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Winston was John Lennon's given middle name at birth. He was often teased as a child though, being called Winnie, so he legally changed it and became John Ono Lennon after marrying Yoko Ono.
-- mariej2  3/28/2005
The main character in George Orwell's book '1984' is called Winston Smith. [noted -ed]
-- Elfstone  6/4/2005
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has given its name to two brands of cigarettes.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
I think a good nickname for this is Watts.
-- liberty  5/30/2006
Winston Churchill was a cobat vet, painter, bon vivant, and a Tory MP.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
This name sounds like it would suit someone who was either boring or a bit dim to me. But I don't think Winston Churchill was either of those things, as far as I can tell. I just really don't like the sound.
-- scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
It sounds a bit pompous and pretentious today, even though it hasn't always been that way. The name always reminds me of the misfortunate character Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is another reason I don't feel like using it on a potential future son.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
Winston Rothschild III is the owner of Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services on The Red Green Show. It's been predicted I'll grow up to work in the same business.
-- welovejamesarness  5/23/2008
The son of Bilie Piper and Laurence Fox is named Winston.
-- Lalaith  9/22/2009
John Winston Howard former Prime Minister of Australia.
-- Anton  3/9/2010
Winston McCall is the vocalist for the Australian hardcore band Parkway Drive.
-- sarah-grrrl  3/27/2010
A famous bearer of sorts is the cigarette company "Winston". They used to sponsor NASCAR races called "the Winston Cup".
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2010
This name only sounds good on dogs, in my opinion. It also has some really obvious connotations... So yeah, not a fan of this as a human name.
-- Oohvintage  3/2/2013
Winston is the dog from the show Hannibal. Winston is also one of the friends on New Girl, which is how I found this name.
-- amelissmith  9/6/2013
This name is so old-fashioned it sounds a little too pompous today. But as a middle name it's great.
-- Alexanna  2/27/2015
I think the name Winston is cool, unique and classy sounding. :)
-- Anonymous User  8/15/2015
This is my dog's name. It's a good name for a sassy dog.
-- Natalie36  4/21/2016

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