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Augustus, Monty or Thomas

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Melaniemamma Mon 24-Sep-12 15:06:41

My baby boy is being delivered by c section next Monday and I'm struggling to choose his name. Me and my husband have got it down to these three but I've over-thought it all and think they might be too weird.
Help! Any thoughts?

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 15:16:13

I'd go for Thomas - lovely classic biblical name.

persephoneplum Mon 24-Sep-12 15:17:14

Augustus by a very long way! Thomas doesn't rate for me. Is Monty short for something?

Mama1980 Mon 24-Sep-12 15:19:02

I like Augustus and Thomas by would choose Augustus myself.

Melaniemamma Mon 24-Sep-12 15:19:21

Monty is short for Montague...

RoobyMurray Mon 24-Sep-12 15:19:44


BobbiFleckman Mon 24-Sep-12 15:22:14

I can't get past Augustus Gloop on Augustus.

LonelyCloud Mon 24-Sep-12 15:23:14

I like Thomas best. Good classic name.

I don't like Gus or Gussie, so that rules out Augustus for me. And Monty just makes me think of Uncle Monty in Withnail & I.

delilah88 Mon 24-Sep-12 16:23:44


SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Mon 24-Sep-12 16:30:39

Monty or Gus (Augustus). Not Thomas - dull dull dull

TurkeyDino Mon 24-Sep-12 16:52:30

Thomas all the way! Would have used it for ds2 if my best friend hadn't used it already.

Ham69 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:21:04

Thomas is nice enough but too many of them! I love Monty (possibly short for Montgomery?) and Augustus. Be brave, don't go for 'safe'!

LuellaLovesLavender Mon 24-Sep-12 17:46:03

Oooh definitely Monty it's gorgeous.....Thomas is boring and Augustus would not be my cup of tea but it's better than Thomas!

sonniebonnie Mon 24-Sep-12 18:41:22

Augustus is lovely, as is Monty! Both lovely, classic underused names that will stick in people's minds easily.

Thomas/Tom, on the other hand, is rather dull and overused imo. There are lots of them around already.

poppydaisy Mon 24-Sep-12 18:45:24

I have to agree that Montague/Monty and Augustus are cool names that aren't as overused as Thomas. I partidularly like Montague/Monty!

EldonAve Mon 24-Sep-12 18:46:43

Monty or Thomas

Augustus reminds me of Charlie & the chocolate factory

peggyblackett Mon 24-Sep-12 18:47:41

Monty smile

amck5700 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:48:18

Thomas is nice but is fairly straightforward compared to your other two. Monty is okay as a nn but prefer Montgomery but that's a big name for a little is Augustus too - What about Austin which a version of Augustus but a bit easier to carry off.

ArtexMonkey Mon 24-Sep-12 18:57:52

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WhoWillDoMyHoovering Mon 24-Sep-12 19:02:25

A vote for Monty! I like Thomas too though. If you went for Thomas you could have a Thomas Monty (but maybe not a Monty Thomas too tongue-twistery?)!

squoosh Mon 24-Sep-12 19:14:22

Augustus! Gus is a great nickname.

Thomas is dull.

Monty wears tweed trousers, smells of wet labrador and take every opportunity to try and rub his aged todger up against each fine filly he sees.

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