Holiday newsletter name prophecy: in utero nickname for future fourth?

My father-in-law writes a very funny holiday newsletter and usually provides jokey updates of what everyone in the extended family is doing. This year he naturally commented on the addition of our third child (also his third grandchild), but also added that we had used all vowels including Y in our first three children (First child: O, Y; Second child: U, E; Third child: A, I and another O), and projected that perhaps our planned future fourth child would snap up all the remaining consonants.

Those remaining consonants are:

B, C, F, K, Q, V, W, Z.

I'd love to come up with potential names that actually use all these letters to make our future last child's in-utero nickname. But no one wants an in utero nickname that is too crazily long, so my challenge is to come up with as few names that use all of these letters, both male and female options.

Anyone up for the challenge?


January 21, 2014 11:59 PM

Well, here's my actual middle name for your consideration, then: 


As a given name, it seems to be mostly male; for me, it's a family surname.  It's pronounced like Jakeway (which is how it was Anglicized at immigration).   (And now you can google me and find all my fanfic.)



January 22, 2014 2:32 AM

That is a really lovely middle name that hits a lot of scrabble points - thanks, Laura! (And I love that you have fanfic and I am very impressed it is well known enough for google to autocomplete you!)

January 22, 2014 11:47 AM

eep!  *ducks and covers*



January 22, 2014 10:01 AM

Little Quvenzhane Wallis is helpful here! (Q,V,W,Z) I understand she goes by the nn Naysie. Or how about her sister's name, Qunyquekya?

January 22, 2014 10:09 AM

Perhaps Fortinbras to cover the F and B?

January 22, 2014 10:43 AM

Buckminster Fuller covers the other missing letters... Or combine them into Buckfuller or Buckfinster?

By rfb
January 22, 2014 5:09 PM

I'm just learning to programme, and this was a fun challenge! I used the names from Namipedia. Fenwicke, Franciszek and Wilberforce (boys) and Franciszka (girl) use four letters each. Unfortunately you won't be able to cover all eight letters within one or even two names (ie a first and a middle). If you pick one of these and look for complementary names that contain the remaining four letters, you'll only find names that contain two of the remaining letters. Then again, you could do two middles... ie. Wilberforce Kevin Ezequiel and Franciszka Evangelique Bronwen.



January 22, 2014 1:12 PM

I had to add the vowels to make the anagram generator work, but I think a few of these have potential :)

Back Fuze Qi Vow
Quack Bi Fez Vow
Faze Buck Qi Vow
Fa Beck Quiz Vow
Avow Buck Fez Qi
A Buck Fez Qi Vow

January 22, 2014 3:04 PM

Hm, Im not exactly sure what an in-utero nickname is?

Fabriqueziva Ckwanza (Fab - reek - zee - va Kwanza)

January 22, 2014 3:32 PM

An in-utero nickname is how you refer to the baby during pregnancy. 

Mine is Pickles.  As in, "We need to paint Pickles's room before she gets here," or "Pickles is kicking!"

November 3, 2015 7:49 PM

Wilberforce was an obvious first choice because of using many letters along with similarities we'll be using for the first name for a child... I have a feeling after talking about baby Wilberforce in utero, the grandparents would be relieved and delighted to welcome a Wilfred at the end of the pregnancy.

That leaves us with ZQKV to fulfill the middle name. We really like the name Kelvin (which came up recently here), for science nerd reasons, and that leaves us with Zq names. Ezequiel is the most obvious, but out because of a family member. There are a bunch of others, but in the middle name spot I don't really feel like we have to confine ourselves to conventional names, so here we go: we are cautiously welcoming Wilberforce Kelvin-Quazar, and completing our run of the entire alphabet!


November 3, 2015 8:45 PM

Oh wow. Congratulations on making it through the whole alphabet, I'm impressed. And I agree that Wilberforce is a good way to get the family on board with Wilfred.

November 4, 2015 1:04 AM

It's early days yet so we haven't told grandparents about the pregnancy yet but I think they'll enjoy eyerolling hard at Wilberforce, and they'll be greatly relieved to find it's really Wilfred George instead.

November 4, 2015 2:22 AM

Oh yay!! So happy for you expecting. Congratulations to your whole family! If it's not too nosy, may I ask when you expect Wilfred to make his entrance?

November 4, 2015 2:46 PM

Great news and best wishes for a healthy delivery.  What a lovely old-school quartet for the grandparents to dote on.

November 3, 2015 8:52 PM

That is an amazing choice. Well done!

November 4, 2015 1:25 PM

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

November 4, 2015 12:35 PM

Buccmaster Wilverforze?

Nah, I'm kidding, I'm terrible at games like this. I just wanted to say congratulations!