Wow! I love this. A nickname could be Torix :)
Allison27  5/30/2020
How do you pronounce this?
Bubbles293739  11/2/2019
Too strange and lengthy. You will need to correct any person that approaches you.
nylonpanda  11/2/2019
This name sounds so cool! I would name a fictional mystical villain this name and have his nickname be Torix.
thezenithofnadir  9/14/2019
This just makes me think of Latin class. (Vercingetorix was a Gaul leader who fought against Julius Caesar, though that's really all I remember.) Perhaps this would be a funny name for a pet snake, but I feel like it would be a bit silly for a modern-day child.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2019
Ladies and gentlemen, I just picked the perfect name for my future son. Well, I don't care about gender I would just add an 'a' and give to my daughter as well. Vercingetorixa. Ha!
Ainsley Tzivya  5/25/2019
It's going to take a long time for a kid to learn how to pronounce and spell this.
kayisforkeen  10/18/2018
I would suggest the following pronunciation based on the assumption that the Latin writing of the name tried to mimic a Celtic Germanic pronunciation that is now lost:

Ver or Wehr could relate to the German root of "wehren" (to fend off).

C is pronounced the Latin way, as a hard "k". Hence the first part would be Ver-king, or "supreme defender".

I suggest that the Romans used the Greek "x" sound to mimic the soft guttural sound "ch" (German pronunciation).

Written in German, the pronunciation would be Wehr(!)-king-ge(!)-to-rich (emphasis on the first syllables). Another possibility is that it was "Wehr-king Torich", the e holding the gap in the pronunciation of the two words.
Bearman  10/8/2018
This is such an uncommon and unique name it's not even funny! I love this name, so mysterious sounding.
DundiculutNicholas  1/4/2017
Oh my bloody gosh... the way I see it, this name sure as hell is a MOUTHFUL and is VERY impractical.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
In the video game Final Fantasy XIII, Vercingetorix is a mission boss you face.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
I like this name. My niece has it, and she's never run into any problems with it!
batsnraccoons  5/8/2013
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
"king over warriors?" More like king over GANGSTERS, amiright?!
boingloings  11/2/2012
French pronunciation vair-sen-zhe-TOR-ee.
StellaDuNoir  9/11/2011
I am still sitting here trying to figure out how it's pronounced. Skip this name, parents.
Black_X  7/18/2011
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
As stated before, Vercingetorix is mentioned in the Asterix comic book Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield.
PandoraPandora  9/18/2010
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
Wow. Sounds like a type of dinosaur or like one of Asterix's friends.
Caprice  5/2/2010
Definitely an interesting name, but very impractical! :p
dischord33  11/2/2009
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
I believe Vercingetorix is the name of a character in one of the Astrix & Obelix books.
emmiix3  3/14/2009
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
What is this, a Power Ranger?
GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
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
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
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
I think a great nickname for this would be "Vix." It makes me happy :-)
rohanawyn  6/24/2006
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
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

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