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I can't see any connection with "Winter", if you spell like this. Just a pronunciation is the same but I think the beauty of the name 'Winter' (like snow white and so on) is totally gone.
-- pocho-mole  3/17/2007
Major league baseball pitcher Chuck Finley (formerly with the California Angels) has a daughter named Wynter.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2007
This name is marked as being for females, but I'm a male who happens to have the name Wynter Woods. I was given this name because my dad wanted to prove that guys could be named after a season/month.
-- zerotri  1/5/2008
Ugh, the concept of naming your child after random words in the dictionary disgusts me. But when said word's spelling is changed so that the phonetics don't even work anymore (Wynter should, phonetically, be pronounced why-en-tur), god it really shows that parent's common sense is dwindling down to nothing.
-- ZoeAliza  3/16/2008
The spelling looks quite ugly and tacky, and it looks like something immature parents would choose instead of Winter.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
I think the name is spelled better this way. "Winter" just seems really flat somehow.
-- welovejamesarness  8/9/2008
I agree with the comment 2 comments above.

This spelling IS tacky, and kind of something immature parents would choose.
-- -Julia-  8/19/2009
I've seen this spelling of the name in an historical novel. Except the character was male.
-- erb816  12/5/2009
This name is ok sounding.
-- crazymonkeyk9  3/4/2011
This will only make you look like you don't know how to spell. Stick with "Winter".
-- Black_X  7/29/2011
I hope using this name for a character doesn't make me an immature author! :P I like both Winter and Wynter, though I slightly prefer Wynter. Plus, I DO know how to spell. ;)
-- CanadianChibi  8/2/2011
I think this name is very nice and an interesting variation of "Winter", but it strikes me as more a middle name than a first one. For that reason, I think I'll use it as the middle name of a character in my stories than a first one.
-- Whitewolf513  3/26/2012
Wynter Gordon (born Diana Gordon) is an American pop/dance singer-songwriter.
-- reverie  10/27/2012
It's an unusual name, but I've always been fond of it. My mother chose it because "during the winter, life always lies dormant under the snow, but then everything blooms again". I never quite understood the idea, but whatever. No matter what the reasoning, I've always been fond of my name. There are some ups and downs to it though (just as there are with any other name).

On the bad side: As a kid I used to get incredibly angry when peopled called me other seasons which is, sadly, quite a common occurrence. For some reason people tend to think it's the most hilarious thing in the world. They also tend to ask if I have cousins/sisters named Summer or Fall. The nicknames and insults can get a bit idiotic as well; I've been called snowball, Wynts, Wynn, Wynnie, Wynnie the Pooh, ice queen bitch, snow white, etc. Once or twice it's been mispronounced by someone obviously lacking brain-cells.
On the good side: People always seem to be complimenting me on how unique and pretty it is. And it tends to stand out. My dream is to be an author one day, and I think a lot of people will find it easier to remember my name as compared to, say, Kelley. Some names are just so overused.

I've seen a lot of people here commenting on the spelling. Personally, I've always thought that "Winter" was the masculine form and "Wynter" the feminine. Winter started off as a male name and I've a friend online with that spelling who says she's always mistaken for a boy whereas I've never had that problem before.
-- WSwirls  4/4/2013
Oh god, not the trashy Y spelling again.

The spelling of Winter is 100, 000, 000 times more decent. Please, if you're going to use the name, spell it as Winter. The same as the season.
There's no reason to misspell it with a 'y,' it looks tacky and naive.
Also Wynter looks like it would be pronounced as Whyn-ter instead of win-ter.

Winter is good!
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/11/2014
Randomly replacing I's with Y's makes a name look tacky, silly, and immature. Winter's not a great name, but it sure is better than Wynter, which sounds like a New-Age toothpaste brand.
-- kvpp88  10/7/2014
This spelling is most appalling! You don't have to like this name as I am aware that many don't and I can respect that, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that Wynter compared to Winter looks like complete trash. The spelling of Winter all the way.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2016
I named my daughter Wynter. It is a beautiful sounding name and we've had nothing but lovely comments on it! We spelt it with a Y because we didn't name her after the season. We also thought it made it look more Celtic. We often shorten her name to 'Wyn' which is a Welsh name, too.
-- Pisceanrose  4/15/2017
The name Wynter was given to 397 girls born in the US in 2016.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2017

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