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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!

Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 23:16:50

tolliver I can imagine having a wee one like that given ds2 and ds3's personalities!

bugsybill Tue 18-Jun-13 06:14:13



Is Fiora scottish?


PoppyAmex Tue 18-Jun-13 06:25:08

Bridie is lovely.

Groovee Tue 18-Jun-13 07:22:15

I have an Eilidh.

Other names like Catriona, Mhairi, Mairi, Mirren or Murron.

tabulahrasa Tue 18-Jun-13 08:15:00

Um...a bridie is a type of pasty

PoppyAmex Tue 18-Jun-13 08:26:39

"Bridie is a pet form of the feminine name Brighid which is of Gaelic origin. It means Powerful and Virtuous"

But yes, tabulah I just realised you're right. grin
Not a suitable name for a girl in modern Scotland.

tabulahrasa Tue 18-Jun-13 08:40:56

Oh I know it's a name - I thought it was Irish personally, but I don't know why.

I just thought maybe people might want to know that in Scotland it's a pasty, lol

PoppyAmex Tue 18-Jun-13 09:04:25

I hadn't heard it before but think it's lovely. <foreign emoticon>

Would definitely use it but I'm sure my Scottish DH would also object on the same grounds grin

OP, I think Ishbel it's a strong, beautiful name. I know a girl with that name and people from other countries always comment on how interesting and lovely it sounds (and as a bonus, it's familiar to most nationalities and easy to pronounce).

Turniptwirl Tue 18-Jun-13 09:52:11


morethanpotatoprints Tue 18-Jun-13 16:04:58

Ah, sorry about the origins of Bridie, I didn't know about the pasty.

A friend many years ago called her daughter Bridie and i can remember thinking it was such a pretty name. grin

tabulahrasa Tue 18-Jun-13 16:20:40

The thing is, it is a name and it's quite pretty - but it also makes me think of one of these, lol

GingerCurry Tue 18-Jun-13 16:37:00

Jean/ Jeanie

PoppyAmex Tue 18-Jun-13 17:00:38

Is Maisie a Scottish name, Ginger? It's very pretty.

I also think Margaret is due a comeback; so many amazing nicknames like Peggy!

GingerCurry Tue 18-Jun-13 17:11:39

Well Poppy the only Maisie I've ever known was very Scottish and best friend of my Granny in Stirling. So to me its always a Scottish name. Dont know if this is everyone elses view.

I like margaret too. Overdue a comeback

Wandastartup Wed 19-Jun-13 00:07:10

I have a Margaret too( known as Meg) I think it's a fantastic name and don't know any others under 50...

Thinkingof4 Wed 19-Jun-13 13:03:06

Thanks for all the suggestions, lots to think about. Of course I'll likely have another boy now grin

MortifiedAdams Wed 19-Jun-13 13:10:27

I have an 18mo Meg wand mind, she is just Meg

Wandastartup Wed 19-Jun-13 19:59:48

Mine is 6 Mortified. I think it's a lovely name but she does get called Megan at school which is annoying!

forgetmenots Thu 20-Jun-13 07:25:19

Love Marsaili!

FoofFighter Thu 20-Jun-13 10:48:33

Has anyone mentioned Rhona?

InspectorRebus Thu 20-Jun-13 21:46:39

Katie Morag


InspectorRebus Thu 20-Jun-13 21:54:32



Ps if a boy please pick Struan, I love this!

InspectorRebus Thu 20-Jun-13 21:55:00

Fnal nomination, honest - Kendra?

dontblameme Thu 20-Jun-13 22:55:17

Bit out there but... Brogan??

lotsofcheese Fri 21-Jun-13 11:51:32

Forgot to say Saoirse pronounced Seersha) - a lovely Gaelic name

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