Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.

Hamish - is this a nice name or have I completely lost the plot?

(50 Posts)
MamaMia100 Sun 03-Jul-11 19:23:52

I find myself seriously considering Hamish as a middle name (first name will be Benjamin), but I am a bit suspicious that this might be a case of pregnancy insanity and that Hamish may, in fact, be a ridiculous name... Any thoughts?

Other middle names we have considered include Zachary, Milo, Daniel, Oliver, Lucas and Henry.

Thank you!

notnowImreading Sun 03-Jul-11 19:32:06

For what it's worth, I've never taught a horrible Hamish! I always use the biggest pains in the bum from school as a guide to what not to call a child. I've taught three Hamishes in the last two years and they were all charming and delightful. It's a good sign...

LCarbury Sun 03-Jul-11 19:33:05

I have also only met lovely Hamishes. It is a nice name, esp. if you have a Scottish family connection.

spout Sun 03-Jul-11 19:33:09

lovely! I know a grown-up Hamish and it is very distinguished IMO.

TitsalinaBumSquash Sun 03-Jul-11 19:34:17

I love Hamish, I know a Hamish he is lovely and makes me go gooey just looking at him. <sigh>

MamaMia100 Sun 03-Jul-11 19:42:37

Oooh! That's promising - thank you! My husband is Scottish btw.

wotabouttheworkers Sun 03-Jul-11 19:44:43

Lovely name. The finest cat in the land is called Hamish. Seriously though, a great name and not common even in Scotland

MamaMia100 Sun 03-Jul-11 19:46:09

That was actually one of my concerns, that it would be a better name for a pet (eg a scotty dog) than a person. I do love it though!

Also, we live in London - what do any fellow Londoners think of it?

Grabaspoon Sun 03-Jul-11 19:49:29

I have a couple of friends who have a Hamish - very cute name, would have myself if it didn't bring both to mind.

LynetteScavo Sun 03-Jul-11 19:54:06

Hamish is gorgeous.

SloganLogan Sun 03-Jul-11 20:48:32

Hamish is fine, especially as your husband is Scottish.

I like your other options too apart from Lucas which sounds a bit frilly to me.

BellaBearisWideAwake Sun 03-Jul-11 20:52:00

Hamish is gorgeous. Reminds me of the Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley, wasn't it Calypso's husband? Or her son?

pipparoo Sun 03-Jul-11 21:58:55

I love Hamish and would use it myself if we had Scottish connections. Knew a gorgeous Hamish at uni. Go for it!

superjobeespecs Sun 03-Jul-11 22:30:26

know a hamish and he's delightful, really nice name too smile i'd use it as a first over benjamin!!

CaptainBizarro Mon 04-Jul-11 02:44:54

Great name. My grandfather's. So it even has the 'old man' vibe which seems to be so popular now! grin

emmyloo2 Mon 04-Jul-11 05:08:38

I absolutely adore the name Hamish. I wanted it for DS but the husband said no. Rude really.

I would use it as the first name!

yellowflowers Mon 04-Jul-11 08:19:39

Lovely name

yellowflowers Mon 04-Jul-11 08:26:08

Lovely name

pregnantpause Mon 04-Jul-11 08:33:13

Another one whos never met a bad hamish. Nice strong name for a lad if you ask me. Go for it!

AlpinePony Mon 04-Jul-11 09:18:57

Love it.

Disclaimer: It's my son's middle-name so I may be a little biased! wink

MollysChamber Mon 04-Jul-11 09:21:20

Hamish is by far the best of all your names - including Benjamin.

MavisCruetTheFairy Mon 04-Jul-11 09:33:16

Love Hamish. Lovely name. (am a Londoner BTW)

CaptainBizarro Mon 04-Jul-11 10:16:12

Ooh, unanimous agreement on a name thread! grin

nenevomito Mon 04-Jul-11 10:20:35

Yes I really like Hamish too!

Is this a first for the babynames topic? grin

GoblinMarket Mon 04-Jul-11 10:21:52

Wotabout !!! Yes my gorgeous black puddy tat is Hamish but dh is a vet and not come across another so fear not op!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: