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Babies Named Augie for Fallen Marine

Speaking of touching baby name stories

Lance Cpl. Edward “Augie” Schroeder II was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in August of 2005, when he was just 23 years old.

Three years later, Augie’s father, Paul Schroeder, received an email from a man he’d never met named Jeff, who lives in California. Jeff had heard Schroeder’s August 2005 interview on NPR about his son, the fallen Marine.

“Your story moved me,” Jeff wrote. “My wife was pregnant at the time and we knew we were having a boy. … I shared your story with my wife.”

Jeff and his wife decided to name their son Augustus, in honor of his wife’s grandfather, and Augie Schroeder.

“He is known only as ‘Auggie,'” Jeff wrote to Paul. “He is a beautiful boy, and every time I think of the war and think of the loss, I think of you and your family.”

It was a shock, but a good one. He was the first of four babies to bear Augie’s name.

The other three babies named for Augie are his nephew, the son of a childhood friend, and the son of a college classmate. His nephew is Nicholas Augie, and the two other boys each have the middle name Augustus.

Source: Living monuments to Augie Schroeder


Baby Names Needed for Fraternal Twins, Boy & Girl

A reader named Abby is expecting fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, in October. She and her husband already have a son named Leo Sebastian.

They’re aiming for vintage names (with kind of a quirky/British feel) that aren’t too popular. These are their favorites so far, top picks in italics.

Boy Names Girl Names
Her Picks: Edward (Teddy)
Henry
Jasper
Jude
Maxwell (Max)
Oliver
Alice
Elsa (Elsie)
Ivy
Juliet
Violet
His Picks: August (Auggie/Gus)
Dashiell (Dash)
Beatrix
Felicity
Matilda
Penelope (Nellie)
Ramona

Abby says, “He thinks mine are slightly boring, I think his are a tad too flamboyant.”

They’d like our opinions on two things:

  1. What other boy and girl names would we suggest?
  2. Out of the current favorites, what are the best pairings?

The twins’ surname will be similar to Waters.

Here are my thoughts…

1. First, name suggestions. Most of these names have a vintage feel, and none of are currently in the top 100 (though several are heading that way).

Boy Names Girl Names
Archer
Byron
Calvin
Elias
Felix
Gideon
Graham
Grant
Heath
Hugh
Niles
Oscar
Pierce
Roman
Rufus
Seth
Silas
Simon
Theodore (Teddy)
Tobias
Adele/Adeline
Camille
Cecily
Celia
Corinne
Daphne
Eloise
Esme
Eugenia
Flora
Hazel
Helena
Iris
Jane
Josephine
Marion
Millicent (Millie)
Nicola
Rosamund
Stella

I didn’t include any w-names, but I was tempted to throw in Willa and Winifred (Winnie). Maybe even Wilhelmina (Minnie).

2. Out of the current favorites, Henry and Penelope are the two I like best for twins. I also like Maxwell and Beatrix (because both have that quirky x).

What other names/pairings would you suggest to Abby?