Saturday, April 26, 2014

A to Z Challenge: Wary of Wrong Character Names - W

Wily, Willful, or Woebegone.  W names must match the characters.

Popular in 1920 - William was a go to name for boys. Nothing for girls.
2010 - William stands the test of time. Plus a newbie Wyatt
For girls - W gets no respect. No names

Let's see what they could be named:
Wanda (German) a wanderer
Waverly (English) of the trembling aspen.  She shall be pale, sickly, and fragile
Winda (Swahili) a great huntress
Wren (English) a small songbird
Wylie (American) a clever and coy woman
Wyss (Welsh) one who is fair

Wade (English) cross the river
Walker (English) one who trods the cloth
Warrick (English) protective ruler
Wharton (English) near the weir
Wyoming (native American) from the large prairie state of Wyoming
Wythe (English) from the willow tree

The English dominate W names. Why?


  1. Wynot...male and Wilso...female...North American Inuit.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  2. William is also a great name. :)

    I really like Warrick. That's a great one. And I like Wyss for a girl. Might have to use that.

    You're doing great! We're in the home stretch now! :)

  3. I like Warren a lot. William is good but a lot of Williams are now Billys.

  4. Wendy - a name sometimes used as a diminutive of Gwendolyn, and popularised by J.M. Barrie.

  5. Popped over here today for the first time, and I can see I have some catching up to do. What a great AZ theme! Wyatt has always been a favorite of mine, as far as W names.

    The only W girls' name I could think of off the top of my head were Winnifred (which sounds like a cutie pie) and Wilhelmina (which sounds more sturdy than cute).

  6. Wendy is a nice girl's name. Maybe English dominates the Ws because they needed to think of something other than William for their names.

  7. Waverly is a pretty girl's name. Pale and sickly doesn't sound like a fun character, though!

  8. I didn't realise that Wendy was a diminutive of Gwendolin. I thought Barrie made it up. A favourite name of mine wherever it came from.