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Scottish Girls Names?

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QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 11:34:47

We have 3 DC, planning DC4 and we want to use a Scottish name if possible (dh is half scots and the other 3 dc have names from our other mixed nationalities).

For a boy we have pretty much decided on Ruaridh but have no idea for a girl.

our other 3 have 3 syllable names, classic but not very popular (somewhere around 500 on last years name ranks). We have a one syllable surname so need a longer first name to balance.

any suggestions?

chocoluvva Wed 12-Feb-14 11:59:14



Two syllable names - Kirsty/Kirsten, Mhairi/Mhairead, Fiona, Jeanette, Heather.

Good luck with DC4 - (wish I'd been brave enough to have more than 2!)

chocoluvva Wed 12-Feb-14 11:59:45

Also Eilidh/Ailidh

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 12:02:00

I like Mhairi but our existing DD has a M name who's nickname sounds similar!

Our surname is a certain type of whiskey with 4 letters of Iona wouldn't work!!

quite like Heather but I tend to shy away from floral types, there are a lot of poppy/daisy/Lillie going on round here!!

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 12:02:42

how is that pronounced choco? is it ee-lee?

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 12:03:02

* so Iona, not of

AndWhenYouGetThere Wed 12-Feb-14 12:05:05

Ay-lee I think.

chocoluvva Wed 12-Feb-14 12:28:41

Yes - Ay-lee

How about Isla?

chocoluvva Wed 12-Feb-14 12:29:08

Hmm - might not work with your surname.

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 13:02:06

this is the problem - and as it is a Scottish surname it is a ridiculous problem to have really!! [longs for a more useful surname]

SweetPeaPods Wed 12-Feb-14 13:09:05

Niamh might actually be Irish

kotinka Wed 12-Feb-14 13:11:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 12-Feb-14 13:27:46


DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 12-Feb-14 14:11:03

Shona or Sheena
Margaret (Maggie)

Orlea Wed 12-Feb-14 14:31:22

What about Mhairi pronounced 'Vah-ree'? Or still too similar to your DD?

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 14:59:08

love Brodie but DH ths it sounds American!

Freya is lovely, will ask him about that one.

orlea yes its too similar, they would sound like a comedy double act!!

quite like shona too.

florascotia Wed 12-Feb-14 17:38:48

Rhona, Davina, Lilias, Morag, Catriona/Katrina, Annis (=Agnes), Alison, Flora, Jessie (=Janet), Jean, Isobel, Fenella, Rowena, Mirren, Aileen, Morna, Ealasaid (Elizabeth), Malvina, Robina, Lorna, Gilda...

insearchoftheFlumFlumTree Wed 12-Feb-14 17:59:51

Freya is a pretty name, but not in the least bit Scottish! AFAIK Freya/Freja is a Scandinavian name.

Marsali? Mairead?

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 18:10:20

oooh, I like Rowena very much! love lorna too but have a friend with this name.

how would Ealasaid be pronounced?

(I thought that about Freya...shame...)

QueenofKelsingra Wed 12-Feb-14 18:16:18

hang on, isn't Rowena welsh??

Cristiane Wed 12-Feb-14 18:19:21


Theonlyoneiknow Wed 12-Feb-14 20:00:10

Rowena is a welsh name :-)

So although not scottish it's celtic

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 12-Feb-14 20:01:30

Although we are Scottish we have a few welsh names used in our family (Rowena, Cerys, Ioan, Gethin)

BikeRunSki Wed 12-Feb-14 20:04:11


I thought Mhari was pronounced "Vary".

WildThong Wed 12-Feb-14 20:06:26

I know a Scottish girl called Maida, lovely name.

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