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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

COCKadoodledooo Sat 08-Dec-12 11:13:49

I know one (teen) and he's ace. Got to agree there needs to be a Scottish connection though or it is a bit odd imo.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 11:34:57

baskingseals Gabriel is beautiful (and Gabe!) although I obviously prefer what you chose in the end! Can understand that though we are having a nightmare choosing!

cockadoodledooo turbo Scottish and Irish here, another good thing is that Angus works in Ireland too (someone mentioned the Irish variant upthread) smile

HyvaPaiva Sat 08-Dec-12 13:38:07

I love Angus and the one I know is such a fantastic guy.

highlandbird Sat 08-Dec-12 13:55:18

my DS (21months) is an Angus so I obviously think its a fantastic name grin we know one other Angus of a similar name....and yes we live in Scotland!
I'm also an AC/DC fan, not that he's named after Angus Young, but I don't mind the connection!
We sometimes call him An-gee at home but never Gus, although I wouldn't mind if he wanted to be called Gus. We've been complimented on his strong, traditional name but I know not everyone likes it. He was meant to be a Ruaridh but didn't suit him when he was born, Angus wasn't even on the original shortlist!

highlandbird Sat 08-Dec-12 14:14:26

of a similar age even.....obviously has a similar name blush

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 15:38:46

highlandbird Ruairidh is one of our picks but we can't agree on many smile lovely name!

ggirl Sat 08-Dec-12 15:40:57

love the name Angus

manicinsomniac Sat 08-Dec-12 17:25:19

It's weird, we have 3 Anguses in Y5 and another 2 in Y4 plus one of my friends has a 1 year old Angus - and we live in the South East of England!

I know it's not a popular name so must be a freak coincidence.

It's a nice name though, I like it.

forgetmenots Sat 08-Dec-12 17:48:25

That is weird manic! I'd be fine with there being a few at possible-DS's school here in Scotland, but might be a bit put out if I was in the South East of England, you'd expect it to be more unusual!

fridayschild Sat 08-Dec-12 18:01:48

I have an Angus. We have avoided Gus as a name, but the DSs have invented An-gee.

It's a great name. Watch out for it on spell check though grin and on the continent people have never heard of it and don't know how to pronounce it. That may or may not be relevant to you.

My parents are in Scotland. If the DCs had lived in that village there would have been at least one other Angus in the class; here in London he has always been the only one in his school.

Thinkingof4 Sun 09-Dec-12 18:46:11

Our ds2 is Angus too, it's a great name. We call him An-gee at home too
Don't know any other 3yr olds called Angus (yet)

forgetmenots Sun 09-Dec-12 20:11:55

I quite like Angy/Angaidh as a nn! Not against Gus either, but it's less good with the surname and just wouldn't actively use it a lot.

Glad to hear of so many lovely little Anguses, I think might be 'the one'!

Geranium3 Sun 09-Dec-12 20:35:14

angus is lovely and so is fergus and raphael!

forgetmenots Tue 11-Dec-12 21:05:50

Like Fergus, Geranium, but Raphael wouldn't work with my surname! Thanks though

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