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Henry, Hector or Hugo?

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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.


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.

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:

Jonathan (nn Jonty)

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

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

You can't have Harry because of Harrogate.

<fails to answer question>

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

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

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.

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


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.

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!

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

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.

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!!

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

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

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

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

Lysander and Hercules

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.

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

Hugo all the way! And Hugo Gates sounds cool.

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'.

SilkStalkings Mon 01-Oct-12 21:46:10

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

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


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

definitely Hector. cool name.

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

<dreams of Eric Bana>


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?

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

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

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!

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