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Scottish girls name that's a bit feisty?

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Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 18:55:54

I'm due dc4 in 2 weeks, we have 3 boys with good strong Scottish names and have a couple of boys names we like if we have another boy, but are struggling a bit to agree on a girls name (don't know what we are having)
Names we are considering include Morven (dh's favourite but I'm not sure, Elspeth (I like this but ?too girly/ lispy), Isobel/ Ishbel (same issue)

I would appreciate any other suggestions or opinions on those names. We definitely don't want anything frilly, but something with a bit of oomph, so she can compete with her 3 big brothers!

Thanks for your help!

countingdown Mon 17-Jun-13 20:34:37


shellyf Mon 17-Jun-13 20:35:32

I love Morven.Mary Flora or Ishabel?

sparkle9 Mon 17-Jun-13 20:35:59

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dancemom Mon 17-Jun-13 20:37:40


KikkiK Mon 17-Jun-13 20:40:37

Love Morven, that's the name I thought of just from your thread title! Also love Rona, though I'd spell it without the h (like the island).
How about Alana?

DTisMYdoctor Mon 17-Jun-13 20:43:50

Ishbel or Elspeth get my vote. Lovely names imo. If DS (with a strong Scottish name) had a sister I'd have gone with one of those.

namelessposter Mon 17-Jun-13 20:52:19

Ruth. Noone messes with a Ruth.

PercyIsGreen Mon 17-Jun-13 20:58:40

Agnes - my Scottish grandmothers name

LittleSporksBigSpork Mon 17-Jun-13 20:59:42

My favourite one I can think would be Maura, closely followed by Moira/Moyra, Morna, Malina, (I like Ms it seems) and Saundra.

DessieLou Mon 17-Jun-13 21:01:20

Elspeth gets my vote. I have a relative called Elspet (no H) & also know of an Elsbett.
Triona? Camry (not Scottish, think I made it up!)?

leddeeburdee Mon 17-Jun-13 21:05:46

A friend of mine has just named their DD Fiona. I thought it was a great name when I heard it - really strong but very under used.

WhereYouLeftIt Mon 17-Jun-13 21:17:10

Morven / Morvern
Mhairi (pronounced Va-ri)
Agnes / Senga
Meg / Maggie

Jidget Mon 17-Jun-13 21:26:13


Anjou Mon 17-Jun-13 21:28:01

How about a place name? There was a thread about that recently. There are some nice island names. Texa? Iona?

Geordieminx Mon 17-Jun-13 21:29:03

Cumbernauld? grin

Foundapound Mon 17-Jun-13 21:34:18

2 of mine are on here already, so I'll give you the 3rd.... Marsaili, pr. Marshally, rhyming with partially. Shortens to Mars or Marsh, sometimes. Derives from Mars God of War and usually taken as Ghaidhlig for Marjorie (but you don't need to mention that). I think it's pretty feisty. She loves it, despite having to spell/tell how to say.

What about Blythe or Alba or Mirren?

MorphandChas Mon 17-Jun-13 21:44:27

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Please not Agnes/Senga or Morag...these are not good imo.

CityGal29 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:01:21

I love Kirsty!

MsInterpret Mon 17-Jun-13 22:01:53

Sheena. Definitely.

lotsofcheese Mon 17-Jun-13 22:07:42

How about Eilish? Seonaid (pronounced Shona)?

Please don't call her Senga - it's a derogatory term up here!

lucidlady Mon 17-Jun-13 22:11:31

Another vote for Morven.

What about Ishbel? I've heard this a couple of times and think its a lovely name.

MortifiedAdams Mon 17-Jun-13 22:14:52

Ooh Fallon is marvelous.


TerrysNo2 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:16:51

I know a gorgeous little girl called Fia, I think it's a pretty strong name and she is a cheeky little 3 year old!

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