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Harris ??

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TheonlyoneIknow Fri 01-Jun-12 08:04:14

I think we have decided on this for a first name if baby is a boy.

Am really struggling though for a middle name. I do like Alexander but not sure if it is too long and goes with our surname (which also ends in 'er'.)

I quite like Lachlan but there is no way DP will go for that!

Any other suggestions?
Thanks x

Stressed81 Thu 22-Nov-12 16:47:07

My 4 year old is Harrison James my 3 year old is George Alexander no name for current baby boy im cooking

Crmmum Thu 22-Nov-12 11:10:02

Harris James, Harris Duncan, Harris Cameron, Harris Ryan?

mbbh Mon 19-Nov-12 21:57:47

Harris is THE best name! I am biased! I love it because its not overused & it's a classic x

MarySA Mon 18-Jun-12 13:03:29

Don't like it at all I'm afraid. I think Harris Tweed.

amck5700 Mon 18-Jun-12 12:58:26

lol BC - I know a brother and sister called Lewis and Skye ;o) wonder if they'd had more kids they would maybe have had Harris, Isla and Iona.

BlueChampagne Mon 18-Jun-12 12:49:28

Just so long as he hasn't got brother called Lewis ...

takingiteasy Sun 17-Jun-12 23:40:29

Harris for a dog? What a stupid thing to say. Of the dogs I know there's a James, Jack, Hamish, poppy and Glenn! All perfectly good names for children or dogs!

amck5700 Sun 17-Jun-12 23:38:34

My son's friend is called Harris - we are in Scotland - and can't say that arse was the first thing to enter my head.

takingiteasy Sun 17-Jun-12 23:38:14

My nephew is Harris and no one has mentioned arse! It must be an English thing? I'm Scottish and live in Scotland. I know a few Harris. I like Harrison too. I agree the whole surname first name thing is irrelevant.

What about Finlay in the middle?

McPhee Sun 17-Jun-12 22:56:06

Harris means arse where I come from too, and DP is scottish and also knows this.

amck5700 Sun 17-Jun-12 22:53:45

Ben (Bheinn)?

CJfromTheWestWing Sun 17-Jun-12 18:52:07

Hamish is great, I thought of a dog for Harris.

MamaLazarou Sun 17-Jun-12 18:47:53

My first thought was 'arse'. Sorry.

Piemistress, Xander Harris is the name of a character from Buffy. Maybe that's why you think they seem to go well together!

Piemistress Sun 17-Jun-12 18:41:43

Is Xander a nn for Alexander or a name in its own right? I think both go nicely with Harris

jaffacakehips Fri 01-Jun-12 20:38:25

What about Murray?

jaffacakehips Fri 01-Jun-12 20:35:03

IMHO this surname as a first name or middle name isn't an issues in Scotland or indeed if you're Scottish and not living in Scotland. As names like Campbell, Cameron etc are commonly used as first names as well as surnames, so we're used to it. grin

TheonlyoneIknow Fri 01-Jun-12 14:45:21

DS's middle name is Jackson (my granny's maiden name) and I love it smile

I like Gabriel (DP not so keen sadly) and his middle name is Nathaniel! spooky!"

Littlecherublegs Fri 01-Jun-12 13:54:14

Love Harris - and Harrison for that matter!

Harris Alexander sounds lovely.

Or how about:
Harris Dominic
Harris Nathaniel
Harris Jackson
Harris Wilbur
Harris Gabriel

foxeeroxee Fri 01-Jun-12 13:35:20

Love harris though i am biased ds1 is called it, funnily enough i dont like harrison.
Think it sounds lovely with alexander.

Stellan Fri 01-Jun-12 10:52:55

I do like Campbell, the only thing that puts me off is that it's also a surname (like Harris)?
But so is Alexander: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_(surname)

So, if you like Campbell, you might as well use it.

TheonlyoneIknow Fri 01-Jun-12 10:46:44

I do like Campbell, the only thing that puts me off is that it's also a surname (like Harris)?

jaffacakehips Fri 01-Jun-12 10:30:49

What about Harris Campbell {surname}?

bigbadbarry Fri 01-Jun-12 09:38:18

I think you are overthinking it: Harris Alexander - - er sounds ok to me and how often do you use the whole thing anyway? (Just clicked on this thread because me kitten is called Harris smile )

MrsKwazii Fri 01-Jun-12 09:36:14

CuppaTeaJanice But when you're cockney, you don't pronounce the 'H' wink

Lexiesgirl Fri 01-Jun-12 09:35:46

Harris is lovely, though I like Harrison more, with Harris as the nn. Harris/on Alexander would go great. Alexander is a really good middle name, goes with everything!

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