(Closed) What boy name do you like better?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: August or Lawrence



  • Post # 3
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I voted Lawrence but honestly I think both are fab names! Only went with Lawrence because I have a bit easier of a time imagining receiving a resume/CV with Lawrence vs August and that’s my “name test”. 

    But I love both 🙂

    Post # 4
    2035 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Lawrence is such an elegant name. I like elegant names. 

    August is a very hipster name, which I can appreciate, but I would never name my child a hipster name lol

    Post # 5
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I loooove August! It sounds so fab!

    Lawrence just reminds me of Lawrence Fishburne.. which makes me think of all of the Internet memes with him in glasses, starting with “ what if I told you….”

    Maybe I’m just weird though 😂 

    Post # 6
    2943 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    I don’t know why, but I just really don’t like the name Lawrence. Never have.

    I think August is a nice name 🙂 And the potential nicknames are much nicer too. Auggie or Gus are both cute for a kid and would still work nicely as an adult. The only one I know of for Lawrence is Larry… which is just.. no.

    Post # 7
    9436 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    It’s hard to choose! I really like them both! I think I like Lawrence a little more though (probably because Littel Women is one of my favorite books) but I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.

    I do hate Larry as a nickname though.

    Post # 8
    8514 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Lawrence! But I don’t like any of the nicknames. I don’t like any nicknames for August either though… Gus always reminds me of this guy 😂

    Post # 10
    559 posts
    Busy bee

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    TheGridMonster :  is that a bad thing? lol
    It might depend on how much you hate either Larry or Gus…I can’t stand Larry. But eventually there will be someone that gives him the nickname. Maybe you can nickname August – Auggie yourself if you don’t like Gus. 

    Post # 11
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I like Lawrence better, perhaps because it’s a classic and very elegant, and I’ve been seeing a loooot of Augusts around here lately. Seem to be becoming very popular, which isn’t inherently bad, but I personally don’t go for popular names.

    Post # 12
    1354 posts
    Bumble bee

     I do like the names Lorn or Lorne or the french version- Laurent. Agree with PP as I am also not too fond of Larry, a common nickname for Lawrence.

    Post # 13
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I chose August, simply because I’m not a fan of the name Larry.

    I was surprised to see someone refer to August as being a hipster name. I’m in my 50s, and the name August was very common for people of my grandparents’ generation. I actually knew of, or have known, at least five men or boys named August over my lifetime, and they have spanned from the Silent Generation through Milennials. One of the oldest was a doctor.

    Post # 14
    10820 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    ExpectingBee :  

     Lawrence, though preferably the Laurence spelling . August is fine if you are German.  Gus, sorry, is ugly to my mind. As a pp says, kind of like cartoon character. 

    Post # 15
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    Lawrence! But I think I’m a bit biased as this is my husband’s middle name, spelled exactly the same, and I plan on having it as a middle name for my son one day. 

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