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What about Winston?

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Signoritawhocansway Sat 28-May-16 15:07:10

Anybody got/heard of a Winston in the not too distant past?

katemiddletonsnudeheels Sat 28-May-16 15:09:49

I suppose you can't go wrong with a famous prime minister smile

TroysMammy Sat 28-May-16 15:10:48

There was a Winston in East Enders.

gingerboy1912 Sat 28-May-16 15:13:03

I know of two dogs called Winston, ones a chocolate lab and the other one is a springer spaniel. Hth

cecinestpasunepipe Sat 28-May-16 15:18:20

Our tortoise when I was a child was called Winston. Other than that, all the Winstons I have met have been of Carribean heritage.

Scoopmuckdizzy Sat 28-May-16 15:40:43

I was thinking of this name yesterday for DC3 but DH vetoed it. I think it's a fab name!

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 28-May-16 15:47:32

Billie Piper's son is a Winston

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 28-May-16 15:48:54

The most level-headed of all the Ghostbusters.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sat 28-May-16 15:49:19

Awesome name. Win is a great nickname.

GiraffingAbout Sat 28-May-16 16:59:33

I adore Winston and would use it if we didn't already have a W name. Wilson is another favourite.

Signoritawhocansway Sat 28-May-16 17:34:57

Aw thanks everyone. Our surname begins with W, so I think it's probably out for us, but I thought of it and decided it was pretty cool!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 28-May-16 17:37:03

I think of labradors.

I don't dislike Winston, but we tend to know most people with short versions of their given name, and Winnie would be awful for a boy.

PunkAssMoFo Sat 28-May-16 18:18:20

I wanted winston, but wasn't allowed. I still love, but don't think ds could've carried it off anyway.

Everyone told me it was a dogs name too.

manicinsomniac Sat 28-May-16 18:43:25

I know a 12 year old Winston but he's from a culture where I believe it's a popular name.

I think it's ok.

GottaGetThisDone Sat 28-May-16 20:14:49

Winston was DS2 nickname while he was still a bump - he is now 24 and not called Winston but I kinda wish we had stuck to it {smile]

Ifiwasabadger Sat 28-May-16 20:19:04

I know two Bulldogs called winston. That is all.....

emmaluvseeyore Sat 28-May-16 20:27:00

I babysit for a little boy called Winston. It's a lovely name and really suits him. His brothers are Wilf and Albert.

DerelictMyBalls Sat 28-May-16 20:45:02

A fine name.

mrsschu Sat 28-May-16 23:36:18

Sounds very geeky and naff to me and not in a good way...

VocationalGoat Sat 28-May-16 23:39:39

What about Winston? I love it.
My dog is named Winston. smile
I'm not allowed any more kids so the dog got the name. He was either going to be Winston or Otto.

HairyHarrietHildegaurd Sun 29-May-16 01:14:13

Had a cavalier King Charles spaniel called Winston but he was known by his nickname of Wincy. For obvious reasons I could never name a child of mine Winston, but it's not a bad name for a human.

julfin Sun 29-May-16 07:25:13

An excellent name. And you can't go far wrong in life when your nickname is Win.

LolaStarr Sun 29-May-16 07:45:08

I know a couple of horses called winston. Not keen on it as a human name!

barbecue Sun 29-May-16 21:04:42

I like it. Other surnamey names like Harrison, Spencer, Harvey, Archer, Jackson etc. are fashionable so I don't see why Winston shouldn't be a good choice.

Choccybadger Sun 29-May-16 21:08:33

I love Winston! If I'd had a boy, he would have been Winston or Laurence.
We have girls with classic/old-fashioned names - Grace, Eleanor and Alice.
So exciting to be naming a baby smile

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