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YokoOhNo Tue 02-Oct-12 13:13:10

I need a classic, Scottish boy's name for unborn DC2. We have a girl's name ready, but are stuck for inspiration for a boy. Something easy to spell and that works in England too, where we are based for a few years.

I don't want anything too difficult to spell, so, much as I like it, Ruardhi is out. And we definitely prefer names that cannot be shortened.

We liked Callum, but English friends have thrown their hands up in horror and muttered the "c" word and that the only they know is Callum Best.

Any ideas?

countrybump Tue 02-Oct-12 16:03:17


Are they Scottish names?

whatthewhatthebleep Tue 02-Oct-12 16:12:08

I always liked Fergus, Broddie, and called my DS Hugh

Mono1 Tue 02-Oct-12 16:26:22

I have an Alastair growing up in London ( a Jockney). Oddly the most common comment we get is"oh that's a posh name". I don't think so. I liked that it can be Al or Ally as he wishes.

celtiethree Wed 03-Oct-12 22:33:33

I like Sandy nn for Alexander
Not sure what's wrong with Callum, I like it but there seem to be 2 in every class in the school that my DS goes to.

bubbles1231 Wed 03-Oct-12 22:42:16

I have a Stewart and a Jamie (that's his given name, not a shortened form of James). I also like Hamish and Coinneach

LizLemon007 Wed 03-Oct-12 23:14:59

/gregor, lorcan, douglas, bruce

don't like lewis, fraser or harris. they just seem like the sur name trend. Not scottish.

LizLemon007 Wed 03-Oct-12 23:15:39


Seriously like? Doesn't that mean, ahem? Mathanxiety,step in here.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 03-Oct-12 23:42:50

Sorry if this is obvious, but Andrew is the patron saint of scotland!!

alwayspregnant Wed 03-Oct-12 23:51:43

I like Kerr, Innes, Callum and Blair.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 03-Oct-12 23:54:16

Sorry to be obvious, but Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.

weegiemum Wed 03-Oct-12 23:56:29

As far as I recall, coinneach means 'rabbit' in Gaelic. My kids are in gem so I'm pretty sure, but they're asleep!

thegreylady Thu 04-Oct-12 15:56:21

Fergus is great. I like Murdo and Rory too.

LizLemon007 Thu 04-Oct-12 15:59:11

I thought it meant something else, you know, poonannnee confused

Netguru Thu 04-Oct-12 16:03:22

Dh is Alastair
Bil is Douglas
Ds is Archie
Bf is Fraser

StellaNova Thu 04-Oct-12 20:38:01

I wanted Scottish-ish names for my two (DH is Scottish), we ended up with Alexander and Jamie but I also liked Hugh (but not the nickname Shug...), Douglas, Hamish and Angus. We were considering Prentice at one point, from the book Crow Road, but too evocative of Alan Sugar...

Figgygal Thu 04-Oct-12 20:39:35

Not that i think there will be a ds 2 but if there was he will be Robert/Robbie

WitchityBroom Sat 06-Oct-12 18:06:45

Kester? A Scottish variant of Christopher, I think. It's a nice name and easy to pronounce for English people.

IceCubes Sat 06-Oct-12 18:13:07

Sholto is lovely smile

amck5700 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:19:54


margerykemp Sat 06-Oct-12 20:55:35

Kyle means strip of land, think kyle of lochalsh and cannot be shortened

Cairn or Munro are mountains

Lewis is very popular atm

I really like Kelvin and Calvin












dont do Angus it is the kind of names DCs get teased for, same goes for Hamish and Malcolm

Bingdweller Sun 07-Oct-12 21:18:32

Callan is lovely - wish I'd called my DS Callan instead of the more popular safe name we opted for!

RubberNeckerNicker Sun 07-Oct-12 21:40:13

Alban is my favourite scottish name

JollyJack Sun 07-Oct-12 21:46:11

Would you pronounce that awlban or ahlban, rubbernecker?

AlwaysReadyForABlether Sun 07-Oct-12 21:50:06

I like Atholl.

RubberNeckerNicker Sun 07-Oct-12 22:37:58

All-ban (but I'm not scottish, so they might have other ideas grin)

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