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(38 Posts)
BunnyP Tue 26-Jul-11 20:25:32

What do you think?

fivegomadindorset Tue 26-Jul-11 20:27:01

I love, tried to persuade friends to use it, he was keen she wasn't so.

Tidey Tue 26-Jul-11 20:27:46

Ooh, tricky. My first thought was 'body being dragged along by a chariot', swiftly followed by 'nice Scottish name'. So erm... I'm not sure.

Likesshinythings Tue 26-Jul-11 20:31:50

Love it and wanted it for DS but DH was having none of it. Even had a last ditch attempt to persuade him whilst in labour (thought he may give in under the circumstances) but nothing doing!

missmiss Tue 26-Jul-11 20:37:15

I love it. I am a Classicist, though, so may be biased!

LetThereBeRock Tue 26-Jul-11 20:37:53

No,it's horrid,and it's also a verb that means to behave like a bully.

fishandlilacs Tue 26-Jul-11 20:38:21

Love it, the right balance of familiar yet unusual/uncommon that I really like.

BunnyP Tue 26-Jul-11 20:40:48

Oh thank you for your comments. It's a name that my husband and I have always adored. The only time I made an error was when I told a table of friends that we were thinking of calling our child 'Hercules'. There was stunned silence until the error was realised!

PaperView Tue 26-Jul-11 20:50:31

.....was the first of the gang with a gun in his hand?

I like it as a name. Dunno who sang the song but i know the song.

ginaribena Tue 26-Jul-11 20:50:34

Great, strong classic name for a boy - he'll always stand out from the crowd with a name like that. When I picked my sons names I tried to imagine how they would grow with the name. What does it mean?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Tue 26-Jul-11 21:08:53

I'm afraid I'm of the generation who just think, "Silly old Hector!" but we're getting quite old now...

doesntfitin Tue 26-Jul-11 21:10:22

Its bloody awful

please don't ,poor child

EdithWeston Tue 26-Jul-11 21:13:51

Lovely name!

Plenty of other names are verbs too - Harry, Nick, Mark, Rose - don't be put off.

Greenwing Tue 26-Jul-11 23:04:37

Hector is OK as a Trojan hero, but the verb 'to hector' makes it a big NO for me: Dictionary says it is' to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure'.

BibiBelle Tue 26-Jul-11 23:07:18

I LOVE it love love love it but we had 3 dds grin

Lonnie Tue 26-Jul-11 23:22:25

I love it always have but dh hates it sadly

mimitwo Tue 26-Jul-11 23:30:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Atomant Tue 26-Jul-11 23:36:08

Morrissey sang the song - brilliant song!
It's a lovely name, I know one grown up Hector, great guy.

SiamoFottuti Tue 26-Jul-11 23:43:20

Makes me think of this guy, very funny man.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Tue 26-Jul-11 23:50:31

I tried to persuade DH (because of the song) - but he was having none of it.

freerangeeggs Wed 27-Jul-11 00:37:05

I know a little Hector and it is awesome on him. When I first heard the name choice I was a bit like this hmm but now I think it's fantastic and quirky.

AlpinePony Wed 27-Jul-11 12:12:45

Love it - unfortunately father of child would not be swayed.

ensure Wed 27-Jul-11 14:54:50

I like it. smile

largeginandtonic Wed 27-Jul-11 14:56:33

Love it.

ZZZenAgain Wed 27-Jul-11 14:58:02

the film, the thing about lambs..

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