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At wit's end - Alastair Lloyd?

(19 Posts)
nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 15:01:28

DH and I cannot agree on names to save our lives! I really wanted a Welsh name but that is not going to happen as DH is not keen. We seem do have come to a somewhat shaky agreement on Alastair Lloyd.

What do people think? Does the fact that we are not Scottish matter?

CJ1505 Sun 17-Jan-16 15:05:44

It goes well and the fact you're not Scottish really doesn't matter! Not fussed on Alastair, but like Lloyd smile

WillSomebodyThinkOfStefan Sun 17-Jan-16 15:41:02

Are you a fan of The Archers?

nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 15:47:31

My parents are! I am aware of Alastair in it, is his middle name Lloyd?

nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 15:49:28

Ah Lloyd is his surname! Oh well my parents will enjoy the reference smile

iciclewinter Sun 17-Jan-16 15:56:25

I like it.

WillSomebodyThinkOfStefan Sun 17-Jan-16 16:22:07

I think your parents will be most received you haven't picked Rob!

FWIW I like the name, but not sure how it would suit a baby? It's very nice on an older person.

nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 16:25:30

I guess he will be an adult a lot longer than he is a baby Stefan smile

In terms of nicknames will it just be Al or Ali? I haven't overlooked a majorly embarrassing one have I?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 17-Jan-16 16:29:10

I like it.

CleverPlansAndSecretTricks Sun 17-Jan-16 16:30:29

I love the name Alistair. He might spend his life with people assuming he is at least part Scottish, but that's not a bad thing.

Sophronia Sun 17-Jan-16 16:32:59

Love the name Alastair, especially this spelling.

nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 16:37:03

Seems to be going down pretty well smile I have to say it is growing on me!

changename54 Sun 17-Jan-16 16:37:50

Love the name Alistair and think it's really overlooked at present. I suppose the only hassle factor would be having to tell people the spelling the whole time as it can be with an "i" or an "a".

Al and Ally are both good, solid nns too.

poocatcherchampion Sun 17-Jan-16 16:39:34

Great name!

weebarra Sun 17-Jan-16 16:39:37

I have an Alasdair nn Ali, so obviously I'm biased! You will have to spell it a lot though.

nightandthelight Sun 17-Jan-16 16:43:17

The spelling issue doesn't bother me as I have a name that is also tough for people to spell and I have never minded so hopefully he won't smile

Wafflenose Sun 17-Jan-16 17:53:08

I know two Alastairs - an adult and a 6 year old. Neither are Scottish. I quite like it.

Dogadviceneeded Sun 17-Jan-16 21:04:58

Alastair is lovely! Not fussed re Lloyd by there's nothing wrong with it at all.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 18-Jan-16 06:26:09

Great name. Love Alastair/Alistair/Alasdair.

I wanted a Welsh name for DD, but couldn't persuade DH, so we ended up with a Scottish one instead! And with fairly tenuous Scottish connections (DH's paternal grandfather).

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