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I don't think I would name a girl Edwina, they might get called Wina.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2006
I think ed-WEEN-a is absolutely hideous but ed-WIN-a is okay.
pandasayscynical  5/12/2008
I think this is an ugly old lady name.
bananarama  9/18/2008
I know a girl named Edwina. She constantly gets mistaken for Edwin.
Genevieve_M  4/6/2009
It would be so refreshing to hear this name on a young girl today.
vomiting  7/21/2009
There was an Edwina in the tv series "The Simpsons". Abe Simpson met her in WWII in England and had a romantic relationship with her. She gave birth to his daughter Abbie. He learned about this only decades later.
Swiff  6/26/2010
Edwina is a gorgeous, glamorous name!
Well, when pronounced ed-WIN-ah, it is quite plain, but ed-WEEN-ah makes me think of a gorgeous brunette with green eyes who is outgoing and bold. ^^
DaphneSusan  11/2/2010
My name is Edwina. I get heaps of nick names from it such as Weenie, Dweenie, Eddie, Ed, Eedee, Weens and Weena just to name a few. A friend once introduced me as Eddie and the other person thought my full name Edward! I love my name, I think its unique, old fashioned and pretty. Though I don't like all the nick names from it especially Weena!
― Anonymous User  7/22/2013
There's one I never liked. "Ed" just sounds too masculine to me. "Weena" is terrible, but if you pronounce it "win-uh," it's okaaayyyy... still don't care for it, though. And I find it much easier to picture on an elderly woman than a young girl.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/26/2015
My name's Edwina! I was named after my great grandad who was Edwin and my mothers middle name is Edwina also.

I've never liked my name- I'd always get called Eddie, ed, weena. My grandma would call me dweena and I've never minded that. Since I was about 13 I changed my name to Dena and I still go by this name. It's like my alias but now that I'm in my 20's Edwina is growing on me.

I don't think it's pretty but I think it sounds classy and sophisticated when said the right way. Maybe I'll go back to being called Edwina soon.. Who knows.
Dena91  4/9/2015
I have positive associations with this name, because the main character of Jennifer Saunder's hilarious TV series Absolutely Fabulous was originally named Edwina Margaret Rose Monsoon before she changed her name to Edina. She is nearly always called Eddy on the show except by her mother, who continues to call her Edwina.
Sybil_Kelly  11/2/2016
My mother's name is Edwina, and my grandmother's also. I think it sounds pretty. Not my #1 favorite name, but it's still very nice.
DundiculutNicholas  1/4/2017
Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901-1960).
DundiculutNicholas  1/9/2017
Edwina is stunning. It should be used more.
Paula Puddephatt  5/27/2017
My name is Edwina. I was named after my father, Edwin. I LOVE my name when it is pronounced correctly. It is just Edwin with a soft "ah" at the end. However, I detest Edweeeeena. I have no idea why everyone who reads this pronounces it Edweeeeena. There is no way to get that "i" to say "eeeee". Doctors, receptionists, nurses, anyone who calls my name anywhere. I am a multi-published poet, under the name Edwina Peterson Cross. One day it hit me over the head like a ton of bricks that the thousands of people who had read my poetry were probably all saying "Edweeeena" in their minds. It freaked me out! It also made me decide that my novels will be published under the name EPCross. I don't understand why #1 was worried about being called Wina. My family called me Wina all the time when I was growing up. I would use that as my name, except my married name is "Cross" and the two together sound like something you might do while throwing darts at balloons at a carnival - "Wina Cross" - When I left my elementary school where everyone knew me, and how to pronounce my name, and went to Junior High where the teachers all called me Edweeeeena (and wouldn't change even when I corrected them) I very quickly became "Winnie." Winnie was a cute name for a little blonde cheerleader. It became less so as I went to college, graduate school and became a professional. So, I went back to Edwina. And to Edweeeena. Finally, one day someone called me on the phone and asked for Edweeena. I said, "It is pronounced Edwina," the person on the phone said, "That name is properly pronounced Edweeena!" I said, "Yes, well it's my name and it is not pronounced that way." And I hung up. I also went back to being Winnie. I didn't have the option of using Eddie or anything in that direction because my father was named Edwin - called Eddie and so was my younger brother. Too many Eddie's! I thought of changing the spelling to Edwyna, but I was named for my father and that is not my name. Edwina is a beautiful name, if people will pronounce it correctly, or even believe you when you tell them they have done it wrong!
Dryad  6/10/2017

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