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Vincent/ Vinnie

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Ivegotmrbitey Mon 23-May-11 17:38:41

Hello, my husband is really keen on naming our son (due in 10 weeks) Vincent or Vinnie for short. It brings a very strong mental image to my mind and I am just wondering what other people think of it?

Any comments welcomed!

bigbluebump Mon 23-May-11 17:40:12

I like Vincent.

Janoschi Mon 23-May-11 17:41:53

I know a horrible brat called Vincent (Vince), so I find it hard to see it in a positive light!

Cheeruploveitmightneverhappen Mon 23-May-11 17:47:35

I like it, it makes me think of a 1950's 'greaser' for some reason.

Prefer Vincent to Vinnie.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 23-May-11 17:48:15

Spiv, sorry.

yousankmybattleship Mon 23-May-11 17:52:38

I really like Vincent, but Vinne just makes me think of someone you'd pay to go and kneecap someone. Maybe that's just me!

Ivegotmrbitey Mon 23-May-11 17:52:42

This is really helpful, thank you.

Mousesmummy Mon 23-May-11 17:55:25

Makes me think of the song "starry starry night, paint your pictures blue and grey . . . "
I married a Vincent in a previous life smile who turned out to be a NUTTER but it is a lovely underused name IMO - not so keen on Vinnie

LetThereBeRock Mon 23-May-11 17:56:44

Vincent is ok,but Vinnie is horrid,and it sounds like a Mafia member.

shoobidoo Mon 23-May-11 18:55:38

I like Vincent, nickname Vince. Not keen on Vinnie either.

whackamole Tue 24-May-11 20:42:02

Horrid, horrid, horrid.

Any variation of Vince/Vincent/Vinnie.

D0G Tue 24-May-11 20:43:12

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peeriebear Tue 24-May-11 20:45:55

I know a Vincent who was teased about his name at school so much he changed it when he was around 15. However with the slew of variable names in schools today I doubt that would happen again smile Definitely not Vinny as a nn though, it conjures up images of pompadours and switchblades.

rachel234 Tue 24-May-11 21:06:32

I like Vincent very much. But I also really dislike Vinnie...

BatFlattery Tue 24-May-11 22:10:14

I like it a lot, Vinnie too, but not keen on Vince.

zukiecat Wed 25-May-11 17:37:54

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Oakmaiden Wed 25-May-11 17:39:32

My best friend when I was a teenager was called Vincent. I love the name.

JamieAgain Wed 25-May-11 18:25:13

It's one of those names (Vinnie), like Sonny which is self-consciously cute for a little boy, but not sure it stands the test of time. Vincent is a slimy name

What about Victor/Vic?

WowOoo Wed 25-May-11 18:27:35

I used to know someone called Vincent. He didn't like Vinnie, but we called
him Vin.
He was far from thuggish. I think it's a lovely name.

Also love Victor. Prefer that actually to Vincent.

DuchessofKirkcaldy Wed 25-May-11 19:36:44

I have an Uncle called Vincent...He's a lovely man.
Positive connotations for me.

Tommy Wed 25-May-11 19:40:19

Vincent is an older man's name IMO
Don't like it I'm afraid

pointydog Wed 25-May-11 19:54:24

I love Vincent. Vince too. Fantastic.

Ivegotmrbitey Wed 25-May-11 20:13:47

Thanks for all your comments positive and negative, really useful!

IntergalacticHussy Thu 26-May-11 10:17:29

i love the name Vincent. It was on my shortlist for if dd2 had been a boy, until i realised i couldn't think of a single Vincent who wasn't slightly bonkers.

Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Gallo
Vinnie Jones

need i go on?

valiumbandwitch Thu 26-May-11 10:20:26

I really like it. I love Victor as well.

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