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#1 Dresden

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

I have a huge love, HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE love, for W H Auden. (Wystan Hugh) I am seriously considering it for a boy.

Talk me into, or out of it.

#2 wanting3

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

Wynstan with a Y, comes to mind. Lots of radio ads here in Sydney

#3 Le-a

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

How is it pronounced? Rhymes with Tristan? Or Why-Stan?



#4 kelbelblue

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

How do you pronounce it? At first glance I would say Wistan (short 'i' sound), but now I wonder if it should be Whystan?
I do like the name Winston though.

#5 B.feral3

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

There are a lot of nice boys names out there but this isn't one no matter how it's pronounced.

Edited by Bek+3, 10 February 2013 - 09:27 AM.


#6 Dresden

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Wisten

I loathe Winston...but then we're of scottish descent and were raised hearing Churchill being called all manner of negatives.

Edited by Dresden, 10 February 2013 - 09:19 AM.


#7 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

It's dreadful.

#8 blenheim

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

No - BUT Auden is bloody brilliant!

#9 Dresden

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 10/02/2013, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No - BUT Auden is bloody brilliant!

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#10 José

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

I also think immediately of the ads wyston with a y. Puts me off.

#11 PatG

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Not sure I'd go for it as a first name, but as a meaningful middle name perhaps.  He will get called Wizz!

#12 Gudrun

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

I don't get naming children after famous people but I don't mind the name Wystan. Looks fine, is a bit different and sounds fine too.

#13 Imaginary friend

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

I agree with Gudrun - I Havent heard of it before (havent heard ads PP's are mentioning either so thats not a factor for me) but seems workable enough name, unusual but cant see any issues with it.

#14 MuppetGirl

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

I really don't like it, sorry OP. Every time I go to pronounce I automatically think of someone who cant pronounce their R's correctly and says W instead with a lisp.

#15 Isolabella

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Bad radio ads like PP have mentioned. I am in Melb.



#16 jayskette

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

your son will grow up to be a blinds installer!  biggrin.gif

#17 perspicacious

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Hugh or Auden are the more recognizable elements of the name so I lean more towards those. Would you consider  Hugh Auden? I a running away withthisfor my short list...

#18 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

Not a fan.

#19 busy_bee

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 10/02/2013, 09:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No - BUT Auden is bloody brilliant!



that was my first thought



#20 skylark

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Don't like it, it's a bit wishy washy. Why not go all the way and take pp's Auden suggestion?  We named our son Rafferty after Chips Rafferty, as Chips is a no go - so I might be a bit biased on the surname as first name thing.

#21 Bam1

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 10/02/2013, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wisten

I loathe Winston...but then we're of scottish descent and were raised hearing Churchill being called all manner of negatives.


This is why I wouldn't use Wystan, a lot of people will think its Wynstan/Winston and it would bug me to hear people using a name I loathe even if they only do so initially.

The suggestion of Auden is fantastic, even without the Winston association, to me its a better name than Wystan.




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