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Very cool name. I wouldn't call my kid that, well maybe his middle name, but very cool.
-- London Knight Wilson  7/21/2006
I find this name very romantic for a girl. I wish we lived in a time where a name like this would be accepted.
-- Jeana Bradbury  8/6/2006
A bad nickname could be heroin, which is a kind of drug.
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2006
Pronounced HEER-o. [noted -ed]
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
I adore this name, and I would love to name my daughter this one day.
-- norah_girl  3/6/2007
Perhaps it would evoke jokes on the playground, so I suppose this goes on my list titled "Guilty Pleasures".
-- nothingshortoftragic  6/21/2007
I love this name. It's so cool and fun and yet still terribly attractive. I hope to incorporate this into my future daughter's name somehow.
-- Katesy  7/15/2007
Love this name! So cool for a girl! It's a shame that the word hero is male, since the name is FEMALE! Great for a girl, bad for a boy.
-- harry_sent_me  9/8/2007
How about Hera instead? It's way more feminine.
-- leananshae  12/15/2007
I have kitten named Hero and I do like this name because of its meaning. I'll probably use it for a middle name than a first name. And it's ok for a boy, but great for a girl.
-- aquaspirit96  12/30/2007
Hermione Norris named her daugther Hero.
-- tigerlilly  1/16/2008
An ambitious name but could work. I do dislike the Shakespearean reference. His Hero was a total milksap. The Greek Hero and Leander myth surpasses Shakespeare's character. It's used and has been used more than you'd think in the UK. I don't think a Hero would get any more stick for her name than skanky Nevaeh, Failyn or Coco-Poppy.

Something I heard on a forum. A little girl called Hero in the US was complaining that kids were teasing her about her name. It wasn't Hero they were poking fun at, it was her surname McDonald - Old McDonald had a farm etc. Now that's hilarious.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2008
Whenever I think about this name, or come across the character in my Greek mythology books, I think of the David Bowie song "Heroes".

"We could be heroes
Forever and ever
We could be heroes
just for one day".
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/8/2008
There is a book called Fearless by Tim Lott. (Very good book, I'd recommend it any day.) The main character's name is Hero and she's one of those characters you can't help but fall in love with. She's held high in respect by most if not all characters in the book. The name just makes me think of the book and what an amazing character owned it.
-- MajiDeHikari  3/18/2009
I would like this name on a girl instead of a boy.
-- titans1011  6/7/2009
This name is used for the main character in the children's novel, Shakespeare's Secret, by Elise Broach. She complains about how she was named after the famous character in the play.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2009
True, Shakespeare's Hero may have been a "milksap", but I have loved this name since I saw Kate Beckinsale portray her in the wonderful 1993 film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2009
Sounds completely pathetic as a name and would lead to a superiority complex.
-- bananarama  8/9/2009
I LOVE this name for a girl. True, I would be reluctant to name my daughter Hero because I'd fear she'd be mocked because of it; but I really find it to be romantic, charming, and beautiful.
-- Hannah_E  5/8/2010
Hero?! I don't know why I even bother to be surprised anymore, what's next Superstar, Popstar, Saint, Winner?!
-- starz26  7/3/2010
I'm not sure that you read the details. Hero has a history behind it, it's not recently created.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2010
The Greek form is Iro ('ee-RO'); diminutive forms are Iroula and Irouka.
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-- Anonymous User  7/28/2011
If I have a daughter, I want to name her Hero Lloyd. It's orignal and super cool. I love this name so much.
-- IndianaUnderwood  7/17/2013
This name is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love the meaning and the fact that it has a long history as a girl's name (even though I don't care much for either Shakespeare's or Leander's Hero). It also reminds me of a quote from Nora Ephron: "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." I'm not sure I would dare to use it as a first name but perhaps a middle name.
-- renee06  1/13/2014

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