Recently, I was visiting with a friend who’d just had a baby (named [name]Liam[/name]… because she wanted to be “unique”… but that’s another story), and she told me that a friend of her’s also recently had a son, and she’d named him “[name]Fritz[/name].” My friend was appalled by this name, but I found it intriguing. It seems to be in line with the old fashioned name trend, and with it ending in “z,” it may be like the “x” names ([name]Felix[/name], [name]Max[/name], etc) and gain in popularity soon. Currently, it’s not in the top 1000 names in the US. What do you think of it?

Sounds like a dog’s name to me. Sorry.

I actually love [name]Fritz[/name]! But I would use it as a nn for [name]Frederick[/name] (another name I love).

Agree with olivegreen - I love [name]Fritz[/name] but especially as a nn for [name]Frederick[/name].

I hadn’t thought of it as a nickname for [name]Frederick[/name]! I’m not sure if the friend’s son [name]Fritz[/name] was his given name or a nickname. Overall, it was just refreshing to hear something new amongst all the Liams, Masons, and Braydens of late.

I met a 3-year-old [name]Fitz[/name] the other day… not totally the same name but similar enough. My step-mother’s brother is called [name]Fritz[/name].

I like the name in theory, but saying it out loud over and over again it almost sounds like a swear word to me.

I’ve actually loved [name]Fritz[/name] since I was nine and read ‘The Swiss Family [name]Robinson[/name]’! The boy whose name it was was tough, self sufficient, and sweet, but retained a strong love and respect for his parents. Maybe that’s where she got it from?

I grew up with a [name]Fritz[/name] (given name, not nn) and I think it’s interesting - interesting good not interesting bad.

I don’t like it. Reminds me of food for some reason.

I like it. Like you, I find it refreshing to hear a name that isn’t [name]Liam[/name], [name]Oscar[/name], blah blah blah. And [name]Fritzi[/name] is cute for a little boy.

Another name I like that is similar is [name]Fisk[/name], which is a Scandinavian name.

I like [name]Fritz[/name]! It’s fun and spunky on a boy, and worldy, crisp, and clean cut on a man. : )

As for the ‘sounds like a pet’ argument, I can’t stand it when great names like [name]Rex[/name] or [name]Felix[/name] of [name]Fritz[/name] get shot down because of that.

Pets can be named anything! And I’ve yet to meet a pet named any of those names above people think of as pet names! But I have met babies and dogs a plenty named [name]Bailey[/name] and [name]Emma[/name]. Really.

[name]Just[/name] getting tired of seeing the ‘sounds like a pet’ argument everywhere. The only word that it works for is if you wanted to name your kid ‘[name]Pet[/name].’ : )