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|View Poll Results: So which name do you like best?|
|I'd really just prefer something more like "Bob"||5||2.42%|
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I'm surprised people think August is feminine! Never heard that, but different takes on names are interesting.
Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.
Busy mom and loving it... dd (2/03), ds (6/05), dd (8/07), ds (12/09), ??? due 5/12
Having a kid named August, I can assure you that people everywhere have the weirdest ideas about this name! Lots of people read it as a month name (like April, May, June) and for them it seems feminine based on this. They will ask if the child was born in August and be confused when you say no. people seem to have no sense that the MONTH was named AFTER a man - that it has been a name for a long, long time. We did not expect this, but we get it ALL THE TIME.
I have never met a girl with the name August, only heard rumors of them existing (although usually the reference is vague, so not much in terms of confirmed actually people!) Seems like an odd girl name to me because I don't see it as gender nuetral at all (it means KING afterall). That said, be warned: if you name a child after a king, expect him to act like one
So, those are my warnings -- it is not a name without complications
Also, people do like the nicknames Gus and Auggie, and we like them also actually, but by three my son wholly rejected such names and insists only on being called by his full name!
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