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Hector or Edgar?

(56 Posts)
pygmy Tue 11-Jun-13 09:46:12

My partner favours Edgar and I favour Hector. We both would tolerate each others' choice.

I can't decide which to go for; really worried about getting it wrong and having regrets.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 11-Jun-13 11:19:54

Edgar definitely for me. It's an elegant name whilst still being non fussy. Hector sounds a bit dorky to me.

KateCroydon Tue 11-Jun-13 11:21:05


littlepeas Tue 11-Jun-13 11:21:38

Hector is awesome! It is my hypothetical 3rd boy's name! Not so keen on Edgar. Hero if Troy vs slightly boring bloke in King Lear - no contest!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 11-Jun-13 11:35:27

Hector that's what I think of when I hear Hector! I know that's because I'm 40 but still.

squoosh Tue 11-Jun-13 11:37:29

Not crazy about either but at a push I'd pick Edgar.

Hector is beyond awful.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Tue 11-Jun-13 11:43:33

I like them both <not helpful>

Elquota Tue 11-Jun-13 11:54:13


sonlypuppyfat Tue 11-Jun-13 12:02:03

Sorry both awful, yes I thought of Hectors House too. It's funny when I was at school there was an Arthur in my class his life was made a misery for having such an old fashioned name now people are choising such names!

smable Tue 11-Jun-13 12:05:50

Edgar for me as it shortens to Ed which gives your son an option to go by a more accepted name when he's older if he finds your choice is not to his taste.

bananaramma Tue 11-Jun-13 12:31:52

Hector is awful. It means bully/tormentor - not a great meaning - and the nickname would be Heck?!

Edgar is ok but it wouldn't be my choice, sorry.

pygmy Tue 11-Jun-13 12:55:36

Hector means 'defend' 'hold fast'. If you're referring to the rarely used verb hector, then that means pester. As does harry.

bananaramma Tue 11-Jun-13 13:21:13

OP, why are you asking our opinions if you're not keen to hear my thoughts on the name Hector. I do think 'bully, tormentor' when I hear hector, but feel free to ignore me, of course.

littlepeas Tue 11-Jun-13 16:00:55

I'm surprised by the reaction to Hector, as I think it is cool and making a comeback. As I said above, my immediate association is Troy - an underused, classic name with a bit of an edge.

Bowlersarm Tue 11-Jun-13 16:03:27

Hector-definitely. Great name.

noddyholder Tue 11-Jun-13 16:05:01

Love Edgar (its my middle name!)

TheYamiOfYawn Tue 11-Jun-13 16:05:31

Hector, definitely. Hector are cute when little and sexy and heroic when grown-up.

Catbert4pm Tue 11-Jun-13 16:06:50

"I'm a silly old Hector!" smile

notanaxemurderer Tue 11-Jun-13 16:07:34

Hector is fantastic. I know a little Hector.

No one these days uses 'hector' as a verb, other than my 87 year old grandfather.

samuelwhiskers Tue 11-Jun-13 16:08:13

Hector, definitely!

Joskar Tue 11-Jun-13 16:43:52

Hector. Definitely.

pygmy Tue 11-Jun-13 20:54:48

Thanks for your comments. Any more?

MrsBungle Tue 11-Jun-13 20:56:43

Edgar. I find hector very drippy .

miffybun73 Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:05

Hector definitely.

I actually find Edgar very effete, drippy sounding.

After reading MrsBungle's post it just shows how names and our reaction to them are a very personal thing and you are best just going with what you like.

OhBuggerandArse Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:50

I love Hector.

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