Advanced search


(50 Posts)
mrswoolf Sun 27-Jul-08 12:15:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsJamin Sun 27-Jul-08 12:20:17

I like it actually. I presume the baby is due in August?

catweazle Sun 27-Jul-08 12:20:33

I love it (it doesn't go with our surname ) but I think it's one of those names most people will react badly to.

shirleyghostman Sun 27-Jul-08 12:23:40

I like it as well.

pointydog Sun 27-Jul-08 12:31:26

No. ONe of those nice in theory, not in practice names

wheresthehamster Sun 27-Jul-08 12:33:37

God no. It's a P G Wodehouse aunt-type name.
Don't do it grin

hatwoman Sun 27-Jul-08 12:37:25

no really don't like it. it means majestic, which, unless you;re a roman emperor, is rather grand. it sounds all sombre and ceremonial and stand-offish.

mrswoolf Sun 27-Jul-08 12:38:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fuzzywuzzy Sun 27-Jul-08 12:43:45

I really like the name, but only because I had a fabulous friend named Augusta many years ago so it remidns me of her. She was born in August, and I think it was a cultural thing if I remember correctly.

AbbeyA Sun 27-Jul-08 19:18:18

I like it but it might be difficult for child to live with.It is the sort of name you grow into.

biglips Sun 27-Jul-08 19:19:30


sorry i def dont like it

thelittlestbadger Sun 27-Jul-08 19:21:42

It sounds very severe like an Oscar Wilde type maiden aunt.

cthea Sun 27-Jul-08 19:30:35

DS has a couple of schoolfriends called Augustin/Augustus. They are Danish and it sounds fine.

Hulababy Sun 27-Jul-08 20:53:03

Don't like it sorry.

TwoBigNorks Sun 27-Jul-08 21:03:39

I quite like it, its not one I have considered before. Nice to see a different name. Also like Antonia.

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Sun 27-Jul-08 21:05:01

I love Augustus or Augustine for a boy but I really hate Augusta for a girl. It's a harsh sound.

Bowddee Sun 27-Jul-08 21:07:32

There was a cartoon series in one of the newspapers called Augusta. About a little girl named Augusta (funnily enough) and her weird family. I remember she was always having her face washed by her mother.
I need to get out more.

branflake81 Mon 28-Jul-08 14:50:15

Bit poncey. Reminds me of Augustus Gloop.

sandy4 Mon 28-Jul-08 15:02:25

Would you shorten it to 'Gusty'?

Sidge Mon 28-Jul-08 15:10:48

I don't like it.

It makes me think of 'disgusting'.

LadyThompson Mon 28-Jul-08 15:18:14

I think it's gorgeous. It was on my list.

nickeldime Fri 08-Aug-08 17:36:20

It sounds real dated; even the meaning suggests so: 'august, dignified, holy'. The charts show that it dropped out of the top names in 1940s: baby girl name Augusta

MrsMattie Fri 08-Aug-08 17:37:57

Augustus is quite nice for a boy but Augusta is a very hard name on the ears. It's very gutteral and Germanic sounding to me.

kerala Fri 08-Aug-08 17:39:07

I like it. Old and established name yet little used. But then top of our list is Clementine which is kind of the same type of name I would say. Nothing wrong with it being Jeeves and Woosterish! How will you shorten it though?

SSSandy2 Fri 08-Aug-08 17:43:53

sounds like she is Somebody, true, but why not? Just trying to listen to the sound of it, seperated from everything else, not sure I like the actual sound - how the first two syllables run together.

Generally I like strong names for girls because they will be women one day and I think it serves them better to have a strong name rather than something pretty and frail or cute sounding

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now