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(35 Posts)
comeinnumber49yourtimeisup Sat 05-Sep-09 15:34:36

DP loves it, I would rather give the little one an easier start in life. Would love to hear your thoughts!

sweetnitanitro Sat 05-Sep-09 15:36:16

Hercules? No.

bronze Sat 05-Sep-09 15:37:50

said as in Poirot or as in the plane? Either way don't think so

peachygirl Sat 05-Sep-09 15:46:52

It's up to you.
It wouldn't be my choice, but if it make you feel better we have a child called Benhur starting reception this September.

campion Sat 05-Sep-09 16:06:58

Now peachygirl - why am I instantly picturing that child as being potentially ... err ...'challenging'? Blind prejudice, I know ( and experience). hmm

Hercules? Nope.

kathyis6incheshigh Sat 05-Sep-09 16:08:24

Based on genetics in your family and your dp's, is he likely to grow up big and strong? If not I wouldn't risk it.

BalloonSlayer Sat 05-Sep-09 16:15:05

Oh dear . . . DS1 . . . Gawdblessim, is not the brawniest of kids. Imagine if we'd called him Hercules!

franklymydear Sat 05-Sep-09 16:16:46


No! Really?



franklymydear Sat 05-Sep-09 16:17:32

wipes tears of mirth away

oh thank your partner for that one

comeinnumber49yourtimeisup Sat 05-Sep-09 16:33:55

It benefitted from coming hot on the heels of Aristotle...

Firawla Sun 06-Sep-09 11:36:28

dislike it, sounds a bit of a joke tbh

janeite Sun 06-Sep-09 11:37:58

Sorry but I think it is both awful and quite, quite ridiculous.

catinthehat2 Sun 06-Sep-09 11:47:22

No, just go for it.

Really - ignore all these people taking the piss, what do they know.

Start a trend!

<evil grin>

SoupDragon Sun 06-Sep-09 11:47:52

Why the hell would you do this to a child??

serenity Sun 06-Sep-09 11:51:58

I know a child called Herakles (Greek form of the Anglicised Hercules) but he's Greek, so it's fine, and fairly normal. I'm not sure if I would do it for a non Greek child tbh. We didn't even risk any Greek Greek names for our Cypriot-but-raised-in-the-UK children!

ZZZenAgain Sun 06-Sep-09 12:02:43

Les for short or maybe Herc?

I think it is ok but I wouldn't choose it. Any other names you are mulling over?

pickyvic Sun 06-Sep-09 12:46:25

id go back to the baby names book i think!

RudolphHucker Sun 06-Sep-09 12:50:21

Leave the bastard.

MamaLazarou Sun 06-Sep-09 13:21:58

It's a wonderful name, but I just don't think it is fair on the child. Shame.

CristinaTheAstonishing Sun 06-Sep-09 13:22:30


diddl Sun 06-Sep-09 13:39:16

Are you sure your partner didn´t say it in jest?

chubbychipmonk Sun 06-Sep-09 14:50:40

Whats the surname?

cathcat Sun 06-Sep-09 14:57:57

I am not saying I approve but there is a Hercules not a million miles from me. But the family is landed gentry so perhaps that helps them get away with it. Are you titled, at all? grin

countrybump Mon 07-Sep-09 11:57:53

I saw the name 'Hercules' on the side of a train the other day and considered it for a while - put it down to pregnancy hormones in the end!

But, I do know a grown up Hercules, who has only ever been known as Hercy (Her-key), and it seems to suit him!

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 07-Sep-09 12:07:46

please don't.

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