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help with a scottish girls name please

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mamaesi Sun 04-Sep-11 14:12:48

I am not from the uk so am clueless.. husband mentioned he sort of wants a scottish name for our girl (he has scottish heritage)

can you suggest some pretty names and include pronunciation if not obvious.
many thanks.

ps-cant be isla, as close family member already has that name.

babydust27 Sun 04-Sep-11 14:21:41

Heather?

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 04-Sep-11 14:22:53

Iona (eye-ona)
Eleanor
Lorna
Catriona (2 ways of saying this - CAT-tree-ona, or KATE-tree-ona)
Elspeth
Avril / Averil
Flora
Freda/Freya

NB these are more 'std' Scots, or were you wanting a Gaelic name? These (Gaelic) are the ones with the least obvious pronunciations!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 04-Sep-11 14:24:43

Caitriona. Sounds like Katrina. Mhairi, sounds like Varry. Caitlin. Sounds like Kaytlin or a very gentle Kathleen. Variations on Marie (Maree or Marry).

scarlettlips Sun 04-Sep-11 14:25:59

Iona
Kristie
Shona
Aileen
Caitriona
Elspeth
Morag
Rhona
Ailsa

tabulahrasa Sun 04-Sep-11 14:27:11

Iona (eye own a)
Eilidh (aylee)
Rowan (ow as in ow that hurts and an is softer than the name ann, more like halfway between an and un)
Mairi (marry)
Ailsa
Catriona (catreena)
Kirsty

MelinaM Sun 04-Sep-11 18:18:03

Eleanor is not a Scottish name, it's of Greek originsmile

Agnes
Blair
Bonnie
Bryce
Cameron ...unisex
Davina
Fiona
Fyfa
Greer
Ishbel
Janet
Kirstin
Paisley
Shona

ooma Sun 04-Sep-11 18:31:59

Marnie

Carrotsandcelery Sun 04-Sep-11 18:39:18

Mhairi - var (like car) ee (like pea)
Rhona - ro (like row) na (like pa)
Kirsty
Freya - Fray a (like pa)
Eilidh - Ale ee (like pea)
Shona - Show na
Morag - mo rag
Moira - Moy (like toy) ra (like pa)
Agnes - Ag (like rag) nes (like chess)

It might be worth looking at the meanings of some or looking back through his family tree for some family names.

Annakin31 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:04:58

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Annakin31 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:09:35

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suzikettles Mon 05-Sep-11 11:11:22

Kirsty, Heather, Fiona, Elspeth, Morven, Morna, Catriona, Seona (Shona), Eilidh (Aylee), Ailsa

ragged Mon 05-Sep-11 11:13:39

Surprised no one has said Maisie?

jkklpu Mon 05-Sep-11 20:49:02

Morag

Jeezimacasalinga Mon 05-Sep-11 20:57:38

Catriona is pronounced like Katrina/Catreena (Or me and every other Catriona that I've ever met have been pronouncing their own name wrongly) wink

Blair
Fiona
Iseabeal (Ishbel)
Rhona/Rona
Kirsty
Sheena
Seona (or Shona)
Mhorag
Lorna
Mairi (Marry)
Mhairi (Varry)
Aileen
Alison/Allison
Skye

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