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Scottish place names

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Cosydressinggown Fri 31-May-13 16:38:26

Hello - I need Scottish place names that can also be used as baby names. Any ideas??? So far I can only think of:


..... ?

CookieB Thu 13-Jun-13 01:31:27

Do not call your child William. Just back from a middle eastern country and if I hear William Wallace one more time I may fcking explode. My dp is William and a Celtic fan?! Took me 4 years to get him a Celtic mug with William on it. Haha. Balamory?

JollyShortGiant Tue 04-Jun-13 07:08:25

Our surname is the same as a famous singer called Honor. That rules out Iona!

louisianablue2000 Mon 03-Jun-13 23:54:18

Definitely not Twatt

There are lots of Twatts in Orkney and Shetland.

Speaking of which, I have heard of Orkney being used as a name for a boy. Smaller islands in Orkney that could be used as names include Fara, Sanday (pronounced Sandy), Switha or Swona. A non-Orcadian should be able to pronounce all of those more or less properly. Avoid Orkney names that end in 'say' because some of them would be pronounced 'shay' by the natives.

charlottehere Mon 03-Jun-13 23:36:57


charlottehere Mon 03-Jun-13 23:34:36


MorrisZapp Mon 03-Jun-13 23:30:14

Don't forget the three racing champions named after Scottish places:

Stirling Moss

Eddie Irvine

Ayr Toon Centre

greencolorpack Mon 03-Jun-13 23:28:38

"Grist Boll". Name of a pub. True story.

Of course you would have to really hate the kid if you called it Grist Boll.

greencolorpack Mon 03-Jun-13 23:26:24


AberdeenAngusina Mon 03-Jun-13 23:25:43

My mum told me about someone who was born in The Sma' Glen. It was a dramatic story, but I can't remember it. She was born in the 1930s. Anyway, she was named Thesma Glen Surname.

eagleray Mon 03-Jun-13 23:24:09

Yes it is a stereo, but then I named DD after a brand of dairy product so don't be put off!

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 03-Jun-13 23:15:29

Etive is lovely , I have fond climbing memories of there, I like Alba too but DP says its a make of stereo?

eagleray Mon 03-Jun-13 22:54:52

Eriska is an island name too - v pretty I think

chickenfactory Mon 03-Jun-13 22:18:40

Lol at Cumbernauld!
Eriskay? If she wants to stick with the island theme.

eagleray Mon 03-Jun-13 22:12:12

Etive, after the loch

I knew a girl who was called this - think its a lovely name!

Christabel3 Mon 03-Jun-13 22:10:23


thistlelicker Mon 03-Jun-13 22:08:33

Ben (Nevis) ? Lossiemouth ? Catriona is a pretty name! Eidlidh ?

thistlelicker Mon 03-Jun-13 22:05:55

Lenzie? William (as in fort) Nessie for a lassie ? Blane. As in dunblane ? Leith? Burntisland ?

thistlelicker Mon 03-Jun-13 22:04:41

Time I was in rat tap it was all demolished and rebuilt! My uncle lives near the fire station!! Small world!

burberryqueen Mon 03-Jun-13 22:03:22


soontobeslendergirl Mon 03-Jun-13 21:59:12

grin @ PDB!!

PureDeadBrilliant Mon 03-Jun-13 21:55:27

Oh oh oh! Cumbernauld
So every time anyone asks about the baby you could do the great advert:
"what's it called?"

PureDeadBrilliant Mon 03-Jun-13 21:52:58

Or maybe Moscow?

PureDeadBrilliant Mon 03-Jun-13 21:52:12


zippey Mon 03-Jun-13 21:34:18


soontobeslendergirl Mon 03-Jun-13 21:28:15

It's all been knocked down redeveloped now and is lnicer to drive through - apart from the speedbumps and the 20mph limit. It's like everywhere, the vast majority are nice people doing their best and it's the rowdy minority that give places a bad name.

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