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Austin - Help.

(41 Posts)
givemethecake Sun 28-May-17 19:24:18

Thought on the name Austin.
Any suggestions similar would be also great too. Thanks.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 28-May-17 19:54:25

I like Austin.

Laurajonesy Sun 28-May-17 19:59:38


WallisFrizz Sun 28-May-17 20:01:26

I like Austin, I know one aged 5. It suits him, unusual but raises no eyebrows. Go for it if you like it.

austenozzy Sun 28-May-17 20:04:33

I think it's an amazing name but I might be a tiny big biased!

givemethecake Sun 28-May-17 20:06:37

Haha, thank you for all your comments! I was really expecting everyone to say it was horrible. It's one of the only names that me and OH both agree on at the moment so it's looking likely. Thanks x

Outbackshack Sun 28-May-17 20:06:41

Love it. Have it! However we thought it really unusual and heard of at least another 5 children with it already

SavoyCabbage Sun 28-May-17 20:06:58

Very popular in the land down under as it gives the cracking nickname of 'Aussie'.

Whatslovegottodo Sun 28-May-17 20:07:05

I think of Texas. Far worse cities.
I like the name.

DramaAlpaca Sun 28-May-17 20:07:40

I like it a lot.

chocoraisin Sun 28-May-17 20:10:09

I have one smile he's known as Oz or Austin. Love it still. Second on the list was Ashton. Austin felt more British, but both are popular in America.

CowParsleyNettle Sun 28-May-17 20:12:06

I like it, I know a couple of adult ones.

Wolfiefan Sun 28-May-17 20:13:38

I would probably misspell it as Austen!

austenozzy Sun 28-May-17 20:15:06

Then you'd be spelling it correctly, wolfie!

MineKraftCheese Sun 28-May-17 20:15:33

I prefer "Austen" as a spelling/pronunciation, like Jane. Austin makes me think of Stone Cold (wrestler Steve Austin).

HeyRoly Sun 28-May-17 20:15:41

I think it's deceptively popular. There are two in my DD's class.

Littlepond Sun 28-May-17 20:17:04

Oh I love Austin and really really wanted it for DS1 but DH was unsure so we went a different way (which is weird now cos obvs DS1 just is his name and I can't imagine him as an Austin!!)

Awesome name. I also like Dustin.

BikeRunSki Sun 28-May-17 20:17:32

I think of cars, but then, I am very old.

Also, a very quite boy in DD's class (Reception)

MinniesAndMickeysNeedCounting Sun 28-May-17 20:18:29

I like it, our dd middle name would have been Austin if she'd been a boy

MineKraftCheese Sun 28-May-17 20:19:22

I love Dustin too smile

sureitsgrand Sun 28-May-17 20:19:56

I love Austin! All the grown up Austins I know are successful too, it strikes me as a strong confident name. It's not common where I live.

givemethecake Sun 28-May-17 20:21:50

Thanks everyone! Feel better knowing that everyone agrees and seems to think it's a good name. Made me happier.

I don't know any Austin's - there are none in my area, which I think has made me like it more. It's not too unusual but everyone knows the name which is good.

It's been so hard trying to find the perfect name!

squoosh Sun 28-May-17 20:24:10

I commented on this name on another thread. Some people think it's trendy and American but it's an 'old man chic' name in Ireland. I like it.

Googlieyes Sun 28-May-17 20:26:06

Not heard that name suggested for a baby before. Certainly none in my area. Like it. U go for it. Good strong name. Good young and older name.

givemethecake Sun 28-May-17 20:26:32

As soon as we both agreed we liked the name, I thought that everyone would think it was very 'American', which I understand why. But I think it's cool.

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