The Name Walter


  • Warm
  • Multi-talented
  • Driven
  • Coy
  • Judgmental
  • Impatient

About the Name Walter

The letter T is the triumphant herald of tenaciousness we find in the words trumpet, talent, twinkle, terrific, and tremendous. When the T comes into close contact with the wild, wooly, and wily letter W, it evokes the kind of unrestrained intensity we find in the words wrath, wit, witch, winter, wildcat, watchful, and thwart. WT people exhibit a spontaneous energy and oblique thought-process that comes to define their lives. If you’re looking for something negative to say about them, it would include something about their exceptional stubbornness -- but it also comes with an uncommon ability to concentrate on the task at hand. You’d also concede that they are guided by strong moral compasses and can be counted on to do the right thing.

Often found in leadership roles, WTs are respected for their shrewd business instincts and even sharper senses of humor. They’re quite comfortable taking the lead in business decisions by day then joining their friends for a bunch of laughs by night, but are terribly serious when it comes to maintaining their relationships. Friends are important to WTs because they help keep a lid on their tendency for recklessness -- WTs without friends are apt to run a little wild. But WTs are certainly not followers: they have big dreams and are not content with hitching rides on anyone else’s star. When there’s a job to do, they’ll happily accept responsibility for failure as long as they can take credit for its success.

WTs have unlimited potential in the workplace. They respond well to the pressures of the creative fields (design, software, and engineering) but their ability to think on their feet also makes them top-notch salespeople. When they’re not working, WTs have to keep themselves busy. Whether they’re puttering around the house and inventing new devices, partners must learn to curb their annoyance at the WT’s habit of constantly tinkering with things that are better left alone.

It’s a good thing that WTs aren’t shy. People from all social walks are drawn to them and find them to be wonderful conversationalists. It’s not that they’re particularly intellectual or anything, but they really seem able to hear what the other person is saying.

Potential mates find their rock-solid loyalty reassuring. Still, the WTs’ spouse should have enough composure to deal with the WTs’ colorful (and sometimes off-color) sense of humor. Even with their tendency to be a little fanciful in their personal lives, WTs prove to be down-to-earth parents and utterly dedicated to their children’s well being.