Does Augusta really sound that bad with my last name?

We are still considering several girl names but one that we both [name]LOVE[/name] is [name]Augusta[/name]. Especially the combo [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name].

As I mentioned in my other thread our last name is pronounced like [name]Winn[/name]. So yes, it sounds like “a gust of wind”. But is that really so bad? I mean I understand if the name sounded like [name]Anita[/name] [name]Man[/name] [name]Ima[/name] Hog that it would be pretty bad but there is nothing really bad about a gust of wind. It could maybe be a cute name to call a spunky girl a gust of wind. Anyway, I may just be in denial because I love the name so much. Please give me your thoughts and opinions!

I wouldn’t worry. I didn’t understand the problem till you wrote it out. People make fun of people’s names no matter what the name. I have a last name that I wouldn’t think would lend itself to schoolyard taunts and yet, it happened. Haha. [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] is a beautiful name!

I could see people thinking it is a strange combo… sorry, but I’m just not crazy about the first name [name]Augusta[/name]. [name]Love[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] though!

I think [name]Augusta[/name]'s due for a comeback and [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] is a lovely combination. I wouldn’t let the [name]Augusta[/name] Wind issue bother you too much-- it’s not bad.

If it was me, I wouldn’t do it just because it would bother me, but if you’re fine with it, then I think it’s alright, although it could lead to teasing potential for the child… it’s not really funny, but if it bothers her that people say “a gust a wind” then it counts as teasing and can be annoying.

Hmm… I think there is a bit of teasing potential. Plus, I personally don’t think [name]Augusta[/name] sounds very appealing or feminine. [name]How[/name] about using [name]Caroline[/name] / [name]Carolyn[/name] / [name]Carolina[/name]?

I don’t think it’s terrible, but it’s definitely something I would definitely point that out to my husband if we got a birth announcement saying [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Winn[/name]…just me. But if you [name]LOVE[/name] it and so does your partner then go for it. It’s not ridiculous, just a teeny bit silly if one were to notice it. But I would guess that most people wouldn’t even notice it…but i would.

I think there is teasing potential if your child’s classmates are fairly bright. Most people wouldn’t notice…I think I would, but most wouldn’t…not at first anyway. When people [name]DO[/name] notice though, they’ll probably think it’s funny, and wonder if you noticed yourselves (this reminds me of a friend of my mother’s who named her son [name]Zachary[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Currie[/name]…no problem right? Well, [name]Zachary[/name] [name]Currie[/name] sounds pretty funny when said aloud, and [name]Zach[/name] [name]Currie[/name] is basically [name]Zachary[/name]…[name]Zach[/name]'s mother didn’t notice until my mother asked her about it, and then she was HORRIFIED and wished that someone had noticed it before he was born).

ANYWAY, if YOU love the name, keep it as is. If the order doesn’t matter to you, maybe [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]? [name]Both[/name] names are lovely (though I prefer [name]Caroline[/name]).

BTW I also prefer [name]Caroline[/name] in the first name spot! It’s adorable!

Okay, I asked my husband about this because he is the fart joke champion (if it sounds like I’m proud of that, you are mistaken). I e-mailed him the name and asked what he thought of it. He said the first thing he thought of was golf (is the Masters in [name]Augusta[/name]?) and that it sounded like it was talking about a win at the Masters. Then I asked if there was anything else and he said it out loud over and over and over (it took a WHILE) using different accents and everything and eventually he got it, and he did laugh and said that was hilarious. BUT if HE didn’t get it right away … that says to me that most people will not make that connection. I didn’t make it until you pointed it out.

For the record, I think [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Winn[/name] is a beautiful name, but so is [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Winn[/name] (I’m partial to [name]Caroline[/name] anyway, though). [name]Both[/name] are beautiful. Ultimately, you have to go with the name you’re most comfortable with. You don’t want to choose a name that you’re going to cringe at every time you use it because you’re waiting for people to make the connection. Good luck!

I just said this combo aloud to DH and he said exactly what you were afraid of “a gust of wind”. : (

I really like the combo but I could see it being an issue. [name]Love[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]!

I live in [name]Augusta[/name], [name]Georgia[/name] and our local hockey team was almost named “[name]Augusta[/name] Wind”. It’s a pretty combo you’ve come up with… I, personally, wouldn’t use it. I may be extra sensitive to the teasing potential, though.
Best wishes!

I also did the DH test with this name. He noticed it RIGHT away and laughed. Sorry.

My youngest daughter’s name is [name]Claire[/name] [name]Auguste[/name], [name]Auguste[/name] was her great grandmother’s name. I love the name and am glad you want to use it! I think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Augusta[/name] would be lovely, but I also agree with you that a name that sounds like ’ a gust of wind’ is not necessarily a bad thing, my sister knew a girl in college named [name]Jenna[/name] Toll (genital). All to say - if you love it, go for it.

I really like [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Winn[/name], and I also think of golf (you won at [name]Augusta[/name]). Beside “a gust of wind” isn’t bad

You could use [name]Augustina[/name]

Thank you guys for your help and input! It seems like the opinions are pretty mixed! I don’t know. I am still thinking about it but it always comes back to this issue. Sigh. Does it make a difference that our last name isn’t actually spelled [name]Winn[/name] but just sounds like it? It is actually spelled Nguy3*n. It is Vietnamese. Does this change anyone’s opinion?

Not really and I find it funny your afraid to share it since it’s the most common Vietnamese surname, lol! I only know 3 Vietnamese people, none related, and they all have that surname. It’s so common that a lot people know how to say it and it will still sound like [name]Winn[/name]…

I love the name [name]Augusta[/name] and [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] is even prettier. I think people’s opinions are mixed because it’s really borderline with your last name. I think it does help because seeing your name written out, the joke is not immediately obvious. And even when you get the “joke,” which can take a while if someone isn’t prompting you, it’s not a bad one ala [name]Ima[/name] Hogg.

To me, if you were choosing between [name]Augusta[/name] and a similarly beautiful and distinguished name like maybe [name]Antonia[/name] (in my opinion), I’d say go for [name]Antonia[/name]. But if [name]Augusta[/name] is the name you truly love above all others, I don’t think the combination is obvious or negative enough to rule [name]Augusta[/name] out.

Thank you [name]Pam[/name] for that helpful answer! There are other names we both really love but maybe not as perfect as [name]Augusta[/name]. I do [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Antonia[/name] too though, I had forgotten about that name! Although I have heard it pronounced AN-toe-NEE-ah and an-TONE-e-ah. Not sure which is the correct pronunciation.

I think [name]Augusta[/name] is a strong, beautiful, classic name. I don’t think it sounds bad with ‘winn’… like others have said, there is teasing potential with ANY name, so I don’t think it makes a difference in the end. For the people who don’t personally like the name [name]Augusta[/name], that is an opinion, and we know that lovelywillow loves the name, so pointing out the reasons for why you don’t like [name]Augusta[/name] is moot. She already likes it and isn’t asking for opinions on it. All that to say, I think you should go for it… [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] is lovely.