30 weeks with DC1 and really struggling with Scottish names

(34 Posts)
dubai71 Fri 08-Feb-13 10:32:14

Hi

We are looking for Scottish names and have thought of lots that we like but are not sure that we love any of them. We like names that are not overly popular/common, but do not like anything made-up sounding. We have tested some ideas out by subtly dropping them in conversation with friends but to date these ideas have been met with hoots of laughter! shock confused Having seen some of the great ideas you have come up with for other people, I thought I would put it out there...

For girls the current shortlist is: Flora, Ishbel, Florence and Kate Anne.

For boys it is: Archie (a family name but concerned it is too popular at present), Blair, Cameron, Hamish, Gregor, Monty, Ruaridh, Ranald and Lorne.

Any thoughts/ ideas...?

MTIA

Meringue33 Fri 08-Feb-13 10:35:18

Love Florence, Hamish and Ruaridh. I like Lewis and Diarmid too.

Manoodledo Fri 08-Feb-13 10:36:14

How about Angus? Or Struan? We have a Magnus, which we pass off as Scottish because it was inspired by our trips to Orkney where it's very popular.

WildThong Fri 08-Feb-13 10:36:40

Those are lovely names. Sometimes you have to wait and see your baby and you'll just know what suits him/her.
I also like Iona, Ailish, Angus, Ross.

Roseformeplease Fri 08-Feb-13 10:37:03

Boys:

Aodan
Allan
Lachie / Lachlan
Laurie
Murdo

Girls:
Eilidh
Sorcha
Amy
Jenna
Kirstie Ann
Rhian
Rhona
Heather
Coreen

Love Hamish (Scottish version of James). Ruaraidh has so many spellings that it gets a bit confusing. Lots of boys have names that are also sirnames (e.g. Cameron, Fraser). Ranald is a good name.

Roseformeplease Fri 08-Feb-13 10:37:53

Also love Angus, Dougal, Donald

pictish Fri 08-Feb-13 10:37:56

Any thoughts? Lorne is a square sausage.
Other than that they're all nice.

I am Iona btw, and my brother is Fraser.

pictish Fri 08-Feb-13 10:38:27

Oh and my mother was Flora.

nevergoogle Fri 08-Feb-13 10:44:53

Innes, Rory, Calum, Seamus?

apachepony Fri 08-Feb-13 10:50:34

I like Fraser and Ross (or have briefly fancied boys with those names anyway). Don't know girls names though...

MidnightMasquerader Fri 08-Feb-13 10:59:07

Donal? No d on the end...

pictish Fri 08-Feb-13 11:00:46

Struan
Cuillin
Tormund
Torrin
Kerr

Murron
Elsa
Lyndsay
Morven

Beehatch Fri 08-Feb-13 11:04:18

I love Alban and Keir

MarianForrester Fri 08-Feb-13 11:05:07

Love Flora

Lennox for a boy? Tis an elderly relative's middle name and have always liked it.

emacp Fri 08-Feb-13 11:06:50

The names you have chosen are mostly lovely, strong names. I will only advise that the word 'aodan' is the Gaelic word for face and I have never heard of anyone named this and that Coreen is a very nice French name usually spelt Corrinne (maybe 1 r and 2 ns or vice versa,not exactly sure).

I have also found that names which are surnames, e.g. Innes, Fraser, Ross, Cameron, Lewis from above, can be a tad confusing...e.g. a boy could be named Cameron Ross with Ross being the surname or vice versa...just saying, doesn't make them horrid names or anything.

As far as I know Ruaraidh only has one correct spelling, the one I have written.

I love the name Lachie!

For girls combining two names seems very Scottish - Kate Ann, mentioned above, Margaret Anne etc

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 08-Feb-13 11:18:08

Florence isn't Scottish on origin- it is English or french or Italian according to wikipedia.

dubai71 Fri 08-Feb-13 14:16:21

Thank you all for your input, much appreciated. I shall sit DH down this weekend and hit him with your ideas wink

SushiPaws Fri 08-Feb-13 14:20:44

Lorne = Sausage, sorry.
Other than that, they're all good. Ranald is a great name and I don't know that many.

BeaWheesht Fri 08-Feb-13 14:26:06

Girls

Mairead
Ailish
Flora
Isla
Iona
Mhairi

Boys
Lachlan
Fergus
Fraser
Struan
Euan
Innes
Campbell

JaneLane Fri 08-Feb-13 14:26:37

Girls:
Ailsa
Ainsley
Catrina
Elspeth
Iona
Ishbel
Kirstin
Lillias
Lindsey
Mairi
Maisie
Morag
Una

Boys:
Alasdair
Angus
Calum
Conall
Edan
Eoin
Euan
Fergus
Fraser
Gregor
Innes
Keir
Lennox
Sholto
Tavish
Tomas

thegreylady Fri 08-Feb-13 14:29:35

Fiona
Mhairi
Ailidh
Catriona
Ailsa

James
Lachlan
Douglas
Donald
Fergus [my favourite]

BabyRoger Fri 08-Feb-13 14:34:05

I love Cameron and Ishbel from your list.

I also like Keir and Fraser for a boy.

Orla for a girl? It's Irish rather than Scottish, though.

CarriMarie Fri 08-Feb-13 22:33:48

I've recently heard of a baby called Archer, nn Archie, also love Cameron and Gregor. Like Flora and Ishbel or girls.

MoppingMummy Fri 08-Feb-13 22:51:56

Ishbel is gorgeous

HouseOfBears Fri 08-Feb-13 23:05:15

Ooh I love Archer! Also like Fraser or Murray for a boy. For a girl I think Flora is gorgeous.

MerlotAndMe Fri 08-Feb-13 23:08:08

Love Gregor and Diamuid

I would struggle to name a Scottish girls name though. I can think of lots of boys ones. Fiona?

MerlotAndMe Fri 08-Feb-13 23:08:25

sorry Diarmuid.

amck5700 Sat 09-Feb-13 00:10:20

I like all your original list with the exception of Florence.

Lots of lovely names suggested especially Gregor, I also like Keir (I have a Ciar) and Kerr. Can I also throw in Grant, Cairn, Bruce, Nairn, Tiernan & Moray?

For girls: Lorna, Shona, Kirsty, Fallon, Ismay or Morven?

amck5700 Sat 09-Feb-13 00:23:43

Also Craig or Iain for boys

Katrine or Catriona, Morna or Rhona for girls.

DessieLou Sat 09-Feb-13 03:49:01

Probably loads of repeats here but here is a list of all the Scottish babies I know (not necessarily all 'scottish" names):
Brody
Logan
Fraser
Stuart (very underused IMO)
Andrew
Bryson
Ennis
Aidan
William
Owen
Finlay
Euan

Eilidh
Morven
Murran
Una
Mairi
Isla
Catrine
Catriona

Ligs Sat 09-Feb-13 05:31:39

Hi there, loving your choices so far. A few more to think about could be

Heather
Bonnie
Ailsa
Bethia
Morven
Jinty

Cairn
Callum
Robbie
Finn/Finlay/Finbar
Caden
Lachlan
Kyle

jkklpu Sat 09-Feb-13 15:23:49

Not sure why Florence and Kate Anne are considered Scottish, tbh.
Morag
Morna
Catriona

Tammas
Douglas

HaggisMcNeeps Sat 09-Feb-13 18:15:57

Logan
Harris

diamondee Sat 09-Feb-13 18:27:51

Campbell
Connell

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