Boy name help! Poll

posted 11 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What name goes better with Leo?
    Lewis : (48 votes)
    42 %
    August : (65 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I vote Lewis because I really dislike Gus as short form for August.

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018 -  Australia

    Lewis vs August alone I wouldn’t have a preference, but Leo and Lewis together are a bit too similar and became almost a tongue twister. When I repeat their names fast they end up being “Lewo and Lewis”. Could just be me though!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    I chose Lewis just because I think it sounds better with Leo. Leo Lewis. I do like the name August though. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I wish August wasn’t a month because I really like that name, but I always just jump to the month. But the nickname Auggie is so damn cute!

    I’m not a fan of Lewis at all and think it’s a little too matchy-matchy with Leo.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    Maybe I misunderstood… Your first boy is Leo, and you need inputs as to your second son’s name. So you want input as to whether August or Lewis goes best with Leo (but two separate children)? 

    I like August better. I think Lewis is very much too different in style to go with Leo. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    When I hear August/Auggie, I think of the book Wonder. If you haven’t read it, I would recommend it.

    While I like Auggie for a little boy, I’m trying to imagine it on an adult. Or in high school. 

    Lewis and Leo are tongue twisters together.

    I like Leo and Wyatt together, though it was a character on Charmed. Leo also goes well with any Italian based name, since the most famous Leo will always be Da Vinci. 

    Good luck on deciding!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    Not a fan of either name…but maybe Ezra, Hayes, or Roman?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Sorry bee, I can’t stand either name. Double constants, ESPECIALLY the letter “L”, drive me up a wall. Leo Lewis sounds like my tongue is going to fall off. And August…I’m sorry but that name is so hard to take seriously. 

    Why not step away from soft constants and vowels? Leo Carter is a good name I think. I like to focus on the phonetic aesthetic of a name. Soft, followed by hard. Leo is a soft name and Carter is a hard name. Hard and soft balance each other out to give a nice-flowing name. 

    I don’t know your last name, but that’s just my spin on it. Don’t pick Carter if your last name is Carter lolol!

    Hmm. I do like “C” though. Leo Colton sounds nice too. I would encourage you to find a middle name that balances out the very short, very soft first name – but that’s just my picky aesthetic-seeking brain lol! 🙂

    EDIT: I realize that you mean you already have a Leo? And now this is your second son? Haha that wasn’t obvious, but my point does still stand. Even as first names, I would name them first names that balance each other out.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    ExpectingBee :  I think Lewis goes better with Leo.

    To me, August and Leo don’t go well together. And it makes me think of the month August and the Zodiac sign Leo (which goes from July 23rd to August 22nd), so it’d be like you named one son for the horoscope sign in August and one son for the month of August.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    August is one of my FAVORITE boy names, so naturally, that’s what I chose. Both are cute though. 🙂 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Leo goes better with Lewis but I voted August because I like that name better, and it also doesn’t sound bad with Lewis.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Wait- Leo is your first son’s name? Or a middle name? That changes my answer depending lol. I am not a fan of the name August but Lewis Leo sounds ridiculous so if Leo is the middle name, I’d pick August. Is Leo is gonna be his brother’s name then I’d go with Lewis.  

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    ExpectingBee :  Lewis and Leo are great names for siblings.

    Btw, I also think that the name Leo and August don’t go together at all for siblings. And PP brings up a good point about the Zodiac sign Leo being associated with the month of August.

    But I think you might be getting weird responses on your poll because people think that you are naming one child and that the middle name is Leo. Lewis Leo sounds bad as one name.

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