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Hector, Caspar or Hugo?

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Sprucegoose Mon 30-Sep-13 11:32:08

For our second DS, born at the weekend. DS1 is Reuben, DD is Clara.

DisappointedHorse Mon 30-Sep-13 11:49:32

Hector or Hugo. I love Hugo.

PrincessFlirtyPants Mon 30-Sep-13 11:53:01

Hugo is lovely. DH refuses to use it. I love it! Not so keen on Hector or Caspar, sorry!

BunnyLebowski Mon 30-Sep-13 11:58:38


Such a fantastic name and it puts the other two names firmly in the shade. Caspar and Hugo are both super posho and a bit wet.

tammytoby Mon 30-Sep-13 12:23:49

The meaning of Hector (bully, tormentor) would put me off, sorry. As would the lack of nicknames (Heck..?).

I like both Caspar and Hugo, but slightly prefer Caspar. What's wrong with 'super posho' - better than super chavo grin!

TheLeftovermonster Mon 30-Sep-13 12:25:51

I like all of them (not helpful, sorry!)

Sprucegoose Mon 30-Sep-13 12:30:55

DH isn't keen on Hugo because of its posh reputation... Didn't think that Caspar was a posho name though...?

Bowlersarm Mon 30-Sep-13 12:32:45


Not keen in Caspar.

DitsyDonkey Mon 30-Sep-13 12:36:07

Caspar I just adore it!

tammytoby Mon 30-Sep-13 12:36:16

I'm intrigued as to how a name can be posh - surely it is the person that determines whether someone is posh, chav or whatever. There must be all sorts of people named Hugo, posh and otherwise..confused.

Seems such a strange British obsesson, this 'labelling' of names rather than people...

ElizabethBathory Mon 30-Sep-13 12:37:21

Hector or Caspar.

Leopoldina Mon 30-Sep-13 12:39:25

(hector and hugo are both very fat with shiny faces and red cords and beer spilled down their front while watching the rugger in a pub in fulham)

EnglishRose1320 Mon 30-Sep-13 12:41:33

I don't think Casper goes that well with your other children's names, either of the other two names would work though, think I prefer Hector but like them both

Littlecherublegs Mon 30-Sep-13 12:46:20


poppydaisy Mon 30-Sep-13 12:52:13

To hector/hectoring has such a terrible meaning that I would hate to use it to name my child.

Hugo is nice but I'm less keen on the Heeeooo sound at the beginning. Prefer a normal 'h' as in Henry, Hector or hug.

Caspar is the best from your suggestions.

I don't either get the obsession with names being 'posh' or 'common' as most names start off posh and then become popular. Names like Sebastian, Quentin, Henry, Clementine, Arabella were all seen as 'too posh' only a few years ago - now they seem fairly normal (well, where we are anyway smile).

MrsBungle Mon 30-Sep-13 12:53:56

I like Caspar best from your list and I think it goes nicest with your other dc's names.

Lighthousekeeping Mon 30-Sep-13 12:55:51


TooTryHard Mon 30-Sep-13 13:26:22

I don't think Hugo is posh anymore. It's just broken into the top 100.

I love it and Caspar.

ceramicunicorn Mon 30-Sep-13 13:28:13

I have a Casper and I'm common as muck. HTH

EschewObfuscation Mon 30-Sep-13 13:29:48

I love all three. Hector just wins over Caspar with Hugo in third. Great names. <not helpful>

elcranko Mon 30-Sep-13 16:01:02


PrincessFlirtyPants Mon 30-Sep-13 16:16:41

The meaning of Hector (bully, tormentor) would put me off, sorry

Oh, I like it even less now. What a horrible meaning.

Suzieismyname Mon 30-Sep-13 16:17:43

Hector or Hugo. Caspar is a ghost...

Tavv Mon 30-Sep-13 17:55:36


PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 30-Sep-13 18:34:01

I think I'd probably go for Hugo, then Hector.

I wouldn't like Clara and Caspar together (especially when there's just one child with the odd initial out).

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