Scottish boy's name

(74 Posts)
YokoOhNo Tue 02-Oct-12 13:13:10

I need a classic, Scottish boy's name for unborn DC2. We have a girl's name ready, but are stuck for inspiration for a boy. Something easy to spell and that works in England too, where we are based for a few years.

I don't want anything too difficult to spell, so, much as I like it, Ruardhi is out. And we definitely prefer names that cannot be shortened.

We liked Callum, but English friends have thrown their hands up in horror and muttered the "c" word and that the only they know is Callum Best.

Any ideas?

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 13:17:13

We have a Harris.

Others are:
Ramsay
Angus
Hamish
Leighton
Murray
Scott
Miller
Blair
Brodie

Some may not exactly be Scottish, but I know Scottish children with the name.

DessieLou Tue 02-Oct-12 13:17:43

Fraser, Gregor.... can't think of any others that have fairly straightforward spellings!

AppleCrumbleAndFish Tue 02-Oct-12 13:18:03

I like Callum too. What about Cameron or Fraser? Campbell was on our list, but we had girls.

Glen, Ross and Iain are pretty much unshortenable.

weegiemum Tue 02-Oct-12 13:22:14

Lewis
Lorn
Brodie
Struan
Ewan
Innes
Ian/Iain
Andrew
Murdo
Rory

Lucky you can't have Ruraidh if you spell it your way! grin cos you'd say that "roo-ard-I" <stops being Gaelic pedant and slinks off>

YokoOhNo Tue 02-Oct-12 13:32:37

Ah, yes, sorry about the spelling error!

I'm a big fan of Angus - had about forgotten it. Is it popular in Glasgow at the moment? (our likely destination in Scotland in a few years). Innes is fab, love love love it and would definitely have been on our list had French SIL not had a DD called Ines. Rory - like it!

Can't use Gregor due to completely incompatible surname, which is a shame and we have a Euan, so Struan is out!!!

Cameron and Blair have unwelcome political connotations.

Thanks all! Great suggestions.

Does anyone like Sandy?

Groovee Tue 02-Oct-12 13:34:49

I have a Murray x

MapofTassie Tue 02-Oct-12 13:35:50

I've got a Euan and I also have a Duncan.

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 13:37:20

Have you seen this link

It has various tables - one is ALL forenames registered in scotland in 2011, another is top 10 names broken down by council area. So you can see the top 10 for glasgow or wherever.

HTH

Lovesoftplay Tue 02-Oct-12 13:42:03

Archibald (lol)
Donald
Kenneth
Calum
Iain
Fraser

YokoOhNo Tue 02-Oct-12 13:45:14

Superb link, Jollytoddler! Thank you. Will get stuck into it later.

Is Ross popular, or will everyone automatically think "Friends"?

I like Murray too. This is super - I can begin a list of names to put to DH that DH will reject in favour of his awful choices

Archie
Campbell
Rossal(l)
Tomich (pn tom-ish)
Craig
Alasdair
Clunes (pn cloo-nis)
Colum

missymoomoomee Tue 02-Oct-12 13:50:48

Ross
Iain
Hamish
Scott
Fraser
Innes
Keir

Never watched Friends so it doesn't for me.

How about Hector and Alasdair?

Groovee Tue 02-Oct-12 13:53:22

Euan/Ewan was the original boys name for us but we couldn't agree on the spelling.

Neil

bonnieslilsister Tue 02-Oct-12 13:56:56

McKenzie
Robbie
Duncan
Lachlan

tattychicken Tue 02-Oct-12 13:57:16

I've got a Fergus? Love Hector, Rory, Angus, and Fraser too.

StillSquiffy Tue 02-Oct-12 14:02:34

Angus
Cameron
Fergus
Fraser

All seem to be loved by the English. The more trad ones - Hamish, Duncan, Gordon, etc seem less liked in general.

You could always call him Robert, promouncing it Rabbie when in Scots company and Robbie amongst the English...

PiedWagtail Tue 02-Oct-12 14:06:15

Alan
Finlay
Fraser
Struan
Lewis
Harris
Cameron
Angus
Arran
Callum
Andrew
Ross

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Tue 02-Oct-12 14:40:26

Lauchlan

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 14:42:51

Lauchlan is unpronounceable for a lot of English accents. It also has more than one spelling - I know a Lachlan and a Lochie, but I'm not sure Lochie is a mainstream spelling. It. Certainly should not have been pronounced Lockee.

BeautifulBlondePineapple Tue 02-Oct-12 15:59:10

I love the name Ross. It's my DH's name though so I never think of Friends at all.

How about Kerr? Not too popular, but easy to spell and definitely Scottish. It's my current fav and I wish I'd called one of my DS's that (one of mine is called Innes smile )

Angus is great too - and not too overused in Glasgow (I don't think so anyway). We seem to be overrun with boys named Lewis, Fraser and Alex.

I liked Sandy & Grant, but they are both some of DH's friends.

EchoBitch Tue 02-Oct-12 16:00:51

I have a Ewan.

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