if you’re going with the english word Hero, it’s too close to a like a virtue name for me. what if your daughter isnt Heroic? also if you’re american (at least everywhere i’ve lived) virtue names like Honor, Charity, Chastity and so on are usually considered a little trashy. i think Hero could be lumped in with that.
if you’re going for the japanese if you arent japanese i would really stay away from it.
I don’t like it. Too obviously a word in English, it comes with a lot of connotations and expectations.
Also, it’s a Shakespeare name, and Shakespeare’s Hero is one of the least interesting female characters in his entire works. She’s literally such a perfect, idealized woman, who never says anything and never does anything, that when her fiance thinks she’s dead, he’s perfectly okay with the idea of marrying a stranger who happens to be exactly like her instead of her. That’s how uninteresting and replaceable she is. I’m a big Shakespeare fan, so I feel like there are dozens of other Shakespearean characters that are actually worth naming your child after…
Also, gaamy, the Japanese name is Hiro, and it’s a boys name. It would be super weird in Japanese for a girl to have that name, so I definitely would advise against using it for a girl, even if you were okay with the cultural difference. I really like the Japanese name, but it has the same problems for English-speakers as Hero does.
actually it’s a unisex name that can be written nearly ten different ways depending on which kanji you use. you could also write it using either of the kana or even Hentaigana if you want to get exotic.
but i am aware that it is usually spelled Hiro when written in Romaji.
*sigh* I know a little boy named Hero, and honestly, I hate the name. It’s not a name, it’s a word. (Yes, I know my name is not a name, either, but hey – I didn’t choose it.) I wouldn’t use Hero, ever, but that’s just my opinion.