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JinCa Fri 04-Mar-16 10:57:18

I've loved Angus for a long time now but recently have seen Hamish floating around a lot and beginning to love it even more. (Middle name will be Benedict or William after our grandfathers). I was born in England but both my parents/rest of family are Scots, so there is a heritage link on my side.
Which do you prefer Angus or Hamish?

thebiscuitindustry Fri 04-Mar-16 11:41:35


ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 04-Mar-16 11:42:33


doceodocere Fri 04-Mar-16 11:44:27

I like both but know an awful lot of children named Hamish, so I'll vote for Angus.

AliciaMayEmory Fri 04-Mar-16 11:45:28

I love them both! (No help!)

Sophronia Fri 04-Mar-16 11:58:29


PartyCityGhoul Fri 04-Mar-16 12:06:27

Angus. I'm not keen on Hamish, it sounds a bit harsh to my ears. Love Angus though.

Although don't call him Angus Benedict if your surname is Cook wink

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Fri 04-Mar-16 12:10:35

I love Angus. I'm not keen on Hamish sorry.

AgentCooper Fri 04-Mar-16 12:14:04

Both lovely smile but Hamish wins for me. We thought about Hugh for a prospective DS but it really doesn't work with our surname!

RortyCrankle Fri 04-Mar-16 14:30:35

100% Hamish

HumbleCrumble Fri 04-Mar-16 15:49:10

I like them both, Angus has the slight edge for me because I think Gus is a cute NN definitely not because it reminds me of the wee mouse in Cinderella.

magpie17 Fri 04-Mar-16 16:06:11

I love both, if I have another DS his name will be Hamish. To the poster who knows 'a lot' of Hamish's, how many do you know and where do you live? I live in Glasgow and know one Hamish but am worried it's getting more popular!

BrexitentialCrisis Fri 04-Mar-16 16:52:43

Love hamish and Angus but hamish's nickname could be hambo and I adore that smile

CormoranStrike Fri 04-Mar-16 19:47:56

Equally both - sorry smile

doceodocere Fri 04-Mar-16 19:53:53

magpie we're in Tayside and I also know a couple of wee Hamishes in Edinburgh. It's a classic and seems to be having a moment.

OP do any other Scottish names appeal? How about; Logan, Struan, Lewis, Duncan, Douglas, Hector? I also love Alexander with Eck for a nickname.

Sgoinneal Fri 04-Mar-16 21:36:41


ispymincepie Fri 04-Mar-16 21:41:47


MrsBungle Fri 04-Mar-16 21:43:07

Angus. Not at all keen on hamish.

BikeRunSki Fri 04-Mar-16 21:43:48

I prefer Hamish, but Angus lends itself to the nn Gus, which is fabulous.

dancemom Fri 04-Mar-16 21:46:24


doodlejump1980 Fri 04-Mar-16 21:49:05

Magnus? But out the two, I prefer Angus. Hamish is a bit twee imo

JinCa Fri 04-Mar-16 21:54:28

Thanks everyone, that was no help whatsoever!gringrin
Doodlejump I do love Magnus but we already have a DD with a very similar sounding name.
Doceo I like a lot of those names too, bit I have brothers Duncan and Alistair and a cousin Douglas, all in their 30s, so a number of those names are already taken. I just about prefer Angus and Hamish to the remaining names.

JinCa Fri 04-Mar-16 21:57:18

Thinking maybe I should stick to my long-term-love Angus. Hamish might be a hormonal flash in the pan...

candykane25 Fri 04-Mar-16 22:00:03

Hampshire DH is like James - it's a classic.
I'd be torn too. I also love Douglas too.
Then there is Fergus.
I'm not being very helpful, sorry.

candykane25 Fri 04-Mar-16 22:00:54

Hamish not Hampshire. Bloody phone.

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