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Eugenie's son's names revealed

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Sarnia Sat 20-Feb-21 14:07:10

August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. Queen Victoria's husband Albert had the middle name of August, Prince Philip will be touched to have his name included and I have no idea about the choice of Hawke. I like Princess Eugenie and the photograph of the 3 of them, taken by their midwife, is lovely.

Anniebach Sat 20-Feb-21 14:14:05

Perhaps Hawke after his fathers family

mrsgreenfingers56 Sat 20-Feb-21 14:14:30

Hecky pecky, this poor kid will get some ribbing at school with a name like August!

timetogo2016 Sat 20-Feb-21 14:15:11

Great choice of name,Hawke is interesting.

Kandinsky Sat 20-Feb-21 14:17:45

August is just ridiculous.

Mollygo Sat 20-Feb-21 14:20:15

I love to read about the names babies are given. I’m sure Prince Philip will be pleased. He needs some cheerful news at the moment.
Hawke reminds me of Hawke’s Bay in NZ.
I wonder what he will actually be called? If it’s the first name, will the emphasis be on the Au like the month, or the gust like an august personage?

PetitFromage Sat 20-Feb-21 14:25:22

Why not February?

Ellianne Sat 20-Feb-21 14:27:04

He will just get called "Gus" by his mates. That's ok.

Cherrytree59 Sat 20-Feb-21 14:27:21

Augustus was DH's grandfather's name (Italian descent).
Had I known this when my son was born, I think I would have had as a middle name.

I think I much prefer the name Augustus to August.

Casdon Sat 20-Feb-21 14:32:00

Why is August ridiculous Kandinsky? It’s an old name, his ancestor was called it, and it’s unusual. That doesn’t make it ridiculous. They will probably know him as Gus, which is not even that uncommon. People call their babies much more ridiculous names than that.

Cherrytree59 Sat 20-Feb-21 14:34:58

Agree Ellieanne will probably be shortened to Gus.

My dad had friend called Gus, expect it was probably short for Angus ?🤔

ear worm now 🎼Get on the bus Gus...🎶

MissAdventure Sat 20-Feb-21 14:36:54

You don't need to discuss much! Just listen to me..
Make a new plan, Stan! grin

PamelaJ1 Sat 20-Feb-21 14:47:37

We took my mum to see the Chippendales in days gone by.

This young man appeared an stage and introduced himself as August. “What a strange name” said mum. He was actually telling us which month he was representing on the Chippendales calendar 😂😂

Jaberwok Sat 20-Feb-21 14:47:44

Not at Eton he won't! be ribbed at school! August seems to be a popular name especially for German Princes, so maybe not too ridiculous! Not sure how you pronounce it though in English. AugUst maybe?!

LauraNorder Sat 20-Feb-21 14:52:49


rafichagran Sat 20-Feb-21 14:58:28

I quite like it. Gus will be the nickname though.

MissAdventure Sat 20-Feb-21 15:00:22

I have a vague memory now about a grim children's poem (the kind I loved) about a boy called Augustus.
He wouldn't eat his soup.

Sara1954 Sat 20-Feb-21 15:00:37

I quite like, yes. Not what I was expecting, but a good name.

welbeck Sat 20-Feb-21 15:02:03

it's a fine name, classic and timeless.
i think i would rather have chosen Augustine or Augustus, but i like their choice.
as for ribbing at school. i doubt it. youngsters are much more open=minded, they just accept people and their names, unless adults put negative ideas in their minds...

merlotgran Sat 20-Feb-21 15:04:49

Maybe it will be pronounced, 'Ow goost'

People have been mangling Eugenie's name for years.

Peasblossom Sat 20-Feb-21 15:07:06

You’re maligning Augustus misadventure.

“He always did as he was told
And never let his soup get cold”

MissAdventure Sat 20-Feb-21 15:08:20

Was it peas he wouldn't eat then?
I shall have to google I think.

Baggs Sat 20-Feb-21 15:08:56

It's the name of emperors and saints. Kinda.

Urmstongran Sat 20-Feb-21 15:09:13


Baggs Sat 20-Feb-21 15:09:58

No worse than April, May and June when you think about it.