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  • Yes, Gus "Fox" is fine to use

    11 39.29%
  • No, I don't think it works

    17 60.71%
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Thread: Just Gus?

  1. #6
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    Ooh, George Marcus sounds very handsome. I'm not usually a fan of Roman sounding names, they sound a bit too formal and fancy for me, but I've always liked Mark and I think Marcus is nice as well.

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  2. #8
    I voted no, but I think it depends on the surname. If it's really Fox or something with a similar sound, then paired with Gus, it's hissy. Gus Blake or something like that would be a different story, because you don't have the "s" and "x" sounds conflicting.
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  3. #10
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    I like Gus by itself, but I don't think it works well with a last name that sounds like "Fox," only because they both end in that soft S sound ( Brad Pitt, Jude Law, etc, all end differently and so sound more structured). However, I think Gus would be a cute nickname for any name beginning with or containing a G. Who says it has to have the -gus syllable? Plenty of nicknames are pulled from one letter of a name.

    George
    Gabriel
    Garner
    Garrett
    Germaine
    Gordon
    Griffin
    Guthrie

    Douglas
    Edgar
    Eagan

  4. #12
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    I like Gus too, but not August or any other long forms. So I'm with you!

    I don't see why it's a problem, as long as it's not a weird combination or the letters run into each other, or it creates an unfortunate rhyme or something. I'm partial to longer names, myself, but I don't think it's mandatory.
    - current loves -
    Genevieve - Aurelia - Penelope - Clementine - Matilda - Wilhelmina - Josephine - Cordelia
    Max - Frederick - Elliot - Gus - Atticus - Felix - Theodore - Beckett - Calvin

  5. #14
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    George Fox is a university, just in case that could end up being his real name.

    I could see Gus as a nn for Ulysses!
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    I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.


    In loving memory of Margot

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