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Gertrude and Augusta

(34 Posts)
tummytickler Fri 14-Oct-11 17:11:53

What do you think?
These are my current dream land twins.
They are on my list for dc5, and not sure dh will go for dc 6, so maybe twins.
I like nn Gertie and Gussie, but there is also the options of Trudy and Aggie.

ShroudOfHamsters Fri 14-Oct-11 17:14:32

Nice names and sweet together but I wouldn't really. They sound a bit like a pair of guinea pigs! Hmmm I don't know - I think they sound too much like a 'pair' to work well together. The kind of names you'd give a pair of guinea pigs or rabbits just about sums it up for me.

tummytickler Fri 14-Oct-11 17:18:45

My chances of me actually getting twins or dc 6 is small grin , so I am not too worried about them sounding matchy! Realistically dc5 will be the last (of dh has anything to do with it!)

manicinsomniac Fri 14-Oct-11 17:36:09

Sorry but Gertrude is definitely on my top 5 ugliest names ever list.

Augusta is okay. Not a fan though

Fixture Fri 14-Oct-11 18:02:57

I dislike both, especially the nicknames - sorry!

grumplestilskin Fri 14-Oct-11 18:04:47

nuns' names. Sorry. Sr Gertrude and Sr Augusta.

Littlefish Fri 14-Oct-11 18:09:12

They both sound like fat girl names. Sorry. Both really ugly names.

Fixture Fri 14-Oct-11 18:13:22

Nothing wrong with being fat grin

grumplestilskin Fri 14-Oct-11 18:15:34

yes the mean ugly sisters in a fairy tale

titan Fri 14-Oct-11 18:16:04

I like Augusta but think it should only be for babies born in August. If your DH allows you to carry on procreating and you get to DC8 you would also be legitimately allowed Octavia which I love grin

vixsatis Fri 14-Oct-11 18:16:05

Just no

mathanxiety Fri 14-Oct-11 18:16:47

Gertrud nicer than Gertrude imo. I think it might join Agatha and Agnes as sort of hip names. I would choose Gertrud and Agatha as cool-ironic names for a set of twins.

Augusta just makes me think of flatulence for some reason.

thisisyesterday Fri 14-Oct-11 18:19:55

i LOVE augusta!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 14-Oct-11 18:22:30

Augusta was on our list for DD and she is neither fat or ugly. [biased emoticon].

tammytoby Fri 14-Oct-11 20:09:43

I love Augusta - feminine, classic and sounds great in most (European) languages. And not overused.

Gertrude is nice too, and Gertie a cute nickname, although the name is less fashionable at the moment (I bet it will be in 10-15 years though).

ShroudOfHamsters Fri 14-Oct-11 20:14:02

Oh sorry I read too quick and thought you were definitely on for twins!

Of the two, Augusta, with Aggie for short. Lovely.

Allboxedin Fri 14-Oct-11 21:35:10

Gertrude - just no, my brother used to call me that to take the mick. It sounds like something from 1900. Augusta I am not keen on either.

Rollon2012 Fri 14-Oct-11 22:42:38

Gertrude?? no dont do that to your child

Rhubarbgarden Fri 14-Oct-11 22:55:36

I really like both.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Fri 14-Oct-11 22:59:33

My Aunt (she's 75 now) is officially a Gertrude and absolutely hates it. I've never heard her called by it, she used Gerda, and she really resented the fact that her sisters had what she deemed much more normal names. It's an old family name on the German side of my family. I'm not expecting that one to be revived ever.

tryingtoleave Sat 15-Oct-11 07:35:04

Ugly, especially together.

And gussie will always be a newt lover to me.

tummytickler Sat 15-Oct-11 10:36:01

tryingtoleave I don't mind the newt lover connection, Gussie Fink-Nottle was a chap anyway. And newts aren't so bad grin

scaevola Sat 15-Oct-11 10:38:36

I think Augusta is a fabulous name (despite Fink-Nottle!)

Not so keen on Gertrude though - sounds rather bovine to me.

winkle2 Sat 15-Oct-11 11:10:45

Horrid. Sorry.

BridgetBust Sat 15-Oct-11 21:07:51

Gert and Gus.

Bloody awful. And don't believe anyone who tells you different.

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