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Will 'Hugo' be ridiculed for his name ?!

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isitseptemberyet Sat 03-Sep-16 08:58:24

There are few names tht my DH & I can agree on , but Hugo is one of them.
However our ten year old thinks other children will tease him?
The school is full of similar sounding names, i don't know if our son is saying it purely because he doesn't like the name !

Any opinions / alternative suggestions would be appreciated ,
Thank you smile

OhTheRoses Sat 03-Sep-16 09:04:55

TBF it was our first choice but he just wasn't a Hugo when he popped out. He is nearly 22 and is response to nearly being a Hugo has always been "so glad you didn't do that to me".

Very sociable, alpha sporty type. For context public school educated so wouldn't gave been a very left field choice. Most of his friends have very ordinary/classic names.

Lovewatchingrainfall Sat 03-Sep-16 09:12:59

My nephew is called Hugo he will be 1 soon, I personally don't like the name but it suits him. I don't see why a child would be picked on. If you like the name then go for it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-Sep-16 09:14:13

I know 2. Lovely name.

NotAsYoungAsIWas Sat 03-Sep-16 09:14:17

Stick with it - Hugo is a wonderful name. A friend recently called her son Hugo wish I'd thought of it first DAMN!

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:16:30

It's on our list OP but having similar thoughts - and whether it's a bit too try-hard, though I imagine it suiting a big character!

DH has suggested Hugh as an alternative, but I just don't see it as the same style of name! I say if you like it, go for it!

EssentialHummus Sat 03-Sep-16 09:19:59

I like both Hugo and Hugh, but yes, I would think public school alpha type. Same category as Spencer.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 03-Sep-16 10:03:03

I suppose it depends on where you live doesn't it. It wouldn't go down very well by me

NataliaOsipova Sat 03-Sep-16 10:06:55

It does smack of "upper class, public schoolboy", so he's unlikely to get teased if that's his environment. I suppose it's a bit of a cliche as a result? But it's not a way out/made up/completely unusual name, so I wouldn't have thought it was an obvious candidate for teasing?

katemess12 Sat 03-Sep-16 10:09:53

I know two. One who's 11 and one who's 6. The name has never struck me as odd or anything. I don't think either of them have ever been ridiculed for their name. One is privately educated and from a wealthy family, and the other is publicly educated and from a very middle-class family. Suits them both.

BallerinaBecky Sat 03-Sep-16 10:10:20

I don't think he will get teased but I find the name aspirational and much prefer the solid name Hugh.

ClockMakerSue Sat 03-Sep-16 23:34:18

I know 4 or 5 from different backgrounds and it suits all of them. I really like the name and don't see it as tease worthy.

SueTrinder Sun 04-Sep-16 00:01:08

I would imagine he won't be the only one in his class, isn't it climbing the popularity tables and is now just outside the top 50?

Mamatallica Sun 04-Sep-16 00:09:37

What's wrong with Hugo? It was one of our top three choices, Hughie is very cute. I'd go for it.

Fostec1 Sun 04-Sep-16 00:10:32

I have a Hugo (although all children under 5 seem to pronounce it Ego). It's a great name. Punchy, weighty enough and a classic. I know two, both very different in looks and backgrounds and it works fine on both. You go, I go, go with Hugo!

BikeGeek Sun 04-Sep-16 10:53:07

Hugo forever associated with the dim Hugo in Vicar of Dibley I'm afraid.

Although that association is unlikely to be drawn by his peers.

SerenDippitee Sun 04-Sep-16 10:56:00

I love it.

chocoLit Sun 04-Sep-16 14:32:06

I love it but couldn't use it

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