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Psammead Wed 07-Sep-11 15:49:03

Just idly canvassing opinion as I love it but cannot guess how well it would go down, generally.

DH says it's too Troy. I like it. I don't know any though.

Is it awful?

iskra Wed 07-Sep-11 15:50:16

as in hectoring?

I don't like it, sorry.

I love Horatio though [helpful]

Stormwater Wed 07-Sep-11 15:55:35

What does too Troy mean? I really like it.

letspickgoogleberries Wed 07-Sep-11 15:56:05

i know/knew a horrible vial man called Hector so i don't like it at all.

Psammead Wed 07-Sep-11 15:59:18

Too Troy? Well he meant too buffed-up-demi-Godesque-hero type.

DH gets a bit odd about these things.

CurwySwide Wed 07-Sep-11 17:15:50

I really like it - more so recently because of Dominic West in The Hour I have to admit.

I never think of the association with hectoring/bullying but that may just be me.

comedaygoday Wed 07-Sep-11 17:58:31

I like it and to be honest don't think the classical allusions are a problem.

Gluttondressedaslamb Wed 07-Sep-11 18:05:39

I like it, never heard it used in RL. Would it be shortened to Heck?

rachel234 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:32:27

hec·tor (hktr)

n. A bully.

v. hec·tored, hec·tor·ing, hec·tors
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
To behave like a bully; swagger.

mayanna123 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:34:06

Awful meaning and awful nicknames (Heck, Hecky..?).

I agree - Horatio is lovely.

PippiLongBottom Wed 07-Sep-11 18:38:27

I love it. It is top of my sisters fantasy name list for her as yet conceived dc1.

CointreauVersial Wed 07-Sep-11 18:39:57

Sweet name.

rachel234 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:40:08

I don't like the meaning. The verb to hector used fairly often so it is hard to dis-associate it from its meaning imo. I also agree about the lack of nice nicknames (Heck, Tor?).

cookielove Wed 07-Sep-11 18:40:19

I love it, i have been sweetened by it as i look after the most loveliest little boy who is 6 months old called Hector. grin

rachel234 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:40:43

Sweet confused - don't think to hector is sweet...

dreamer79 Wed 07-Sep-11 19:32:57

You could have the nn Tor to avoid Heck/Hecky?

Love it. I think Horace could be due a comeback too.

rachel234 Wed 07-Sep-11 19:38:30

Horace is lovely, as is Horatio.

The problem with nicknames for Hector is that the emphasis is on the Hec part, not the tor part, so don't think that Tor would be a natural nickname.

But my main concern would be the meaning - not nice imo.

TheFlyingOnion Wed 07-Sep-11 19:40:05



pretentious, even...

sonniebonnie Wed 07-Sep-11 20:46:22

No, really dislike it, sorry.

LetThereBeRock Thu 08-Sep-11 17:53:42


scurryfunge Thu 08-Sep-11 17:56:20

I can only think of Hector' House.

scurryfunge Thu 08-Sep-11 17:56:38

*Hector's House

mawbroon Thu 08-Sep-11 21:56:39

I don't think anyone would bat an eyelid in Scotland tbh.

PedigreeChump Fri 09-Sep-11 16:31:50

Love it, know of a few of varying ages and they are all nice. I am in Scotland though where it seems to be more common.

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