Help Me With Win- Names!

i’ve recently been crushing on [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] for a girl but as sweet as i find her i’m wondering if the broken down words [name_u]Win[/name_u] and Slow deter people from using it?

a bit of background, i have played high level sport for majority of my life and only recently retired from it. i wonder whether people will assume that is why i basically named my child [name_u]Win[/name_u] as that is what i have done as my job and then add the Slow part, i wonder if that will eventually come into effect negatively?

are [name_u]Win[/name_u] names something that i should probably avoid? i’ve considered some others like:
[name_f]Winsome[/name_f] - not overly a fan of it for a girl and find the [name_u]Win[/name_u] and Some worse than [name_u]Win[/name_u] and Slow due to the “you win some and you lose some”
[name_f]Winslet[/name_f] - undecided whether i actually like the name or not? i think it will grow on me but at this time i’m about 65%…

I never noticed that [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] is the words win and slow, so I don’t think others would notice either. [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] and [name_u]Monroe[/name_u] came to mind as alternatives.


I agree, I’ve never noticed the ‘slow’ part in [name_u]Winslow[/name_u].
I think [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] is sweet, and you shouldn’t avoid it if you love it. I’m sure not many people would ever make that connection.
I’m not a fan of [name_f]Winsome[/name_f], and unlike [name_u]Winslow[/name_u], I do think it sounds like the words [name_u]Win[/name_u] Some.
[name_f]Winslet[/name_f] is cute!
I’ll suggest other [name_u]Win[/name_u] names:

I also like the suggestion of [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]! [name_u]Harlow[/name_u] and [name_u]Willow[/name_u] are also similar!

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Winslow is cute, it’s the name of a town next to me. I love the nn [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Winsome[/name_f] but I think it’s better for a middle. I don’t like [name_f]Winslet[/name_f] at all.


Not exactly [name_u]Win[/name_u]-

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I hadn’t noticed the words in [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] until you pointed it out! I think it’s a really sweet name. I also like [name_f]Winslet[/name_f]. [name_f]Winsome[/name_f] I’m not a big fan of, I think because it just sounds like the word to me. I also like previous posters’ suggestions of [name_u]Willow[/name_u], [name_f]Winry[/name_f], [name_u]Winter[/name_u], and [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]!

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I think [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] is cute and I see it more as Wins low than [name_u]Win[/name_u] Slow just from the pronunciation.

I like [name_u]Winter[/name_u] too and to a lesser extent [name_f]Winona[/name_f] (I prefer the [name_f]Wynona[/name_f] Spelling).

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Personally, my ear breaks down [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] as “Wins” and “Low,” rather than “[name_u]Win[/name_u]” and “Slow” but I can see why it’s giving you difficulties.

I prefer [name_f]Winslet[/name_f] of the three options you’re considering. It has a lilt and movement to it that I don’t get from the other two.

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thank you for all your replies!! like most of you guys when pronouncing [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] it sounds more like wins-low but when looking at the word i see win-slow…

@MG1257 [name_u]Monroe[/name_u] has been on my forever as for [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] i have stewed over her for sometime but was never a serious contender! thanks!

@regionlatbest i agree [name_f]Winsome[/name_f] is too much of the words and i think when saying the two names [name_f]Winslet[/name_f] and [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] out loud multiple times [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] sounds much better! [name_f]Winry[/name_f] is another name i have had on my list for some time but haven’t played with it in a while, might need to reconsider!!

@Babies123456 how funny! i never knew it was a place! but on the other hand, [name_u]Windsor[/name_u] is the place my uncle lives in! i’ve considered [name_f]Winona[/name_f] a few times and have even suggested it to other people but i think there is something about it that just doesn’t grab me quite like [name_u]Winslow[/name_u]… i love [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f] and [name_f]Winry[/name_f]!

@dandy_orchid isn’t that strange i wonder if it is the different accents or just me being me and noticing the two words before listening to myself pronounce it!!

@Hypatia_Hellene i agree with you!! unfortunately though there is something about [name_u]Winter[/name_u] i just can’t get on board with even though it is a lovely name!!

@lavenderwitch thank you for feeings on [name_f]Winslet[/name_f] i might have to consider her a bit more!!


When I read or hear [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] I don’t think about “win slow” or “wins low”. In general, I don’t think you have to avoid [name_u]Win[/name_u] names.
With [name_f]Winsome[/name_f] I do think about “win some” but besides that it sounds nice.
[name_f]Winslet[/name_f] is not an option for me personally because I speak [name_m]Dutch[/name_m] and in [name_m]Dutch[/name_m] “slet” means “slut”, so whenever I come across this name that’s all I can think about. If it grows on you, [name_f]Winslet[/name_f] might be a good option for you though!

I definitely wouldn’t assume that a child with a [name_u]Win[/name_u]- name was named especially for that syllable. Unless the name was [name_u]Winner[/name_u]! [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] works perfectly, and I don’t personally pronounce the two syllables so distinctly that the sounds seem like two separate words.

I’d never have made any association to winning or sport. I think [name_u]Winslow[/name_u] works fine!!