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Guid Scottish baby names...suggestions please!

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huggiemom Tue 04-Feb-14 22:23:53

Does anybody have any suggestions for Scottish baby names? We live in England but would love a nod to my heritage. I really like Murdo but DH doesn't actually believe it's a real name (sigh) and had pretty much decided on Elspeth if we have a girl but have now realised Elsie might be a bit overused!?! I'd love something uncommon but also traditional....any ideas?

RubySparks Tue 04-Feb-14 22:28:36

Murdo is a great name and very Scottish, several in our family. Kirsty is good Scottish girl's name and not very common.

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Feb-14 22:30:13

Girls - Mhari pronounced Vari
Morven
Tilly

Boys - Robin
- Harris
Rowan

these are just some of the names Ive heard recently & love

invicta Tue 04-Feb-14 22:34:12

Douglas
Mac
Robert Robbie
Duncan
Ewan
Finley
Rory
Hamish
Harris

Isla
Fiona
Morag
Shona

kaumana Tue 04-Feb-14 22:34:48

Murdo is a great name.
How about:
Lachlan
Kenneth
Andrew

Spongebobbigpants Tue 04-Feb-14 22:35:15

Finlay, Angus

Spongebobbigpants Tue 04-Feb-14 22:36:25

Iona is a nice Scottish name for a wee girl

dancemom Tue 04-Feb-14 22:36:56

Torquil
Seamus
Domhnall

And Murdo is a real name, I have 2 in my family!

CocktailQueen Tue 04-Feb-14 22:38:49

Struan
Fraser
Finlay
Alex
Lewis
Harris
Cameron

Iona
Skye
Mona
Marta

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Feb-14 22:39:17

Frazer
Lachlan
Prentice

Ishbel
Fiona
Iona

huggiemom Tue 04-Feb-14 22:39:28

Thanks, I do love Murdo but just know it will never happen!

I love Morven for a girl!! Had forgotten that one! Morag is also really pretty.

Kaumana- how are you pronouncing Lachlan? Lach, or Loch?

huggiemom Tue 04-Feb-14 22:40:05

Ishbel! Great idea!

Lucked Tue 04-Feb-14 22:43:16

My dh wanted murdo but only so he could announce "There's been a Murdo" in a Taggart-sequel voice at the birth. It is a good name though.

What about Munro?

Logan
struan
I know a Rannoch
Alasdair

GlaikitFizzog Tue 04-Feb-14 22:45:23

Blair
Innes
Struan
Ruairidh
Calum
Coll
Finlay
Ewan

Elspeth is beautiful, I wouldn't worry about Elsie.
Blythe
Mhari
Mara
Isla
Iona
Mirren

GlaikitFizzog Tue 04-Feb-14 22:46:04

Oh Ramsey is great too

BeaWheesht Tue 04-Feb-14 22:48:28

Boys:
Duncan
Lachlan
Cailean
Lewis
Blair
Ewan
Finlay
Murray
Brodie
Fraser
Fergus
Harris

Girls:
Mirren
Mairead
Ailish
Eilidh
Mhairi
Lois
Isla
Iona
Caitlin
Flora

BeaWheesht Tue 04-Feb-14 22:50:00

Lachlan = Lachlan not Lochlan

dashoflime Tue 04-Feb-14 22:53:49

Alisdair
Malcolm
Jimmy

Mhairi
Morag

kaumana Tue 04-Feb-14 22:59:23

As Bea said, Lach-lan NOT Loch-lan.

weebarra Tue 04-Feb-14 23:00:12

Alasdair
Struan
Innes
Harris

Ishbel
Mairi
Eilidh

Chopchopbusybusy Tue 04-Feb-14 23:03:25

Campbell
Murray

I like Elspeth. Is Elsie a common nickname for Elspeth?

I went to school with a Lachlan - he was given a hard time over his name and we were in Scotland!

IDoBelieveInFairiesIDoIDo Tue 04-Feb-14 23:04:27

Fraser
Gregor

Elspeth is lovely!

TaraLott Tue 04-Feb-14 23:16:14

Will you all stop putting DSs name up there, I don't want anyone else to use it.
Thanking you kindly. smile

florascotia Tue 04-Feb-14 23:33:06

Elspeth is very pretty - and not too like Elsie.

Some of these are very, very old-fashioned, but I've met most:
Ailsa
Davina
Catriona (Kat-ree-nah)
Heather
Alana/Alannah/Alayne
Aileen
Annis (=Agnes)
Eilidh (=Helen; Ay-leeh})
Ailis/Eilish (=Alice: Ay-lish)
Edina (goddess/city of Edinburgh)
Emer/Eimer
Euphemia ('Effie')
Seonaid = (Janet: Shonn-idge - the last syllable soft and faint)
Flora
Fenella
Gilda
Grizel (= old Scottish form of Grizelda)
Jean, Jeannie
Jessie (= Jean, Janet)
Johan =(Jo-ann)
Kirsty/Kirsteen
Lilias
Lindsay (modern, boy or girl)
Marsali =Marjorie
Morna
Maris
Rhona or Rona
Sileas = Julia (Shee-la)
Shona
Sine (Shee-nah)
Vanora

also, many female versions of male names, eg Robina, Dolina, Jamesina, even Murdina...

huggiemom Wed 05-Feb-14 06:47:02

Thanks everyone for so many cracking suggestions!

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