Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Winnie is a nickname-name. It’s usually used as a shortened version of Winona, Gwendolyn or Winifred. Winifred means “gentle friend,” Gwendolyn means “white ring,” and Winona means “oldest daughter.” So take your pick of which meaning they’ve chosen as the one that sticks for their Winnie. You can probably expect that Winnie’s going to get some Pooh-related jokes, thanks to the famous, hunny-loving bear. But there’s also Winnie Cooper, the object of adoration from the show The Wonder Years, and South African activist Winnie Mandela.
Rose is a beloved middle name, after the lovely flower.
In all, a sweet—and dare I say it—winning name.
What do you think of Jimmy and Nancy’s name choice? Would you have gone for the more formal Winifred or Winona, or do you like the short and sweet nickname best?
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