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Octavion was an amazing military strategist, but because of the suffix "Oct"- which I imagine small children would immediately associate with an octopus, I would be hesitant to name a child this.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/5/2007
Tavian makes a good nickname for Octavian. Or Tavian just alone.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2007
I LOVE the name Octavian. I heard it in History class one day and fell in love with it. I want to name my second son this. I love it mostly because it's unique. You don't hear it anymore.
-- winter_lily_39647  11/15/2007
Octavian is the protagonist of M. T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation."
-- ars musica  11/26/2007
I like this name. Octavian sounds intelligent and commanding, and would be a perfect middle name. Even if the "octopus" association arises, well, I like octopi better than most animals anyhow.
-- Aileena  4/22/2008
I adore the name Octavian. Makes me think of a boy who is intelligent and sincere. The historical ties make it so the name demands respect, and has an allure of power to it.
-- ginamarie  4/28/2009
As pretentious as it gets.
-- Aureliano  3/2/2010
Octavian is the link in the bittersweet love triangle in Strauss' opera, Der Rosenkavalier. A very funny yet surprisingly touching opera composed with a beautiful score.
-- Hannah_E  5/17/2010
Octavian was the birthname of Pope John XII (Pontificate between 955-964).
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012

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