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Do you like the name Victor? Help!!

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syll80 Mon 29-Jul-13 09:51:20

Hi All, I am 5 months pregnant and we started thinking about a name for our baby. We really like the name Victor (Wiktor in Polish) , but people reactions are not very enthusiastic. I don't want to harm the baby giving him an odd name!! We are also considering Maximilan (Max) but I quite like Victor... And what spelling sounds better to your Victor or Wiktor. Thanks smile

TheFillyjonk Mon 29-Jul-13 10:16:08

I think it's a lovely, strong name. I would spell it Victor, but depending on where you are, Wiktor would also be fine.

cece Mon 29-Jul-13 10:19:19

I love it, it was on my list for my last DC.

I prefer Victor but that is probably because I am English. If you are Polish then perfectly acceptable to spell it Wiktor.

TheFillyjonk Mon 29-Jul-13 10:19:47

Oh, and it's not an odd name at all. It is a bit old fashioned, but it's not like you're calling him Depressed Cupboard Cheesecake (yes, somebody really did name their kid that once...)

Wbdn28 Mon 29-Jul-13 10:23:15

I like both Victor and Maximilian.

MultumInParvo Mon 29-Jul-13 10:24:16

Nooooo!!! Do you not watch 'The Returned'??!!!

Sunnysummer Mon 29-Jul-13 10:25:14

I like it! It's strong and on the acceptable side of old fashioned grin Victor probably has less scope for misunderstanding than Wiktor, if you are planning to stay in the UK.

squoosh Mon 29-Jul-13 11:08:40

I'd put it on a par with Bernard, Neville and Cedric.

Not my taste at all but maybe a cute little Victor could make me rethink.

ClaraBean Mon 29-Jul-13 11:09:21

I love Victor, it is such a lovely, strong name. I much prefer it to Maximilian.

amessagetoyouYoni Mon 29-Jul-13 11:13:00

Hmmm. No.

Max better.

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Mon 29-Jul-13 11:38:48

I prefer Victor to Max or its variants, too. I would go for the Victor spelling if your son is going to be born here and you plan to stay - he can always be called Wiktor when you are in Poland.

JollyHolidayGiant Mon 29-Jul-13 11:41:59

Victor is one of the engines in Thomas. It's a nice, strong name smile

sonlypuppyfat Mon 29-Jul-13 11:45:36

It reminds me of Vector in Despicable Me the nerdy one in the tracksuit

syll80 Mon 29-Jul-13 12:08:23

Thank you very much for all your comments which I found very helpful! smile Yes, we are planning to stay in the UK (Scotland) so I think you are right that going with the Wiktor spelling would be a bit confusing. Wiktor is a bit old fashioned name in Poland too but it's becoming more and more popular now, so I was curious if it's same in here. Thanks again, I think we are going to stick with Victor smile

night1971 Mon 29-Jul-13 12:57:03

A strong name! Was on my list but had girl! Still on my list for future possibilities!

OpenMindedSceptic Mon 29-Jul-13 13:25:53

Love it, but use the V if planning to stay in the UK.

SantanaLopez Mon 29-Jul-13 13:30:38

OP, have you ever seen Still Game? It's a really popular Scottish comedy about two old men called Jack and Victor. It would put me off tbh.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 29-Jul-13 13:54:20

I think it's an excellent name.

Strong, and can be shortened to Vic, which fits with the currect old man chic thing.

Was my Grandfather's name. and have a friend called Victor.

syll80 Tue 30-Jul-13 08:42:48

Thanks for your replies! I was wondering what else can Victor be shortened to apart from Vic?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 08:45:18


Vic is better!!!

formicadinosaur Tue 30-Jul-13 09:57:20

Victor is fab with nickname Tor x

formicadinosaur Tue 30-Jul-13 09:58:27


PanicMode Tue 30-Jul-13 10:02:31

We have used it, as it's a family name, but only as one of my son's middle name - wasn't quite brave enough to use it as a first name. There are so many Maxes, but I don't know any Victors.

And FWIW, I wouldn't worry about the Returned connection - I can't imagine that the percentage of the population watching it is very large! In any case, the second series hasn't even started filming yet, so people will have forgotten by then (and in actual fact his real name is Louis anyway (think I may have watched too much of it!)).

Goooooooooooooooooooooood Tue 30-Jul-13 10:18:08

I like both versions and I love Vic as an abbreviation

I think the Polish spelling is really nice and although its Polish I don't think it is too confusing for your average UK citizen. The W and V sound is comman knowledge.

Which spelling works best with your surname. If you have a W surname then maybe the Polish version would look good.

BTW. I love Polish surnames. I am sure it's because I play a lot of scrabble and any word that can contain J's Z's C's and K's in close proximity looks fantastic too me.

shoobidoo Tue 30-Jul-13 11:34:58

Victor is a cool name and much more interesting than Max (which had become a little overused imo).

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