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Hector or Edgar?

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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.

lljkk Fri 14-Jun-13 13:03:15

Love Edgar, loathe Hector.

Kikithecat Fri 14-Jun-13 08:48:43

Hector, obviously (see nickname).

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Fri 14-Jun-13 08:45:46

And incidentally all names are strange/statementy when you just haven't heard them before and haven't read The Iliad

Victoria was made-up
Elizabeth was some insanely obscure Biblical name no-one used before Queenie

Etc. etc.

Do it OP!

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Fri 14-Jun-13 08:43:32

Hector all the way! Mighty Trojan warrior.

Edgar in King Lear was a right drip.

pygmy Fri 14-Jun-13 08:37:42

I'm certainly not trying to make a fashion statement! Thanks again for all your comments.

spatchcock Wed 12-Jun-13 19:46:02

Not a fashion statement? Odd thing to say. They're names the OP likes, and they're hardly up there with Moon Unit or Dweezil.

pygmy Wed 12-Jun-13 19:43:17

These are the only names we agree on. We'd both be happy with either.

fussychica Wed 12-Jun-13 19:33:36

Neither. Be sure that you both love the name - it's a whole life thing not a fashion statement.

SignoraStronza Wed 12-Jun-13 19:11:33

Edgar. Good Viking name. wink Shortens nicely to Eddie to sound more usual.

EuphemiaLennox Wed 12-Jun-13 19:11:23

Both are lovely.

Id probably go with Edgar so he can use Ed if he wants a more casual name.

Hector I find slightly hard to say for some reason.

peanutsandwich Wed 12-Jun-13 19:04:17

Neither. They are both horrible. Neither of you should have to just 'tolerate' a name. Pick something else (and nicer) that you both love.

pygmy Wed 12-Jun-13 18:18:04

Early October; and yes, I will let you know what we go for!

MorphandChas Wed 12-Jun-13 17:43:15

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pygmy Wed 12-Jun-13 17:06:11

Thanks guys; my heart is with Hector. Otto was an option but feel it's not serious enough.

Jellibotti Wed 12-Jun-13 16:45:32

Hector, without a doubt. Fab name.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 12-Jun-13 16:35:42

I love Edgar. It was my second choice for ds. I don't like Hector at all.

spatchcock Wed 12-Jun-13 14:45:04

Hector is brilliant. Also makes me think of Troy - Hector was a Trojan prince who led Troy against Greece.

No one, but no one, uses the verb 'hector' these days.

Edgar is a bit wet sounding, imo.

poppydaisy Wed 12-Jun-13 14:12:13

I don't like the sound or meaning of Hector at all, sorry. Edgar sounds nicer and has nicer nickname options imo.

MorphandChas Wed 12-Jun-13 14:00:28

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sleepingbeautiful Wed 12-Jun-13 06:58:13

Hector is ok if you live somewhere than pronounces the letter H.

Edgar is an ugly sounding word.

TwasBrillig Wed 12-Jun-13 06:10:50

I think both are awful but would probably grow to like them in real life.

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sleepywombat Wed 12-Jun-13 05:20:23

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Gullygirl Wed 12-Jun-13 04:46:40


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