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You have this name down as being pronounced 'vur-sin-JET-or-iks', but the Celts did not have a soft C sound in their flavour of Gaelic. I believe that it should be 'vur-kin-JET-or-iks'. :)
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2005
In classical spelling, v/u was likely pronounced as /w/ and c as /k/. In its time, this name would have been pronounced like /werkin'getori:ks/, or wer-kin-GE-to-reeks by the pronunciation key of this site. The i in rix is long. [noted -ed]
-- Luguberos  9/26/2005
This name appears frequently in French history and lore. The French pronounce it "ver-sin-zhet-or-EEKS", with a nasal 'i' sound in the 'sin' element.
-- Jenna R  4/22/2006
I think a great nickname for this would be "Vix." It makes me happy :-)
-- rohanawyn  6/24/2006
The famous Gaulish bearer of this name as mentioned in the listing is a very big deal in France, along with Charlemagne, King Clovis and Napoleon Bonaparte. He is to the French what Geronimo or the heroes at the Alamo are to Americans -- doomed leaders of men who fought for what they believed in. Because of his conspicuous notarity, and also because Vercingetorix is "strange" and such a mouthful, no Frenchman would name his son this. It would be like naming your son, Sitting Bull Smith.
-- leananshae  12/17/2007
Wow, now this one's a mouthfull! Ha ha. Still, it'll probably be unique. I agree with rohanawyn, Vix is a good nickname.
-- cebca  2/11/2008
Urgh! Sorry, but this name reminds me of a medicine, or a Transformer or Power Ranger. It sounds more at home in Pokemon than on a child!
-- Sophannagh  11/2/2008
This name is amazing. I would never saddle a kid with it in a million years, but wow. So cool-sounding.
-- arrowhead909  11/2/2008
What is this, a Power Ranger?
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
It would be pronounced "ver-KIN-get-TOR-iks", roughly; the Celts generally pronounced C and G hard, always as in Catherine and Gwyneth.

Also, I've known at least eight people with this name; I call out this name and thirty heads will turn.
-- gaelruadh19  2/14/2009
I believe Vercingetorix is the name of a character in one of the Astrix & Obelix books.
-- emmiix3  3/14/2009
It sure is a mouthful, and it's pretentious beyond words. Plus, due to the historical figure, this name wouldn't reflect well on a child.
-- bananarama  9/26/2009
Definitely an interesting name, but very impractical! :p
-- dischord33  11/2/2009
Wow. Sounds like a type of dinosaur or like one of Asterix's friends.
-- Caprice  5/2/2010
Whilst it is an interesting name, I doubt that a child of today could handle this one, what with all of the teasing.

I’m not sure I necessarily like the name, but seeing as it is strictly Ancient (and Celtic) I’m sure that I would’ve had a different opinion however many decades ago. It’s very cumbersome, at least nowadays, and it doesn’t fit in very well with its pronunciation. I just wouldn’t; that’s all.

As I said, it’s just too cumbersome.
-- Lunar_Wolf  8/25/2010
As stated before, Vercingetorix is mentioned in the Asterix comic book Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield.
-- PandoraPandora  9/18/2010
Sorry I really don't like this name, but if I was from another country I might. On the plus side it is very unique which is good=)
-- -BekahBoo  11/2/2010
I am still sitting here trying to figure out how it's pronounced. Skip this name, parents.
-- Black_X  7/18/2011
French pronunciation vair-sen-zhe-TOR-ee.
-- StellaDuNoir  9/11/2011
"king over warriors?" More like king over GANGSTERS, amiright?!
-- boingloings  11/2/2012
Haha this name is so funny! I have no idea how to pronounce it! It would be hilarious if a teacher was looking through their list of students: Sarah, Emily, Jacob, Michael, VERCINGETORIX. Woah. It gives me a headache just looking at it.
-- Anonymous User  2/4/2013
I like this name. My niece has it, and she's never run into any problems with it!
-- batsnraccoons  5/8/2013

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