Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m brainstorming boy’s names, and am kind of fixated on “Wolf”…nickname “Wolfie”. We have a very Germanic last name, so I kind of love it. But is it weird? I’ll add on that we would only give it if he looked very strong and healthy when he was born…my husband and I are both tall (5’10 and 6’0) so keep that in mind as you form mental images…all thoughts welcome!!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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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
“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 # 8
@vagabondette: I hope you are not serious.
Post # 9
I know several older men named Wolf, so I actually like it. I suppose their names are short for Wolfgang.
Post # 10
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 # 11
@babeba: Ooh I like Beowulf!!
Post # 12
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 # 13
@babeba: oooooo!! Beowulf!!!
Post # 14
@CityBearBride: “Bear” is not Bear Grylls’ actual name, it’s a nickname. His actual name is Edward.
Post # 15
@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
My first honest reaction was I laughed… So, no. 🙂 Not trying to be mean, just honest! 😀