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Is Hector going to be the next big thing?

(43 Posts)
3nearly4 Thu 30-Dec-10 20:44:02

Typical. We almost decide on a name and rarely hear it or see it on this board, then over the past month it seems to be all over the name board! Is it massively on the rise? I don't mind popular names but it is a concern that it's the next big thing.

said Thu 30-Dec-10 20:46:28

I doubt it. Great name but I can't see lots and lots of people using it. Certain London and Brighton postcodes only, I'd imagine

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 30-Dec-10 20:54:34

Hadn't even noticed it on this board really. Perhaps you've just spotted it because that's the name you're thinking of using.

Don't know any in RL either.

Stick with Hector, its fab.

hellymelly Thu 30-Dec-10 20:56:11

Hector is fab.The only one I know is French,where it is better known.

StayFrosty Thu 30-Dec-10 20:57:08

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JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 30-Dec-10 21:01:59

Have heard of a few Ottoline too.

usualsuspect Thu 30-Dec-10 21:03:41

I hope not ,its awful

onimolap Thu 30-Dec-10 21:07:04

I know only one in RL - he's about 11.

I don't think a few mentions in quick succession on MN is proof of a trend! I'm surprised it's big in France - it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue in a French accent (then again, I know my accent's pretty dire!)

mopsyflopsy Thu 30-Dec-10 21:21:08

Hector \Hec"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hectored; p. pr. & vb. n. Hectoring.]

To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Source: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

So NO, I can't see many people wanting to burden their child with that meanint.

mopsyflopsy Thu 30-Dec-10 21:22:03

sorry, meaning.

tammytoby Thu 30-Dec-10 21:25:28

I honestly cannot see it becoming popular with its meaning. To hector means to bully...

KenDoddsDadsDogEatsTinsel Thu 30-Dec-10 21:27:32

It is probably just that you notice it more. I stalk check the name boards, to see if DDs name comes up a lot and it seems to!

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 21:37:26

i know a fair few wee baby hectors.v popular

evamummy Thu 30-Dec-10 21:39:24

I doubt it given the meaning.

bambiandthumper Thu 30-Dec-10 21:54:39

I know a few and love it

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 21:58:01

hector is on up alright

southeastastra Thu 30-Dec-10 21:58:36

hector's house

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 22:00:57

all names have associations.
jack spratt
lola kinks transexual

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 22:03:05

i dont actually know who hector house is

evamummy Thu 30-Dec-10 22:10:08

But the verb 'to hector' is used daily in the news and it has such a negative, sad meaning.

stleger Thu 30-Dec-10 22:18:27

I know a lovely small Hector. But his dad is old enough to remember Hector's House (which was a 1970s animation, and I liked it). Also, wasn't there a gossipy Hector in the wonderful Scottish soap 'Take the High Road'?

scottishmummy Thu 30-Dec-10 22:18:49

and charlie and lola twee characters on tv
if you like hector use it,is v popular

CupcakesHay Thu 30-Dec-10 22:33:50

It was the baby's name on the new Upstairs/Downstairs too. but think it's a fab name.

bigbluebump Thu 30-Dec-10 22:35:23

I agree about the awful meaning. While some names may be derived from Latin roots with certain meanings, the verb 'to hector' actually means 'to bully or torment' and a hector is a bully/tormentor. Why burden your child with such a name?

StayFrosty Thu 30-Dec-10 22:37:56

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