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Rory or Cormac

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BertieBeatle Fri 29-Apr-16 10:52:32

I've had another couple of threads about our impending arrival and we have now narrowed it down to Rory or Cormac.
Initially I asked you all about Ruairi but having tested it out on some people I'm too worried about the pronunciation issue in England and if he is shy like I was, he won't want to stand out.

Rory is a quite popular which makes me lean to Cormac but I like the meaning of Rory as our ds may well have reddish hair, it's also really cute on a little one whilst still being a good strong man's name. I'm finding it harder to imagine Cormac on a baby but you might all have different ideas.
What does everyone think? smile

MiniCooperLover Fri 29-Apr-16 11:24:41

I knew a couple of Rory's growing up in Ireland but haven't met any recently. I like it !! I'd have liked to use it of is had a second.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 13:06:39

Rory is lovely and it's really not that popular I don't think, especially in England if that's where you are. It's lovely that it would have meaning for you too if your DS turns out to be a red head. smile

I'm not a big fan of Cormac. No particular reason, I'm just not keen on the sound. It's a bit like Tarmac or Caramac or something medicinal maybe like Carmex.

NetballHoop Fri 29-Apr-16 13:21:11

Cormac sounds like a priest to me. I like Rory though.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 13:41:44

Just to add, it's worth thinking of how the name would sound where you live.

Where I am for example, Cormac would become Caw-mack as people here don't pronounce rs. I think Rory would still be Rory here because the ry would sound the same here as in Ireland.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 13:42:33

Obviously you might like or even prefer the Caw-mack pronunciation. Just worth considering maybe.

BertieBeatle Fri 29-Apr-16 13:47:40

Thanks for all the opinions, keep 'em coming.
Good point about Cormac. It might sound better in an Irish accent. With my accent you can't hear the 'r' at all which loses its appeal slightly.

Sophronia Fri 29-Apr-16 16:11:55

I definitely prefer Cormac.

Bellasima20 Fri 29-Apr-16 16:14:21

Love Cormac.

pilates Fri 29-Apr-16 16:15:52

Love Rory, not keen on Cormac.

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Sgoinneal Sat 30-Apr-16 15:27:10

Like both (and also Ruairi!)

I think I'd choose Cormac from these two. I do think there comes a point (talking purely from my own experience here) when you try and come up with the perfect name - easy to spell, takes into account family heritage, not too popular, but not too out there...

...sometimes you just have to love the name.

And if you're genuinely torn maybe it's neither of these, or maybe it's Ruairi or something different entirely and to hell with everyone else - none of the three names you've mentioned are difficult to spell or pronounce after being told once. You've got lovely, strong classic taste - maybe keep these as a shortlist and go with what you love when DS arrives?

BertieBeatle Sat 30-Apr-16 20:21:13

Thanks sgoin, I think you were on my previous thread. It is almost impossible to find that perfect name isn't it!
I still love Ruairi the most but I figured the fact that I have so many reservations about it should be enough to put me off. When I'm tired and emotional with a newborn baby and my family/friends are are saying 'huh? How do you say it again?' I think I would lose it!
I think I will leave the final decision to when he is born though.

Sgoinneal Sat 30-Apr-16 22:44:44

I know what you mean, we were in the same boat - at least you have it pretty much narrowed down, and MN seem to like all your choices in fairly equal measure! smile

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 30-Apr-16 22:49:49

This is probably irrelevant to you,, but where I live Cormac is the name of the company contracted to maintain the roads.

Their slogan is 'Cormac cares about Cornwall'


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