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Albert or Hector?

(25 Posts)
pygmy Sun 21-Apr-13 15:19:40

Struggling with boys' names! We have chosen Greta Mabel for a girl, which we both love. What do you think of Albert and Hector? My DSs are Finn and Louis.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 21-Apr-13 15:24:12

Love Hector.

But tbh I don't think either of them go terribly well with the other two - they have a v different feel.

Bowlersarm Sun 21-Apr-13 15:24:52

Really like Finn and Louis, lovely names. I don't like Albert but I do like Hector, although lots of MNers will come on and tell you not to use it because of it's meaning smile.

Ikeameatballs Sun 21-Apr-13 15:29:18

I prefer Albert but think that Hector sounds best with your other ds's names.

pygmy Sun 21-Apr-13 15:29:18

I think Hector goes well with both Finn (Finlay) and Louis as it has both a Scottish and French feel to it. Trying to convince my partner; he is insisting on Edgar!

TSO Sun 21-Apr-13 15:32:27

Albert, without a second thought. Hector, I'm sorry to say blush , makes me think of a cartoon dog.

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 17:08:38


Kittykatmacbill Sun 21-Apr-13 17:15:16

Hector is great!

ElizaDoLots Sun 21-Apr-13 17:16:46

What does Hector mean?

Dominodonkey Sun 21-Apr-13 17:18:15

I think it would be very cruel to your child to give them either name when the others are called Louis and Finn. They are both very cool names but Hector and Albert are weird and old fashioned. I am amazed that you like both tbh.

buttercrumble Sun 21-Apr-13 17:21:43


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MrsHiddleston Sun 21-Apr-13 19:12:48

Isn't there a 'horrible hector'? Is it in Thomas the Tank Engine?

I'd go with Albert.

Viviennemary Sun 21-Apr-13 19:17:08

Albert by miles. Hector is just awful. Surely nobody would call their child that.

ShadowStorm Sun 21-Apr-13 21:23:09


Not Hector because of it's meaning as a word (verb - to bully or torment; noun - a blustering bully)

QuantitativePleasing Sun 21-Apr-13 22:15:46

Hector is lovely

AgnesBligg Sun 21-Apr-13 22:22:12

Hector, geeky in a wonderful way.

MorphandChas Mon 22-Apr-13 20:06:03

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YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Mon 22-Apr-13 21:08:44

Hector is brilliant, love it.

Mahls Mon 22-Apr-13 21:15:30

Well DS2 is Hector and I love it. But I like Albert too and it is one of his middle names....

kilmuir Mon 22-Apr-13 21:17:04

neither. Don't 'go' with the brothers names, does that matter?

cinnamonbun Tue 23-Apr-13 09:40:55

I prefer Albert. Really don't like Hector, it immediately brings to mind 'to heckle' plus it's such a 'hard' sounding name iyswim. What about Victor?

pygmy Tue 23-Apr-13 09:59:29

Thanks everyone. I'm leaning towards Hector. Hector Ivo. Have to convince DP now!

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Tue 23-Apr-13 14:20:15

Hector Ivo - what a great name. So long as your surname doesn't start with a V, of course.

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