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Gus! What do you think of it?

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zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 12:27:48

And can I just have gus? Or should it be Fergus/Angus with gus as the nn?

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 13-Jan-16 12:29:11

You can have just a Gus if you like but Fergus is lovely so I'd personally go with that.

I like Gus, I picture a rosy cheeked, bustling kind of boy.

zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 12:31:25

Yes we had fergus/gus on outer list for ds1&2. I'd forgotten about it till last night and dh brought it up again. It could potentially be the only name we both actually like so may be a strong contender.

LucyMouse Wed 13-Jan-16 12:32:03

I assumed Augustus would be the longer version. I like it.

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zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 12:34:17

Augustus is a bit too Augustus Gloop/posh for me! Although I am a massive willy wonka fan!! X

Eigg Wed 13-Jan-16 12:34:49

It's great but I'd put Angus or Fergus (both fab names) on the birth certificate to give him a choice.

maybebabybee Wed 13-Jan-16 12:36:30

Hate it, sorry. Sounds like a pet's name.

TheCatsMeow Wed 13-Jan-16 12:56:16

I thought it would be Gustav!

I like it

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 13-Jan-16 13:03:06

It makes me feel think of the cute mouse in Cinderella .
Yes you could just have Gus. No law about full names on BC or you could put Augustus on his BC or Gustav

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Pipistrella Wed 13-Jan-16 13:06:34

No, sorry, I really dislike it. It sounds like part of a word, not a whole one. And makes me think of gussets.

maggiethemagpie Wed 13-Jan-16 13:12:23

I quite like it. Fergus is even better.

lightgreenglass Wed 13-Jan-16 13:30:39

DS1 and DS2 are Angus and Fergus - we're lazy namers - definitely go for a longer version. Neither of their nn are Gus.

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 13-Jan-16 14:57:05

I really like Gus. I'd register as Gustav though

BellaTheGymnast Wed 13-Jan-16 15:00:01

I love it. Short, unusual without being weird, what's not to like?

zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 15:18:49

Does gustav (hadn't ever thought of that) sound a bit too try hard/foreign/exotic for a Brit (Irish heritage)?

TheCatsMeow Wed 13-Jan-16 15:19:46

No I think Gustav is nice smile

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 13-Jan-16 15:32:23

Yes, Gustav is a bit tryhard. Ask yourself if you'd feel self conscious shouting 'GUSTAV COME HERE' in a crowded supermarket and there's your answer.

zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 15:37:38

I don't think I'd ever use gustav. I'd always say gus- but I know what you mean. A girls name I love sounds pretentious as fuck (but I love it) is only ever use the shortening but still the inability to be able to use the full version in public without feeling blush puts me off!

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 13-Jan-16 15:41:14

I don't think you should pick a full name (even one that won't be used that often) that makes you squirm even slightly. Fergus, Angus, and plain old Gus are all perfectly fine options. There's also Magnus which is very cool, but the Gus link is a bit more tenuous.

zippyswife Wed 13-Jan-16 15:43:57

Magnus is seriously cool. I'd doubt any child of mine could pull off such coolness.
I hear what you say about names that make you squirm. I like Fergus in its own right so could be a good contender.

CaoNiMao Thu 14-Jan-16 02:12:08

I find it a tiny bit pretentious.

unimaginativename13 Thu 14-Jan-16 08:17:30

It's the mouses name from Cinderella

Didiusfalco Thu 14-Jan-16 08:23:26

I think that just 'Gus' sounds too brief and incomplete. Fergus or Angus totally okay though.

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