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Winter- is this a good name?

(68 Posts)
hennypennyhen Wed 14-Oct-09 14:36:51

A friend of mine asked me what I thought of this as a potential name for her expected little girl. I said I wasn't sure for a first name but thought it could work really well as a middle name. What do other people think?

colditz Wed 14-Oct-09 14:37:29

No, it's not a good name. It's a silly name.

LowLevelWhingeing Wed 14-Oct-09 14:37:52

IMVHO it's a great name for a season.

sagan Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:01


colditz Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:03

It's the kind of name a nine year old girl who has been watching too much American TV would cook up.

MrsBadger Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:12


as a a middle name it will sneak past as people will think it is her mother's/grandmother's maiden surname or something

but as a first name, no

kittywise Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:21

no, it's a rubbish name

purlease Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:41

don't like it. It is more like a surname. The only season I think works as a name is Summer and I don't particularly like that either.

Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 14:38:58


LowLevelWhinging - I have to apologise, I have been using your nn a lot to describe dd lately. Am I breaching copyright?

FlightAttendant Wed 14-Oct-09 14:39:05

I actually think it is gorgeous.

Sorry everyone! smile

choppychopster Wed 14-Oct-09 14:39:13

There is a Winter at DD's nursery. I quite like it as a name, but DH thinks that it's odd.

FlightAttendant Wed 14-Oct-09 14:40:13

I would draw the line at'Spring'.

seeker Wed 14-Oct-09 14:42:57

My dd has a friend called Autumn, and people keep calling her Summer by mistake!

Winter is bonkers.

LowLevelWhingeing Wed 14-Oct-09 14:43:08

Don't worry Pink, I'm sure we can come to some kind of amicable out of court settlement grin

GrimmaTheNome Wed 14-Oct-09 14:43:48

No. And if the girl married she could end up as something truly risible like Winter Boot.

FlightAttendant Wed 14-Oct-09 14:46:10

...or Winter Vomiting Disease. That's unlikely though I guess.

just make sure middle name is not Vomiting.

PuppyMonkey Wed 14-Oct-09 14:46:18

It's a bit cold, is Winter. grin

nicefleece Wed 14-Oct-09 14:47:34

pants name

MrsBadger Wed 14-Oct-09 14:47:52

or Winter Winter...

I always worry about that with surnames-as-first-names imagine if Cameron Diaz had married David Cameron
or Reece Witherspoon had married Griff Rhys-Jones

PestoPumpkinMonster Wed 14-Oct-09 14:48:45

Hope her surname isn't Green grin

ShinyAndNew Wed 14-Oct-09 14:50:13

I thinks its quite funky as a name. I'm not sure I would use it though. I'd be worried about the child being bullied at school.

BalloonSlayer Wed 14-Oct-09 14:50:45

- well you just don't change your name, then, do you?

As my friend Jenny Smith didn't when she married Frank Talia.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 14-Oct-09 14:52:08


mummydarlingsausage Wed 14-Oct-09 14:55:30

i think it would suit a boy better. reminds me of major winters in band of brothers - though it was his surname.

MrsVik Wed 14-Oct-09 15:17:10

As a middle name I like it - I think there's a lot more flexibility to be had in middle names than in first names.

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