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forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 20:47:46

Need your thoughts MN...
After lots of back and forth, DH and I both like Angus for a boy.
We are in Scotland, don't know any other babies called Angus and wouldn't use nn Gus (only grown ups called Angus I know are Angus or Angaidh - like an-geh with a hard g).
Need advice as hormones are running riot smile

PurpleTinsel Fri 07-Dec-12 21:00:36

Angus is a nice name.

I know a little 2.5 yr old Angus and an adult Angus (I'm in England). Neither of them use a nickname.

Gatorade Fri 07-Dec-12 21:01:27

Lovely name

MolotovCocktail Fri 07-Dec-12 21:02:54

Angus is one of those names that has a history of being a bit dusty and old man-like, but it sounds quite hip and trendy now, without being too popular (I'm thinking of Alfie, Archie, Charlie here).

Go for it - it's cool.

FriggFRIGG Fri 07-Dec-12 21:06:29

I love Angus...brilliant name,go for it!

lalalonglegs Fri 07-Dec-12 21:14:44

I really like it (but you do need to be Scottish).

Lyns22 Fri 07-Dec-12 21:22:17

Love Angus! I'm from county Angus too so maybe I'm bias smile

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Dec-12 21:24:15

I like it - also Gus
DS's life-long "teddy" is a monkey called Angus.
I also know a grown up Angus (Aussie). He is just Angus.

MerylStrop Fri 07-Dec-12 21:25:05

DS2 is called Angus
He rocks and so does his name grin
We call him Angy (with hard G) sometimes.

thehairybabysmum Fri 07-Dec-12 21:26:34

Love it...also Fergus. I have a Callum and a Finlay though so have a penchant for Scottish names grin I'm not Scottish either!

ByGrabtharsHammer Fri 07-Dec-12 21:27:59

A great and bafflingly underused name. I love it.

BunnyLebowski Fri 07-Dec-12 21:29:00

Brilliant name!!

Also love Aengus, the Irish version.

dawntigga Fri 07-Dec-12 21:35:55

I say Angus I think ACDC tbh sorry if you can't tell the crowd show Angus quite a lot instead of Thunder. Angus is the guitar player.


dawntigga Fri 07-Dec-12 21:36:20

shout not show!


TwoFacedCows Fri 07-Dec-12 21:36:43

i hate it.

forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 21:40:03

Great - majority thumbs up, not going bonkers. Thought it would be much more divisive!
dawntigga I think that would just make DH like it more grin

LynetteScavo Fri 07-Dec-12 21:40:18

I love it. I also love Gus.

snowwombat Fri 07-Dec-12 21:44:46

Love it. May be a little biased as DS2 is Angus. He rocks. Gets An-gee as a nn

meditrina Fri 07-Dec-12 21:50:01

AC/DC live is on BBC4 as I type.

Fabulous name!

(Little sister, Rosie?)

ceeveebee Fri 07-Dec-12 21:50:36

I love it, it was on our list but we thought it was maybe a bit too Scottish for us southerners!

LimeLeafLizard Fri 07-Dec-12 21:53:03

I know a baby Angus. He has Scottish heritage. It goes well with his sister's name.

I wouldn't choose it myself, but I quite like it - classic proper name but not overused.

Don't like Fergus so much because of name association with someone else.

scottishmummy Fri 07-Dec-12 22:06:28

angus is crackin name

mrsXsweet Sat 08-Dec-12 03:30:05

Love it. Also like Hamish, Fergus and Fraser.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 08:52:59

mrsXsweetgrin - DH vetoed Hamish, we can't have Fraser and Fergus is on the list but think I prefer Angus! Great names smile

baskingseals Sat 08-Dec-12 11:03:45

i have an Angus. tbh his name was a compromise. i was desperate to call him Gabriel. still have name envy when i meet a Gabriel. he is known as Gus. it has grown on me, but i never imagined i would have a son called Angus.

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