(Closed) Wally is short for…

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: In YOUR experience Wally is almost always short for...
    Waller : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Wallace : (39 votes)
    36 %
    Walter : (62 votes)
    58 %
    other... yep I have another name for you to think about! : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve never heard of the name Waller, and have heard of very few people named Wallace. Also, my dad’s middle name is Walter and his “teasing” nickname as a kid was Wally.

    Therefore I say Walter… haha

    Post # 4
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My dad’s dad is Walter, or Wally.

    Post # 5
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    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’ve never heard of Waller. I’m sure it’s probably Walter since it’s so much more common.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    My parents have two friends who are both named Wally, short for Wallace. However, I feel like Wally is definitely also short for Walter, and I think in general Walter is more common than Wallace … this is a toss-up.

    Post # 7
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    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our dog is named Wally…short for Wallace. 

    Post # 8
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    4477 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Wallace or Walter would both work.  

    Post # 9
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    hahahahaha!! My husband has a friend named Ricky…I was making out the invites and put Richard. I asked husband, “Ricky is short for Richard, right?” He said yes. I went with it. We got the RSVP and he wrote his name in….Frederick. WHOOPS! hahahaha. No biggie. I’m sure people with uncommon names and common short names have that happen a lot…

    Post # 10
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    My maternal grandfather was a Wally, short for Walter.  So, I would immediately go with that, especially because I’ve never heard of a Waller and don’t know a Wallace.

    I may have almost screwed up on a guest’s name when doing our invitations too.  Darling Husband has a friend that goes just by “Jen” and I assumed her name was “Jennifer”.  Apparently not, it’s “Jennilee”.  Thank god he caught on before I wrote out the invites!!

    Post # 11
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What about Walden? The first thing that came to my mind was Two and Half Men.

    Post # 12
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Since you’re unsure you could always address it as: Mr. W. Lastname.  I wouldn’t want to offend them by using the wrong name so I would use the first initial or the nickname and joke with them later that I had no idea what their real name was since i had always called them Wally.

    Post # 15
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Woodstock:  hahahaha! That’s funny! I totally wouldn’t think her name was Margaret, either! Good thing is, the person in question is a guy…they tend to be way less emotional about these things! If it’s wrong, he will probably just chuckle and think,  “happened again…” But, I think there is a good chance he is Walter. 

    Post # 16
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    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My immediate thought was Walter, but I guess it could be short for Wallace too! Haha…should’ve just sent it to Mr. & Mrs. Wally Smith :o)

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