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marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:46:17

Baby due August.... quite like Augusta as a middle name

Would you? and/or what would you think hearing it?

weebarra Fri 11-Dec-15 21:47:09


GoldPlatedBacon Fri 11-Dec-15 21:47:44

Thumbs up!

MarySmilingAndHerBrassieres Fri 11-Dec-15 21:48:10

I think of Augustus Gloop, the gluttonous boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

So it's a no from me. smile

marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:48:36

Roman what?

Augustus was the Roman leader ... but I'm thinking for a girl, not a boy

Augustus would be cruel. Like Augustus Gloop.

Maki79 Fri 11-Dec-15 21:48:47

I prefer Alberta or Autumn if that's any help!

marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:49:44

Autumn is really pretty, but probably not for an August babe smile

weebarra Fri 11-Dec-15 21:50:47

Yes, I know, but Augusta is a Roman female name too.

marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:51:35

Ah right... so what was your question?

Am I Roman? Or do I know it's Roman...?

Yika Fri 11-Dec-15 21:53:18

I find it too solemn and a bit stodgy. What about Augustine?

starry0ne Fri 11-Dec-15 21:53:23

I also thought Ausgustus gloop...not a name I would use for a girl or boy

Yika Fri 11-Dec-15 21:54:07

Oh just realised it's for a middle name. Then it's OK. smile

weebarra Fri 11-Dec-15 21:54:44

What would you think hearing it? Roman matriarch.

marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:56:20

Ah, thank you but I studied theology so Augustine is Saint Augustine for me... so not suitable for a girl

Obviously I'd never use Augustus

But it seems nobody much likes Augusta either. Ah, well good to know I s'pose. Stodgy isn't what I want to go for!

marymarynotcontrary Fri 11-Dec-15 21:58:23

Yika yes, for a middle name

Along the lines of Elizabeth Augusta

SaltMarshPirate Fri 11-Dec-15 22:02:11

I think it's absolutely lovely. Really elegant.

Katarzyna79 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:05:42

marysmiling that's just what I was going to say, based on Roald Dahl no for me too lol

Yika Fri 11-Dec-15 22:08:24

Elizabeth Augusta would be lovely. smile

IAmACuboid Fri 11-Dec-15 22:24:31

I like it, reminds me of the car which is beautiful. Lancia Augusta.

Tbh I like August for a girl too.

Sophronia Fri 11-Dec-15 22:26:46

I like it, and think it's elegant rather than stodgy.

Mehitabel6 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:30:35

Fine as a middle name but I wouldn't use it as a first name.

tootsietoo Fri 11-Dec-15 22:32:41

I did! For a middle name. I would have loved to have called her Augusta, but decided it was a little bit too unusual with possibly less attractive shortened versions, so it was relegated to the middle.

Augustus Gloop never crossed my mind.

LumelaMme Fri 11-Dec-15 22:49:38

I really like it. I do have an unusual taste in names though...

CruCru Fri 11-Dec-15 22:51:34

I love it.

CelestiaLuna Sat 12-Dec-15 00:48:25

I absolutely love it and really regret not using it as a mn for my August baby, just didn't think of it at the time.

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