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November 7th, 2008, 06:22 AM
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Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: AN-thə-nee, AN-tə-nee

English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
The name became regularly used in the Christian world due to the fame of Saint Anthony the Great, a 3rd-century Egyptian hermit who founded Christian monasticism. Its popularity was reinforced in the Middle Ages by the 13th-century Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portugal. In English it has been commonly (but incorrectly) associated with Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower", which resulted in the addition of the h in the 17th century.

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November 7th, 2008, 07:10 AM
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November 7th, 2008, 07:12 AM
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I say it AN-thə-nee and then Antony (without the H) AN-tə-nee.
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November 7th, 2008, 10:27 AM
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The nickname Tony is a huge turn off of this name, for me.

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November 7th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Anthony is just okay for me.. Don't love it don't hate it.. I DO hate the nn Tony though..

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November 7th, 2008, 07:33 PM
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I like Anthony. I don't like Tony, though every Tony I've known was actually an Antonio.
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November 7th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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I think Anthony is adorable!

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November 7th, 2008, 11:58 PM
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I like but will never be able to use to unfortunaltely

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November 9th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Anthony is nmsAA and I really dislike Tony.
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November 10th, 2008, 07:03 PM
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I like the name, but I HATE the nickname Tony....I would call a boy Ant for short before Tony....

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Bryson 2,and our lil man Noah Alexander turns one year on 7/5/10!

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November 10th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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I don't really like Anthony too much.

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November 11th, 2008, 12:16 AM
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I like it for a middle name - especially with a short first name. It's a family name and we used it for my son's middle name. In my opinion, it's too plain for a first name.

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November 12th, 2008, 10:40 PM
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It's a good strong name but I wouldn't use it!
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November 13th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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I love Anthony its at the top of my boys list.. I just don't like the nn Tony.

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November 13th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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I used to really like it but it's not one of my favorites anymore.

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November 16th, 2008, 08:14 PM
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love it

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