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mrswoolf Sun 27-Jul-08 12:15:25

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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

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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

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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

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