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Octavia or Augusta?

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Cordailia Wed 29-Jul-09 19:18:27

These are my two favourites if next baby is a girl. Either will match with existing sibling names
Opinions on which youe prefer and why would be helpful. Similar suggestions too.
Many thanks.

lockets Wed 29-Jul-09 19:20:25

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itchyandscratchy Wed 29-Jul-09 19:23:23

Is this for an August baby? If so, maybe Augusta might be a wee bit cheesy? <ducks> but feel free to completely ignore me obviously grin

Cordailia Wed 29-Jul-09 19:26:27

No, not for an August or October baby.

itchyandscratchy Wed 29-Jul-09 19:46:36

sorry - assumed was August as October used to be the 8th month in the Roman calendar so both seemed appropriate for August.

In that case I actually prefer Augusta

MrsMattie Wed 29-Jul-09 19:47:53

Hmmm, not my favourite names, to be honest.

Octavia is prettier than Augusta, which is a very hard name to pull off in my opinion.

WinkyWinkola Wed 29-Jul-09 19:49:37

Octavia although I think it's a bit pompous sounding. They both are.

I like lockets suggestions more apart from Ursula.

HumphreyCobbler Wed 29-Jul-09 19:50:54

I love Octavia but dh said not until we had eight

mrswoolf Wed 29-Jul-09 19:54:14

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slyandgobbo Wed 29-Jul-09 19:54:54

Both nice, Augusta a little better

mrswoolf Wed 29-Jul-09 19:58:37

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Sidge Wed 29-Jul-09 20:02:38

I love Octavia, it was the name I secretly wanted for DD3 but didn't have the guts to use!

Not keen on Augusta, reminds me of 'disgusting'.

maggievirgo Wed 29-Jul-09 20:55:44

Octavia is a more attractive sound. Nick name Tavy or Tavia. I like Augustus for a boy, but it is hard to pull a 'girly' sound out of Augusta. jmo.

Don't worry about the car thing. I knew sisters Zara and clio. They are older than the cars!

cherryloaf Wed 29-Jul-09 22:17:36

Tavy sounds like chavy, not a nice name imo hmm
Both are a bit on the poncey side.

wrongun Wed 29-Jul-09 23:40:56

They're both hideous. Sorry.

piscesmoon Wed 29-Jul-09 23:49:25

Augusta sounds like a very prim maiden aunt from Edwardian times. I think it could be quite nice if you DD could cope with it-it is a difficult name for a shy DD. I don't like Octavia-Olivia is much prettier.

zazen Wed 29-Jul-09 23:56:37

"Augusta might be a wee bit cheesy" itchyandscratchy

"Octavia is prettier than Augusta, which is a very hard name to pull off in my opinion" MrsMattie

sorry but ROTFL with this one grin we always called Agustas we knew, Gussets!

But what about Octavia: Octo(s)-mom - would you be called that?

I'm with wrongun, sorry, but I just think they're pretty cheesy and hard to pull off, no matter how many hands you have wink

hmc Wed 29-Jul-09 23:58:29

Feel like I've stepped back a couple of thousand years into the Roman Empire!

Stannie Thu 30-Jul-09 17:40:42

I have a cousin called Octavia (she's not born in either August or October either!)

I think it's a beautiful name - she was called Tavia or Tavey at school and it stuck but she does introduce herself as Octavia - she loves her name

No one really makes the car comparison as it's just too obvious - if they do, the collective bored groan made by others is usually enough to stop that sort of thing in it's tracks wink.. I have a name that prompts people to burst into song from time to time but it's such an obvious thing to do that most people don't for fear of themselves being ridiculed for being so unoriginal..

I love Augusta too but OH really doesn't so it's off my list..

mrsradders Thu 30-Jul-09 17:46:16

i think they are both lovely and would use either if DH would allow. xx

LadyThompson Fri 31-Jul-09 10:17:44

Neither please!

I have one already and am seriously considering using the other if I have another DD, and I would prefer it if neither of them were to get too popular grin

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Fri 31-Jul-09 10:18:12


GoldenSnitch Fri 31-Jul-09 10:24:16

DH drives a Skoda Octavia - it's a nice car

Think it's ruined it as a name for anyone born after the car was brought out though. Who'd want to be named after a Skoda!?

HelenofSparta Fri 31-Jul-09 10:24:44

Just a thought, but I understood that Octavia was supposed to be the name for an eighth daughter? (Always makes me think of ?Octavious Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra)!

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