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We named our first son Hector and everyone has approved of it. It fits both a young child and a grown man. People have said that it sounds noble, strong, courageous. Most importantly... they say it fits our son's personality. Husband was not super keen on it at first, but now we could not imagine our son with any other name. We don't use any of the nicknames.
Squiggles123  10/28/2019
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Some people with this name may not live to the point where it ages okay.
nylonpanda  10/25/2019
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Add Usage: German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch

Pronounced: HEHK-to (German), HEHK-tuw (Swedish)
RHAWK3935  7/19/2019
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People in my neighborhood with this name are people in their seventies or eighties. So I can’t really imagine a young person with this type of name.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2019
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Hector is an appealing human name that is only suitable for people and not pets!
― Anonymous User  7/19/2019
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Fantastic name! Unfortunately, a lot of people only think of Hecky for a nickname. What a crime. I call my Hector "Hetty", but I suppose being a cat he can get away with anything for a nickname.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2019
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I just had a baby boy a month ago and my dear husband and I decided to name our dear son Hector. We really like the name. It is strong sounding and noble to us. Our dear son is truly living up to his name in his lively behavior despite being so very young. A good name overall.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2019
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One of my guilty pleasure names that I have always harbored a soft spot for throughout my life. I like the simplicity and ease one would have in pronouncing such a name like this one.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2019
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Okay, so it's a nice name and sounds nice and all but I hate the person Hector from Greek myths. Hector was a Trojan in the Trojan war and even though Achilles was way more cruel than Hector I really do not like him. He is not a good guy. I don't know man, I'm a Greek mythology nerd who just CAN'T like 98% of the Trojans.
picajay  12/18/2018
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Hector is a character in the seventh book of A Series of Unfortunate by Lemony Snicket.
ms.felice  11/16/2018
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Hector is a good choice for those seeking noble ancient hero names: in addition to the mythical Trojan, it was the name of the knight who raised King Arthur as his own son.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2018
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I've always disliked this name.
kayisforkeen  10/25/2018
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In "Mr. Peabody and Sherman", it is revealed that the eponymous canine polymath's full name is Hector Peabody.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2018
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I absolutely love this name. It sounds strong and mature and is simply beautiful. The Spanish pronunciation is even more gorgeous, but I don't mind the English way. I fell in love with this name after seeing Coco, as Hector is one of my favorite, most inspiring movie characters of all-time. Use this name!
Zebralily99  8/7/2018
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Great name! It sounds young and strong. However, this name lacks good nicknames, but that wouldn't stop me from using it. (the name is short anyway).
XYKLONE  3/12/2018
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Hector is the first name of the deuteragonist in Disney/Pixar's film "Coco," the highest grossing film in Mexico. Hector's character is all about holding fast, making this a very appropriate name for him.
Atarah Derek  3/12/2018
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Name of the Day for October 25, 2017. I really love this name; it's so strong and distinct.
theparkite  10/25/2017
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Héctor Bellerin is a Spanish footballer. He's a rising star defender with Arsenal FC in the Premier League.
tomboysquirrel  11/26/2016
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Hector Helio (also known as Rococo Urupa) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2015
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Hector's House is a children's TV series using hand puppets.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2014
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Sounds very common for a hedgehog.
Hushpuppy  10/25/2014
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Rare.
luxsword  4/28/2014
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I used to not like this name. It gave the impression of being old, and I did not like the way it sounded.
However, I read the Iliad and wow, let me tell you, that changed my whole perspective on the name. Hector was truly a noble man, and now I see the name in such a positive light. I really think if you dislike this name, read the Iliad. It'll give you some different perspective.
EkiAku  9/16/2013
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Hector MacQueen is one of the characters of Agatha Christie's famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express".
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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I love the name Hector. It sounds strong and honest and the meaning of the character in Homer's Iliad was very noble and honourable. It seems to be fairly unusual, apart from in the Outer Hebrides where it is very common, along with George and Alastair.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2011
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Makes me think of the character from "Holes". Loved the movie, but I'm not too fond of the name. I don't know why; I guess it just sounds he-man ish to me.
Black_X  12/30/2010
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It's one of those names I never really have considered but it is not an ugly name by any means. :)
_0TophasNails_1  2/23/2010
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When I think of someone named Hector, I think of a mature man with good leadership. But when I think of my COUSIN Hector, I think of a slick, highly attractive teenager who is really mean to me. But that's just my life.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2009
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King Arthur's foster father was Ector, not Hector.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2009
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King Arthur's foster-father's name WAS Hector. Ector is a shortening of the Latin form of Hector, Ectorius.

In T.H. White's "The Once and Future King" he even includes a passage where a child is learning about the Trojan War and asks if Hector of Troy is the name person as Sir Ector.
SandSea  3/23/2010
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Hector was the noblest hero out of all the main players in the Iliad. I feel as though this name should only go toward the worthy; it's just that sort of name.
winter seas  8/1/2009
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This name is fantastic. It is actually being used with some regularity today amongst the middle and upper-classes of the United Kingdom.
vomiting  6/12/2009
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I don't agree with that last comment at all. Hector is probably my favorite name of all time. I used to think of this as an old man's name, but now I'd really like to see it resurrected. Now, I picture a distinguished Victorian gentleman (probably has a lot to do with Saki and General Hector MacDonald).
lcgirl20  7/25/2008
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Frankly, I think this name sounds hopelessly old-fashioned and almost pompous today. If I heard a parent shout: ''Hector, come here!'', I'd either roll my eyes or burst out laughing, depending on my mood. The name sounds quite vintage-elitist and harsh. I can only imagine middle-aged and old men named Hector, and, quite frankly, the image I get is that of a hairy and rather chubby man.
slight night shiver  6/1/2008
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This name sounds a little pretentious to me, but it has a ring to it. I actually see this name on all sorts of guys, mainly popular high school/college kids. I will not use this name, however, because it makes me think of that little brat from Sanjay and Craig.

Also, please don't judge others about what they name their kids, ESPECIALLY in public. I guarantee if you actually do that, people will think about you: "What a tool."
MarioDM02  12/14/2018
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Another nickname for Hector is Teto (TEH-toh).
ailiathena  4/9/2008
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Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the penname Saki; author primarily of short stories satirising British Edwardian society.
Tytan  3/10/2008
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Hector is also used in Spanish and is pronounced Ek-tohr.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2008
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David Thewlis, aka Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series, has recently released his first novel - The Late Hector Kipling.
DontDissMadison  10/25/2007
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In the Scottish highlands Hector is commonly used as an Anglicised form of Eachann. For a long time before I found this site I thought it was actually a Scottish name!
reniannen17  10/21/2007
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To me, Hector is one of those names which you either love or you hate - I used to hate it but I read a few books and one of the characters were named Hector and I grew to like it. It does seem a bit nerdy though!
Polly.C  9/5/2007
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I think Hector is a really strong, nice sounding name. It's not really awkward or anything.
WritersEye  6/2/2007
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Hektor´s nicknames are Hek, Tor, Torek, Tori, Ettore.
Karcoolka  5/2/2007
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To 'Hector' someone means to pester them. I feel sorry for anyone whose name is Hector, for the reason stated previous to this statement.
stormy_lovegood  3/6/2007
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Hector is the given name of Jesse de Silva, the ghostly hero of Meg Cabot's "Mediator" series.
Lomesir  1/26/2007
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I think Hector is a wonderful name. It's so handsome and sweet sounding. Plus my boyfriend is named Hector. It makes him sound like a Greek God ;)
Ume Tsukino  8/29/2006
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Hector O Heochagain is an Irish-speaking Irish TV presenter.
emeraldstar  7/11/2006
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This is the first name of Captain Barbossa from POTC (Pirates of the Caribbean). It's revealed in the commentary. Captain Hector Barbossa, kinda sounds odd but I like it. Captain Barbossa is my favorite character and Captain Sparrow is my favorite. I guess I have a thing for Captains.
faith_ann16  7/8/2006
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Hector was one of the main characters in the seventh Fire Emblem game, and the father of Lilina in Fire Emblem 6.
GreenEyedDryad  6/6/2006
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I like this name for a character. Sounds very mysterious and interesting.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2006
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Hector Sanroman was a character in the famous serial from Mexico "La Madrastra." Every time I hear this name it makes me think of him because it fitted him and the even the meaning did.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
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Famous bearer is Hector Berlioz, a French Romantic composer.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2006
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When I think of Hector, I think of the character "Hector Zeroni" from "Holes" with the nickname "Zero" at camp Greenlake.
rubberduckiiz2  1/5/2006
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Hector, Prince of Troy, is one of the Nine Worthies.
lala  8/3/2005
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In Spanish, it has an accent over the E like this: HÉCTOR.
LindsayHansen  6/12/2005
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In CATALAN it is like in Spanish, but with an accent on the letter E: HÈCTOR.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2005

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