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Thread: Is August a classic?
March 19th, 2014 05:26 PM #1Senior Member
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Is August a classic?
DH and I are making our top names list for baby #2 and I can't make up my mind how I feel about his current favorite: August. Augustus is a family name on his side, and while I do like August I can't make up my mind if it fits into our normally classic style. I normally love very strong classics with cute nicknames in the first name spot and would like to use August as a more unique middle, but DH really likes hearing it right out front. Our DS is Jackson Fielding nn Jack and my top choice for a boy Charles Everett nn Charlie. If #2 is a girl she will be Elizabeth nn Lollie (middle name TBD).
What do you think? Does August work with brother Jack and potential siblings Charlie and Lollie.
For a family name in the middle I'm toying with:
August James (AJ?)
Thanks for your thoughts!
March 19th, 2014 07:26 PM #3Senior Member
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Yes, of course! Even though Augustus is the traditional English form, August is the German cognate, and a very royal one at that! It's much more classic than Jackson, for instance, which I don't consider to be a traditional name.
Augustine or Austin would be good choices too.
I love August David and August James (though I'd prefer Augie or Gus rather than AJ).Bertrand -bertie-, Wilfred, Léon, Axel, Cuthbert -cubby-, Maxentius, Aubrey, Phoebus, John-Henry.
Émilienne, Livia, Annabella -abbey-, Maud, Rosamund, Kimborough, Clemency, Elizabeth-Charlotte.
March 19th, 2014 08:32 PM #51 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us
March 19th, 2014 08:39 PM #7
I love August. I consider it a less common classic as it has always been on the US charts, at it's lowest in the 70's and 80's it was in the #800's and it's certainly rising pretty fast, at its most common it got up to #101 and I think it may become more popular than that but I don't think it'll hit the top 10 or anything. So I'd say it's both classic and trending and fits right in with the other sib(s).
March 20th, 2014 03:09 AM #9Senior Member
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It's never been off the Top Thousand.
I love it. I first fell in love researching a historic anti-slavery fighter/eventual judge from pre-Civil War Kansas.
I have it on my list, it's just not on my first-son options because I have some family members I want to name after.
I like August James best, if you're worried about classic James is certainly that. And I like AJ more than I like Auggie or Gus as nicks, not that August even needs a nick.