afraid he may get picked!

I am due in 2 weeks with a lil boy. I have had a hard time picking a name. I have a sweet girl named [name]Virginia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]. (My hubby picked her name) I am thinking [name]Augustus[/name] [name]James[/name] and calling him [name]Gus[/name]. We call our daughter [name]Grace[/name] so we would have [name]Grace[/name] and [name]Gus[/name]. Someone told me they think of the fat kid on charlie and the chocolate factory and also of the fat lil mouse on [name]Cinderella[/name]. I don’t want him to be picked on…any thoughts or suggestions?

I’m not sure where you’re located, but in the US that’s not a common name. While I don’t think that the next generation will associate [name]Gus[/name] with [name]Augustus[/name] from [name]Charlie[/name] & the Chocolate Factory, it may lead to a little bit of teasing because it’s a bit of an older name. However, kids will tease each other about ANYTHING. Name, hair, eyes, clothes, shoes, etc etc.

Personally, I don’t like the way “[name]Grace[/name] and [name]Gus[/name]” flows. It just sounds really, really odd. Would you consider swapping and naming him [name]James[/name] [name]Augustus[/name]? [name]James[/name] and [name]Grace[/name] sounds lovely together.

PS - I think your daughter’s name is gorgeous! Kudos to you for having a husband with such great taste!

i really like [name]Augustus[/name]. If you’re too worried about it, you could name his just [name]August[/name] [name]James[/name], or [name]Augusten[/name] [name]James[/name]. I prefer those last 2 more anyway, but [name]Augustus[/name] is still a very cool, regal names.

He might get picked on because it’s very uncommon, but I don’t it will be about the things you mentioned. And like @lucystone said, kids will find something to pick on each other about no matter what.

[name]Grace[/name] and [name]Gus[/name] sound fine to me, though I think I prefer Auggie or the full name than [name]Gus[/name]. :slight_smile:

I wouldn’t worry about it. [name]Every[/name] name has the potential for teasing, and I don’t think [name]Augustus[/name] has as much potential for it as other names. Some names are easy to come up with things to make fun of like grody [name]Brody[/name] or smelly [name]Ellie[/name]. Those are the kinds of things kids will look for. I doubt he’s going to get picked on over one character in [name]Charlie[/name] and the Chocolate Factory, and how many kids watch [name]Cinderella[/name] these days? GusGus is pretty obscure if you ask me.

I wouldn’t worry about it. Elementary school only lasts a few years. Why discard a name you love because your son MIGHT get picked on a few times in elementary school?

I’m not a massive fan of the name [name]Augustus[/name] anyway, but I think it may have more potential for teasing than other names… I would consider switching it to the middle spot. Now that you’ve reminded me, I remember the [name]Augustus[/name] Gloop from [name]Charlie[/name] and the Chocolate Factory. There is even a rhyme about him which begins “[name]Augustus[/name] Gloop, [name]Augustus[/name] Gloop, the great big greedy nincompoop…”

There’s a boy in my class named [name]Gus[/name] and people pick on him because of his name. They refer to [name]Cinderella[/name] and to the tv show Psych. i like him and i think his name is cute, but others are really mean to him because of it. His brother’s name is [name]Gage[/name] though and his other brothers name is [name]Gabriel[/name]. maybe you could try those. i’m not trying to be a downer, but i’m just being honest from a 14 year old perspective. i hope that helps!

  • [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Skye[/name] age 14

He’s going to be picked on. If not for his name, then for something else. A part of childhood that’s inescapable. I love your daughter’s name, it’s beautiful. I’m not a fan of [name]Augustus[/name] but I do love the name [name]August[/name] with no nickname. [name]Augustine[/name] is a nice alternative to [name]Augustus[/name], again no nn (I’m not big on nn’s). [name]Gus[/name] is a cute nickname for a little boy. I don’t associate it with Cinderalla, [name]Willy[/name] Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, or [name]Psyche[/name] despite having watched them all. An alternative nn is [name]Augie[/name].

I cant imagine why anyone would pick on this name, part of my brother’s name is [name]James[/name] [name]Auguste[/name], he’s always gotten compliments for it but he doesnt like when anyone tries to shorten it to [name]Gus[/name], Auggie or [name]Jamie[/name]. I dont think the name is problematic in any way, its very handsome!

I think [name]Gus[/name] is such a cute nickname! When he gets older, like thetxbelle said, he’ll have the option to use another nickname as well.

I’m gonna guess most kids won’t even make either of those connections to [name]Augustus[/name] anyways. [name]Even[/name] if they do, it’s a phase that will pass. Everyone I know was bugged about something or another during their childhood, I’m sure he’ll do just fine. :slight_smile: My vote is yes! I think [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Grace[/name] are super cute.

I like flipping the names to [name]James[/name] [name]Augustus[/name], nn [name]Gus[/name].

[name]James[/name] [name]Augustus[/name] sounds nice with [name]Virginia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]. This way, both your daughter and son go by their middle names.

I think [name]Gus[/name] is a cute name, but I do automatically think of the chubby little mouse from [name]Cinderella[/name].

I’m a middle school teacher and have seen two kids come through named [name]Gus[/name]. It wasn’t an issue for either boy in my class. Maybe it’s regional? I live in the Midwest. We also have an [name]August[/name] who goes by Auggie, so that’s an option as well.

So I first want to say that I REALLY love the name you’ve chosen. [name]Augustus[/name] is so cool and classic and [name]Gus[/name] is just adorable. I hope you don’t change it.

But now I have to admit that there’s a boy names [name]Augustus[/name] ‘[name]Gus[/name]’ in my grade. In 6th grade, EVERYONE made fun of it, myself included. I just thought it was incredibly ugly. I used to say, the first thing I think of is the [name]Charlie[/name] in the chocolate factory kid, then pus. ([name]Gus[/name]-Pus). They also thought it was hilarious that his name was in the word disGUSting. It just seems incredibly nerdy at the time.

Then again, names are changing. As a 15 year old, there are some trendy names (multiple Mackenzies, Kaylees, & Haleys) but it’s mostly classics, especially the boys. My grade is FILLED with Matts & Alexs. The girls are Emilys and Elizabeths. But nowadays, trendy variations ([name]Mikaela[/name] & [name]Jaidyn[/name]) as well as old ‘stuffy’ classics ([name]Archie[/name], [name]Augustus[/name], & [name]Beatrice[/name]) are playmates. I think people would be less likely to make fun, and that you should go ahead with the name