Scottish Boy Names

(32 Posts)
JollyBumps Sun 31-Mar-13 16:00:53

We already have a Harris smile DC2 is due in August so we have lots of time!

Here is our shortlist so far:
Leighton
Ramsay
Campbell
Maxwell

Vetoed names: Innes, Cormack, Lachlan, Forbes, Blair, Cameron.

Are there any other names that we'd like? Keen to have a long list that we can whittle down at a later date!

weegiemum Sun 31-Mar-13 16:08:06

Struan, Brodie, Lewis (though possibly not if you have a Harris), Angus, Murdo, Calum, Malcolm, Robert (Robbie), Kyle, Connell, Fionn, Finlay, Seonaidh, Donald, Alastair/Alasdair, Iain, Aidan, Ruiraidh, Rory, Alex(ander), Gregor.

Can you tell my dc go to a Gaelic school?

Chopchopbusybusy Sun 31-Mar-13 16:11:49

Fraser, Jamie, Ewan, Stuart, Ross, Kirk, Kerr. From your list I really like Campbell.

Kveta Sun 31-Mar-13 16:13:01

oh, do go for Lewis and Harris! that would be fab smile

Andrew, Niall/Neil, Iain, William, Liam, Cailen?

weegiemum Sun 31-Mar-13 16:14:55

Lorn, Grant, Auley, Baird, Tormond, Duncan, Craig, Fraser, Ewan/Euan, Murray/Murreach, Mungo.

All names of boys 12 and under that we know.

heymammy Sun 31-Mar-13 16:17:52

Fergus

eatyourveg Sun 31-Mar-13 16:24:22

Hamish

badguider Sun 31-Mar-13 16:26:09

We're going to go for Calum or Callum grin

jkklpu Sun 31-Mar-13 16:27:13

Sorry, I've never liked the surname/firstname tradition. Not sur Leighton and Maxwell are particularly Scottish, anyway.
Douglas
Dougal
Tammas
and lots of the ones already given above

JollyBumps Sun 31-Mar-13 17:09:09

Harris and Hamish is probably not going to work!

Isn't Seonaidh a girls name?

Thank you for all the suggestions smile

Piffpaffpoff Sun 31-Mar-13 17:10:30

Second vote for Lewis and Harris!

ZoeZoolander Sun 31-Mar-13 17:17:53

I like Gregor Fergus and Donald. Some of the ones on the OP's list are a little too obscure. Leighton seems like a sur name, and, it might be shortened to Lee.

Seonaidh is Irish for George, but it is very like Shona and I would avoid it.

JollyBumps Sun 31-Mar-13 17:51:54

One of the many issues is that Harris was relatively uncommon when we chose it. Then it had a huge leap in popularity. I'm a bit sad about that, no matter how much it suits DS.

weegiemum Sun 31-Mar-13 17:58:30

Calum/Callum is very popular. I teach mums and babies, in each class of 16 over the last 4 years, there have been 3 - 4 of them.

weegiemum Sun 31-Mar-13 18:01:09

I lived on Harris for 10 years and only ever met one - he was 80, his twin brother was Lewis.

It's become very popular, but really, having lived on both, don't go for Lewis and Harris!!

JollyBumps Sun 31-Mar-13 18:01:30

Oh, that's a shame weegie. Callum was up there. I'll have a look at the general reg office data and see how popular our shortlist is and the other suggestions.

Craig
Greig
Tiernan
Moray
Findlay
Cairn
Ciar/Keir
Merrick
Duncan
Andrew
Gordon
Neil
Logan
Rowan
Torin

Scott

badguider Sun 31-Mar-13 22:45:02

Callum was the 24th most popular boys name in Scotland in 2012.
And Calum the 67th.
According to an article by stv

badguider Sun 31-Mar-13 22:45:53

Lewis was second to jack in 2012

EggsPressYourself Sun 31-Mar-13 22:52:13

Adair

cq Sun 31-Mar-13 22:54:59

Gregor.

thewhistler Sun 31-Mar-13 22:59:42

Ronald
Ranald
Torquil
Jock
Robert
Rab
Strachan
Alan
Dugald
Kelvin
Mungo
Ninian
James
Andrew

Foundapound Sun 31-Mar-13 23:07:38

Sorley.
Gilleasbuig.
Iain.
Tormod pr. taramad = Norman/Norrie.

For a truly Scottish/Highland flavour you want to go all double barrelled - John Angus/Murdo John/Donald Alec/Roddy Alec/Calum Neil/Kenny Dan/Alec Dan/

Seonaidh surely is Gaelic for Johnny, rather than George. Trying to think... George is... um... no can't think. Seonag or Shona would be the female.

Confusingly also, Dolly is common Gaelic man's name, short for Domhnall/Donald.

Not really Scottish, but I think in-keeping with your original list, OP, what about Kennedy? I love that as a name!

forgetmenots Sun 31-Mar-13 23:17:42

George is Seoras. smile

Bloody love Sorley.

thewhistler Sun 31-Mar-13 23:43:49

Hector was used in both mediaeval and more modern times in Scotland when never in England. Like Alexander and David.

Arran

and not a name as such, but we almost called our eldest Blaven after the mountain in Skye (Blà Bheinn in Gaelic)

JollyPurpleGiant Mon 01-Apr-13 07:46:07

Ooo, I love Strachan. DH is unhappy with Murdo, sadly.

I think we had probably better not choose another island! Not that they'll be said together all that often once tthey're past primary school... But that's often enough for me!

aoife24 Tue 02-Apr-13 14:01:57

Sorley (Somhairle).

LemonBreeland Tue 02-Apr-13 14:10:42

Jura

RawCoconutMacaroon Tue 02-Apr-13 14:15:55

Wallace, Alexander, Ramsay.

forgetmenots Tue 02-Apr-13 14:21:54

My list included the following (some are Irish, mixed heritage here) - we've settled on Angus if DC1 is DS1.

Angus
Gregor
Struan
Magnus
Finn/Fionn
Lachlan
Ruairidh
Hamish
Sorley (Somhairle)
Fergus

Couldn't have Douglas, Alasdair, and a few others. So many lovely names on this thread...

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