One time I was hanging around a bar and another student asked me if I was into science fiction. I said yes. He brought over a friend who was supposedly a SF authority.
This expert with his nose up in the air started bloviating, mentioning the Hugo Awards. I asked him where the name Hugo came from.
The self-proclaimed authority cooly replied: "The awards are named after Victor Hugo who wrote the science fiction novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame."
Hugo Gernback wearing his TV glasses
(From Ray X X-Rayer #125)