Henry, Hector or Hugo?

(35 Posts)
thunderpantsjenkins Mon 01-Oct-12 17:56:13

Starting to think about names for DC3. Our other DCs are Eva and George.

Love all three of the above but have a few concerns. Henry suddenly seems quite popular at the moment and as our other DCs have popular names I would prefer a less popular name for DC3 - although it is my favourite. Hector means bully. I'm not totally sure Hugo works well with our surname which is Gates.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Girls names are sorted.

Thanks!

LuellaLovesLavender Mon 01-Oct-12 18:19:58

I prefer Hugo and think it sounds nice with your surname. But to be honest all three are lovely and would work well with your other dc!

Finbert Mon 01-Oct-12 18:20:50

I like Hector,others also nice but more common

DorsetKnob Mon 01-Oct-12 18:21:01

Hector

LonelyCloud Mon 01-Oct-12 18:41:44

I really don't like Hector, because of the meaning of it as a word.

Hugo and Henry are both nice. I think they both sound okay with your surname.

YouMayLogOut Mon 01-Oct-12 18:42:56

I like Henry best. It's a classic name and popular for good reason.

I agree Hugo doesn't really flow with your surname, though Hector is OK.

How about

Tobias (Toby)
Nathaniel
Daniel
Oliver
Alexander
Alfred (Alfie/Freddie)
Peter
David
Samuel
Harrison
Richard
Nicholas

thunderpantsjenkins Mon 01-Oct-12 19:00:03

Thanks for your replies!

I really like Tobias/Toby but DH says no. My other favourite is Fraser but DH says it's too much like Frasier as in the TV show.

Also like Harrison/Harris but can't use this as then we would have George & Harrison!

LonelyCloud Mon 01-Oct-12 19:02:37

I don't think you need to worry too much about the Frasier TV show connection, given that they've stopped making new ones a few years ago. Chances are your DS's classmates will be totally unaware of the TV show.

thunderpantsjenkins Mon 01-Oct-12 19:06:24

Lonely Cloud - I totally agree but DH is stubborn and won't budge on that one.

HiHowAreYou Mon 01-Oct-12 19:10:11

I like Hector.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Mon 01-Oct-12 19:40:44

I love Henry, it's never going to go out of fashion, and there's always the option of shortening it to Harry - like Prince Harry does!

SuperB0F Mon 01-Oct-12 19:51:06

I like Hector. But I loved Eric Bana in Troy, so I may be biased...

jaffacakehips Mon 01-Oct-12 20:06:46

Oh good names smile I love all 3...

I like Henry with your other DC's . But I think all 3 would work well <sorry not helpful>

What about Hugh?

jaffacakehips Mon 01-Oct-12 20:07:42

<dreams of Eric Bana>

grin

baskingseals Mon 01-Oct-12 20:08:52

definitely Hector. cool name.

Badgerina Mon 01-Oct-12 20:10:33

Herbert.

According to Morrissey Hector was the first of the gang to die. Good song though, cool name too.

MorallyBankrupt Mon 01-Oct-12 22:10:24

I think George and Henry is a very predicable combo. There are just so many Henry and George brother sets around it feels a bit 'done'.

Ham69 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:16:04

Hugo all the way! And Hugo Gates sounds cool.

bethjoanne Mon 01-Oct-12 22:47:00

not keen on hugo gates some peoples o looks like a e if they dont join it properly so he may get huge gates.
its like evie for a girl if could look like evil if the e is wrote in a certain way.

henry is my favourite in your list its strong ,classy and timeless.

lovesmellingthecoffee Mon 01-Oct-12 22:51:54

Lysander and Hercules

birdofthenorth Mon 01-Oct-12 22:53:49

Henry. It's the mot popular of the three for a reason, sorry!!

Cezella Mon 01-Oct-12 23:15:41

Hugo is very cute- think it rolls fine with the surname. Like Henry but it is popular. What are your middle name ideas? Not keen on Hector

Britchic Tue 02-Oct-12 03:53:45

I'm not keen on Hector, just doesn't sound very nice. As pp said, George and Henry together are a bit predictable/samey.

Hugo Gates sounds very cool though, I'd go for that. Eva, George and Hugo - fab!!

FellatioNelson Tue 02-Oct-12 05:37:47

I really dislike Hector. Henry is very nice and I love Hugo. I think it goes with Gates well enough - not ideal, but acceptable.

evamummy Tue 02-Oct-12 07:06:35

Hector is awful - its meaning (bully)as well as lack of nicknames (heck?). Hugo doesn't flow that well with Gates, I agree, and Henry is very widely used already.
How about
Hugh Gates
Theodore Gates
Quentin Gates

Britchic Wed 03-Oct-12 06:52:01

I actually think Hugo Gates sounds really good, I don't see why you'd have an issue with it!

OrangeFireandGoldashes Wed 03-Oct-12 07:12:37

I immediately thought "Hugo" from the title alone, and I think Hugo Gates is a brilliant name. You can imagine a handsome actor / successful entrepreneur / head of MI5 introducing himself as Hugo Gates.

kilmuir Wed 03-Oct-12 07:14:17

None

emmyloo2 Wed 03-Oct-12 07:46:41

Hugo. Henry is nice but too popular. I don't like Hector.

Hugo is lovely. I have a George and if the next baby is a boy Hugo shall be on our list.

Bonsoir Wed 03-Oct-12 07:51:37

I love both Hugo and Henry (and I love George even more!).

PropositionJoe Wed 03-Oct-12 08:05:28

You can't have Harry because of Harrogate.

<fails to answer question>

eatyourveg Wed 03-Oct-12 08:19:48

I love the suggestion of Hubert - Bertie Gates sounds cool. Or he could be Huey/Hugh for short. It give you lots of scope for a nn

imustbepatient Wed 03-Oct-12 09:25:13

Hugo as first choice, Hector as second. Agree with others that Henry with George is just a bit overdone.

Other thoughts are:

Sebastian
Nicholas
Jonathan (nn Jonty)
Milo
Blair

lottiegarbanzo Wed 03-Oct-12 09:38:56

Hubert is good - you get Hugh without potential for reading as Huge Gates. The t then g of your surname is a bit abrupt though but both nns work. Hugo is ok too.

I think you'd have to be brave to go for Hector. It's quite bold in a Roman and traditional way. Heck and the meaning are problematic though.

Fraser just says Scottish to me. Toby is nice. Theodore Gates reads really well.

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