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We've decided to name him when we meet him...

(23 Posts)
DessieLou Mon 04-Feb-13 01:39:29

I know a Philip that was Pip when he was little. It's a lovely underused name imo. :-)

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:30:44

A bit more usual names that might suit are:

Euan or Ewan

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:24:25

Tiernan or Torin might suit too - both Scottish but the latter definitely sounds more Scandinavian - probably came across with the Vikings.

A lot of Scottish place names or mountains etc make excellent names and are used. I also like Merrick or No1 son was almost Blaven but we chickened out. No2 son was nearly Cairn as that's what we kept hitting (it indicates a small structure at the top of a mountain) when we did the pin in a map thing.

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:19:59

No probs Wiggy - I've seen people use Lochlan on here before but i've personally only ever come across Lachlan in Scotland - Moray is pronounced Murray usually but to be honest depending on where you live there is often not that much difference in how some vowels are pronounced. I hate having to spell out out my name as it has A's and E's in it and in my accent they sound pretty much the same.....and don't even start on the mistakes I get with my postcode sad - So to me the name Moray comes out somewhere between Mo-ray and Muh-ray. Lachlan or Lochlan would come with a proper scottish gutterall hhchchchgg in the middle - no idea how to represent the sound grin. I once went to school with a Lachlan McLachlan - he was a total punk in case you were imagining some guy in an Aran sweater and tartan trews!

Wiggy29 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:04:16

amck- oh dear, did I spell it wrong? Not a good sign! Not Scottish but just think it sounds beautiful. How do you pronounce the 3rd name- is the first part like 'moo' cow as in moo- ray? Please excuse my ignorance!

Dessie- Ohhh, I like Philip (but not Phil) and Daniel is lovely but also (booooo) in my giant family already.

DessieLou Sun 03-Feb-13 21:09:44

Nicholas, Everett, Emmett, Zachary, Isaac, Philip, Peter, Alexander, Jeremy, Daniel?

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:34:51

Nairn is just as it looks, Nayr'n - it's a place name in Scotland which is used as a first name but isn't very common. With you having Lochlan (Lachlan) I thought you may have some Scottish roots smile

If you like that you may like:

Murray (Moray)

Wiggy29 Sun 03-Feb-13 17:29:09

I really like Max, Christopher, Elliot and Jonny/ Joanthan- in fact, all four I have suggested but DP isn't as fussed. Nephew is Matthew so it's a no-go.

DP has the most ridiculous connotations with so many names, anything slightly unusual he views as 'chavvy' or 'they'd have to go to private school'??? confused

How do you pronounce 'Nairn'? I haven't come across it before.

Not sure about letting midwife pick but if we narrow it down maybe dc1 could decide (he's 8), think he would defo just go for Thomas though as it's the name of his good friend at school.

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 03-Feb-13 16:30:44

I really like all those names, good choices!

If you're worried about the popularity of Noah and Finn, I'd also worry about James and Thomas. Last year James was no. 5 and Thomas was no. 7, Noah was 14 and Finn didn't crack the top 20.

xlatia Sun 03-Feb-13 14:03:46

i like thomas and nathaniel. i've got a 15 months old jonathan, so would add that to the list. disclaimer: people seem to be unable to spell his name - jonathon and jonathen are both popular misspellings, no idea where that comes from!

abbyfromoz Sun 03-Feb-13 13:53:05

Not the most obvious of traditional names but we like Artem for a boy if we do have one. Artem William Bowen. It's greek (our daughter is Ariana) and i think it's different but still strong William after my father and grandfather (also brother's middle name) and Bowen is my Dh's middle name (one of them) Other nice names for boys - Asher, Aston, Aurelian (yes- we like 'A' names!!) lol

JollyRedGiant Sun 03-Feb-13 13:49:15


amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 13:47:21

Ah - that's okay then - had a vision of a midwife let loose and calling your child something weird grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 03-Feb-13 13:45:31

And to add to the list - how about Max

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 03-Feb-13 13:44:56

Oh yes - it was a choice between two names. It was which would be first and which would be middle

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 13:40:09

very brave Norma - from a pre approved list?

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 03-Feb-13 13:30:54

When we had dd we let the midwife choose grin

amck5700 Sun 03-Feb-13 13:29:15


echidnakid Sun 03-Feb-13 10:06:04

Nathaniel, Evan and Theo are the best on your list though if popularity is a worry I would avoid Theo as I think it's going to explode in popularity one day soon.

cece Sun 03-Feb-13 08:29:02

Jonathan nn Jonny

Wiggy29 Sun 03-Feb-13 08:23:13

I'm reluctant on Thomas and Joseph as there are already two in my family. Oliver is out for the same reason.

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 03-Feb-13 08:09:17

I love Thomas, Joseph and Nathaniel.

Wiggy29 Sun 03-Feb-13 08:02:58

As at the moment we can't agree on a name, hoping he 'looks' like a ____ and so naming will be easier once born.

DP likes: Thomas, James, Joseph
I like: Nathaniel (Nate), Lochlan
Both don't mind (but don't love): Evan, Theo
Both like but too popular now: Noah, Finn

Anyone care to add to the list? Any 'S' names are out due to surname.

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