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Hector or Bruno?

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Chocolocolate Sat 01-Jan-11 21:11:20

Hi everyone,

just wondered what your opinions are on these names?

Jojay Sat 01-Jan-11 21:11:43


Hassled Sat 01-Jan-11 21:12:16

Bruno is either a bear or a Sasha Baron Cohen character.

bigbluebump Sat 01-Jan-11 21:14:36


The meaning of Hector would put me off.

rachel234 Sat 01-Jan-11 21:16:47

Bruno - lovely!

Dislike Hector (and its meaning).

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Sat 01-Jan-11 21:18:08

neither - they're both dogs names.

exH had a staffie he looked after for a while called Hector - very cute puppy one - but it was still a dog.

and in Disney Cinderella she had a dog called Bruno

girliefriend Sat 01-Jan-11 21:25:00

What does Hector mean hmm !!! Not that keen on either tbh but Bruno would be more o.kay!!!

LetThereBeRock Sat 01-Jan-11 21:40:43

They're both dreadful.

mopsyflopsy Sat 01-Jan-11 21:43:45

Hector: 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.

mopsyflopsy Sat 01-Jan-11 21:45:03

Hector n. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.] A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.

Source: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

sophiesmummie Sat 01-Jan-11 21:56:57

Bruno is nice.

Don't like Hector at all, I'm afraid. Apart from the meaning, what nicknames could you use - Heck, Hecky hmm.

tebbles Sat 01-Jan-11 23:22:34

I don't like either very much but Bruno is better.

Nightstar Sat 01-Jan-11 23:48:46


BarbieLovesKen Sat 01-Jan-11 23:51:01

Oh I dont like either at all. Bruno is definately a dog's name to me.

purpleiris Sat 01-Jan-11 23:52:28

I really don't want it to, but Hector always makes me think of Hannibal Lector! And Bruno - Frank! Really sorry!

hester Sun 02-Jan-11 00:22:46

I'm fonder of Bruno, but that's because it's a family name.

Come to think of that, whenever there's a name on these threads that (a) is out of middle Europe in the middle of the last century, and (b) everybody hates, I can claim it within my family. Hedwig, Felix, Candida... just waiting for us to get on to Pincus.

ValiumTinselton Sun 02-Jan-11 00:40:14

My son was almost a Bruno. My x didn't like it much but I almost had my way!

Not keen on Hector but I really love Victor. I know a few Hectors now. I think Victor is the new Hector. wink

AnnOnimous Sun 02-Jan-11 17:54:38

Hector is fab.

Sarsaparilllla Sun 02-Jan-11 19:30:29

Don't really like either, Bruno reminds me of that horrible Sasha Barren Coen film

Like Valiums idea, Victor is nice and along those lines, or maybe Vincent?

upahill Sun 02-Jan-11 19:32:25

Hector's house anyone? (probably just me!)

evamummy Sun 02-Jan-11 19:32:44

Hector is awful - meaning and nickname potentials.

Bruno is much nicer imo.

Highlandgirl Sun 02-Jan-11 20:38:45

In Greek Hector means 'Steadfast' or "Holding Fast'

Bruno is a dogs name..please pick Hector...! smile

evamummy Sun 02-Jan-11 20:41:13

Yes, but in English it means 'Bully'.

Deaddei Sun 02-Jan-11 20:41:51

Vile names.

ZZZenAgain Sun 02-Jan-11 20:45:00

sorry to say this but really can't warm to either name.

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