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Magnus or Hector?

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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??

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

Neither. Sorry.

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

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

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?

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.

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

Magnus! Its a lovely strong name!

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...

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


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.

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.

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

I agree with Jimmythecroc and exoticfruits. Just NO.

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.

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.

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


Hector is just not in the same league.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I agree with jimmythecroc

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

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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!

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!!!

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.

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

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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.

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

Love Magnus.

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

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