DH and I settled on a boys name in about 0.1 seconds: Calum. We both love it, thought we haven't considered the Calum or Callum question yet.
But girls seem to be beyond us (is this an omen that we're having a boy?). Out of the top scottish girls names we like: Alice Rhona Moira Cara / Kara
But we don't love any of them half as much as Calum. I think Rhona and Cara are the lead contenders but WHY can we just not pick one? Is it because we (I) subconsciously picture this baby as a boy? Will it all become easier if we find out it's a girl at the 20wk scan?
Ooh badguider not only do we have EXACTLY the same problem, you have picked the same name as one of my DS's I am pg with dc3 and have a little list of boys names (they are also Scottish choices too) and I love the list. I have a clear front runner (also with spelling tbc) but the girls list I keep changing my mind on, I like the names on the list but don't love any of them yet
Good luck, I will be reading this thread with great interest!!
Hmm we had girls names but couldn't pick a boys - loved Callum but that's my nephew - lots of the names we liked had already been used by my older siblings or my OHs - that's what we get for being the youngest and leaving babies later!!
For girls we liked Mairi or Kirsty (OH loved Jenna but it's not good with our surname!)
I also like Shona at the moment - not having any more btw.
I love Mairi but our best friends' daughter is mari. I also like shona but think i prefer rhona.
Rowan i like, but i've got a good friend called that and it would be like calling her after that Rowan. Friend Rowan has a feminine middle name she has to use a lot as people assume she's a man (not necessarily a bad thing).
One of your names soontobe is mine
everything - any girls names on your list you feel like sharing???
btw we had really settled on Mairi for a girl but we knew I think that it wasn't going to be that simple and were sure both ours were boys - which they were. No1 son was 3 days waiting on a name after he was born - No2 son was a week and a half.
Peanut OH and I obviously lacking any instinct whatsoever - we did "know" that we were having boys I think - that's why we couldn't think names! - It's easier to make a decision on something that you you is not going to happen
We did have some boys "on the list" but knew that none of them were really what we wanted and all were unusable when faced with an actual real baby.
I like mhairi but don't want to get into the 'mari' or 'vari' debate or have my daughter have to have it all the time. Also avoiding niamh for the same reason - we are not from a gaelic area and don't speak it so i don't feel comfortable chosing a gaelic name.
Freya is lovely but is already a baby name in close family. Caitlin... hmm... interesting... as is Ishbel... but actually this thread is making me lean more and more towards Rhona