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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??

exoticfruits Sun 12-May-13 22:17:37

I don't like either, but anything has to be better than Hector.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 12-May-13 22:17:56

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AvrilPoisson Sun 12-May-13 22:20:32

jimmy- maybe she lives in Scotland? Magnus perfectly normal name!

Allalonenow Sun 12-May-13 22:22:20


Hector is just not in the same league.

Wallison Sun 12-May-13 22:25:52

Hector is lovely. And as well as being proper Scottish is very popular in S American countries, which to my mind makes it exotic as well - it calls to mind a good strong tradition.

forgetmenots Sun 12-May-13 23:09:36

I'm in Scotland and I think Magnus by a distance, especially if you've any orcadian heritage smile never been keen on Hector, only because I think of the verb.

Magnus (and Angus, and Fergus!) was on my list for dc1.

runningforme Sun 12-May-13 23:15:55

I agree with Jimmythecroc and exoticfruits. Just NO.

Manoodledo Sun 12-May-13 23:17:03

I have a Magnus. We are in Scotland. Reception was slightly mixed, but I'm not sure Hector would have been any better received.

gallicgirl Sun 12-May-13 23:20:49

Magnus, number 1 on my list if I ever have a boy and I'm brave enough.

Suzieismyname Sun 12-May-13 23:28:59


emmyloo2 Sun 12-May-13 23:39:48

both fabulous and I would consider both if this baby was a boy. I think I would give the edge to Hector...

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Mon 13-May-13 21:02:55

Magnus! Its a lovely strong name!

squoosh Tue 14-May-13 13:47:25

Magnus, definitely. Such a manly name!

Hector is just awful.

I would consider a Magnus to be the polar opposite of a Hector in looks and personality.

evamummy Tue 14-May-13 14:30:27

The meaning of hector (bully, tormentor) would put me off. Also the verb to hector isn't nice. Lastly, the lack of nice nicknames...

Magnus is much nicer or how about Marius?

GoodbyePorkPie Tue 14-May-13 16:39:04

Hector. I have never heard anyone under 70 use 'hector' as a verb.

Catlike Tue 14-May-13 16:50:08

Neither. Sorry.

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