Hamish or Harrison...

(72 Posts)

I love both names. I love Harrison and nn Harry though the popularity does put me off. I love Hamish for no reason other than I just do. So far though i've had rolled eyes when mentioned. rMiddle name will be Edward.

galwaygirl Sat 16-Feb-13 20:01:43

Hamish - love it!

Oops posted too soon. Siblings are Carrie and Archie.

Me too!! Yay!

squoosh Sat 16-Feb-13 20:47:11

Definitely Hamish. By a long way actually.

Harrison is the kind of name that soap stars give their kids. Apologies if you're a soap star wink

Hamish! Love it, suggested it for DS, but DP thought I was joking sad he wanted to call him Rex, so was in no bloody position to be laughing at Hamish.

TheCharWoman Sat 16-Feb-13 20:49:51

Hamish! Much much nicer, imo. Gorgeous name! adds it to the list for not-yet-conceived dc2!

alphabetspaghetti Sat 16-Feb-13 20:54:30

Hamish is a fantastic name. Not keen on Harrison at all.

Snusmumriken Sat 16-Feb-13 20:55:52

Hamish, Harrison Was ruined by Ford.

amck5700 Sat 16-Feb-13 22:55:16

Hamish........or maybe just Harris?

MrsOakenshield Sat 16-Feb-13 22:56:32

Hamish! I like Harrison, but there is only one, let's be realistic!

slambang Sat 16-Feb-13 22:57:58

Hamish - it's a real name.

deleted203 Sat 16-Feb-13 22:58:03

Depends if you are Scottish or American!

Flojobunny Sat 16-Feb-13 22:58:57

Hamish. Love it!

MooseBeTimeForCoffee Sat 16-Feb-13 23:02:11

Nothing wrong with Harrison. I'm not a soap star!

CaptainMartinCrieff Sat 16-Feb-13 23:03:58

I vote Hamish...

shhhgobacktosleep Sat 16-Feb-13 23:04:01

Hamish - fabulous love it. Harrison really hate it, sorry, but know several so some people clearly like it.

fridayschild Sun 17-Feb-13 07:25:30

I have a Hamish, therefore biased. It is easy to pronounce and spell, if that help. I think it goes well with Archie. It is easy to find books with characters called Hamish in them, but with a slight tendency for it to be a comedy name. It's not impossible to shorten but nothing obvious, if you prefer children to have the name you gave them.

NotMostPeople Sun 17-Feb-13 07:27:21

Hamish is great, Harrison is not.

forgottenpassword Sun 17-Feb-13 07:34:49

Another vote for Hamish! It's a great name. Not fond of Harrison either.

Yay so I'm not odd for liking Hamish! I do love Harrison but would only go for that as I love Harry. Popularity of it does not really bother me ish it's how it sounds with other dc names that puts me off. I think Hamish goes well with both dc names and as middle name will be Edward we are already calling bump 'little Ted' no obvious terrible nn for Hamish. Then I wake up and think I love Harry will I regret not using it arraghh!!!

toffeelolly Sun 17-Feb-13 11:11:40

Hamish and archie go lovely togetherwink

peggyblackett Sun 17-Feb-13 11:15:17

Hamish. It's a no brainer.

mum47 Sun 17-Feb-13 11:17:16

DS2 has a friend called Hamish who is a sweetie, and I love the name.
I know a Harris, which I like much more than Harrison.

thefirstmrsrochester Sun 17-Feb-13 11:21:34

I love Hamish. I love my very own Hamish and am therefore biased somewhat. And it goes wonderfully with Archie.

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Feb-13 11:24:59

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ENormaSnob Sun 17-Feb-13 13:42:59


Is this dc3 carrie?

Congratulations smile

When are you due?

I like Harrison but I do not like the rhyming but of nn Harry but do love Harry hmm. I love Archie and Hamish together, Hamish was the one I thought I would have the less favourable response to so grin.

Yep Norma surprise dc3 I'm 32 weeks smile

mrstowers Sun 17-Feb-13 21:37:21

Another vote for Hamish, love it.

MidnightMasquerader Mon 18-Feb-13 00:02:40

Yes, no contest, Hamish.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Mon 18-Feb-13 00:10:45

Harrison by a country mile and then some! smile

echidnakid Mon 18-Feb-13 04:42:24

Definitely Hamish!! Harrison is okay but doesn't grab me, Hamish sounds better with your other children's names.

diddl Mon 18-Feb-13 06:47:41


(Just making sure that you got that, OPblush)

Sunnysummer Mon 18-Feb-13 08:31:48

Love Hamish! Or prefer Henry/just Harry to Harrison.

I like Hamish, not Harrison. Somehow I always associate Hector with Hamish, but it sounds slightly less Scottish?

farmersdaugther Mon 18-Feb-13 08:46:44


Brilliant outstanding wonderful amazing name! yes I'm a jock

Know a few Harrison, all called Harry.

ComradeJing Mon 18-Feb-13 08:53:56

Hamish. All these names were on our shortlist and we chose edward as a middle name.

forgetmenots Mon 18-Feb-13 12:00:47

Hamish by a mile. I love it, and Archie. Great pairing.

Bowlersarm Mon 18-Feb-13 12:02:36


Lovey name

birdofthenorth Mon 18-Feb-13 20:58:04

Hamish is just brilliant.

gringringrinThank you for your rreplies, I do also live Hector but close friend's put me off as that is their dogs name hmm

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Mon 18-Feb-13 21:48:03

Ooh definitely Hamish, it's a lovely name!

SminkoPinko Mon 18-Feb-13 21:57:10

Agree! Hamish is a lovely name.

Leeds2 Mon 18-Feb-13 22:50:04


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Coconutty Mon 18-Feb-13 22:51:51

Harrison is a truly awful name.

Hamish is a good one.

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 19-Feb-13 11:58:55

I've got a Harrison, nn Harry. I loved loved loved Harry but it was so popular at the time, we went for Harrison so he would have options. No other Harry's at his (quite large) nursery. I've had nothing but compliments in real life. If you love Harry just go for it. For us it just felt like 'his' name iyswim smile

Hamish also lovely though smile

ComposHat Tue 19-Feb-13 14:54:11

Harrison- no please don't! Unless you plan on your son being the hero in a Jackie Collins novel, alongside Blake, Blaine et al

Hamish is okay if you are Scottish, otherwise it sounds a bit try hard and/or something you might call a Western Highland Terrier.

Henry? Then he can be known as Harry if he prefers it as a nickname.

mumtolilh Sat 27-Apr-13 22:36:31

Harris x

Laquila Sat 27-Apr-13 23:24:33

Love Hamish! Quite like Harris, don't really like Harrison (and think the latter will be horribly popular in a few years time)

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 27-Apr-13 23:27:22

I loved Hamish but DP said no :-(

So yes for Hamish. What about Harris instead of Harrison? That was our choice if Dc2 had been a boy.

fussychica Sun 28-Apr-13 17:06:50

Sorry really don't like Hamish unless you are a Scot & think Harrison would make a great mn but not keen as a first name.

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 28-Apr-13 17:40:30

I know two Harrisons and hear it around relatively often. I never hear Hamish. I think they're both nice but I would choose Hamish myself.

Meringue33 Sun 28-Apr-13 17:45:13

Hamish! Love it smile

Biscuitsneeded Sun 28-Apr-13 21:18:18

Hamish, Hamish, Hamish.

thermalsinapril Sun 28-Apr-13 21:38:02


Just to add I went with Hamish Edward who arrived Sunday by EMCS and he's fab grin

thefirstmrsrochester Tue 30-Apr-13 16:17:24

Congratulations carrielou
thanks to you and your lovely little ds.
Hamish Edward is a fabulous name.

Notnowcato Tue 30-Apr-13 17:52:03

I know this is a different generation, but my DH's second name is Hamish. He hates it and always has … He never uses or refers to his middle name unless he has to. (So I only knew he had one when I first saw his passport.) His mother really loved the name and still does. Just for what it's worth.

fussychica Tue 30-Apr-13 17:58:04


Makinglists Tue 30-Apr-13 18:02:13

congrats great choice but then I am biased as I have a little Hamish too!!!

AngiBolen Tue 30-Apr-13 18:11:50


You have fabulous taste in names. smile


hammer101 Sun 22-Sep-13 08:21:41

Amazing! My name is Hamish Harrison and I was born on a Sunday in April also. My brothers name is Angus Edward. You have chosen well smile......i suppose this is where i admit to googling my name due to boredom haha

jalapeno Sun 22-Sep-13 09:23:16

Love Hamish, Archie and Carrie, you have fabulous taste in names smile

We are expecting a boy and I am tempted my Hamish as it is my father's name but was worried that it was too Scottish as we are in England. Might put it on the list now!

everlong Sun 22-Sep-13 09:45:02

Was just going to say Hamish x a million but already see you have smile


hawkmcqueen Sun 22-Sep-13 10:56:21

Hamish is classic and Harrison is trendy at the minute.

kilmuir Sun 22-Sep-13 11:21:40

Congratulations and great name

We've had a fair bit of eye rolling but generally have had a great reaction to his name. I am so pleased I chose Hamish, I had a last minute wobble going into theatre and almost went with Angus which I also love but he's most definitely a Hamish Ham sandwich as kids call him grin

MrsMongoose Tue 24-Sep-13 00:41:49

You cannot (!!!!!!!!!) have a Carrie and Harry!

MrsMongoose Tue 24-Sep-13 00:42:45

Ah, posted too soon! Welcome Hamish!

Mutteroo Tue 24-Sep-13 01:02:31

Hamish goes nicely with your other two names. Harrison was popular when my now nearly 18 year old son was little. Presumed it was one of those uber fashionable names that would disappear as quickly as it appeared.

Mutteroo Tue 24-Sep-13 01:03:29

Sorry, didn't see there was 3 pages! Congrats on Hamish. Wonderful choice.

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