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Jane Austen! I would use this name to honour her.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2006
My wife and I love the name! To honor Jane Austen, we will be using it for our daughter's middle name.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2008
Austen is also a Low German form of Augustus. The ending "en" is quite common in names of that origin: Carsten, J├╝rgen, Steffen.
-- Swiff  4/19/2010
In my opinion, this rarer spelling looks nicer than "Austin", but is still a painfully modern-sounding name reminiscent of little boys born sometime after 2000.
-- IYV  7/30/2010
This is an ugly name. The E makes me want to pronounce it differently. And it sounds bad enough on a boy, but imagine this on a girl: it's because of so many women's Jane Austen obsessions that would make them want to use it on a girl. After all, Bronte has been used on girls. What's next - Alcott? Dickinson?
-- Buneary  11/12/2012
This spelling makes me think of the well-known Austen Riggs psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where I once did some temp work. Other than that regional association, I don't like this spelling of an already overly popular name.
-- Anyechka  4/6/2013

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