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I am Walter Shoults of Polish descent and I love my name. Also I am named after my grandfather, Mr John Walter Shoults. Texas proud!
Walterj  9/29/2019
A dull name, and it also has an unappealing sound to it. I think of a tall, bland, and rather uptight old guy when I hear this name. I also think of the Aspercreme commercial with the old lady talking to the young woman who smells like Bengay: "You smell like my Walter!" (And then a caption pops up that says "DON'T SMELL LIKE WALTER!") :d.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2019
Walter Brown, main antagonist foil to the comic book and television character from the U.K., “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher”.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2019
Not used in Poland. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  12/23/2018
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Walter who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 149th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Walter Shirley is the name of Anne's deceased father in Anne of Green Gables.
kayisforkeen  8/11/2018
A very charming name.
kayisforkeen  8/10/2018
It's a really handsome name.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
And I like the Walter Blythe association.
Kitandkat  5/25/2018
This is my son's name. We called him Walty when he was little, now he's usually Walt. He's pretty dapper in a bowtie.
krka  3/27/2018
Walter Donovan is a famous Walter, the main antagonist in Indiana Jones of the Last Crusade.
TanorFaux  3/6/2018
My boyfriend's name is Walter and I love it. I call him Walt and Wally.
MikaylaDavis  12/1/2017
I really love this name :)
Walt is okay too, but a little strange in my opinion.
BehindAName9  11/9/2017
Walter Dempster, Jr., better known by his alias Walterina Markova, was a Filipino gay man who was forced as a "comfort gay" for Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II.
cutenose  5/15/2017
In Polish it's Wladyslaw.
DundiculutNicholas  3/5/2017
Walter was the name of Danny's older brother in The movie ZATHURA.
JemimaP1  5/12/2016
This is Bruce Willis's real name.
Oleg Karachi  1/15/2016
Walter O'Brien from Fox's series Scorpion.
Hero76  12/21/2015
The new Muppet character from the recent Muppets movies is named Walter.
Whipsmart  10/16/2015
Definitely different for newer generations. I love the nickname Walt even more.
lilpimpteller  1/24/2015
Walter Hartwell White (alias Heisenberg) is the main protagonist in the American television drama Breaking Bad. He was created by series creator Vince Gilligan and is portrayed by Bryan Cranston. The character's son is called Walter Jr. Given the popularity of the series, it will be interesting to see if there is a renewed interest in the name.
Walter3  1/4/2015
Walter of Serviliano, a Benedictine hermit.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2014
As a professional in the expertise area of name choosing, I would recommend this name specifically and precisely for eligible children who possess the qualities of blonde tinted hair and eyes of a blue hue. I think these girls capture the true essence of the name Walter and they create a fresh legacy behind the name. Thank you, and good night. *cue the applause*
Poopfart5678  6/27/2014
Walter White from Breaking Bad.
Franklansburg  5/25/2014
Walter Joseph Kovacs is the "real" name of Rorschach from Alan Moore's Watchmen series.
TomMH2  3/14/2014
Everytime I hear this name I imagine a cute little fisherman from the old days. I really love this name it so cute and innocent and it fits on a grown man too. Also it still has that classy feel or the nice sweet great pa sound to it.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2013
I really like the name Walter, and I totally agree with the above comment. I hope it'll be used more often in the future. :-)
walesgal92  1/7/2012
Of all the famous bearers of this name, the one that comes to my mind first is the handsome fictional character Walter Blythe from L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books. Walter was a sensitive, artistic poet who had something of the clairvoyant in him, and (spoiler alert!) in the book 'Rilla of Ingleside', he died bravely and honorably fighting in WWI. To me Walter will always be that sensitive boy and I think this name has much more class and staying power than a stupid made up name like Jayden.
MiYung  8/4/2011
My paternal grandfather was named this. I think it would be cool for a kid, and he'll stand out out of the the Kaidens, Braidens, and Jaidens in his class. A real refreshing choice. (:
Chrila96  1/24/2011
Walter is the name of Walter Bishop, the mad scientist on the TV show FRINGE.
Dawson  8/2/2010
This name brings to mind Paul Stewart's book Muddle Earth, where the Horned Baron, named Walter, has an incredibly annoying wife who has ordered him to buy her some singing curtains. The wife always yells, "WAL-TER! Where are my singing curtains?"
― Anonymous User  7/24/2010
Walter Kovacs is the name of the alter-ego of the vigilante Rorschach in the comic book/graphic novel Watchmen.
La Reina  3/2/2010
I love the name Walter, except for the fact that Wally is a popular nickname, since a "wally" is slang for a fool.
SandSea  2/20/2010
Walter is also widely used in Italy, where it is pronounced VHAL-ter. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  10/11/2009
The only person I know with this name is a little boy. It sounds very pleasant and refreshing to me. I like Walt as a nickname, too.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  6/23/2009
A famous bearer, Walter Koenig, portrayed Ensign Chekov in Star Trek (TOS).
nenmo  3/13/2009
Listen to the German pronunciation of Walter here:
_satu_  1/2/2009
Dr Walter Freeman (1895-1972) was a neurosurgeon who performed 3500 lobotomies in USA. He is called "the lobotomist".
― Anonymous User  11/1/2008
This name is also used in Limburgish.
Lucille  10/18/2008
Walter Elra Sithol is the sadistic adolescent protagonist of Scott Loring Sanders' "The Hanging Woods."
EmilyOlive  5/22/2008
Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly of the M*A*S*H 4077.
Atarah Derek  5/21/2008
The name always makes me think of grumpy old men and fat, balding, and obnoxious middle-aged men.
slight night shiver  5/13/2008
In Serbian and Croation the name Walter is "Vlado", similar to English Waldo. In Polish it's "Vah-zhoo" and Russian, "Vladimir". When I was a child I was called by the diminutive, "Vla-DEE".
padleynj  5/12/2008
A famous bearer was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 - April 7, 1950). He is well-known for his roles in 'The Virginian' (1929), 'American Madness' (1932), 'Dodsworth' (1936), 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' (1941), 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' (1942), the latter three for which he received Academy Award nominations for. He also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (1948).
AndrewJKD  4/11/2008
Walter is the name of the dad in the show Drake and Josh.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2008
In the documentary Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, Walter McCandless was Chris McCandless' controlling father.
Carriebear_Nocare  2/2/2008
Walter Gay is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Dombey and Son."
Kate  11/25/2007
Walter Glass was a character from J. D. Salinger's glass family short stories/Novels.
So Be It  7/18/2007
It´s also the Czech form.
Name Day: 9th January.
Maggie_Simpson  7/9/2007
Walter Cronkite (journalist), Walter Matthau (actor), Walter Mondale (politician), Walter Gropius (architect), Sir Walter Raleigh (writer and explorer), and Sir Walter Scott (writer) are particularly famous bearers of the name. It was also actor Bruce Willis's original first name. Incidentally, Walter Blythe, Anne's son in the Anne of Green Gables books, was named after Anne's late father, Walter.
valerie28  6/12/2007
Walter Fricke wrote the book "Sudden Strangers: The Story of a Gay Son and His Father" with the help of his son, Aaron.
Emmasj  4/18/2007
A very nice name. It reminds me of a bright eyed man with a dazzling smile and a big imagination.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2007
I don't particularly like the name Walter but I do like the nickname Wat for it! It reminds me of Wat from a Knights Tale hehe :)
downinalbion  10/30/2006
Walter C. Dornez is a butler in the manga Hellsing, by Kohta Hirano. Walter Sullivan is also the name of a serial killer in the fourth installment of the Silent Hill video game series.
SerasVictoria  7/21/2006
Walter Cuthbert Blythe was a character in Anne of Green Gables. He was Anne's second son and third child.
Kris-tine  7/13/2006
Let's not forget the famous Walt Disney.
tambug  1/13/2006
Walt Brown was the Socialist Party candidate for the US presidency in 2004.
TheJessica  7/20/2005

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