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would Winston be viable?

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Matsikula Tue 21-Jul-09 20:35:57

We are toying with the name Winston for a boy, but I wonder if it's too 'Jamaican old gent' (we live in Brixton). My friends seem to think it's cool, but then, none of them have kids so I am not sure how seriously they have taken the name brainstorming sessions. Views welcome!

giddykipper Tue 21-Jul-09 20:36:56

I like it. Billie Piper's son is Winston.

Bellsa Tue 21-Jul-09 20:37:57

Billie Piper has called her son Winston I think. I also think it's a good name. Slightly unusual, but with a tradition iyswim?

serinBrightside Tue 21-Jul-09 20:38:25

I don't know any others.

Think you might start a trend.

DiamondHead Tue 21-Jul-09 20:38:27

I like.

serinBrightside Tue 21-Jul-09 20:39:08

Oh, or Billie Piper might!!!

expatinscotland Tue 21-Jul-09 20:39:30

I like it for a black Highland or Cairn terrier wink.

TomCruise Tue 21-Jul-09 20:39:47

I really really like it, it's brilliant!
Blimey, that would have been a contender for us if we'd thought of it

LoveBuckets Tue 21-Jul-09 20:53:41

How about Victor?

audley Tue 21-Jul-09 21:05:29

I suggested Winston to DH but he said too 'Jamaican old gent' I'm afraid. It wouldn't put me off but I suppose I have to consider his input!

MamaLazarou Wed 22-Jul-09 07:26:19

Yes, whyever not? It's a smashing name. The only famous Winston I can think of is Churchill, who was decidedly white.

I would be shortlisting Winston myself if it weren't for B Piper.

belgo Wed 22-Jul-09 07:58:41

Good name. Good history to it, but still very unusual.

claraquack Wed 22-Jul-09 07:59:55

It's cool because Jamaican old gents are cool!

JemL Wed 22-Jul-09 11:18:19

I love it and would have it on our shortlist, but for the fact we had a rat called Winston, and everyone would think we had named our child after our pet.

It's a great name!

hocuspontas Wed 22-Jul-09 11:20:35

It would have been good before BP.

notsoteenagemum Wed 22-Jul-09 11:35:31

I love it Winston and Leroy were on my list for both dc but Dh said they were too Jamaican.
I wouldn't let Billie's name choice affect you though.

Thefearlessfreak Wed 22-Jul-09 11:37:07

Lovely name I think

ZZZenAgain Wed 22-Jul-09 11:37:13

we call our car Winston actually. (yes the car has a name...) Not much help to you though. Think Winston might be alright, not sure

MrsMattie Wed 22-Jul-09 11:38:49

It's definitely got Churchill / old Jamaican geeza connotations, but I like it. Much nicer than a lot of old man names.

Sunshinemummy Wed 22-Jul-09 11:46:25

I like it a lot. Isnt it the name of the main character in 1984 as well?

maniacbug Wed 22-Jul-09 12:59:43

Ooh, I love it!
Our son (as Caucasian as it gets + blonder than blond) is called Marlon. Not after Brando, though he was the only other one we knew at the time. But when I called his name out the other day as he was running off down the street, a middle-aged gentleman of colour was passing and said 'Marlon? Embrace the ghetto!' I am still not sure if he was offering his respect, or taking the piss...

KERALA1 Wed 22-Jul-09 15:18:59

I like it.

teddygirl23 Wed 22-Jul-09 16:48:03

i like it the more i think of it,really grows on me.

GrendelsMum Wed 22-Jul-09 20:43:53

Winston is great, it could be young Jamaican man too.

Merle Wed 22-Jul-09 20:58:10

Yes use it. It's lovely; a very solid name.

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