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Gemz1806 Tue 18-Nov-14 14:03:17

We are really struggling with boys names. Our DS1 is called Innes and I would like another Scottish name. Our surname is quite Scottish too Mac.... Any suggestions welcome!! smile

sleepyhead Tue 18-Nov-14 14:05:04

Hamish
Lachlan
Fergus
Gregor
Rory
Finn
Campbell
Struan

Sophronia Tue 18-Nov-14 18:05:29

Alistair / Alastair / Alasdair
Finlay
Alpin
Keir
Gregor
Tavish
Duncan
Angus
Evander
Arran
Fraser
Aulay
Douglas
Sholto
Archie
Barclay
Carbrey
Euan / Ewan
Greer
Hendry
Lachlan
Kester
Murray
Niven
Ross
Somerled
Tasgall
Ruairi

GrouchyKiwi Tue 18-Nov-14 18:07:19

Cameron
Finlay

espa Tue 18-Nov-14 19:32:32

Blair?

mrstowers Tue 18-Nov-14 21:36:05

Logan

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 18-Nov-14 22:15:04

Torin
Craig
Cairn
Brodie
Ramsay
Harris
Lewis
Murdo
Lorne
Lawrie
Iain
Stewart
Tiernan
Moray
Nairn

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 18-Nov-14 22:19:08

Blaven
Munro
Robbie
Atholl

JakeyBurd Tue 18-Nov-14 22:40:57

Blaven is interesting, myother. Is this a newly-used name? I'm collecting Scottish names and this would be a nice one to add.

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 18-Nov-14 23:00:54

Jakeybird It's the name of a mountain on Skye. Blaven or Bla Bheinn - we almost named our eldest this but chickened out - still think its a great name and it's a fantastic mountain - we have a picture of im taken with it in the background....that will have to do!

My OH is a keen Mountain walker so so a fair few of them made our list - and also Cairn and Munro and Walker smile He ended up a Craig (although OH wanted to spell it Creag or Creagh) our other son is Ciar (prn. Keir) which is Gaelic for The dark one or swarthy - he got his way with the spelling this time.

JakeyBurd Tue 18-Nov-14 23:09:02

Thanks!

Good names you have there - some suggestions for OP?

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 18-Nov-14 23:24:21

Thanks Jakey

Just thought of Grant too OP.

We did at times resort to sticking pins in a map in order to find names - we had a fairly definite girls name both times (Mhairi) with a back up of Kirsty/ Coirstaidh but we were pretty sure we were having boys both times - that's probably why it was so easy to find a girls name smile

Another boys name I've come across irl is Merrick ( a hill in Galloway - technically The Merrick rather than just Merrick but I'm not sure The makes a great first name grin )

Leela5 Wed 19-Nov-14 07:31:17

Callum

AgentCooper Wed 19-Nov-14 07:35:44

Sorley
Hector
Hugh
Struan

Gemz1806 Wed 19-Nov-14 09:50:34

Thanks folks! Loads of lovely names there!! I love Blair but my husband has said no way! I really like Ruairidh but not sure if the best way to spell it..... We really struggled to pick Innes' name not sure how we are pick again?confusedxx

Gemz1806 Wed 19-Nov-14 09:57:12

I also really like Fergus, is there another way of spelling it??

CorporateRockWhore Wed 19-Nov-14 10:04:55

Fearghas I think?

Gemz1806 Wed 19-Nov-14 10:37:29

The more I think about it, Cairn is lovely. I really like that. I do worry it will be pronounced Kieran, do you think that might happen??

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 19-Nov-14 10:46:07

As a non scot I would pronounce it like care with an n on the end (like the terrier). Not sure how you would get Kieran unless it's just an accent thing?

Gemz1806 Wed 19-Nov-14 10:58:04

Oh good! It was only when I said it to my mum she said back "Kieran?" Maybe just the way she picked it up!grin

sleepyhead Wed 19-Nov-14 14:11:10

Some Scottish accents would make Cairn a 2 syllable word (see the thread today about the word "weans" - some posters were saying that "bairn" is often pronounced something like bay-run in some parts of the country.)

It still wouldn't sound like Keiran/Ciaran though.

CormoranStrike Wed 19-Nov-14 18:33:11

Fergus
Donald
Lachlan
Logan
Finn

CormoranStrike Wed 19-Nov-14 18:54:23

I forgot to add Struan.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 19-Nov-14 19:12:03

Hmm, I'm the one who suggested Cairn - I'm Scottish and pronounce it the same way as BlueStars.......However, after we had mostly settled on it for No2 son, a friend with a local to where we lived at the time repeated it after me and said "Kay rin?" It put me off as we had a female friend Karin who pronounced her name exactly that way. We then changed to Ciar. It was just the local accent sad We moved a year later anyway and where we settled and raised the boys it would have been fine but we didn't know that at the time.

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 19-Nov-14 19:13:44

There are generally only one or two Cairns a year - I still look at it on the stats although I am perfectly happy with the name we chose instead.

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