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foxykins Mon 06-Jun-16 09:23:51

Massive surge for this name this year!
I know of 6 born in 2016 so far and just seen another bump tagged with th name on Facebook

Looks like the new Oscar!

manicinsomniac Mon 06-Jun-16 09:41:35

I don't know any babies called Hugo but for some strange reason there are 5 Hugos in our school nursery class of 40 children! Only one other Hugo in the whole 3-13 school. Very strange.

CassandraAusten Mon 06-Jun-16 09:45:24

I don't think I know a single person (child, baby or adult) called Hugo!

Mottled Mon 06-Jun-16 10:38:52

I think it was a name that was more for the 'posh' but it has now filtered down and is being used by a lot of people. I don't like it myself.

Vixxfacee Mon 06-Jun-16 10:39:17

Horrible name.

Sophronia Mon 06-Jun-16 10:49:36

I prefer Hugh.

Openmindedmonkey Mon 06-Jun-16 10:59:07

My daughter's hamster was called Hugo.

IoraRua Mon 06-Jun-16 11:15:29

In my own school (Irish, Catholic) I don't think there's ever been a Hugo - however when we did a group event with the local Church of Ireland school I was shocked by how bloody many of them there were! Always thought it was interesting.

foxykins Mon 06-Jun-16 11:18:39

I think all the Hugo's are being born now or are 2nonths - not born old!
Literally these 6 are born since April.

HangingRockPicnic Mon 06-Jun-16 11:23:35

A kids' film called Hugo came out in 2011, so I wonder if that may have increased its popularity. It might be when it comes on TV /Dvd a couple of years later that it becomes more widely known.

HangingRockPicnic Mon 06-Jun-16 11:24:21

I think it came on TV last xmas

BeStrongAndCourageous Mon 06-Jun-16 11:25:46

"I think it was a name that was more for the 'posh' but it has now filtered down and is being used by a lot of people. I don't like it myself."

That's it exactly it Mottled. I know three little Hugos, I think it's popular with people who think it's a bit posh. I think Jasper is the same - I know two of them.

Buggers Mon 06-Jun-16 11:26:47

My cats called Hugo grin. I love the name but I just can't imagine a baby would suit it for some reason..hmm

marblestatue Mon 06-Jun-16 14:48:34

I've never met a Hugo in my life.

manicinsomniac Mon 06-Jun-16 15:29:46

Oooh, Openminded , I had a hamster called Hugo once too. Poor Hugo, I bought him while drunk (student days) and regretted it for the rest of his life grin

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 06-Jun-16 15:47:50

Hugo, Jasper, Quentin and Sebastian are all names that were once seen as 'posh' but have become more mainstream. I once read a chapter in Freakonomics explaining this 'trickling down' of names.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 07-Jun-16 11:46:00

Hugo makes me think of French Bulldogs and I really have no idea why.

HangingRockPicnic Tue 07-Jun-16 12:02:39

I've not met any little Quentins yet.

Gummibaers Tue 07-Jun-16 14:22:22

I know two Hugos aged 10 and under. I like it.

We have a Quentin btw. Only know one other of a similar age.

Mrscog Tue 07-Jun-16 14:23:35

Ha ha I have a Hugo and an Oscar - the Hugo wasn't born this year though.

Millyonthefloss Tue 07-Jun-16 14:27:35

It's excellent for Knock Knock jokes.

Millyonthefloss Tue 07-Jun-16 14:30:24

And those old book title jokes.

A guide to British manners by Hugo First.

mrsschu Thu 09-Jun-16 19:52:07

I love the name Hugo, it was on my list for DS last year. It does sound a teeny bit posh I suppose but I still love it. I know one who is 6 years old, haven't met any baby Hugo's though.

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