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Struggling with a first name to go with middle name Hugh.

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farmersdaugther Fri 15-Feb-13 13:54:15

I'd like to use Hugh as a middle name (after my brother) but I'm struggling to think of a suitable first name.

Any suggestions?


Jojay Fri 15-Feb-13 13:55:30


farmersdaugther Fri 15-Feb-13 13:57:13

Great name, but my sister has an Alexander!

PPT Fri 15-Feb-13 14:00:40


... I think you definitely need a two or three syllable name!

farmersdaugther Fri 15-Feb-13 14:11:51

Thanks PPT I was thinking that same thing. My brother is Hugh X X Surname and it works better.

We have a 3 syllable surname ourselves

SconeInSixtySeconds Fri 15-Feb-13 14:13:49

I have a Hugh! First name though. And a three syllable surname.

His middle names is Banedict which I think rolls nicely.

SconeInSixtySeconds Fri 15-Feb-13 14:14:19



magbob Fri 15-Feb-13 14:37:28

My ds has Hugh as his middle name and he is called Robert. I think that works well. I really regret not calling him Hugh, a family name, but was concerned about nicknames.

TremoloGreen Fri 15-Feb-13 14:47:37


cherrycherry41 Fri 15-Feb-13 14:56:24

oscar hugh sounds nice smile x

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 15-Feb-13 14:57:37

Cumber. grin You could claim it's a family name.

singaporeswing Fri 15-Feb-13 15:07:41

Benjamin was my first thought, Benjamin Hugh is just gorgeous!

farmersdaugther Fri 15-Feb-13 19:14:27

Thank you for the suggestions. Ace.

Annoying we can't use for various reason, Edward, Frederick or Dominic.

Oscar Hugh X does sounds great, as well as Lawrence. Had already suggested this to DH.

Love Benjamin however one of my very very best friends has a Ben. However we only see each other every 2 or 3 years. I don't think this is a problem?

I would love a Peter, however DH doesn't like the nn Pete. Boo boo!

Daniel, is great. Concerned about its popularity and not a massive fan of Dan.

Scone I would utterly love love to use Hugh as a first name, however I already have a DD starting with a 'H' however it's silent.

The only name DH and I can agree on his James or Jamie. Still TTC..but i'm a planner control freak grin

SconeInSixtySeconds Fri 15-Feb-13 19:23:10

It is a family name for us too and although I was concerned about nicknames, no one apart from me uses them though, not even 'H' which was one I worried about.

And despite the fact that he is taller than my 9yr old dd even though he is 7, he hasn't been called Huge.

I don't call him hubaloo, hubster, or hunky monkey, no siree

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 15-Feb-13 20:18:29

My comment makes a bit more sense (although not much) in the context that I misread the OP and thought you were looking for a middle name to go with the first name Hugh.

I'll just get my coat... smile

SconeInSixtySeconds Fri 15-Feb-13 20:53:35

It made me laugh three

and gave me another name to torment him with, poor child

legalalien Fri 15-Feb-13 21:03:38

Something norman for sure. I like Robert Hugh as magbob suggests, but otherwise William? Or Richard? Frederic(k)?

legalalien Fri 15-Feb-13 21:05:12

Or Geoffrey? Not a huge fan myself but it does go well with Hugh.

LedaOfSparta Fri 15-Feb-13 21:12:06

Oooooohh Hugh is a great name.

I have a Hugh James if that helps?

Nickname wise for Hugh we go with Shug, Hugh Pugh, Hughdle Noodle, or just Huge (cos he is a big boy). grin

WomanvsFood Fri 15-Feb-13 21:18:09

I have a Christopher Hugh smile

YippeeTeenager Fri 15-Feb-13 21:35:33

Alexander Hugh.

iheartmycat Sat 16-Feb-13 03:45:58

Graham Hugh
Edward Hugh
David Hugh
Christopher Hugh

farmersdaugther Sat 16-Feb-13 12:33:18

Still struggling with Hugh as a middle name. I think it's due to it being 1 syllable and the fact our surname is 3 syllable.

Thinking about maybe something like:

James Edward Hugh Surname

HorraceTheOtter Sat 16-Feb-13 12:44:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SconeInSixtySeconds Sat 16-Feb-13 12:48:11

Give in to the dark side and use it as a first know you want to...grin

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