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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!

MoonHare Mon 17-Jun-13 22:18:24

Esme - pn whichever way you prefer.

williaminajetfighter Mon 17-Jun-13 22:19:55

I second Ishbel. Worked with a lovely one.

williaminajetfighter Mon 17-Jun-13 22:22:53

And please not Isla. So popular now, they are everywhere.

idiot55 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:23:20

Joyce , I think is scottish!Joy.

names of rivers can be nice; e.g Cree, Doon, , and I cant think of any more!

babyru Mon 17-Jun-13 22:23:53

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AitchTwoOhOneTwo Mon 17-Jun-13 22:25:24

no Mhairi, it's a bit of a Gaidhlig spelling mistake, that one. Mairi's nice, though. i think i like Elspeth best.

Pimpf Mon 17-Jun-13 22:26:12

I thought Merida too turnthatfrown

Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:28:03

I really like eilish but ds3 is hamish so def too similar sounding!

Fiona is good, will add to short list. Esme I also love but it doesn't really sound right with our surname unfortunately

I appreciate all the suggestions, I'm sure if we have a girl it will be one of the names on this thread!

Keep 'em coming please

LondonBus Mon 17-Jun-13 22:28:24

I wouldn't mess with someone called Morag.

Elspeth is unbelievably wet

Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:29:36

Merida made me smile, but I couldn't name a child after a film!! Definitely along the right lines though

LondonBus Mon 17-Jun-13 22:32:44


MacaYoniandCheese Mon 17-Jun-13 22:36:04

Fiona is good wink. Strong, sensible, clever but undeniably feminine. Also love Morag, Shona and Ishbel (Tish) too. Will echo other posters who've said that Isla is super-popular. I live in Canada and there are lots of little Islas here too...

Wandastartup Mon 17-Jun-13 22:42:04

I have a very feisty Elspeth Iona! Also another Scottish Amex daughter but don't want to out myself fully!

Wandastartup Mon 17-Jun-13 22:42:27

Sorry named!

tabulahrasa Mon 17-Jun-13 22:45:11

Catriona (catreena not catreeohna)
Rowan (to rhyme with cow not mow)

NonnoMum Mon 17-Jun-13 22:50:40

If you like Isobal, how about Isa after my scottish grannie (ize-uh)?

Mehrida Mon 17-Jun-13 22:53:11

Another vote for Fiona. Although I do know a couple of (adult) Morags who are both good fun but nobody would dare mess with!

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thefirstmrsrochester Mon 17-Jun-13 22:56:10

My granny was Elspeth. Pronounced Elspet though. Girly? My gran was knee high to a grasshopper but kicked ass when need be.

mrsyattering Mon 17-Jun-13 23:01:37

Moyra, Morna, Rhoda (think its Scots) Rhona, Morag, Aillie

BeaWheesht Mon 17-Jun-13 23:01:49

Ds and dd both have very Scottish names.

On our list for dd were:

Elspeth (love)

BeaWheesht Mon 17-Jun-13 23:02:16

Oh and Flora but other people's opinions put us off...

TolliverGroat Mon 17-Jun-13 23:08:13

I know a small and extremely determined Elspeth.

MaryKatharine Mon 17-Jun-13 23:13:05

Lots of good ideas. What about Margaret? I know a little Maggie and think its lovely.

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