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(37 Posts)
Jugoo28 Sun 01-Jan-17 05:09:18

It's growing on me...am I going insane?

GinIsIn Sun 01-Jan-17 05:13:39

Umm..... It's rather austere and Victorian. It's the sort of thing an evil great-aunt would be called in a Dickens novel.

In fact the only two Augustas I can think of off-hand are both 'Aunt Augusta's from literature. One from Graham Greene and one from Oscar Wilde.

I wouldn't!

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 01-Jan-17 06:03:49

Gloop. Sorry.

Pluto30 Sun 01-Jan-17 06:10:44

Matronly and domineering sounding.

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Sun 01-Jan-17 08:59:24

I think it's a great name. I know a young one and it is cool on her.

1horatio Sun 01-Jan-17 09:14:50

I love it.

I also like Agatha/e and Alberta... ;)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 01-Jan-17 10:38:16

Not a fan.

IAmNotTheOneWhoKnocks Sun 01-Jan-17 10:39:20

I like it!

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Sun 01-Jan-17 10:41:28

Makes me think of Gussie Fink-Nottle from Jeeves & Wooster

MikeUniformMike Sun 01-Jan-17 13:10:56

Me too moreshit! OK as a middle name maybe.

Gussie gusset...

Aftertheraincomesthesun Sun 01-Jan-17 13:23:38

Love it.

RortyCrankle Sun 01-Jan-17 14:58:02

It's also a city in Georgia

Beebeeeight Sun 01-Jan-17 15:00:01

I love it.

I think it is very underused and is due a revival.

It's been a royal name for centuries so isn't 'chavvy'.

Zhabr Sun 01-Jan-17 16:01:36

Like it. I know a lovely girl called Gussie.

LobsterQuadrille Sun 01-Jan-17 16:17:38

I played Lady Bracknell once - she was Aunt Augusta and not the most likeable of characters .....

What about Octavia?

WellErrr Sun 01-Jan-17 16:28:39

I know one. She gets called Gussie. It's actually really nice in real life.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 01-Jan-17 17:56:01

Very pretty, but. I don't think it'd suit. Unless baby is due or was conceived in August.

KERALA1 Sun 01-Jan-17 19:53:38

I liked it wanted for dd2 but every single other person in my life including Dh hated it. Mentioned it to dd2 recently she's now 8 and hates it too.

buttercup54321 Mon 02-Jan-17 00:44:59

Augusta Louise would be pretty

GiddyGiddyGoat Mon 02-Jan-17 00:50:13

It's lovely - my ds has the male version!
Also LOVE Albertine / Albertina

PranstonBickle Mon 02-Jan-17 08:58:06

LOVE Augusta and the other suggestions here. Now I think about it there is something clear and strong sounding about the 'A' look or sound of these names that really appeals.

Stalingrad Mon 02-Jan-17 11:58:06

I want to like it but Gussie makes me think of gussets.

Aurora?
Aurelia?
Agatha?
Araminta?

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 02-Jan-17 12:24:23

It's the emphasis on the 'gust' that puts me off I think. I much prefer just August. I think it's usually a boy's name, but that wouldn't put me off. April/May/June/Sunday/Wednesday... August!

Having said that I much prefer Alberta. Future DD would be Adelaide.

MikeUniformMike Mon 02-Jan-17 14:26:07

Albertine is nice.
Love your username Bendy.

1horatio Mon 02-Jan-17 14:38:28

Mike

Albertina/Albertine is a lovely name. I love Alberta but really dislike the nn Berta.
I don't think somebody would use the nn Berta for somebody called Albertine.

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