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Famous bearer: Preston Sturges, film director.
-- reservoirdoll1987  6/1/2005
A large town/city in Northern England (Lancashire, I think) bears this name. Many British people would associate this name to the place.
-- Doris  9/16/2005
This is my dad's middle name and he has always claimed that it means "of the domain of the church".
-- Arowen Half-Elven  12/19/2005
Britney Spears' son is called Preston.
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2006
Actually, Britney Spears' son is named Sean Preston.
-- stillbreathingxx  7/16/2006
Preston Lacey was on the show Jackass.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Preston is one of the coolest names in the world. Just like my friend Preston is one of the coolest persons in the world! I just love this name.
-- namesrokmysox  6/5/2006
Preston is a great name for a boy, very masculine sounding.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
There is also the name Prescott.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2006
Preston is the name of a train station.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2006
My son is called Preston Jack. I think that the two names go well together.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2006
Reminds me of Preston, Idaho. A small town on the southeast tip of Idaho. Where Napolien Dynomite takes place.
-- cwalker4  9/13/2006
I LOVE this name. I think it's so cute. Britney Spears' son is named Sean Preston and I really like that name. Both Sean and Preston are good, solid names. But I especially like Preston.
-- shiloh06  11/3/2006
Ish. Reminds me of a stuck up prep-school boy wearing a sweater vest.
-- gracielou16  8/29/2007
Famous bearer: congressman Preston Brooks (1819-1857). He was notorious for beating senator Charles Sumner over the head with his cane because he insulted one of Brooks' relatives in his speech.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2008
This has to be my absolute favourite name. It's very masculine and has a great ring to it.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2008
Britney Spears has pretty much ruined this name for me, as I now associate it with rather dimwitted people in the country. I know that Britney didn't grow up in a trailer park, and she was actually more of a middle class family child, what with her work on TV and everything, but somehow she has managed to screw up her image so badly that even the names she uses and that belong to people related to her sound trashy.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I have one word to describe this name: sexy. And it's definitely too sexy and nice to be tainted by Britney Spears.
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2008
Preston "Bodie" Broadus is a drug dealer on the HBO series The Wire.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2008
My name just happens to be Preston, and I registered here solely to tell at least HALF of you bumbling idiots that you are precisely that! You have no idea what sort of damage can be done to a man's pride by having his name compared to the child of a talentless prostitute! When you insult the name, you insult the person, and I swear the next person to mention Britney Spears' baby to me will get a sound thrashing by way of my fists!
-- GhostKamikaze  8/19/2008
Wow, calm down. I like the name Preston, although I didn't realize it was a name until I met this really nice kid by that name. I choose just to ignore Brittany Spears.
-- welovejamesarness  9/16/2008
Preston is the best name you can give your kid. It's sexy, strong, enchanting, masculine and simply too gorgeous to describe. I just LOVE this name.♥
-- LindsayHansen  9/18/2008
I admit that it sounds kind of geeky, and it would arouse the anger of stuck-up people who hate Britney Spears.
-- bananarama  8/17/2009
Meh, it's ok. I don't get why so many people think this name is "sexy".
-- Chrila96  10/3/2010
Have also known a girl called Preston. Although surnames on girls is very trendy, this one doesn't seem to be taking off as a female name as others have.
-- keepitreal  1/28/2011
I don't like this name. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum from the people who think it sounds prestigious. I think it sounds the exact opposite.
-- Zimger  1/9/2013
This names ok I guess, it kind of seems a little modern even though it isn't. But if anything, it sounds rather nerdy.
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2013
The meaning is quite strange, but the name itself is very nice.
-- Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
I personally don't care for this name. It makes me think of a rich kid who goes to a hoity toity prep school and does lots and lots of drugs.
-- aamn1  4/2/2014
It's interesting and mildly amusing, to see the ire this name stirred up about 7 years ago. I doubt any baby boy being named Preston now would conjure up an image of Britney Spears in the mind of anyone hearing his name, positive or negative. And that kid's first name isn't even Preston - it's Sean!

In any case, there's nothing objectionable about Preston. Sure, it's one of those surnames-that-became-first-names, but it's not terribly pretentious (certainly no more than Ashton or Jackson). However, I do think it sounds best / most fitting on men from the American South.
-- erb816  4/7/2015
This is such a cute, strong name for a guy. Preston sounds perfect and ages very well. :)
-- justsomegirl  8/1/2015

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