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Murray, thoughts?

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dabchick88 Sun 28-Feb-16 20:26:58

After asking what people thought of Hamish the other day I'm now interested in thoughts/opinions on Murray? It's less common but a good strong Scottish name none the less....

Fourormore Sun 28-Feb-16 20:28:21

I like Murray.

parrotonmyshoulder Sun 28-Feb-16 20:28:26

It always says 'Flight of the Concords' to me, but nice enough.

Nospringflower Sun 28-Feb-16 20:28:43

Love it. Wish I had picked it for my third child as its a family name but I just didn't even think about it. Know one child Murray and know of a few more (in Scotland). I prefer it to Hamish as well.

ovenchips Sun 28-Feb-16 20:29:05

My first thought was Andy. grin

llhj Sun 28-Feb-16 20:30:21

I always think of mints. It's ok but prefer Hamish by a mile.

perpetuallybewildered Sun 28-Feb-16 20:30:40

Can't hurry a Murray grin

BrexitentialCrisis Sun 28-Feb-16 20:31:29

I love hamish!!!!

thebiscuitindustry Sun 28-Feb-16 20:31:31

Murray Mints

I prefer Hamish.

TheScottishPlay Sun 28-Feb-16 20:33:06

I like it. I know Murrays of all ages. Suits baby, child and adult alike.

mawbroon Sun 28-Feb-16 20:34:09

I slightly prefer Murray to Hamish if I'm honest. And there do seem to be loads of Hamishes around just now.

dabchick88 Sun 28-Feb-16 20:43:09

Thanks for all the responses smile
I had never considered it but DH piped up with the fact he loved it today. Can tell he really wants to use it but I do still quite like Hamish...

AuntieStella Sun 28-Feb-16 20:52:16


I'm not wild about surnames as names, but I think this one would work.

Sophronia Sun 28-Feb-16 21:32:14

I like Murray and prefer it to Hamish

Mclaren37 Sun 28-Feb-16 21:43:16

Murray is great. Slightly prefer Hamish but now Murray is growing on me.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 28-Feb-16 22:05:32

Hate it I'm afraid. Very dated. Love Hamish though. Also love several other Scottish names: Innes, Gregor, Fergus, Keir.

puckingfixies Sun 28-Feb-16 22:11:03

Lovely name, here it is usually the shortened form of Morgan.

mathanxiety Sun 28-Feb-16 22:28:13

I like it a lot.

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 29-Feb-16 11:38:46



ThursdayLastWeek Mon 29-Feb-16 11:39:51

I like it.
Prefer it to Hamish.

squoosh Mon 29-Feb-16 11:51:19

There are far nicer Scottish names than Murray.

squoosh Mon 29-Feb-16 11:53:53

Plus it must be one of the Scottish surnames there is. Would be a bit like calling a child Smith.

squoosh Mon 29-Feb-16 11:54:15

'one of the most common Scottish surnames'

dabchick88 Mon 29-Feb-16 21:21:35

Had realised it was a surname as well but didn't realise it was that common in Scotland squoosh we aren't living there atm. It's certainly not commonly used as a first name, I think only 20 something in the whole of the UK in 2013. Hmmm keep dithering....

MackerelOfFact Mon 29-Feb-16 21:26:13

If someone says Murray I just assume they're talking about Andy Murray.

My neighbour had a DS called Cameron though and it always takes me a second or two to realise she's not talking about David Cameron, so maybe ignore me. grin

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