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Boy's name Winston??

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kristine007 Tue 15-Sep-15 19:31:57

I am 32 weeks pregnant expecting a boy and still no idea on name.

We are now thinking Winston Lancelot Jasper. Crazy?
My husband wants two middle names to start with L and J as he and our DS both have. Anyway, I am not too fussed about middle names.

My personal shortlist now is:


Arrgghh.. I am so frustrated with all this name picking and none of the names really feel totally right..
Any suggestions or opinions on our name list?

BBQueen Tue 15-Sep-15 20:06:04

I love Winston! It was first choice if DD was a boy, followed by Raymond, Eric, Cecil and Abel.

Minimaus Tue 15-Sep-15 21:08:37

Winston is a great name, strong, cool and classic.

Middle names never get used, so choose whatever you like, especially if they're family names.

Wheresthattoo Wed 16-Sep-15 10:38:18

I love Winston and the middle names give him lots of options

Wearyheadedlady Wed 16-Sep-15 18:24:51

Its actually a really nice name, Winston, but it makes me think of Winston Silcott, unfortunately.

Daphnedolittle Wed 16-Sep-15 20:04:11

I love it! Never thought of it before!

gruber Wed 16-Sep-15 20:08:02

Love it. It was on our shortlist too (but DS didn't look like a Winston when he was born). I think it's fab, go for it!

mathanxiety Thu 17-Sep-15 04:24:04

I think Winston is very cutting edge, name wise. I like it. I think Winston Jasper Lancelot has a better ring to it than WLJ.

Like Alastair and Theodore too.

BettyBi0 Thu 17-Sep-15 11:05:43

Winston is cute! It does make me think of geriatric Jamaicans though.

TwmSionCati Thu 17-Sep-15 11:12:35

Winston is fab.
But you know you just might get people who think saying it in a faux Jamaican accent is amusing.

TwmSionCati Thu 17-Sep-15 11:14:18

and yes I afraid one does rather think of Silcott rather than Churchill.
We used to have a pony living behind our house called Winston, he was a little darling.

Minimaus Thu 17-Sep-15 13:21:18

It's a great name and people are not going to associate your Winston with either Churchill or Silcot (no idea who he is, personally), but with YOUR son. It's just because we don't know many little Winstons that our only associations are these.

Tornupinside Thu 17-Sep-15 14:22:52

I once had a pet snail called winston... But genuinely I love love love the name!!!

Alittlecurious Thu 17-Sep-15 14:31:47

My eyes just popped out on stalks when I read Winston Lancelot Jasper. No to all three names, whatever the order.

MamaLazarou Thu 17-Sep-15 20:25:26

Winston is a brilliant name. Lancelot, though? confused

Wearyheadedlady Fri 18-Sep-15 00:10:52

Minimaus You need to use google and find out who he is. Big, big big big deal.

JeffsanArsehole Fri 18-Sep-15 00:15:14

Lancelot is fucking bonkers

Winston is said in my head with a bad Jamaican accent

Jaspers not great either

Theodore is a nice, normal name without the other ones

beavington Fri 18-Sep-15 00:29:25

What's the connection with Winston and Jamaica?? confusedblush

TwmSionCati Fri 18-Sep-15 08:40:09

it was a very popular post war name there. Lenny Henry didnt't really help either.

Comingroundthemountain Sat 19-Sep-15 10:43:59

Gruber - don't all babies look like Winston Churchill?

Great name. Didn't Billie Piper call her son this?

SuburbanRhonda Sat 19-Sep-15 10:52:39

weary it was a big deal, I agree. I remember the case making huge waves at the time and after his conviction was quashed.

However, I'm sure that if people were asked to name the most famous Winston they could think of it wouldn't be Winston Silcott.

Sgtmajormummy Sat 19-Sep-15 11:12:01

Winston Churchill suffered from manic depression, surviving on minimum naps for months on end when on a high but when the Black Dog struck he was a very unpleasant person, known for his misogyny and violent drunken behaviour. Not the benevolent British bulldog and rousing orator we're led to believe.

I'd think twice before I saddled a child with a name that has such connotations. However, I did know somebody who called their Golden Retriever Winston grin.

Wearyheadedlady Sat 19-Sep-15 13:44:12

Suburban. I didn't say it was the most famous Winston or that most people would think of him first, only that I did. Him and then other old Jamaican men (I used to live in Brixton).

PollyGone Sat 19-Sep-15 14:11:45

Winston is a great name,but without the middle names.

TwmSionCati Sat 19-Sep-15 16:26:24

Would the female version be Winstonetta?

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