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Freya or Mairi

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weebarra Sat 04-May-13 11:20:55

Freya or Mairi for DC3. Our boys have traditional Scottish names and we have a one syllable last name.
Don't know many children with either name here (east scotland).

chocoluvva Sat 04-May-13 11:38:13

I think Freya is quite popular in a few areas of Scotland. (It's norse).

fussychica Sat 04-May-13 12:59:21

Love Freya.

GW297 Sat 04-May-13 13:54:08


Kittykatmacbill Sat 04-May-13 14:15:42

Both are lovely - which isn't much help! But there are a lot of Freyas here (Edinburgh). I know 2 born in the last couple of months....

soontobeslendergirl Sat 04-May-13 16:58:21

Mairi by a mile. Classic and undateable. Freya definitely the more popular at the moment so think it will go out of fashion again - I don't think Mairi will.

Can I also suggest Lorna?

ZolaBuddleia Sun 05-May-13 18:09:47

Is Mairi pronounced Varry? Or is that when it has an 'h' in it?

EsmeWeatherwax Sun 05-May-13 18:12:06

Mairi. Freya is a dreadful name unless it's paired with a norse sounding second name. This is of course my personal opinion and not a personal insult. Like Mairi very much, much more Scottish to go with your boys names.

tabulahrasa Sun 05-May-13 18:16:27

I love Mairi, I'm not so keen on Freya and I know loads of them - it seems to have become really popular in the last 5 years or so,

Mairi is pronounced Marry, well unless you're speaking gaelic and then it turns into Mhairi pronounced varry when you address somebody called Mairi.

soontobeslendergirl Sun 05-May-13 18:17:32

Mairi is just pronounced Ma-ray

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