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(34 Posts)
milliemoan Tue 05-Jul-11 23:12:50

What do we think of Quincy for a boy?? Is it too posh?

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 23:16:40

I don't think it's posh.

I'd still associate it with the medical examiner, though, which together with Quincy Jones makes it quite an American name to me.

milliemoan Tue 05-Jul-11 23:25:45

Is is 'common' sounding or interesting?

My friend said it's a surname... do you think it's usable as a FN?

Mentile Tue 05-Jul-11 23:33:07

Isn't it a disease?!

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 23:37:13

I think the disease is quinsey.

It doesn't sound common, and I think it can be a first name.

muminthecity Tue 05-Jul-11 23:38:05

One of my best friends is called Quincy and he is absolutely lovely, so on that basis, I love it! I am quite clearly biased though.

DirtyMartini Tue 05-Jul-11 23:39:30

Quinsy is a disease.

Quincy is an old, fairly prestigious surname in the USA; John Quincy Adams (an early president) is the biggest example I can think of. Dorothy Q Thomas, a human rights activist, is another one, less famous but more current.

Not sure it works as a first name outside that context - would imagine most people think of the TV show.

BooBooGlass Tue 05-Jul-11 23:40:46

Yep, I think of the disease. Lanced my throat they did <shudder>

tammy234 Wed 06-Jul-11 07:07:21

I like it. Quin is a cute nickname.

DandyDan Wed 06-Jul-11 09:16:42

Quincey Morris is a total hero in the story of Dracula - he's the one who kills him. Great name and Quin is a good nickname.

LetThereBeRock Wed 06-Jul-11 10:50:58

It's awful.Fine as a middle name perhaps,but certainly not as a first name.Quinn is much nicer.

ShirleyKnot Wed 06-Jul-11 10:52:55

damn I thought this was a thread about Quincy ME.


MarioandLuigi Wed 06-Jul-11 10:54:07

Makes me think of Quincy ME and Quincy Jones. Also the fruit Quince.

I like Quinn though.

SloganLogan Wed 06-Jul-11 11:35:30

It sounds like an adjective meaning "like a quince".

rachel234 Wed 06-Jul-11 11:42:23

It's ok but I much prefer Quentin. And love the nickname Quinn.

poppydaisy Wed 06-Jul-11 11:51:10

Quincy Jones. I quite like it actually. But prefer Quentin too.

JanMorrow Wed 06-Jul-11 12:47:31

Quincy for me conjures up afternoons off work sick mindlessly watching episodes of Quincy! Or the fruit quince.

poppydaisy Wed 06-Jul-11 12:52:51

episodes of Quincy confused - do you mean Quincy Jones?

MrsPlugThePlumber Wed 06-Jul-11 12:55:24

I think of the fruit. Quince-y. Like Pear-y.

Quinn is lovely, though - or Finn, maybe?

Sophiesmummie Wed 06-Jul-11 13:08:04

I much prefer Quentin (but I'm biased smile) who sometimes gets called Quin or Quen.

minipie Wed 06-Jul-11 13:09:47

I quite like it actually. Think it works best with a one syllable surname.

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 06-Jul-11 13:11:36

I taught a girl called Quincy

seeker Wed 06-Jul-11 13:13:17

The complete opposite of posh, I would say!

DELHI Wed 06-Jul-11 14:36:55

Very American-sounding to me, and a bit 'off-the-telly' IYSWIM

Bandwithering Wed 06-Jul-11 17:24:38

I don't like it, makes me think of Quincy ME. But I know it was a former American president, so probably doesn't sound so random over there. it's not as bad as Addison or Jackson.

Can you imagine it in the UK though!? Churchill, come inside now! or further back! Gladstone and Disraeli, get in the car now.

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