Walker, Walter, Leonard

Struggling with a boy name. We like classic names, but not too popular. Needs to have a strong sound because our last name is soft. We love nicknames.

[name_u]Walker[/name_u]- like how it sounds but what nicknames could we use?
[name_u]Walter[/name_u] - we love this one, but our friends dog has this name which isn’t a deal breaker but also not ideal
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] - family name; DH likes more than I do, nn [name_u]Leo[/name_u] is maybe too popular but Len/Lenny seem too soft/delicate

Open to other ideas

Thank you!

I love [name_u]Walter[/name_u]! Although I agree sharing with a friend’s dog is not ideal.

[name_m]Leon[/name_m] could work for a nn. For what it’s worth I do not know any Leo’s.

I’ll suggest [name_m]Weston[/name_m], [name_m]Whitaker[/name_m], [name_m]Leopold[/name_m], [name_m]Russell[/name_m], [name_m]Edwin[/name_m], and [name_u]Franklin[/name_u].

I love [name_u]Walker[/name_u]! [name_f]My[/name_f] second favorite would be [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]! I also have a friend who has a dog named [name_u]Walter[/name_u] so I personally wouldn’t use it. It’s a fine name though!

[name_u]Walter[/name_u] would be my first pick, I really like it! If the dog bothers you too much though, my second favorite is [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] nn [name_u]Lenny[/name_u].

You could do [name_u]Wally[/name_u]! It’s usually a nickname for [name_u]Walter[/name_u] or [name_u]Wallace[/name_u] but I think it works here too

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[name_u]Walter[/name_u] is my favorite, but [name_u]Walker[/name_u] is nice, and calling a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] “Leo” would be fun.

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I like [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] and [name_u]Walter[/name_u] :slight_smile:

A few other ideas


[name_u]Walker[/name_u] is hard with the nicknames. Maybe W? Maybe something that fits him like [name_u]Peanut[/name_u] or [name_m]Buddy[/name_m] or a trait of his?
I don’t think a friend’s dog having the name [name_u]Walter[/name_u] should be a deal breaker like you said. If you love the name it can definitely be overlooked.

Other suggestions…

Oh yes [name_m]Leon[/name_m] is cute! TY

I love [name_u]Laurence[/name_u], added to my list. It’s like [name_u]Laurie[/name_u] in little women

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[name_u]Walker[/name_u] is my favorite. It is a strong stand alone name and doesn’t have an intuitive NN that I can think of. I also like [name_u]Walter[/name_u] and don’t think it matters that a dog also shares the name, it’s a beautiful name.


[name_u]Walter[/name_u]! I even love the name [name_m]Walt[/name_m] on its own.

Here are some suggestions:
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m], [name_m]Rudolph[/name_m], [name_u]George[/name_u], [name_m]Otto[/name_m], [name_u]Barry[/name_u], [name_m]Simon[/name_m] & [name_u]Jerry[/name_u]