actual name, it’s a nickname. His actual name is Edward.

    Post # 15
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @vagabondette:  Boy… No. Not ever in my life would I consider “Wolf” alone as a good name.

    Its awkward, sets the kid up for major teasing, and lord knows there is not one man I could find who would enjoy being called “wolfie”..

    Im a fan of thinking about their adult life before choosing a name, and wolf/wolfie doesn’t exactly scream successful to me…

    Post # 16
    329 posts
    Helper bee

    My first honest reaction was I laughed… So, no. 🙂 Not trying to be mean, just honest! 😀

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