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thoughts on Hamish?

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dabchick88 Sun 21-Feb-16 14:10:13

How do people feel about Hamish? Any obvious nn?

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 21-Feb-16 15:26:40

I really like it. For some unknown reason it's fairly common here in Australia. 'Hame' is the usual nn, but I don't think it really needs one.

thebiscuitindustry Sun 21-Feb-16 17:06:57

I like it.

Sophronia Sun 21-Feb-16 17:28:54

It's ok. I've heard Hamie / Hamey as a nn.

Eminybob Sun 21-Feb-16 17:35:15

I love it. We are considering for (as yet not conceived) DC2 if it's a boy.

It's the Scottish version of James FYI.

Eminybob Sun 21-Feb-16 17:36:40

Oh and I wouldn't shorten it. But then we don't shorten DS's name which has many common shortenings.

KatieT12 Sun 21-Feb-16 17:39:42

If I'm being honest, I think it sounds foreign (obviously not a bad thing and probably just me!)

It's just, my friend used to talk about a 'Hamish' and when I met him, you couldn't really get anymore 'English' - it's an okay name, certainly not dreadful... She only ever referred to him with the full name smile

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 21-Feb-16 17:41:15

Love it. Also love Seumas.

HSMMaCM Sun 21-Feb-16 18:45:37

Excellent name. It was on my list.

dementedma Sun 21-Feb-16 18:47:21

I'm in Scotland so it sounds fine to me!

ILoveACornishPasty Sun 21-Feb-16 18:50:05

Super name. I have a very good friend called Hamish, everyone calls him H (which was amusing though the Steps years...)

TheOptimisticPessimist Sun 21-Feb-16 18:52:50

I know a Hamish that tends to get Mish as a nn, he's in his 20s

crapfatbanana Sun 21-Feb-16 23:10:40

I have a Hamish so I think it's ace.

Eigg Sun 21-Feb-16 23:13:34

Katie you do realise it's a Scottish name?

AwfulBeryl Sun 21-Feb-16 23:17:40

Oh my goodness, I love it.
I really love it, what a cool name.

notagiraffe Sun 21-Feb-16 23:20:55

I love it.

KatieT12 Mon 22-Feb-16 00:10:32

Yes Eigg by 'foreign' I mean out of the U.K...

WalkingBlind Mon 22-Feb-16 00:50:51

Wonderful, I had a family member with this name and they got Jim as a nn due to the English version being James smile

DramaAlpaca Mon 22-Feb-16 00:52:33

Good name.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Mon 22-Feb-16 07:25:21

Err, Katie, Scotland is still part of the UK...

JolieColombe Mon 22-Feb-16 08:01:22

There was a vote and everythingwink

KatieT12 Mon 22-Feb-16 08:09:09

I know it is? grin

I wasn't saying that it sounds Scottish... I don't think it does.

I think it sounds Egyption or something.

KatieT12 Mon 22-Feb-16 08:09:55


crapfatbanana Mon 22-Feb-16 10:42:33

I get you, KatieT12My husband calls our Hamish 'Hamoosh' sometimes, and makes him sound vaguely Middle Eastern. Is that what you mean?

Dabchick88 - the only drawback to the name for me is that some members of my family who have strong regional accents and dialects, drop their aitches and call him Amish!

KatieT12 Mon 22-Feb-16 11:43:20

Yes, that's what I mean smile

It is nice though!

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