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Renaissance227 Fri 05-Aug-11 18:48:16


happywheezer Fri 05-Aug-11 18:49:41


DizzyCow63 Fri 05-Aug-11 18:54:48

No! No! No!

mopsyflopsy Fri 05-Aug-11 19:01:55

No way. Hector means bully/tormentor and to hector means to bully.

pilates Fri 05-Aug-11 19:02:07


Katietatie123 Fri 05-Aug-11 19:02:27

Fabulous! smile

usualsuspect Fri 05-Aug-11 19:02:49


evamummy Fri 05-Aug-11 19:03:00

Awful meaning. And what would his nickname be, Heck hmm.

belgo Fri 05-Aug-11 19:03:45

Victor is a lot nicer.

rachel234 Fri 05-Aug-11 19:04:17

Terrible. Meaning and nickname options (Hecky?). Yes, Victor is nice.

roguepixie Fri 05-Aug-11 19:09:12


InstantAtom Fri 05-Aug-11 19:12:14


poppydaisy Fri 05-Aug-11 19:21:03

Hector was the Trojan hero in the Iliad whose body was dragged around the city walls behind the chariot of Achilles. To hector means to bully or torment, especially with a loud voice.

So no, I wouldn't choose it. Also agree about the limited nickname options - Heck or Hecky don't sound nice imo.

noddyholder Fri 05-Aug-11 19:21:57


IssyStark Fri 05-Aug-11 22:34:21

Divided opinion on our sofa. It's a no from him and a yes from me.

BibiBelle Fri 05-Aug-11 22:36:49

I fecking LOVE Hector

and for all these people who bang on about the meaning Rebecca means Heifer, Claudia means lame etc etc etc etc

it's a great name, end of!

Darnsarfupnorf Fri 05-Aug-11 22:45:53

no no no no no no no!!! and no no no no no to victor too! what happened to normal names? stop with the grandad names!

Nightstar Sat 06-Aug-11 21:31:15

Hector is a grandad name? Purlease!

I knew a Hector, we called him "What the heck" as a nickname. He was very handsome and sporty.

tammytoby Sat 06-Aug-11 21:41:17

No, the meaning is terrible. And yes, the meaning of Claudia is also terrible, which is why I would never choose that either.

The verb 'to hector' is used fairly often so, unlike other latin names with unfortunate meanings, it is well known.

But perhaps some people don't mind meanings. That's just my personal feeling about the name.

tammytoby Sat 06-Aug-11 21:41:57

Now, Victor I love smile.

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