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LillyPops Fri 07-Mar-14 18:37:52

My OH is Scottish. He is set on a Scottish name if we have a boy (although not for a girl for some reason)

I hardly like anything! Fraser, Hamish, Angus.. none of these appeal to me at all. I kind of like Alexander and Cameron but neither of these names would be on the radar at all if it wasn't for the Scottish thing. I want to LOVE my babies name, but I know it's not just about me.

Any suggestions?

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 07-Mar-14 18:40:27

I know of a little Ruaridh (Roo-Ri) which is sweet

YNK Fri 07-Mar-14 18:42:02

Lachlan, Sorley, Rory, Stuart, Duncan, Douglas, Andrew?

biscuitdunkerette Fri 07-Mar-14 18:46:23

Harris or Lewis?

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 18:49:46

Alistair
Logan
Nairn
Innes
Craig
Keir
Kerr
Moray
Ross
Callum
Sruan
Murdo
Robbie
Jamie
Alec
Scott
Euan

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 18:51:19

What non-Scottish names do you like and we can maybe come up with something in a similar vein?

Tiernan
Atholl
Ivo
Torin

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 18:52:55

Nicol
Brodie
Roderick

LillyPops Fri 07-Mar-14 18:54:06

Thank you for these suggestions everyone. Ooh I've just seen Jamie. That's cute, that could grow on me.

I like Leo, Oscar, Freddie, Noah, Luca, Theo.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 18:56:09

Austin
Baillie
Archie
Mungo
Maxwell
Glen
Grant
Iain

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 18:58:25

so, quite snappy modern fairly popular names?

Jamie probably fits the brief. Archie too maybe?

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 19:01:18

Fergus

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 19:06:28

Blair
Calan
Sandy (short for Alexander)
Mitchell
Niall
Lyall
Lorne

30SecondsToVenus Fri 07-Mar-14 19:09:56

Blair
Struan
Stuart
Fraser
Alastair
Alasdair
Robaidh (Robbie, gaelic spelling)
Dougie
Callum
Cameron
Jack
Denny

justanuthermanicmumsday Fri 07-Mar-14 19:11:32

names I've heard my son repeating off top of my head

Ewan, Frasier, Brennan,Ivar,Ethan, Finlay, fergus,Rory, Bryce, Callum, Aidan,Peyton, Kenzie.

I think scots have some unique soundings names don't be disheartened!

justanuthermanicmumsday Fri 07-Mar-14 19:12:43

It's not no-ah as my son reminds me everyday nu-ah lol I thght it was a new name until I slowly figured out it was Noah, I'm so dim lol

florascotia Fri 07-Mar-14 19:31:31

Lots of lovely Scottish names! Some have been mentioned already, here are some more:

Adair (oak), Aidan (fire), Alair (cheerful), Albin/Alpin (rock), Alroy/Roy (red-headed), Annan (river), Ardal (courage),Ardan (tall), Atholl (place name), Blair (flat field), Cavan (grassy hill), Cathal (strong in battle),
Calum (from Columba = dove), Craig (Carrick, Carrig = rock), Ciaran (dark-haired), Killian (churchman), Clyde (from the river), Colm (Columba = dove), Connor /Connall (nobleman/houndsman), Cullan (chief), Curran (battle), Diarmuid/Dermot (without envy), Domhnall/Donal /Donald (world ruler), Donnachadh/Duncan (brown-haired warrior), Dougal (dark stranger), Douglas (dark water), Eoghan/Ewen (a form of John), Fergus (top warrior),Finbar (fair-haired), Fingal , Fintan (fair, fair stranger) Fionn/Finn/ Finnian (ditto), Forbes (man of property), Fraser (fresh) etc etc etc

For more see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_Gaelic_given_names

Aboyandabunny Fri 07-Mar-14 19:38:43

Skene

FluffyDucky Fri 07-Mar-14 19:40:24

Murray

CarolineKnappShappey Fri 07-Mar-14 19:44:38

Jamie is a compromise as it's not too Scottish. And he can always be James on his birth certificate, which is quite plain/ classic.

I doubt you'll like the Fergus, Hamish, Rory like names, which is a shame.

LillyPops Fri 07-Mar-14 19:46:32

Thanks everyone. I'm going to get a list down and show OH. He will be so pleased, there are a fair few I like.

LillyPops Fri 07-Mar-14 19:59:59

Names I've collected from your suggestions and florascotia's wiki link

Jamie
Cameron
Andrew
Lawrence (Laurie)
Lucas

I've just surreptitiously asked OH what his top three boys names are. He said Lachlan, Callum and Finley.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 07-Mar-14 20:05:18

Out of those choices, I think I'd have Callum James (CJ) or Findlay James

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Mar-14 21:36:51

Slightly off-beat

Glenn
Ross
Clyde
Fraser
Stuart
Iain

Love Lachlan but not with our surname!

Theonlyoneiknow Fri 07-Mar-14 21:38:56

Lachlan, Callum and Finlay are all lovely. Callum is also spelt Calum which is actually the Scottish spelling. My friends son is called Calum and people are always spelling it Callum.

Sorry if already mentioned

Struan
Lennox
Keir
Blair
Harris
Kyle
Fergus
Lewis
Callan
Euan
Rory
Andrew
Arran
Brodie
Col
Duncan
Donald
Douglas
Ross
Forbes
Campbell
Hunter

Clarabumps Fri 07-Mar-14 21:43:32

I have a Louis and a Sandy(Alexander) and I always liked Bruce and Brodie.
We have LOADS of Callum's and Findlays in these parts( Scotland). Lachlan is lovely. I also liked Murdo but DP reminded me that Danger Mouse in Gaelic was Donnie Murdo(You tube the theme tune) and it put me off.
Harris is lovely too.

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