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Magnus or Hector?

(41 Posts)
pygmy Sun 12-May-13 17:14:35

Found out we're having a boy. Pretty sure he will be either Hector or Magnus. Which one??

Bowlersarm Sun 12-May-13 17:16:07


marilynmonroe Sun 12-May-13 17:19:37

Hector. My son is one and I get lots of compliments about his name. Also it's a strong solid name. Ewually I like Magnus too.

farmersdaughter Sun 12-May-13 17:59:23

{swoon} tall, dark and a fabulous kisser, god to be 20 again grin
sorry DH sorry I digress blush

I'd pick Hector as I think Magnus could be harder to pull off. Utterly fabulous name through.

JollyOrangeGiant Sun 12-May-13 18:10:19


Hectoring someone is not nice and the name always reminds me of that.

Decoy Sun 12-May-13 18:29:33


LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 12-May-13 18:34:53

Of the two, Hector. I love Magnus too but its a bit of a 'big' name iyswim. Demands an awful lot.

shoobidoo Sun 12-May-13 18:36:18

The meaning of hector (bully!) puts me off! I much prefer Magnus!

Secondme Sun 12-May-13 18:38:09

Love both but I think I like Hector best because Magnus seems very 'big' like London says.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 12-May-13 18:49:27

If you live (or have any chance of ever living) in a place that drops their H's, then pick Magnus. Otherwise Hector will be known as Ectah.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 12-May-13 19:43:50


Northumberlandlass Sun 12-May-13 19:48:25


But I have VERY fond memories of a there can't of been that many handsome Magnus's about!!

MorphandChas Sun 12-May-13 20:44:04

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WidowWadman Sun 12-May-13 20:54:11

I went to uni with a Magnus. Nice name.

AvrilPoisson Sun 12-May-13 21:13:03

I love them both!

I don't like what happened to Hector though sad

NatashaBee Sun 12-May-13 21:13:56

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 12-May-13 21:15:41

I love them both, they're both good strong names.

My ds's middle name is Hector smile

weebarra Sun 12-May-13 21:16:35

Love Magnus.

olivertheoctopus Sun 12-May-13 21:56:37

Oh weird, I just came on to post a 'Magnus or ....' thread. Hector was on our list until I realised I couldn't tolerate the IL's H dropping to Ectah which made me think of ectoplasm! The verb wouldn't bother me at all.

jimmythecroc Sun 12-May-13 21:58:06

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Wuldric Sun 12-May-13 22:00:10

Both gorgeous names - personally I would go with Hector. Presumably both will go with the surname? I mean if your surname was House or something I'd go with Magnus. Similarly if your surname was Magnusson, I'd go with Hector.

Wuldric Sun 12-May-13 22:02:19

Incidentally, the name Hector does not mean to bully. That is incorrect.

You can google for the origin of the name, but I suspect you are confusing it with the verb 'to hector'. Which doesn't mean bullying either!!!

Cockadoodlequack Sun 12-May-13 22:05:21

Where do you live?

A vote for Hector from me though. I can imagine a man, bu tnot necessarily a child pulling off MAgnus.

congratulations on the impending arrival of Magnus/Hector!

jimmythecroc Sun 12-May-13 22:08:00

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miffybun73 Sun 12-May-13 22:10:18

I agree with jimmythecroc

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