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BulletProofMum Mon 28-Sep-09 09:48:51

what do you think of Hector?

DH and I both love it but not sure we're brave enough!

throckenholt Mon 28-Sep-09 09:50:26

better than some ! I wouldn't choose it but it wouldn't raise my hackle particularly either.

If you like it - use it - anything goes with names now - and that isn't too outlandish.

Hassled Mon 28-Sep-09 09:51:53

I know a lovely boy called Hector, so I associate the name with general niceness, IYSWIM. I think it's a good, strong name.

comewhinewithme Mon 28-Sep-09 09:52:04

It's ok I wouldn't use it but I don't hate it.

BulletProofMum Mon 28-Sep-09 09:52:20

DH is worried about hannibal lector type name calling - different generation though

hambler Mon 28-Sep-09 09:54:50

I have a friend with a Hector and am astonished how vocal people are to her about not liking the name.She lives and works in a working class area and people have actually TOLD her they think it is pretentious

I quite like it and he suits it.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 28-Sep-09 09:55:27

Hector's House is my first thought.

Sounds a bit posh is my second thought (would the name "fit" in your local area/school?)

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Mon 28-Sep-09 09:56:00

I love it but have had it vetoed for the next one. Is a gorgeous name.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 28-Sep-09 09:56:13

X'd posts with hambler.

PrincessToadstool Mon 28-Sep-09 09:57:21

Hmm, you know, I think I like it. Quirky without being knobby.

angelene Mon 28-Sep-09 09:57:43

My sister and BIL were considering it for their first, and I really like it but DH was very embarrassingly vocal hmm about how it reminded him of a dog on a kids tv show which none of the rest of us had seen.

I think it's nice and sounds quite Scottish.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 28-Sep-09 09:59:40

angelene -thats Hector's House that hes talking about. I don't remember the proramme but I do remember having some HH books at my Grandparents. I think there was a cat called Zaza/Zizi?? too.

BulletProofMum Mon 28-Sep-09 10:00:36

It's fine in our area and fits with other boys names (ie.e could be considered prententious without being made-up or outlandish: Felix and Morgan)

hambler Mon 28-Sep-09 10:01:46

Yes Hector's House was my first thought.
Was the cat called Kiki?
How about that for a girl?

hambler Mon 28-Sep-09 10:03:11

No, Kiki was a frog.
You are right, Zaza was the cat.

All potential names!

CaptainNancy Mon 28-Sep-09 10:07:57

Hector is lovely.

BulletProofMum Mon 28-Sep-09 10:08:02

What - KiKi and Zaza? Would you really put these on a par with Hector?

IWantAChickAndADuck Mon 28-Sep-09 10:08:37

Hector - in the same vain as Hugo, Humprey - I like them all smile

ScummyMummy Mon 28-Sep-09 10:10:58

I think it's rather fab but it does make me think of the Morrissey song where outcomes for Hector were v sad...

bellissima Mon 28-Sep-09 10:14:22

Was a poor toddler being forced onto the big kid's climbing frame in the park the other day by a really pushy (think Fast Show) dad. Come ON Hector, you can climb that Hector! etc etc. All I could think of was Stop Hectoring Hector...

Or who's a harrassed old Hector

Sunshinemambo Mon 28-Sep-09 10:29:25

Love it.

suwoo Mon 28-Sep-09 10:34:44

I love it. It is top of my sisters theoretical list hmm

skyward Mon 28-Sep-09 12:34:43

Hector is a brilliant name.

Fajitas Mon 28-Sep-09 12:37:48

Love it - go for it!

BulletProofMum Mon 28-Sep-09 15:07:49

My thinking is that if I really focus on having a name I love for the inevitable DS3 then I will be just as thrilled as if it were DD1 (if that makes any sense whatsoever!)

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