Very early on we serm to have picked our his or her names - gut reactions please!

(32 Posts)
legallyblond Mon 04-Mar-13 18:11:40

Like I said, remarkably early (for DH and I!) we seem to have found a girl's and boy's name we both like!

Neither are names I had particularly considered before... I really like them but have (totally over thinking pregnant brain) uncertainties about people's reactions. I don't mind - as I say, I like them - but am intrigued!

We have a Matilda and call her Tilda.

Names are Emma or Hugo.

Is Emma too early 1990s? Will she have an older person's name.... Like meeting a 20/30 year old now called Susan or something would be odd? Or is it classic, as in Emma Hamilton or Jane Austin's Emma?

With Hugo... Are we mad to love it? We do!

Thanks - gut reactions v welcome! grin

I think Emma is a classic name that never ages. I've known Emma's of all ages and decades.

And I love Hugo, think it goes really well with Matilda, if that's important to you.

Both perfect with Matilda. Word of warning though, keep them to yourselves IRL, people will alway critique before a child is born.

DessieLou Mon 04-Mar-13 19:42:50

I know a baby Emma. Both names are great!

Iseeall Mon 04-Mar-13 19:45:24

Love both names.
Emma is a classic.
Hugo is fab.

AntsMarching Mon 04-Mar-13 19:45:44

I love them. I think Emma is a classic. Hugo sounds literary to me, puts me in the mind of Victor Hugo.

twinklestar2 Mon 04-Mar-13 20:04:36

I know a baby Emma and a baby Hugo smile

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Mon 04-Mar-13 20:08:09

Lovely. Now stop telling people because sooner or later some one will say 'ah yes but all Hugo's have huge noses, IQs of 3 and teeny tiny penises'

And the name will be forever spoilt and you'll end up calling the poor sod Horatio

Hugo is lovely and a splendid fit.

Emma... isn't.

SoulTrain Mon 04-Mar-13 20:34:02

Emma - meh.

StrawberryMojito Mon 04-Mar-13 20:40:03

Both great names.

emsibub Mon 04-Mar-13 20:50:48

Both classy and ageless names. Perfect x

Like Emma; not so fond of Hugo tbh - but it's not my baby!

Truffkin Mon 04-Mar-13 21:04:01

Emma is a gorgeous name. Hugo quirky and interesting. Good choices!

nancerama Mon 04-Mar-13 21:11:09

I love Emma, it's such a pretty name, but I've never met an adult Emma who isn't unhinged.

All the Hugos I know are very cool, creative and successful.

forgetmenots Mon 04-Mar-13 21:14:52

Like Hugo, not so keen on Emma, it is classic and a lovely name - but doesn't feel as sparky as Tilda and Hugo.

birdofthenorth Mon 04-Mar-13 21:15:18

Emma is beautiful. Hugo is fine but posh toy ears.

whatyoulookinat Mon 04-Mar-13 21:17:17

Love Hugo.
Emma is ok.

Coconutty Mon 04-Mar-13 21:58:07

Emma is boring imo love Hugo but v popular here.

emsyj Mon 04-Mar-13 22:06:28

One of my closest friends is called Susan... and she is in her early 30s. There was a Susan in my class at school too, so it can't be that odd to be called Susan and be in your 30s!

Emma is a very boring name to me, there were so bloody many of us when I was at school - but it's probably less common now. I can't have an objective opinion about it given that I am an Emma.

I like Hugo very much, it was on our list if DD2 had been a boy.

As others have said, avoid telling people your choices in real life as some bugger somewhere will piss on your parade with a negative reaction and you'll be back to square one before you know it.

exoticfruits Mon 04-Mar-13 22:22:14

Emma is a classic and so won't date.
Hugo goes well with Tilda but it is very popular now and won't necessarily remain popular.

Stixswhichtwizzle Mon 04-Mar-13 23:06:29

Lovely choices OP

edam Mon 04-Mar-13 23:11:02

Nice names. Emma was v. v. v. popular at one stage but I think has been out of fashion for a while - you certainly don't hear of many little girls called Emma these days so your dd will stand out amongst the Ellies and Emilies. (I need to go to pedants' corner and check the plural of Emily!)

Rhubarbgarden Mon 04-Mar-13 23:12:36

I love Hugo. Emma feels dull and dated to me.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 05-Mar-13 11:24:53

Hugo is great. Haven't heard of an Emma (who wasn't in their 30's) for ages, perfectly nice name though.

Britchic Wed 06-Mar-13 13:47:24

Love them both. I know a 2 year old Emma and I've never thought of it as an older person's name.
And Hugo is cool!

rtc8608 Wed 06-Mar-13 15:03:34

I like Hugo and Matilda but Tilda reminds me of the brand of rice...

I think Emma is a classic but to me it seems a bit boring as I know so many in their 20/30s.

legallyblond Wed 06-Mar-13 22:33:04

Thanks all!!!

MunchkinsMumof2 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:45:00

Love both!

WormCanner Wed 06-Mar-13 23:28:13

Emma is more of a cyclical name than a true classic, its popularity comes and goes. It came back into fashion in the 1970s and I remember my mother being appalled because, to her, it was "an old lady's name".

echidnakid Thu 07-Mar-13 03:24:27

Both lovely, good work!

sparklechops Thu 07-Mar-13 18:37:52

Love Emma, one of my faves. Not as keen on Hugo but if you like it, go for it!

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