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Duncan or Alasdair?

(32 Posts)
snapdragon99 Tue 22-Apr-14 22:45:16

Which name do you prefer - Duncan or Alasdair?

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Tue 22-Apr-14 22:48:33

I love both <unhelpful>

PS don't let anyone tell you that spelling of Alasdair is wrong, it is correct and turns if from a boring Alistair to a gorgeous Alas-dair

ThingsThatShine Tue 22-Apr-14 22:51:02


wanttoseethebollickle Tue 22-Apr-14 22:52:34

Definitely Alasdair, Duncan feels quite "old" imo.

Bunbaker Tue 22-Apr-14 22:58:36

If you are in England you may get people spelling Alasdair with a t.

I like both names though.

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 22-Apr-14 22:59:18

Love both. However I'm not keen on the NN Ali which is inevitable with Alisdair so Duncan for me.

MsHighwater Tue 22-Apr-14 23:00:40

My vote for Alasdair (that spelling - Scots Gaelic equivalent of Alexander) as it's the name of someone near and dear to me.

MyBootsAreMuddy Tue 22-Apr-14 23:03:15

Alasdair. It's what dtd would have been called if she had been a boy.

Nunyabiz Tue 22-Apr-14 23:08:46

Definitely Alastair. Really don't like the name Duncan.

Nunyabiz Tue 22-Apr-14 23:09:36

Oops Alasdair

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 22-Apr-14 23:12:38


The only Duncan I know is a tosser so that may have influenced my opinion blush

bingoheads Tue 22-Apr-14 23:19:31


Blondieminx Tue 22-Apr-14 23:20:35

I prefer Duncan, of the 2.

bouquetofpencils Tue 22-Apr-14 23:21:25

I prefer Duncan. Good strong solid name.

Havanacat Tue 22-Apr-14 23:22:11


Lucked Tue 22-Apr-14 23:28:41

Alasdair - love it.

DramaAlpaca Wed 23-Apr-14 00:28:33


Nowitscleanugobshite Wed 23-Apr-14 00:29:55

Alisdair. Duncan donuts???

Blueberrybaby Wed 23-Apr-14 02:52:15

Alasdair, although I prefer it with a T. I disagree that all Alastairs are nn'd Ali. I've known 3 and none have been shortened. Ok so it's not a massive straw poll, but just saying!

Poughle Wed 23-Apr-14 03:01:57

Prefer Alasdair but Duncan's lovely too.

ElkTheory Wed 23-Apr-14 03:21:49

I like them both. Very nice names.

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 23-Apr-14 08:07:59

Maybe it's a regional thing, I know 4 blokes who have the nn Ali from Alistair/Alasdair

Bowlersarm Wed 23-Apr-14 08:16:32


Bunbaker Wed 23-Apr-14 08:18:21

I went to school with an Alastair. He got called Algy.

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Wed 23-Apr-14 08:52:19

The Alasdair I know is called Ally by his mates/ work, but he still is and always will be Alasdair in the family, too beautiful a name to shorten IMO. It was a lovely name for a baby, toddler, little boy, teenager, grown man. In England and he does have to live with people mis-spelling it but that's not a big deal to him.

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