Scottish boy's name, two syllables, easy to spell, can't be shortened?

(50 Posts)
WineSpider Thu 18-Feb-16 09:59:07

... i know this sounds really picky! Any ideas gratefully received!

ophiotaurus Thu 18-Feb-16 10:01:02

Harris?

badg3r Thu 18-Feb-16 10:04:06

Iain, Ewan?

Chiliprepper Thu 18-Feb-16 10:05:54

Tavish, Murdo, Callum, Errol, Duncan, Struan, Artair, Angus, Fraser?

harrasseddotcom Thu 18-Feb-16 10:06:29

Brodie, Cory, Struan, Jamie ?

ASmallHenInItsLateForties Thu 18-Feb-16 10:06:30

Hamish or Callum.

CommanderShepherd Thu 18-Feb-16 10:06:50

Rory

BertrandRussell Thu 18-Feb-16 10:07:37

Lachlan

Shirkingfromhome Thu 18-Feb-16 10:08:10

Aaron

mouldycheesefan Thu 18-Feb-16 10:09:14

Hamish

GrinAndTonic Thu 18-Feb-16 10:10:32

Callan (Cal I know but it's a silly shortening)
Dougal
Duncan
Euan/Ewan
Evan
Gordon
Hamish
Ian
Logan
Magnus
Malcolm
Mungo
Murdoch
Murray
Neil/Neill
Padraig
Ranald

MidnightRun Thu 18-Feb-16 10:25:43

Archie

iseenodust Thu 18-Feb-16 10:28:51

Dougray not traditional but like it from that actor.

TrulyTrulyTrulyOutrageous Thu 18-Feb-16 10:32:44

Fraser

LizzieMacQueen Thu 18-Feb-16 10:34:24

Hector

(but all names can be shortened, or lengthened and when at secondary age they may well be given a nickname by their friends that'll stick with them forever.......)

cheapandcheerful Thu 18-Feb-16 10:46:14

I love the name Fergus

Sophronia Thu 18-Feb-16 11:30:41

Alec

florascotianew Thu 18-Feb-16 11:42:27

As LizzieMacQueen says, any name can be shortened and many nicknames don't originate from given names.

In Scotland I have met:

Callum shortened to Cal
Lachlan shortened to Lachie
Dougal shortened to Dougie
Duncan shortened to Dochie
Malcolm shortened to Malkie
Fergus shortened to Fergie
Angus and Magnus shortened to Gus
Ranald/Ronald shortened to Ran/Ron
Padraig/Patrick shortened to Pat/Paddy

All these shortenings are perfectly normal.

Sorry, but Aaron is Biblical, not Scottish. The Scottish island is Arran.
Some Scottish people would pronounce 'Struan' as one syllable: 'Stroon' or occasionally 'Strowwhnn'

StDogolphin Thu 18-Feb-16 16:05:13

Gregor

Whathaveilost Thu 18-Feb-16 16:09:54

Surely the name Gregor is going to be shortened to Greg, same with Fergus, that is likely to be no as Fergie.

MaliaGrace Thu 18-Feb-16 16:50:42

Ivo

228agreenend Thu 18-Feb-16 16:55:00

Douglas
Callum
Andrew
Rory
Robert

All names can be shorted or lengthened, especially if they are two syllabled. Even is parents don't want a nickname, children often acquire them.

Belmo Thu 18-Feb-16 17:19:33

Innes?

Angie1978 Thu 18-Feb-16 17:21:16

Hamish
Ramsey

Coldwatebay Thu 18-Feb-16 17:28:06

Angus

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