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Hector, Caspar or Hugo?

(39 Posts)
Sprucegoose Mon 30-Sep-13 11:32:08

For our second DS, born at the weekend. DS1 is Reuben, DD is Clara.

bananamummy Thu 03-Oct-13 18:42:15

But in current English the verb 'to hector' means to bully, to torment. Just googled it.

aoife24 Thu 03-Oct-13 17:58:50

and, btw, it's a great name!

aoife24 Thu 03-Oct-13 17:58:28

'Hector' from the Greek does not mean to harry or bully.

Suzieismyname Thu 03-Oct-13 11:22:25

Just wanted to point out that Hector means defender originally. It was Achilles in Greek mythology who tormented the Trojans after slaying Hector. Hector was brave and a good father, son and brother...
...and Eric Bana was the only good reason for watching the film Troy!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Thu 03-Oct-13 08:00:26

I have a baby Casper who is just coming up for 3 weeks old. Reactions have been mixed. Lots love it, but most of the boys in my form (age 13) have said it's a posh ghost's name. I love it though smile

Prefer Hugo to Hector.

Playboxpony Thu 03-Oct-13 07:53:26

I know a toddler Kasper and just held a baby Hugo yesterday and they are both gorgeous! I like them equally. I think Caspar goes best with your other children's names (in my opinion).

SlinkyB Wed 02-Oct-13 22:45:00

Well op? Does your ds2 have a name yet?!

NorthernObserver Tue 01-Oct-13 16:32:35

Hugo will just get called Shug

YouHaveAGoodPoint Mon 30-Sep-13 23:51:57

Caspian is fab!

SoonToBeSix Mon 30-Sep-13 23:51:06

Caspar just makes me think friendly ghost ( even though spelt differently) sorry. And Hugo is very posh kind of trying too hard.

SlinkyB Mon 30-Sep-13 23:38:04

Caspar. Or Caspian?

YouHaveAGoodPoint Mon 30-Sep-13 23:24:01

Casper or Jasper

MorphandChas Mon 30-Sep-13 23:14:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlealien01 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:27:53

caspar is a ghost to me too.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 30-Sep-13 18:34:01

I think I'd probably go for Hugo, then Hector.

I wouldn't like Clara and Caspar together (especially when there's just one child with the odd initial out).

Tavv Mon 30-Sep-13 17:55:36


Suzieismyname Mon 30-Sep-13 16:17:43

Hector or Hugo. Caspar is a ghost...

PrincessFlirtyPants Mon 30-Sep-13 16:16:41

The meaning of Hector (bully, tormentor) would put me off, sorry

Oh, I like it even less now. What a horrible meaning.

elcranko Mon 30-Sep-13 16:01:02


EschewObfuscation Mon 30-Sep-13 13:29:48

I love all three. Hector just wins over Caspar with Hugo in third. Great names. <not helpful>

ceramicunicorn Mon 30-Sep-13 13:28:13

I have a Casper and I'm common as muck. HTH

TooTryHard Mon 30-Sep-13 13:26:22

I don't think Hugo is posh anymore. It's just broken into the top 100.

I love it and Caspar.

Lighthousekeeping Mon 30-Sep-13 12:55:51


MrsBungle Mon 30-Sep-13 12:53:56

I like Caspar best from your list and I think it goes nicest with your other dc's names.

poppydaisy Mon 30-Sep-13 12:52:13

To hector/hectoring has such a terrible meaning that I would hate to use it to name my child.

Hugo is nice but I'm less keen on the Heeeooo sound at the beginning. Prefer a normal 'h' as in Henry, Hector or hug.

Caspar is the best from your suggestions.

I don't either get the obsession with names being 'posh' or 'common' as most names start off posh and then become popular. Names like Sebastian, Quentin, Henry, Clementine, Arabella were all seen as 'too posh' only a few years ago - now they seem fairly normal (well, where we are anyway smile).

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