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DC1 due now... Scottish names shortlist- what d'ya reckon?

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dubai71 Thu 11-Apr-13 18:46:15

Still not settled on names and due any moment- don't know what flavour. Trying for traditional Scottish names that are not too popular, but not to far out, and work well outside of Scotland.

Girls names we find easier and the shortlist is only:
- Flora
- Ishbel

Boys, we are still struggling a bit- like lots of names but not sure we LOVE them. The shortlist is:
- Ranald (current forerunner)
- Archie (possibly too popular both south and north of the border)
- Hamish (stupidly tried this on 3 Scottish male friends some months ago- think they are still rolling round the floor laughing confused)
- Murdo
- Cameron (not sure about surnames as first names)

So, what d'ya reckon???

BNmum Sun 14-Apr-13 13:47:33

Flora is nice as is Elspeth that has also been mentioned.

I like Hamish for boy but maybe i'm missing something if others have laughed their socks of when you suggested it. What about Vaughn (not sure if Scottish or welsh origin)? Monty (Montgomery)?

ItsYonliMe Sun 14-Apr-13 12:28:24

All the names you have suggested are lovely (although Cameron is a bit overused IMO). A bit more unusual is Harris and my cousin has just called her son Garve - that's nice and unusual too.

Theas18 Sun 14-Apr-13 12:21:20

Ishbel is nice but remember isobel and all the variations are very popular in the UK

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 14-Apr-13 12:19:15

I was going to say Fraser but I see you've ruled that out.
How about Ruaridh, my second choice for ds who is a Fraser.
I also love Ishbel.

TigerSwallowtail Sun 14-Apr-13 12:15:23

Cameron is the only one I like.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 14-Apr-13 12:11:36

Love Ishbel, Hamish and Archie but Archie is a really quite popular at the moment so you may be better steering clear.

How about Innes, Keir, or my favourite, Gregor?

MrsMaryCooper Sun 14-Apr-13 12:07:39

I like Ishbel

(Elspeth is nice too and similar)

I like Archie & Cameron. I am in quite a good catchment area in Edinburgh and there are a few Camerons here too - so not chavvy in my opinion.

Geordieminx Sun 14-Apr-13 12:07:14

I think kids always come up with "nicknames" Flora.. Spreads easily? wink

My cousin is called Belinda.. Only found out a few years ago she hated her name because she got called "bell-ender" at school shock

JollyPurpleGiant Sun 14-Apr-13 12:05:25

I love Murdo and Flora.

DS is Harris. DC2 might be Ramsay.

TidyDancer Sun 14-Apr-13 12:05:15

The only name on your list that I like is Flora.

holeinmytights Sun 14-Apr-13 11:52:38

The ishbel i knew was nicknamed Pishbel. Sorry. Flora v pretty though.

Graceparkhill Sat 13-Apr-13 22:22:35

Rhona? Isla? Catriona?

Callum? Hamish? Sandy? ( nn for Alexander)

dancemom Sat 13-Apr-13 22:17:30


peggyblackett Sat 13-Apr-13 22:15:23

I have a Fergus. Gorgeous grin

dementedma Sat 13-Apr-13 22:12:22

Wouldn't have said Ranald was Scottish, but its OK.Cameron is horrible.
For boys, I like Angus, Ruaridh, Iain,Alastair,
For girls, Iona, Flora, Ailish, Ishbel

raisah Sat 13-Apr-13 04:29:17

Love your names apart from Murdo.
More suggestions:

thistlelicker Sat 13-Apr-13 04:24:37

Has anyone mentioned mhairi ? Spelling prob wrong

pinkr Sat 13-Apr-13 02:52:40

Fergus is traditional but under used and the only boy name we could agree one! grin

Blondie1984 Fri 12-Apr-13 23:20:01

If I ever have a little girl I will call her Iona

forgetmenots Fri 12-Apr-13 23:10:57

Love it pinkr, on my list smile

pinkr Fri 12-Apr-13 23:06:22

If our wee one was a boy the name was Fergus!

DessieLou Thu 11-Apr-13 23:30:07

Or Brodie? I know a very cute wee Brodie!

DessieLou Thu 11-Apr-13 23:29:02

Ishbel is nice but not keen on flora, I'm afraid. I like Cameron from your boys list but had no idea it is considered chavvy in some parts. How about Fifer instead?

thistlelicker Thu 11-Apr-13 23:23:48

Dog is Hamish

LoganMummy Thu 11-Apr-13 23:14:27

Love Ruaridh, Archie, Lachlan and Logan.

I used to love Cameron but I can't stand Cammy so that's a no.

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