what do you think when you hear the name Hugo?

(73 Posts)
mumtofivepreg Thu 11-Aug-16 10:38:14

Ten weeks before my baby boy arrives, I seem to have a thing for names ending in O. What do you think when you hear the name Hugo? Is it just too try hard / pretentious?! The surname is Bentley
Any comments , suggestions welcomed 😊

HippyPottyMouth Thu 11-Aug-16 10:41:19

In the abstract, I think posh. I'd expect public school and quite possibly Oxbridge. If I knew a real one, I'd just associate it with him. I had the same thoughts about Ruperts until I met one.

Jaimx86 Thu 11-Aug-16 10:48:04

I like it!

Missgraeme Thu 11-Aug-16 10:49:12

Vicar of Dibley

Cliffdiver Thu 11-Aug-16 10:49:24

Hugo in The Vicar of Dibly grin

But I love the name.

TheLegendOfBeans Thu 11-Aug-16 10:49:43

Made in Chelsea

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Aug-16 10:50:58

A French bulldog. I really and truly don't know why. But I do.

Nevertheless I like it.

wobblywonderwoman Thu 11-Aug-16 10:55:20

I love Hugh. It is one of my absolute favourite names.

With your surname Hugo sounds posh but its lovely.

wobblywonderwoman Thu 11-Aug-16 10:55:43

Leo ?

fakenamefornow Thu 11-Aug-16 10:58:01

I like it. It does sound very posh with your last name, but so what, what's wrong with posh.

peppercold Thu 11-Aug-16 11:00:02

Hugo a go go! grin love it and goes fab with your surname.

LadyCassandra Thu 11-Aug-16 11:01:46

We have a Hugo. We are definitely not posh, but are overseas so it sounds very English compared to all the other kids round here grin

CwtchyQ Thu 11-Aug-16 11:01:48

A cat.

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Thu 11-Aug-16 11:11:13

Fab name i love it!. Tbh your surname sounds quite 'posh' (if i have to quantify) so any first name will be associated anyway. but who cares, if you lpve the name go for it.

FV45 Thu 11-Aug-16 11:19:14

I think of this!

augustusdecimus Thu 11-Aug-16 11:21:08

I like the name.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 11-Aug-16 11:25:03

Polo player who holidays in Cannes. I bet he has nice sunglasses.

Destinysdaughter Thu 11-Aug-16 11:28:46

Posh. Is that what you're going for?

sh700 Thu 11-Aug-16 11:34:02

Love it. Was my favourite boys name. DH vetoed it as he thought it was pretentious though.

SucculentSoul Thu 11-Aug-16 11:38:26

I love it so much I called my dog Hugo because we aren't planning on anymore kids.

Archfarchnad Thu 11-Aug-16 11:38:53

In Germany it's the name of a drink made from prosecco, elderflower cordial and mint. Pronounced Hoo-gaw. It's a man's name too, like Hugo Boss the clothes firm.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Thu 11-Aug-16 11:40:35

Posh, pretentious twat. Sorry. I like Hughie though.

augustusdecimus Thu 11-Aug-16 11:42:44

For what it's worth, I don't think the perceived poshness matters, OP. Do you like it? That's the main thing.

If you're posh and you use a posh name - no issue.
If you're not posh and you use a posh name, then people will soon realise he's not posh when they get to know him! And then maybe the new generation won't grow up thinking of Hugo as a posh name!

idontlikealdi Thu 11-Aug-16 11:46:13

If my twins had been boys (which they were supposed to be!) one would have been Hugo. We are not posh and I love the name.

YesYABU Thu 11-Aug-16 11:53:17

I loved this name, but got vetoed!

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