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I suggested Hugo to my DP this morning and he said (rather oddly i think) that we don't have the right background for a 'Hugo'!! [hmm]

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sparklesandnowinefor5months · 09/06/2008 12:22

I didn't realise there was a right or wrong 'background' for names - am i missing something??

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Spatz · 09/06/2008 12:24

I don't know, but in some places I have felt odd bellowing 'Toby'!

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choosyfloosy · 09/06/2008 12:24

sparkles, i have to say that when i hear a name i do have associations i make with it, and the associations do sometimes include what i suppose i call class. i am about this but it does happen.

i would consider hugo quite a 'posh' name and it seems your dh might have the same associations?

It's not something to be proud of though! if you like the name, work on him...

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MsDemeanor · 09/06/2008 12:24

He means it's posh and he doesn't think you both are!
Maybe he thinks it means your dc will be beaten up at school? I don't think it would, by the way.

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misdee · 09/06/2008 12:29

dh also dismissed Hugo for the same reason, we are not Hugo people lol.

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lisasimpson · 09/06/2008 12:34

it's either posh or Vicar of Dibley and neither of which appeal to me!

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sparklesandnowinefor5months · 09/06/2008 12:34

MsDemenor - i think thats exactly what he means! No we're not posh and we're not rich - but we live in a nice (dare i say) desirable village and i don't think its a name that would be 'out of place' in that respect, if thats the way he's thinking i suppose i just don't really think like that

thing is i wouldn't push it if he didn't like the name but he does

odd man

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sparklesandnowinefor5months · 09/06/2008 12:35

lol @ Vicar of Dibly

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zippitippitoes · 09/06/2008 12:35

if he likes it then tell to not be silly

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MsDemeanor · 09/06/2008 12:38

It's a nice name. Quite posh, yes, but that could be an advantage in life, not a disadvantage.

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largeginandtonic · 09/06/2008 12:42

I have a Hugo See my profile pic of him.

My mum said much the same thing when he was named, "well we could never, ever have used it"

I love it, he is called Hugs alot of the time.

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littlemisschatalot · 09/06/2008 12:45

i have a hugo. it suits him.

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sparklesandnowinefor5months · 09/06/2008 12:46

We shall keep thinking but it will go on the list

guess i hadn't really thought about 'posh' names in reflection to us

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MadBadandDangeroustoKnow · 09/06/2008 13:37

I can relate to this. DH vetoed Alice for dd because he thought it too aristocratic. We're not Wayne and Waynetta Slob but neither are we posh and so he seemed to think it would be social climbing to claim the name Alice. I didn't share his views about the class issues but as we could agree on another name (which, frankly, I would say is posher if one really has to rate everything on a poshometer) we chose that one instead. But Alice was my grandmother's name and I still regret not using it.

Good job we never had a boy, as I'd always wanted to call any son Henry Hugo Valentine!

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sparklesandnowinefor5months · 09/06/2008 13:40

lol we have a Henry which i think is no less posher ( can i say that??) than Hugo

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ShowOfHands · 09/06/2008 13:43

Oh yes one of my favouritist MNers who has trundled onto this thread has an adorable Hugo and as I love her more than gingerbread she'll forgive me for saying she isn't at all posh.

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NicMac · 09/06/2008 13:48

I have a Hugo and we aren't very posh! He is adorable and cuddly and we call him 'go-go' when he dances. I think it is a gorgeous name but then I am biased...

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MarmadukeScarlet · 09/06/2008 13:49

The only Hugo I knew comes from a family with staff (lot of)

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largeginandtonic · 09/06/2008 15:35

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Anna8888 · 09/06/2008 15:38

My elder nephew (my sister's first child) is a Hugo.

She chose it because it works well in both English and French - in fact, it has been at the top of the popular first names list in France for several years.

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Dragonbutter · 09/06/2008 15:47

Hugo is a fab name. I have a friend from Brazil called Hugo.
We couldn't have it for our boys because our surname ends in -go to so would sound stupid.
It doesn't strike me as a name from any particular background.

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raindropsonroses · 17/06/2008 01:59

I like it and I think it is posh
Fab name

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Pruners · 17/06/2008 07:24

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