August for a boy?

(38 Posts)
TooTryHard Thu 03-Oct-13 19:49:30

Prepared for a flaming. grin

We're thinking of this as a middle name and both have heritage from countries where it's a recognised name.

Bowlersarm Thu 03-Oct-13 19:50:49

I quite like unusual names. But to me August is more of a girls name. Not sure why.

Augustus?

iffyshortlist Thu 03-Oct-13 19:51:51

Why not? Especially as a nod to heritage/family or friends etc.

TooTryHard Thu 03-Oct-13 19:55:14

Augustus Gloop to me though....

We specifically like it for the month link.

Letticetheslug Thu 03-Oct-13 19:56:16

I know a wee boy called August and he's lovely!

sonlypuppyfat Thu 03-Oct-13 19:57:11

shock

Bowlersarm Thu 03-Oct-13 19:58:54

I'd go for it. It still sounds a bit feminine to me, but with a strong first name it'll be great.

Ooh I love it!

Sleepthief Thu 03-Oct-13 21:25:40

I like. Also like Augustin smile. Definitely not girls' names IMO

thegreylady Thu 03-Oct-13 21:57:50

It means a clown to me smile

Mumblyboo Thu 03-Oct-13 23:54:43

Augustine is fabulous. My fav theologian too....

Choccyhobnob Fri 04-Oct-13 12:25:06

I quite like it

squoosh Fri 04-Oct-13 12:44:36

I know a girl called August.

YDdraigGoch Fri 04-Oct-13 12:49:41

It's a name for a girl IMO, but it's a middle name, so will never be used/heard again after the christening!

shoobidoo Fri 04-Oct-13 13:59:06

August and Augustus are definately masculine names!

The female form is Augusta.

I think August is a great, strong name.

fondantfancier Fri 04-Oct-13 16:44:21

I just finished reading a book with a male August in. I think it's a great name.

DancingLady Fri 04-Oct-13 16:46:50

Augustus Gloop is all I can think of...

hatebeak Fri 04-Oct-13 16:54:44

Definitely a boy's name and a brilliant one at that!

Vatta Fri 04-Oct-13 17:19:59

It can be a boy's name, and is fairly well known as one. There's a book in the bestsellercharts at the moment called wonder where the male lead character is called August, known as auggie for short. I like it.

CarlaBrooni Fri 04-Oct-13 17:34:25

No no no

HappyJustToBe Fri 04-Oct-13 17:37:43

My first thought but I really like it.

MERLYPUSS Fri 04-Oct-13 21:43:47

Fine.

halfwayupthehill Fri 04-Oct-13 22:04:52

August wilson is a famous american playwright. The law and order actress has a son called august.

dyslexicdespot Fri 04-Oct-13 22:09:23

August Strindberg was a famous Swedish playwright. I love the name, perfect for a boy.

PurpleGirly Fri 04-Oct-13 22:16:23

August Rush is a beautiful film

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