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Thread: PLEASE HELP!!!

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    PLEASE HELP!!!

    So I've been COMPLETELY set on Alfred Frost for quite a while now. We even told the name to family and they've personalized a few things... which i told them not to do, but they did anyway! And now all of a sudden I'm obsessed with Angus and August. I can't decide which i prefer, I love August because it's got Augie and Gus (plus i love the month of August, it's my birthday and anniversary). Angus, on the other hand, i LOVE in full. I mean, i just love it so much. My husband loves it too. We still love Alfred though, I think Alfie is just the cutest and I love Freddy, too. I also like Fred, but he hates it... we both hate Al, though, and I'm so afraid people will call him that. Plus, not that this really matters, but we haven't had the greatest response to Alfred, I mean, no one has said anything bad about it, but I don't get the sense that they love it. And I'm not so sure that I exactly LOVE it, either... I'm worried that my reluctance to tell everyone the name might have something to do with me not being sure about. Ugh, I just don't know what to do. I know if I use Alfred I won't be able to use Angus or August, because I can't stand matchy sibling names. Also, I absolutely know that my first daughter will be Lulette, so I want to make sure this baby's name goes with that. I think Alfred would, probably August, too... I'm not as sure about Angus, though... but maybe it could work...

    Please give me some advice, I don't know what to do! I've got less than a month left to decide!
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    and
    Flynn William Warfield


    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
    -James Franco

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    Oh no! I know how you feel! I went through the same thing with my first son, I was set on Gregory for the longest time until I found Griffin.... I went ahead with Griffin and am so glad I did because it totally fits him. Just go with what feels best, they are all wonderful names and go fine with Lulette. But if you want my opinion, I would go August. It's an important month to you, you don't have to worry about unwanted nn (Al), and, in my opinion, goes best with Lulette. But most importantly, don't go with a name that you aren't completely in love with!

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    Oh Lyndsay, I'm so afraid the same thing is going to happen to us once we finally decide!! You're freaking me out!! :)

    I'm hesitant to add to your confusion - I want to say just use Alfred. And I like Alfred a lot. Alfie especially. But...I LOVE Angus and am quite smitten with August too. August's nicknames are his big selling point to me - Augie and Gus? Perfection! But in full, I think Angus is such a great name with a really warm image to me.

    I'm sorry. I'm no help at all. I hope someone else can be more helpful! Good luck!

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    Re: PLEASE HELP!!!

    My favorite of the three is August because I love the full name and the nicknames. But you really can't go wrong with Angus or Alfred either. I am sure that you will pick a good name. At this point, it probably would be a good thing to stay focused on those three names and pick one of them rather than suddenly picking something random that you haven't thought much about. I think when I was nine months pregnant I had different name taste than I normally have. I suddenly wanted to name my baby Ann which is a really nice name but not really in style. My husband helped me choose Laura (this was seventeen years ago and Laura was in the top 100 then.) We had been considering Laura for several months. Now I really love Laura. When I think of any name for a girl, I always think, would I love it as much as I love Laura? Laura isn't the most unusual or creative name-that's for sure. But it's fun to say many, many, times every day. The best thing is my daughter loves her name. She wouldn't have liked Ann, but she would have loved Anna. So it was great that my husband was there to help pick a name. He knows me really well. I'll bet your husband can help you pick a name that you will both really love when the time comes.
    Sorry, this is getting kind of long, but I had one more thought. Think back over your pregnancy. Which name have you liked best most of the time? From now on, every day pick your favorite name for that day Who's the winner? Maybe over the long term, that's your favorite name.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP!!!

    Alfie is indeed a darling name, and I prefer August over Angus. Can you combine Alfred and one of your new name loves? Perhaps Alfred August? It's wonderful how August, a name you love (and one with so many great nicknames), also has wonderful meaning for you.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP!!!

    Oh Lyndsay! I feel for you, I've been in exactly the same spot you are and it all worked out fine. He actually looked like a Simon, not a Simeon (which is what he was going to be). So instead of Leo & Simeon, I got Leo & Simon. I had to return two blankets and a picture frame to the senders. One personalised thing we managed to save by erasing the E and removing the space.

    Alfred Frost is so completely wonderful, I'd hate to see you toss it. Between Angus & August, I'd find an August combo I liked as much as Alfred Frost and take them both to the hospital with me. Angus, while I like him very much indeed, really feels odd next to Lulette to me and I'd if it was me, I'd write him off (or give Angus to the family dog!).

    Next time, don't tell family! make up something really weird and refer to the kid by that name until they're born, and then release the name! For example, we called Josephine " Bereniece" the whole time she was in utero. My cousin and his wife referred to theirs as "Thor". It's quite the game to find something outrageous. Then when you announce, they're so happy to see something more normal, they don't complain at all! :)

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    Alfie is precious, and I like Jill's idea of Alfred August. Though personally, I'm smitten by Angus too! I don't suppose you could persuade your family to stick to initials-only monogramming?? Perhaps you should think of name combos for all three and then decide when you meet him.

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    I love Alfred Frost and August more than Angus, too. Angus makes me think of the restaurant Black Angus and I think of a steer. Which isn't bad, but I've got to say Alfred Frost is growing on me so much. It's gorgeous! What could be amazing with August?
    I will look on my lists and get back to you later.
    Oh, I just thought of August George.
    From some of my fave lists:
    August Blue
    August Oak
    August Cloud
    August Canyon
    August Lionel-this would be so cute because of the Zodiac sign Leo being in much of August.
    August Leo
    August Lionel
    August Forrest too much est at the end but I love the concept.
    August Heath

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    perhaps i am naive as i havent had any kids yet myself, but i wonder why you cant wait until you have the baby to be certain of the name. i like the idea of seeing the baby before the name is finalized because i have heard of so many times when people have said they didnt think the name matched the baby after months of having been sure. so you could have all three names matched with middle names and then see which of the three you think matches the baby best when the time comes.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP!!!

    I agree, maybe wait until you meet him? I think Alfred and August are both wonderful (but lean towards August). Angus is cute but for some reason I don't find it as dignified as the other two. Maybe because of the cattle association? If you meet him and really don't feel that he's an Alfred then definitely don't use it! Whatever personalized stuff he's gotten he will likely only use as a baby, but his name will be forever :)
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