Every monday for a while, I will go behind the Hunchback character’s name to see hidden facets to their characters as indicated by their names or in some cases very apparent facets. Anyway, let’s start with Mr. Quasimodo.

Quasimodo Illustrtion Francois flameng

Illustration of Quasimodo


Quasimodo’s name is a sad pun within the book. Frollo found Quasimodo abandoned at Notre Dame on Low Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, also called Quasimodo Sunday.  The name Quasimodo for this Sunday comes from the Latin text of the traditional Intriot from this day. An Introit is part of the opening of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist. The Intriot for Low Sunday begins with “Quasi modo geniti infantes…”  from 1 Peter 2:2.  It roughly translates to  “As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile…”  The “Quasi modo” part means “As if” in this instance.

Quasimodo in isolation roughly means “Almost merely” or “Merely Almost.” The name indicates Quasimodo’s deformity and that he almost looks like a human or is an approximation of human. The meaning “half-formed” isn’t correct but it’s  the right idea.

In the Disney version, in an effort to villainize Frollo, which considering he just kill a mother and almost committed infanticide wasn’t necessary, they claimed the name was cruel. It’s not a name that one should give to a child as the meaning isn’t all that nice but  it’s not cruelly given. Naming children for days was a common practice. Frollo didn’t mean it cruelly, it was the day and apt description of the child. It is a very brilliant pun.

Side Note – Low Sunday was also known as St Thomas Sunday, so I guess Quasimodo COULD have been called Thomas but that doesn’t have the pathos as Quasimodo.

Frollo likes Rarity, meme, Hunchback of Notre dame, My little Ponies, picture image

Frollo likes Rarity

Don’t Be like Quasi here, Send your Dad a card!

Happy Father's Day, Frollo Hunchback Style

Happy Father’s Day





Hipster Esmerlada

Hipster Esmerlada


~I did not make this~

Frollo and Quasimodo celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Frollo and Quasimodo celebrate Cinco de Mayo

In Soviet Russia Hunchback Notre Dame Joke, picture image

In Soviet Russia Hunchback Joke

Quasimodo Cat picture image

Quasimodo Cat

I take no credit for this gem.

Quasimodo Sunday is the  Sunday after Easter, transnational called “Low Sunday.” In The Hunchback of Notre Dame this is the day in which Frollo finds Quasimodo as a baby and adopts. He calls him Quasimodo because of the day and his deformities.  So to celebrate Quasimodo’s name day  this;

Frollo names Quasimodo (dr evil and mini-me parody))

Frollo names Quasimodo

Image parodies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Happy St Patrick's Day Hunchback style

Happy St Patrick’s Day Hunchback style

A Tear for a Drop of Brand Named Soda

Shameless Product Placement by Professor Donohue

Shameless Product Placement by Professor Donohue


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