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Would it be cruel?

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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........


Brother of Thomas, 3 syllable surname beginning with B.

Be honest. I love love love it.

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.

blondiedollface Wed 24-Apr-13 23:22:55

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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