Is Winston unusable?

(24 Posts)
MadamePeacock Wed 28-Sep-16 08:52:20

I have fallen in love with Winston but wonder if there is still too much association with Mr Churchill.

Longlost10 Wed 28-Sep-16 08:54:43

Its a great name, and why would you worry about it being associated with Churchill? Great man to be associated with

MadamePeacock Wed 28-Sep-16 08:55:47

Oh yes, great man, just worry people will say "oh after Churchill" all the time.

AdaLovelacesCat Wed 28-Sep-16 08:57:15

I find it more likely they would put on a hilarious fake Jamaican accent to be honest.

AdaLovelacesCat Wed 28-Sep-16 08:57:51

but as you say, it is a fine name.

Clickncollect Wed 28-Sep-16 08:58:10

Billie Piper has a son by that name. I like it!

FenellaMaxwell Wed 28-Sep-16 09:05:04

I like it!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 28-Sep-16 09:05:59

Good, strong, masculine name. love it.😄

OhTheRoses Wed 28-Sep-16 09:07:43

Agree with Ada but I spent many ears in South London where I heard the name regularly.

whattodowiththepoo Wed 28-Sep-16 09:08:09

Absolutely love winston.

MuseumOfCurry Wed 28-Sep-16 09:33:47

My son had an adorable Winston in reception with him. I adored him, he was indeed spirited, but what a cutie. I like the name.

Laniakea Wed 28-Sep-16 09:37:10

Not at all! It's a great name smile

PunkAssMoFo Wed 28-Sep-16 10:12:06

I wanted winston for ds. DH vetoed & everyone said it was a dogs name. I still love it, but can't really imagine myself calling it across the playground. I think it will become a little more popular in the coming years though. It is a good strong name, which is currently underused.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 28-Sep-16 10:30:28

I like it - I do think of Churchill and The Sweet Valley Twins books, but that's really just because I haven't met any others! I think I'd get used to an 'actual person' called that very quickly.

bluebirdx Wed 28-Sep-16 11:28:51

My dog is called Winston, he's is a big English Bulldog grin

NataliaOsipova Wed 28-Sep-16 11:34:20

I find it more likely they would put on a hilarious fake Jamaican accent to be honest.

Ada grin

leedslady2 Wed 28-Sep-16 11:38:02

It is a prostitution parlour in Leeds, so very bad connotations for me.

chinlo Wed 28-Sep-16 11:53:45

I would not have made the Churchill link off the bat. I'm guessing most people from future generations won't either. Even seeing the title of this thread, I clicked on it asking myself "why would it be unusable??"

I figured you must have known somebody or a pet with the same name or something!

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 13:45:00

I wouldn't, but that's because I don't like it!

Teahornet Wed 28-Sep-16 13:46:55

I think it's cool. For me the associations are with older men of Caribbean descent, rather than Churchill, though.

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 28-Sep-16 14:40:12

Winston is a great name - strong, cool and classic! And Churchill isn't a bad association! Go for it.

kristine007 Wed 28-Sep-16 21:57:36

My little boy is named Winston!
I am so glad we chose this name and I almost always get compliments on it smile

AudreyBradshaw Wed 28-Sep-16 23:35:31

I love it, our surname does not allow for it at all.

MotherDuckSaid Thu 29-Sep-16 09:43:31

I really like it, funnily I thought of billy pipers son, who has the name and only jumped to the Churchill association when I began reading ur post (even tho I prefer history to celebrities)!
I think its a solid name and due a comeback 😊

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