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Wire star Idris Elba and girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed a son on April 17. Winston is the couple’s first child together. Elba has a daughter named Isan, 11, with his ex-wife, Dormowa Sherma.

WHAT IT MEANS: Joy stone

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: An English surname from the old English given name Wynnstan, it became incredibly popular due to its association with Winston Churchill.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Winn and Wynn are right on trend.

KNOW THIS: John Lennon’s middle name was Winston. He changed it to Ono in 1969 after his marriage to Yoko Ono.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Winston Smith is the protagonist in George Orwell’s novel 1984.


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