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HELP PLEASE!!! Edgar or Gustave?

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SoExcitedMumToBe Mon 29-Feb-16 17:38:44

our baby was born this week-end and hasn't a name yet! Help please! We are a French family living in London so need a name which is good in both countries. We loved Hector but realised the bullying meaning only recently and that put us off.... What do you think of Edgar or Gustave? Brother is Oscar, is Edgar too similar? Thanks a lot!

FauxFox Mon 29-Feb-16 17:40:39

Edgar is lovely smile

LineyReborn Mon 29-Feb-16 17:41:09

I love both. Also Edwin. If you're French, I would go for Gustave.

SanityClause Mon 29-Feb-16 17:41:36

I don't think anyone would think of bullying if they heard the name Hector, to be honest.

Of your two other choices, I prefer Edgar.

Gustave might work better in France, though?

CurlsLDN Mon 29-Feb-16 17:41:48

I like Edgar, I used to know one when I was a child, he was nicknamed egg, which I expect became ed as he grew older.

I wouldn't be sure how to pronounce gustave, though I do like nn gus

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 29-Feb-16 17:41:56


CurlsLDN Mon 29-Feb-16 17:42:28

I don't understand the hector/bullying link though

almostthirty Mon 29-Feb-16 17:45:14

Hector is incredibly popular where I live. I don't like Edgar personally but do like Edward, Edmund and Eddison.

TheScottishPlay Mon 29-Feb-16 17:47:45

Think it must be as in
hectoring (heckling) at political rallies or speeches
Hector is a great name, nn Hec.

ChippyMinton Mon 29-Feb-16 17:51:16

Hector or Edgar

DontKillMyVibe Mon 29-Feb-16 18:05:23

I prefer Edgar and don't think it sounds similar to Oscar. I'd never associate bullying with the name Hector though if that's your first choice and the only thing putting you off.

DontKillMyVibe Mon 29-Feb-16 18:06:07

Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy by the way! smile

vitaminC Mon 29-Feb-16 18:08:43

I'm also French/British and I like both these name choices, although I do think Edgard sounds very similar to Oscar in French.

What about Edmond ?

Olbersparadox Mon 29-Feb-16 19:50:50

Oscar is Lovely but I think the other too are harsh sounding names. I am not French of course.

Edmund is better as suggested above

DramaAlpaca Mon 29-Feb-16 21:00:41

Gustave, with Gus as a nn.

IoraRua Mon 29-Feb-16 21:21:39

Edgar by a mile.

barnet Mon 29-Feb-16 21:36:51

As pp said, Oscar and Edgar sound similar in french. Gustave is good and original, although I wouldn't know whether it had an 'e' on the end in english. And Gus is good as a nickname.
Oscar and Edwin would match the best though...

AuntJane Mon 29-Feb-16 22:59:28

Of the two you suggest, I prefer Edgar.

Have you considered Louis, Julien, Laurent, Jerome, which all work in both languages.

MissTurnstiles Tue 01-Mar-16 02:02:22

What's the bullying link with Hector? It's a great name.

mathanxiety Tue 01-Mar-16 05:28:24

To hector is a verb. 'To ​talk and ​behave towards someone in a ​loud and ​unpleasantly ​forceful way, ​especially in ​order to get them to ​act or ​think as you ​want'.

I think I would go with Gustave, though I love Edgar and Hector.

omri Tue 01-Mar-16 05:51:40

Gustave is s super name- love it. Was my boy name but we ended up having a girl. Congratulations on your baby boy!

DropYourSword Tue 01-Mar-16 06:20:54

I like Hector!

Veterinari Tue 01-Mar-16 08:27:29

Yif you like Hector go with that - it's rarely used as a verb

kelda Tue 01-Mar-16 08:32:25

Love Gustave (my dd's second name, after his great grandfather), also love August(us).

joyfulworld Tue 01-Mar-16 12:24:35

Congratulations on your baby boy.

I love Gustave smile

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