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Subject: Re: Hubert originally a short form of Hugobert?
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: June 4, 2005 at 12:24:51 PM
Reply to: Hubert originally a short form of Hugobert? by Lucille
Hubert could indeed be a contraction of Hugobert that later came to be used as the normal form (remember, there are over 1,500 years in which names like Hugobert were common; that's a lot of time for evolution, needless to say). Hubert could've originally been a nn, but I think it's rather impossible to tell.

But I actually think that it's rather more likely that Hugobert was a rare "learned" lengthening of Hubert, since my reliable sources (BtN, A Dictionary of First Names by the Oxford Press, Oxygen.com's Babynamer) don't mention Hugobert in their entries about Hubert at all.


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