Would it be cruel?

(41 Posts)
CabbageLooking Tue 05-Feb-13 20:11:25

I'm not actually pregnant yet so this is all a bit pie in the sky at the moment but we're TTC and I suddenly had the perfect name flash into my head if we were to have another boy. It is, I'll be the first to admit, a name which can be construed as a bit posh while myself and DH are anything but (16yr old Ford Fiesta, 1970s 3 bed semi in Wiltshire). And yet somehow it just sounds perfect. So, would it be cruel to call a boy who is going to go to a bog standard comprehensive and, if he takes after either myself or DH will not have the skills or strength to fend off bullies........

Hugo?

Brother of Thomas, 3 syllable surname beginning with B.

Be honest. I love love love it.

I love it smile

CabbageLooking Tue 05-Feb-13 20:16:18

Hurray! That's one vote! smile

Minty82 Tue 05-Feb-13 20:19:38

My cousin's a Hugo and is at a bog-standard comp. Think he's had the odd comment but not enough to bother him.

If DD was a boy she would have been a Hugo or a Milo smile

CabbageLooking Tue 05-Feb-13 20:35:20

Do you think Hugo Boss makes it cool?

DaveMccave Tue 05-Feb-13 20:43:07

The day after I found out I was pregnant, dd 5 asked me for a brother called Hugo. I text Dp who loved it and it was our potential boy name! Since then I've heard it on several young babies and learned it was a really fast riser last year in name stats. I'll admit it's put me off, it might be a plus for you though if you dont mind popular, as I doubt it will sound too posh if it becomes really popular? Think we're going to use it as a middle name. I think that kids film Hugo may have done it?

Is your surname

Boss grin

Seminyak Tue 05-Feb-13 20:57:03

No Hugo is amazing and my top boy name smile love it! I don't think it's that posh, I find Hugh posher myself.

CabbageLooking Tue 05-Feb-13 20:59:37

MakeItUp No it's not but I could always change it grin

MarilynValentine Tue 05-Feb-13 21:01:22

I know a very cute little Hugo.

Do it! smile

grin It's quite funny now as my boss in one of my first jobs was a Hugo and when your 14 and immature you think it's hilarious maybe just me

CruCru Tue 05-Feb-13 21:15:35

I love Hugo.

pictish Tue 05-Feb-13 21:21:42

I don't like it, simply for the fact that the name Hugo is always used in parodies of woolly, cluless middle class, liberal parents and their satanic offspring.
"Hugo darling...don't do that."
It's always Hugo!

Anyhoo - if you like it go for it. My eldest is called Oscar which is almost as bad as Hugo for similar reasons, yet has now slid into Chav territory. Can't see Hugo going that way...so go for it.

BookWormery Tue 05-Feb-13 21:21:56

Like it smile

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Feb-13 21:27:57

I like it.

Yay4may Tue 05-Feb-13 21:33:37

Love it
V popular in Londontown.....

sammie74 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:32:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gugglebum Wed 06-Feb-13 19:39:23

I love it, and would use it in a heartbeat if I did not have an odd one syllable surname also starting with H.

I suggested Hugo for DS2 as I love it but DH vetoed it.

My friend has a Hugo.

I will admit it's not my favourite name on here, but it suits this DC so much and I think it will be one of those growing in popularity names.

Wishiwasanheiress Wed 06-Feb-13 19:58:32

Hugo no probs. Know several. All like to be known as "huge"... I agree, lovely name.

almostanotherday Wed 06-Feb-13 20:03:34

Hugo is fine smile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Feb-13 23:57:49

I know a Hugo, he carries it off well, why follow the herd if you want something that is still uncommon?

echidnakid Thu 07-Feb-13 06:37:32

I like it. Pictish I always think of Tarquin when I think of parodies of middle class parents and their horrid offspring, probably due to The Modern Parents in Viz!

Locketjuice Thu 07-Feb-13 07:04:21

Love it smile

InTheNightGarden Thu 07-Feb-13 07:15:02

My friend has a little boy called Hugo and he's lovely smile

It'll be your baby so if you like it, use it! Regardless of what anyone else thinks smile

Good luck ttc smile smile

Sashapineapple Thu 07-Feb-13 08:53:22

Hugo is quite popular in here in Spain and also France, we've met quite a few and they are real cheeky chappies, it's a lovely name.

hellokitty123 Thu 07-Feb-13 08:57:56

Most names considered 'posh' a few years ago - e.g. Hugo, Sebastian, Quentin - are now becoming more 'normal' as they are used more often. This trend of 'filtering down' is explained well in Freakonomics. So I think Hugo is fine and not cruel.

birdofthenorth Thu 07-Feb-13 10:37:32

I think of your 3 syllable surname beginning with B is Bullingdon then, yes, it would sound posh smile

hellokitty123 Thu 07-Feb-13 13:02:18

How on earth can a 3 syllable surname be posher than a short one? Ours is only one syllable - is that chav then?

poppydaisy Thu 07-Feb-13 13:29:03

What is wrong with 'posh' confused? Seriously, I don't understand...?!

Britchic Fri 08-Feb-13 12:24:50

Cool name, go for it!
Good luck with TTC

PatriciaHolm Fri 08-Feb-13 12:30:49

I've got one ;-) so I love it!

BonaDea Fri 08-Feb-13 16:51:24

My lovely BiL is called Hugo. I like it!

CabbageLooking Tue 12-Feb-13 08:15:11

Poppydaisy I mentioned the length of the surname so you could imagine the rhythm of the name, not because I think it's posh!

HelloKitty Thanks for the tip - do you think Hugo will be common soon then (I mean as in "well used" not chav!)

Patricia and BonaDea thank you, this is reassuring!

emmyloo2 Tue 12-Feb-13 08:17:55

I adore Hugo and it was on our list if this baby was going to be a boy. I think it's fabulous.

Kveta Tue 12-Feb-13 08:20:34

Goes perfectly with your surname, and with older brother's name smile one of my wee cousins is called Hugo, and he's ace, so I like the name anyway.

Think it's fab!!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 25-Apr-13 08:35:45

Cruel...? No, not at all.

Nice, solid name - but very popular these days.

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