(39 Posts)
forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 20:47:46

Need your thoughts MN...
After lots of back and forth, DH and I both like Angus for a boy.
We are in Scotland, don't know any other babies called Angus and wouldn't use nn Gus (only grown ups called Angus I know are Angus or Angaidh - like an-geh with a hard g).
Need advice as hormones are running riot smile

PurpleTinsel Fri 07-Dec-12 21:00:36

Angus is a nice name.

I know a little 2.5 yr old Angus and an adult Angus (I'm in England). Neither of them use a nickname.

Gatorade Fri 07-Dec-12 21:01:27

Lovely name

MolotovCocktail Fri 07-Dec-12 21:02:54

Angus is one of those names that has a history of being a bit dusty and old man-like, but it sounds quite hip and trendy now, without being too popular (I'm thinking of Alfie, Archie, Charlie here).

Go for it - it's cool.

FriggFRIGG Fri 07-Dec-12 21:06:29

I love Angus...brilliant name,go for it!

lalalonglegs Fri 07-Dec-12 21:14:44

I really like it (but you do need to be Scottish).

Lyns22 Fri 07-Dec-12 21:22:17

Love Angus! I'm from county Angus too so maybe I'm bias smile

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Dec-12 21:24:15

I like it - also Gus
DS's life-long "teddy" is a monkey called Angus.
I also know a grown up Angus (Aussie). He is just Angus.

MerylStrop Fri 07-Dec-12 21:25:05

DS2 is called Angus
He rocks and so does his name grin
We call him Angy (with hard G) sometimes.

Love it...also Fergus. I have a Callum and a Finlay though so have a penchant for Scottish names grin I'm not Scottish either!

ByGrabtharsHammer Fri 07-Dec-12 21:27:59

A great and bafflingly underused name. I love it.

Brilliant name!!

Also love Aengus, the Irish version.

dawntigga Fri 07-Dec-12 21:35:55

I say Angus I think ACDC tbh sorry if you can't tell the crowd show Angus quite a lot instead of Thunder. Angus is the guitar player.


dawntigga Fri 07-Dec-12 21:36:20

shout not show!


TwoFacedCows Fri 07-Dec-12 21:36:43

i hate it.

forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 21:40:03

Great - majority thumbs up, not going bonkers. Thought it would be much more divisive!
dawntigga I think that would just make DH like it more grin

LynetteScavo Fri 07-Dec-12 21:40:18

I love it. I also love Gus.

snowwombat Fri 07-Dec-12 21:44:46

Love it. May be a little biased as DS2 is Angus. He rocks. Gets An-gee as a nn

meditrina Fri 07-Dec-12 21:50:01

AC/DC live is on BBC4 as I type.

Fabulous name!

(Little sister, Rosie?)

ceeveebee Fri 07-Dec-12 21:50:36

I love it, it was on our list but we thought it was maybe a bit too Scottish for us southerners!

LimeLeafLizard Fri 07-Dec-12 21:53:03

I know a baby Angus. He has Scottish heritage. It goes well with his sister's name.

I wouldn't choose it myself, but I quite like it - classic proper name but not overused.

Don't like Fergus so much because of name association with someone else.

scottishmummy Fri 07-Dec-12 22:06:28

angus is crackin name

mrsXsweet Sat 08-Dec-12 03:30:05

Love it. Also like Hamish, Fergus and Fraser.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 08:52:59

mrsXsweetgrin - DH vetoed Hamish, we can't have Fraser and Fergus is on the list but think I prefer Angus! Great names smile

baskingseals Sat 08-Dec-12 11:03:45

i have an Angus. tbh his name was a compromise. i was desperate to call him Gabriel. still have name envy when i meet a Gabriel. he is known as Gus. it has grown on me, but i never imagined i would have a son called Angus.

COCKadoodledooo Sat 08-Dec-12 11:13:49

I know one (teen) and he's ace. Got to agree there needs to be a Scottish connection though or it is a bit odd imo.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 11:34:57

baskingseals Gabriel is beautiful (and Gabe!) although I obviously prefer what you chose in the end! Can understand that though we are having a nightmare choosing!

cockadoodledooo turbo Scottish and Irish here, another good thing is that Angus works in Ireland too (someone mentioned the Irish variant upthread) smile

HyvaPaiva Sat 08-Dec-12 13:38:07

I love Angus and the one I know is such a fantastic guy.

highlandbird Sat 08-Dec-12 13:55:18

my DS (21months) is an Angus so I obviously think its a fantastic name grin we know one other Angus of a similar name....and yes we live in Scotland!
I'm also an AC/DC fan, not that he's named after Angus Young, but I don't mind the connection!
We sometimes call him An-gee at home but never Gus, although I wouldn't mind if he wanted to be called Gus. We've been complimented on his strong, traditional name but I know not everyone likes it. He was meant to be a Ruaridh but didn't suit him when he was born, Angus wasn't even on the original shortlist!

highlandbird Sat 08-Dec-12 14:14:26

of a similar age even.....obviously has a similar name blush

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 15:38:46

highlandbird Ruairidh is one of our picks but we can't agree on many smile lovely name!

ggirl Sat 08-Dec-12 15:40:57

love the name Angus

manicinsomniac Sat 08-Dec-12 17:25:19

It's weird, we have 3 Anguses in Y5 and another 2 in Y4 plus one of my friends has a 1 year old Angus - and we live in the South East of England!

I know it's not a popular name so must be a freak coincidence.

It's a nice name though, I like it.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 17:48:25

That is weird manic! I'd be fine with there being a few at possible-DS's school here in Scotland, but might be a bit put out if I was in the South East of England, you'd expect it to be more unusual!

fridayschild Sat 08-Dec-12 18:01:48

I have an Angus. We have avoided Gus as a name, but the DSs have invented An-gee.

It's a great name. Watch out for it on spell check though grin and on the continent people have never heard of it and don't know how to pronounce it. That may or may not be relevant to you.

My parents are in Scotland. If the DCs had lived in that village there would have been at least one other Angus in the class; here in London he has always been the only one in his school.

Thinkingof4 Sun 09-Dec-12 18:46:11

Our ds2 is Angus too, it's a great name. We call him An-gee at home too
Don't know any other 3yr olds called Angus (yet)

forgetmenots Sun 09-Dec-12 20:11:55

I quite like Angy/Angaidh as a nn! Not against Gus either, but it's less good with the surname and just wouldn't actively use it a lot.

Glad to hear of so many lovely little Anguses, I think might be 'the one'!

Geranium3 Sun 09-Dec-12 20:35:14

angus is lovely and so is fergus and raphael!

forgetmenots Tue 11-Dec-12 21:05:50

Like Fergus, Geranium, but Raphael wouldn't work with my surname! Thanks though

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