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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
Name of The Day: November 26, 2016.
ERK  11/26/2016
The most recent notable bearer of this name is the 8th child (but the 4th son) of the English singer Mick Jagger (b. 1943), who was born on 8 December 2016 and whose full name is Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger.

His father was 73 years old at the time of his birth, while his mother (Melanie Hamrick) was 29 years old.

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jagger#Children (in English)
- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4041316/Sir-Mick-Jagger-names-eighth-baby-Deveraux-Octavian-Basil.html (in English).
Lucille  12/18/2016
This name has that ring to it that commands respect. Great for firstborn children, even though it's traditionally given to the eighth born in a family. "Tavi" or "Tav" would be good nicknames for a name as strong as this one.
blackiesunshine  10/16/2017

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