When my husband and I decided to name our son Wolf, we knew it would get mixed reactions. I’ve realized all along that it’s a unique name and that some people might not like it. We’ve known that this would be our boy’s name since I was about 12 weeks pregnant so the fact that it’s different doesn’t even occur to me anymore. ome love it, some hate it, some think it’s adorable, some ask us if we’re being serious but no one has come outright and told us that it’s horrible… until now.
I had my first mean (and frankly unnecessary) comment about our son’s name in one of my previous posts. At first it really didn’t bother me. I’m not one to dwell too much about other people’s opinions, but then the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to scream out the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all!”
I can understand the concern that people have expressed about the name Wolf. I’ve heard, “The wolf is always the bad guy in children’s books you know” or “what if he gets howled at?” or “I hope he doesn’t think he needs to be a tough guy to live up to that name!” Even the nurses at the hospital I gave birth to him at commented on his “big name for such a little fellow.”
Of course I worry that one day down the road that he’ll get made fun of, but kids are mean and they’ll find any reason to make fun of someone, regardless of their name. My husband and I fell in love with the name and there was no turning back. And hey, it’s not like we named him Soup!