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I agree, the H should be silent. I think there may be leeway in the pronunciation of the J sound like, "Juan" or "Ciudad Juarez". I have heard with a strong H sound, and sometimes hardly at all.


You're confusing this word pronunciation in english language with spanish where the H has no sound at all. There is no possibility of pronouncing Hector in spanish the same way as english. Always H is silent.


I don't know about regional variations but at least I've never heard it like that, the H is always silent.


In Colombia, I use (and sometimes I heard) the following phrase: ¿Me repite su nombre por favor? (formal) Also can be added the words Disculpe/Disculpa and/or Perdone/Perdona at the beginning of the phrase.


May be a regional variation, but at least in Spain I always heard it like "Eck-tor" with the "H" being silent. I have actually heard some people pronouncing it as "ejj-tor". Héctor comes from the Greek (one of the heroes of the Illiad), and means Steadfast.

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