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#1 oceancrab

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:29 PM

I'm wondering about the name Magnus? (Nickname would be Gus)

Do you know any? What is your thoughts and impressions of this name?

I don't know any and just trying to get a feel for it. Thanks

#2 Mollycoddle

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:36 PM

I would just go with Gus.

#3 rainycat

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

I don’t know any but I’m not a fan.
I like Gus or Angus.

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:58 PM

Nope. Angus if you want a Gus.

Magnus is a name which could become troublesome on a child, especially if you end up small of height or excess weight.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:08 PM

not really keen on Magnus,  prefer Angus

#6 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:15 PM

Magnus - nope.  I don't think Gus is a natural nickname for Magnus.  

Gus - yep

Angus - yep

August - yep

#7 Odd-1-Out

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

I like it but not Gus.

#8 Gudrun

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

Love it.  Think Scandinavia:)

#9 AliasMater

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

It seems stumpy to me. I can't explain that any further!

I know the name from the movie Matilda. I have never known one in real life.

I honestly don't like it.

#10 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:27 PM

I taught a Magnus. He was adorable. :)

#11 seayork2002

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:27 PM

 AliasMater, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

It seems stumpy to me. I can't explain that any further!

I know the name from the movie Matilda. I have never known one in real life.

I honestly don't like it.

Yes this,

If you have a nickname already why not just use that?

#12 Plaxy

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:40 PM

I love it. For me it's like other currently cool names like Felix, Rufus, Fergus,Theodore, Sebastian. It has a strong tradition in Scandinavian countries and Scotland.

I also think it's a great way to Gus nickname.

#13 MooGuru

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:48 PM

I know several but it's a common name where I'm from.

Love Gus. Love Magnus.
Will say hearing my DH say it with an Australian bogan style accent did put me off using it a bit.

#14 Summer81

Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:51 PM

Love Magnus. Makes me think of the Riftwar Saga. Don't suppose you're a Raymond E. Feist fan by any chance? It's different but not totally out there.

Gus is great too.


Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:54 PM

Too much like magnet to me.

Love Angus though.

#16 onetrick

Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:42 PM

I know 2 Magnus', one is 7 and one is under 12 months. Not my style but knowing kids with that name helps me like it :)
I think people will be divided on a name like that, but if you love it, go for it.

#17 BBC

Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:54 PM

I know a little Magnus. Nothing wrong with it.

I don't think you really get Gus out of it though. Magnus does not have a Gus sound in it.

#18 Astrocyte

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

I prefer Angus, Fergus and Marcus to Magnus. Or even August or Augustus is better than Magnus.

#19 Imaginary friend

Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:03 PM

I have not met any in real life.

Not a great fan of it nor do I see Gus as a' natural' nickname.

I think people would tend to Mags as a nickname.

If u want Gus as nickname use Angus.

#20 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:14 AM

Not really a fan of Gus but if you like it it's a stand-alone name. Another possibility,if you like the Scandi names, could be Gustave.

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:45 PM



similar Rufus, Cyrus, Julius, Marcus, Thaddeus, Maximus, Seamus, Justin, Russell, Austin, Atticus, Darius, Demetrius, Titus, Justice, Atticus, Jairus, Lucius, Caius, Ignaticus, Taurus, Zeus

#22 teddytbumpandme

Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:55 AM

I don't mind Magnus, not a name I'd use but I don't hate it either. And I'm probably in the minority and don't mind Gus as a nickname.

#23 **Xena**

Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:41 PM

I like Magnus. Makes me think of Feist and Riordan books :)

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:53 PM

any updates op?

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