Help naming DC4? Scottish or Irish names?

(22 Posts)
Skrifa Sat 04-Jan-14 14:53:12

We have Icelandic, Irish (latter two are mine) and Scottish heritage, but don't live in any of those countries anymore, so a name with a very traditional spelling won't really work, probably. Two DC have Irish names, one Scottish, so probably aren't looking at Icelandic names, so it all flows better. DP has many of the names he likes in either his family or from bad memories of kids at school, so we've had to discount a lot of names that way.

The DCs are called Callum, Harris and Connor.

We like:
Brodie
Flynn
Lorcan
Finnian
Cameron

We have no idea whatsoever for girl names...

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 04-Jan-14 14:55:27

Fraser
Eillidh
Ruaridh
Ishbel

Allalonenow Sat 04-Jan-14 14:57:02

I love Lorcan.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 04-Jan-14 15:18:06

I love your DCs names, especially Harris. DC2 would have been Harris but was a DD!

From your list my favourites are Brodie and Flynn.

Other suggestions?

Owen
Magnus
Declan
Keir
Struan
Liam
Kyle (not liked on MN but I love it as DS's name)
Lachlan, Lochlan
Murray
Blair
Ross

Girls

Megan
Eilidh
Mirren
Iona
Morven
Seren
Heather

Worriedthistimearound Sat 04-Jan-14 16:06:26

I really like,
Brodie
Rory
Cameron (Cam)
Lachlan (Lachie)

I also like Blair but it seems to be creeping up in popularity as a girls name.

Worriedthistimearound Sat 04-Jan-14 16:08:19

Girls:
Iona
Fiona
Brogan

Yama Sat 04-Jan-14 16:10:15

Alexander

jkklpu Sat 04-Jan-14 16:10:25

Eamonn
Brendan
Ciaran
Ronan
Cathal

Emer
Roisin
Kirsty
Ailis
Seona

Worriedthistimearound Sat 04-Jan-14 16:11:42

Actually, I wouldn't go for Cameron as you already have 2 boys with C names. I think Lachlan goes really well with your other DCs names if it's a boy and maybe Brogan for a girl. You need to think whether you'd be happy with 2 island names if you went for Iona.

flatmum Sat 04-Jan-14 16:13:43

Love your names - esp Harris. Was going to say Cormac but would the H feel left out? I really like Lachlan too. Flynn and Fin are very common round here.

florascotia Sat 04-Jan-14 17:08:39

Alana or Alayne
Ailsa (a rock rather than an island)
Aideen
Aine (sorry spelling difficult, pronounced awe-nya)
Arlen/Arlene/Arlena
Blaine
Bonnie
Brenna
Brighid (and many different spellings)
Caitlin
Catriona (in Scotland pronounced Cat-ree-na)
Davina
Elspeth (= Scots version of Elizabeth)
Enya
Fedelma/Fidelma
Flora
Gilda
Grania (grawn-ya)
Keira
Keren (modern spelling of Cairenn)
Kyla
Lilias
Maeve
Mairi (and other Celtic forms of Mary)
Malvina
Morag
Morna
Nessa
Orla (modern spelling of Orlaith)
Rowen, Rowena
Selma
Sheena
Vanora

There are many, many others, but spelling is sometimes a challenge. This website might be helpful; it seems much more accurate than many others - and has audio links, to hear how names sound, in Irish:
www.babynamesofireland.com/irish-girl-names

But spellings and pronunciations vary - I'm in Scotland and here some of the names would sound a little bit different from the Irish versions. There's no 100% right answer!

HomeHypno Sat 04-Jan-14 17:13:55

Aoife is a great name, and Hamish or Finlay for a boy?

invicta Sat 04-Jan-14 18:22:19

Hamish
Douglas
Robert

Iona
Isla

Fantail Sat 04-Jan-14 18:45:15

You have chosen great names.

For a girls how about:
Fiona
Bridget
Clare (but maybe not another C name)
Iona
Alexandra
Maeve
Norah

For boys
I really like the first two and last two off your list. My favourite is Flynn. The only other name I would add would be Hamish.

Girls:

Lorna
Kirsten/Kirsty
Fallon
Ainsley

Boys:

I think Flynn from your list goes best and like all the others

or
Craig
Moray/Murray
Nairn
Tiernan
Innes

TalkativeJim Sat 04-Jan-14 20:47:53

Struan Ragnar

Anna Jeanette?

cloggal Sat 04-Jan-14 23:11:16

Love the names mentioned. Flynn especially. Also:

Angus
Cormac
Niall
Magnus
Keir

Eilish/Eilis
Flora
Clodagh
Orla

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Sat 04-Jan-14 23:33:45

Aoife is beautiful

wigglesrock Sun 05-Jan-14 22:13:13

I love Lorcan, I also like Fintan as opposed to Finnian.

Aoife is lovely - Cara?

Astarael Sun 05-Jan-14 22:46:43

I really like Lorcan from your boys list.

I love Aoife for a girl and was considering it even though I have no Irish roots.

I think Heather is a great name for a girl with Scottish lineage and easy to pronounce/spell for those not in Scotland.

Aidan
Lewis
Helgi
Magnus

Morven
Hedda
Vashti
Kerenza

30SecondsToVenus Mon 06-Jan-14 17:50:45

Murray
Ruariadh
Brodie
Alasdair
Robaidh (Robbie)

Eilidh (my dds name I'm biased wink)
Isla
Mirren
Ailsa
Iona

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