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Gilbert (Gill/Gillie) for short

(31 Posts)
Katydive Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:34

I came across this name and really love it, especially with the Gillie for short (in Scottish means 'keeper of rivers' or something like that) My husband is Scottish and we have an Archie, and a Harry, our surname also starts with a G and would flow really well. What does anyone else think?

Katydive Sun 20-Jan-13 17:16:04

My DS's are excited as theve just realised the little fish dude from 'Bubble Guppies' is called Ghillie/Gil!

Katydive Sat 19-Jan-13 17:17:42

Ghillie is a gamekeeper on estates and works also looks after the rivers. I'm also thinking of shortening to Bertie, if he doenst look like a Ghillie/Gil

beckhamz Sat 19-Jan-13 11:04:53

I love Gilbert. Great name, go for it!

TheSecondComing Sat 19-Jan-13 11:00:36

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thegreylady Sat 19-Jan-13 10:58:31

Gil with one l is lovely and I like Gilbert too.

bluer Sat 19-Jan-13 10:57:56


ErikNorseman Sat 19-Jan-13 09:36:35

Don't like Gilbert but I like Gil. If ghillie is an actual name then I'd go for that. I thought it was a type of gamekeeper.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 19-Jan-13 09:18:21

My first thought was Blythe, too. grin

Indith Sat 19-Jan-13 09:00:40

Gilbert is lovely.

My ds1's middle name is Gilbert, as is my baby cousin's. Both named for my grandfather who was an amazing man who sadly died for too soon.

I toyed with it as a first name but it wasn't quite right for him. I love it though.

Ninjacat Sat 19-Jan-13 08:50:56

I love Gil
It's top of my boys list.
Can also be short for Gilon but think I would just go Gil.
Reminds me of To Kill A Mocking Bird. Also Gil Scott Herron

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 18-Jan-13 22:22:14

Like Gil but not Gilbert (but can't think of anything else for Gil!). Don't like Gillie.

RillaBlythe Fri 18-Jan-13 21:08:37

Gilbert is great wink

hawkmcqueen Fri 18-Jan-13 21:05:42

Love it, it's cool.

Nivet Fri 18-Jan-13 20:09:58

I used to work for a Gilbert, very successful but a foul temper. He was known as Gil (but we used to call him Bertie Bag On behind his back).

Love the name Gil & Gilbert though.

Have to be honest I'm not keen on Elliot, it's a bit weak.

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 20:06:10

Oh, and I'd definitely spell the shortened version Gil. Or he'll get called Jill.

LesBOFerables Fri 18-Jan-13 20:04:52

I will always love Gilbert Blythe grin

dashoflime Fri 18-Jan-13 20:04:39

Gibbie! Like wing commander Guy "Gibbie" Gibson in the damnbusters?! Very cool.

derekthehamster Fri 18-Jan-13 20:02:11

Oh I automatically thought of Anne of green gables too. shock at Gilbert Blythe!

Lovely name.

OhBuggerandArse Fri 18-Jan-13 19:59:27

Traditional nickname for Gilbert is Gibbie.

I like it, but I can see that others might have Issues...

dashoflime Fri 18-Jan-13 19:58:53

Lke it. I prefer Gil to Ghillie or Gillie though.

rubytutu Fri 18-Jan-13 19:57:49

A child in dd1's swimming class has a brother called Gilbert, they call him Gil. I saw a class list one day and realised their surname is Blythe!

BanghamTheDirtyScone Fri 18-Jan-13 19:56:35

Gilbert is great smile

amazingmumof6 Fri 18-Jan-13 19:55:40

Ghillie reminds me of ghilie-suits (special army camouflage clothes), but unless a lot of people watch CSI or in the military it probably doesn't matter

and you might get some (older) generation start going on about Gilbert and Sullivan

but yes, I like it!

MarmaladeSkies Fri 18-Jan-13 19:50:42

I don't like it at all.Gilbert is a very unattractive name imho. There is something nice about Ghillie though.

Katydive Fri 18-Jan-13 19:17:02

Thanks for that, Ghillie is lovely. Yes I didn't think about the Gill/Jill sound of the girls name association, Gil it is

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