Thoughts on August?

My husband and I are considering the name [name]August[/name] for our first son, due in [name]July[/name].
When you hear the name [name]August[/name], do you immediatley think of the month [name]August[/name] or do you consider it a name in it’s own right?
I compare it to the names [name]April[/name], [name]May[/name] or [name]June[/name] which I don’t automatically think of as months only, but since [name]August[/name] is less used does it only become a month and not a name?
I love the sound of it and the meaning, but am concerned that others will only consider the summer month. [name]Will[/name] everyone ask my son “Oh, were you born in [name]August[/name]?”
I want some input, but don’t want to ask family members for fear of negative backlash. Please help!

I absolutely love it. I do not think of the month at all.
To me, it’s strong, unique, masculine.
If I could only talk my husband into it we would be naming our son [name]August[/name]. :slight_smile:

I like it a lot. It works just as well as [name]April[/name], [name]May[/name] or [name]June[/name]. Good luck deciding!

[name]August[/name] is nice enough, I don’t compare it to a month, rather to [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Caesar[/name], but I have no love at all for the name [name]Gus[/name].

I definitely think of [name]August[/name] as a name in its own right! And it’s a beautiful name! :slight_smile:

[name]Love[/name] [name]August[/name]! Great name and I don’t think of the month.

I do think of the month, but in a good way. [name]August[/name] is such a handsome name!

[name]August[/name]. I like it. I don’t think exactly of the month , I think of autumn, falling leaves…so beautiful…but why not change it a bit? like [name]Augustus[/name] or [name]Auguste[/name]?

I really like it. It sounds handsome, and [name]Gus[/name] is charming little nickname.

I really like it. It sounds handsome, and [name]Gus[/name] is charming little nickname.

I love it. Yes, it conjours up summer images. But that’s part of it’s greatness.

love it! also love the nn [name]Gus[/name]:slight_smile:

Ooh! I love [name]August[/name], too, as well as [name]Augustin[/name]. I think that any [name]August[/name] name is very handsome, and I love the [name]Gus[/name] nickname, too.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I do associate it with the month, but I still like it as a name and think it’s as much a name as [name]April[/name], [name]May[/name], or [name]June[/name], but [name]August[/name] is a cooler name. I especially like the nickname [name]Gus[/name] for it.

I definitely associate [name]August[/name] with the month. I would assume that he was born in [name]August[/name] and it would seem odd to me to meet a child named [name]August[/name] when there is no special connection to that month. (I know an [name]April[/name] who was not born or conceived in [name]April[/name], and I think it’s a little odd.) I do like the name [name]August[/name], but it seems feminine to me.

i love the name [name]August[/name]. i consider the name to my son and it was on our top two choices. i really love it and think its such a distinct name and masculine. i hope you choose [name]August[/name]. :slight_smile:
good luck

I’m a big fan of [name]August[/name]. It reminds me of the playwright [name]August[/name] [name]Wilson[/name].

I love this name. I do think of the month but also of the name [name]Augustus[/name]! Good choice :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone,

I love how positive you all were. I think [name]August[/name] is definitely at the top of our list!

I like it! It’s definitely a name on it’s own. I have one in my family so I think of it as a name first a month second.