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  1. #1
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    August vs Augustus

    Hi all! My husband and I are expecting our first baby in May. We are not finding out the sex.

    We've been discussing the names August and Augustus. I suggested August, and I am feeling pretty attached it it. He doesn't care for August as much, but really likes Augustus

    I do like the name, but I worry that its a little "too much" for a baby. I am having a hard time picturing introducing our baby as "Augustus" - does it seem truly usable? I'm just looking for some general opinions on the names, and any experience you have with either. Thanks!

  2. #3
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    I much prefer the understated August to Augustus. To my ear, Augustus is a lot to live up to at any stage of life. I really like Augustine though. Might that work as a compromise?
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  3. #5
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    I prefer the simpler August as I think it would be easier to wear. I also like pp’s suggestion of Augustine although August is my favourite.

  4. #7
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    I also prefer the simplicity of August. Augustus is a bit grand for me plus I really don't like the "gustus" sound of the name.

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    I think both names are fine. If you decide on Augustus, he could/would still be called August or Gus.
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