Advanced search

Hero for a boy?

(34 Posts)
sadiesnakes Sun 18-Mar-18 02:54:27

I know Myleene Klass called her little girl Hero?. Is it too pretentious/ celebrity?

DramaAlpaca Sun 18-Mar-18 02:59:40

Bizarrely it's a girls' name, so not OK for a boy. I've never met one but have come across it in novels.

I don't mind it, it's in the same vein as Juno, but it really isn't a boys' name.

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sun 18-Mar-18 03:15:17

Well, it's a girl's name but that doesn't necessarily matter. There's a male train on Thomas the Tank Engine called Hiro which is pronounced the same way...

Worlds0kayestmum Sun 18-Mar-18 03:18:43

I think of it as a girls name. There's a female character in Shakespeare's Much Ado called Hero and I would find it odd to hear it as a boy's name to be honest

BitOfFun Sun 18-Mar-18 03:41:42

No, definitely not. It would just look like you didn't know it was a classical reference to a female character, and (worse) that you wanted to announce your child as the second coming.

Justanotherzombie Sun 18-Mar-18 03:47:33

It is a VERY common boy's name actually. In Japan. It's used for the eldest son very regularly.

Justanotherzombie Sun 18-Mar-18 03:48:59

Sorry Hiro is I mean. Not Hero.

sadiesnakes Sun 18-Mar-18 03:52:13

Yes I see it's spelt Hiro and very popular in Japan! I think it's still pronounced Hero?

Mrstwiddle Sun 18-Mar-18 03:54:27

Yes, I know a Hiro and it’s pronounced Hero. Personally, I think there’s too much potential of getting mocked for a boy. On a girl, I quite like it.

SandLand Sun 18-Mar-18 05:07:18

I know a Hiro (sounds like Hero). He's lovely.

StinkPickle Sun 18-Mar-18 05:13:39

Imagine it on a weedy bespeckled boy with his head in a book and then imagine how cruel other kids are.

HuskyMcClusky Sun 18-Mar-18 05:24:50

It’s a girls’ name. Even then, it’s too much to line up to.

Sleephead1 Sun 18-Mar-18 06:07:50

it reminds me of Thomas the tank there is a engine called hiro master of the rails but it is pronounced hero.

DullAndOld Sun 18-Mar-18 06:10:48

hm seems a bit of a massive expectation built into the name, and a bit of a set up for mockery.
If you like boys' names ending in O there are lots of lovely names like Cosmo or Arlo...

SuperBeagle Sun 18-Mar-18 06:14:14

Definitely a girls' name. Either way, too try hard.

Dixiestampsagain Sun 18-Mar-18 09:05:13

Agree with PP that it just says Thomas the Tank to me!

Dalg Sun 18-Mar-18 09:23:04

It makes me think of the boy in Big Hero Six. I think he is Hiro. I had never heard the name until I saw that movie. It is a lovely name.

AlbertaSimmons Sun 18-Mar-18 09:26:28

It’s a girl’s name. It would be exactly the same as calling a boy Charlotte. Why would you do it? It’s not gender neutral.

TatianaLarina Sun 18-Mar-18 09:48:00

Love it for a girl. I knew a Hero at school.

For a boy a) it’s a girl’s name and b) it’s a lot to live up to.

TatianaLarina Sun 18-Mar-18 09:50:13

Either way, too try hard

Or to put it another way: ‘I’m conventional you should to be conventional too’.

RavenWings Sun 18-Mar-18 13:29:45

I agree that it sets up a certain expectation for the child.

Hero - no, just looks like you don't know it's a female name.
Hiro - I actually like it, but it might be a bit odd if you've no Japanese connection.

MikeUniformMike Sun 18-Mar-18 19:39:58

I think it's dreadful. How about Horatio?

MammieBear Sun 18-Mar-18 19:44:18

Popular boy name in Japan.

nancy75 Sun 18-Mar-18 19:45:02

I went to school with a boy called Hiro but his family we're Japanese

pimlicolife Sun 18-Mar-18 19:47:45

Too much potential for piss taking. Be kind and don't do it!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: