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I thought it'd already become a common alternative of Anthony in English areas. It'd even got a standard English pronunciation. So I see it as a part of history and culture.

You can't say another language is trashy just because people in the ghetto speak it. Their motherlands were colonized. Hating the poor is not a virtue.
Hate the pronunciation! Please just go with Antony or Anthony, it’s much, much, much, much better than this name.
Filthy pretentious.
The IPA pronunciation in ENGLISH is /æn.ˈtwɑn/.
It's alright, but I prefer Anthony. Also, I don't think of this name as ghetto. Spellings like Antwan, on the other hand...
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife. Antoine Dodson is an internet celebrity.
This name doesn't sound trashy to me at all.
Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the France national team as a forward.
As a native Frenchman, I can say that this is a perfectly lovely name. It's such a shame that Americans think of it as an exclusively black name. It's even worse to see it butchered into spellings like Antwan, Antwon, or Antawn. I know lots of Antoines, both white and black. No one here regards Antoine as trashy. (On the contrary, Anthony is considered a bit trashy in France, since it's an English form of a name that already has a common French form, and most anglophones wouldn't consider Anthony trashy.)
Antoine D'Coolette is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Antoine Merriweather was an effeminate gay character played by David Alan Grier in the "Men on Film" sketches on the TV show "In Living Color." The character Blaine (Damon Wayans) would frequently tell him, "Toine, don't get mad!"
Antoine of Orleans (1824-1890) was the son of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily.
Antoine Caron (1521-1599) was a French Mannerist painter.
One of the most famous Antoines not mentioned thus far is Antoine de Caunes, a French actor, writer, film director and presenter of the notoriously naughty TV show Eurotrash. He was so OTT on that show I thought he was an Englishman playing a French caricature!
Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875) was a French sculptor, painter and printmaker.
The name Antoine is also the Irish form of Anthony, along with Antaine, both used commonly. In Irish, Antoine is pronounced "Awn-toy-nuh".
The Irish form of Antoine (and Anthony) is Antóin.
A notable bearer is Antoine Ó Raifteiri (1784 – 1835), possibly the most famous (and only) Irish Antoine. He was a blind poet who composed his poems in the Irish language. His most famous works are "Eanach Dhúin" and "Cill Aodáin".
A famous bearer is French house DJ Antoine Clamaran.
French revolutionary, Louis Antoine Saint-Just, often referred to as the "Angel of Death."
Before marriage to Louis Auguste, Marie Antoinette was known as Madam Antoine.
Famous bearer is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French novelist. He's famous for The Little Prince.

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