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Harris for a boy?

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harverina Thu 25-Jul-13 11:06:53

Hello grin

I am 25 weeks pregnant so plenty of time to decide about names. Don't know the sex of the baby either but dh is a nightmare to pin down about names so I need to start early!

I previously put a thread on asking opinions on Archie. It had mixed opinions, though pretty positive. The more I say Archie the more undecided I am about it!

So dh had suggested Harris. I like Harry but we wanted a name with some Scottish link as we are Scottish. Dd is called Eilidh.

So, what do you guys think about Harris?

Is it really a surname?

Thanks on advance grin

harverina Mon 29-Jul-13 22:19:43

Sorry it was makingdo who asked how to pronounce brain!!!

tabulahrasa Mon 29-Jul-13 22:30:24

It might be an accent thing but eilidh is more ailly when I say it.

I like Harris, like Lewis but not as common. I know loads of Lewises, but only one Harris.

makingdoo Mon 29-Jul-13 22:30:41

harverina thanks for that. Been trying to say it all evening but think I'm being a bit thick!
I keep saying elly / Ellie but that's not right is it!

Sorry didn't mean to hijack!

harverina Mon 29-Jul-13 22:35:54

Dh has just commented that it would have been easier for me to say its like Hayley but without the H!

Yeah I like Lewis too, however, my cousins little boy is called Lewis and he lives around the corner and will go to the same school. Otherwise I think I would have seriously considered Lewis.

tabulahrasa Mon 29-Jul-13 22:38:55

Ha - that made it look like I was correcting your DD's name, lol...I meant I'm not sure if it's sn accent difference or just a difference in trying to write it phonetically.

Now I've seen your next post and yes that's how I'd say it too.

makingdoo Mon 29-Jul-13 22:43:26

That makes sense now thanks! It's very pretty.
I think it was my Irish accent stopping me picking it up.

Still love Harris grin

harverina Mon 29-Jul-13 23:22:06

Tab it's ok! I didn't think you were grin Eilidh often gets called Ellie by my English relatives. The spelling throws people! Poor girl has a rubbish surname to spell too!

Harris and Eilidh, Brodie and Eilidh, Archie and Eilidh. Mmmm not sure!

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