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Hamish or Angus?

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Cami12 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:00:30

Which name do you prefer, Hamish or Angus? x

Joinourclub Mon 15-Aug-16 05:03:57

I love them both. Angus probably just edges it for me.

PitilessYank Mon 15-Aug-16 05:09:13

Both names are very nice. In the US, where I live, though, many people would think of Black Angus Beef. Is that a term that is used where you are?

seven201 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:13:13

Hannah. I take it you're Scottish?

seven201 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:13:40

Bloody autocorrect. Hamish not Hannah!

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 05:27:58

We've had this! This exact thread, v recently. Not trying to imply that you're not allowed to ask again, of course! smile

Hamish was my vote. Only because Angus very overused here (Aus).

Cami12 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:29:53

Seven201, My parents are both Scots and one of DH's parents is Scottish. However I don't think you need to be from or in Scotland to use these names, that's a bit literal.
PitilessYank, Angus cattle are originally from the regions of Aberdeenshire and Angus. That's where the name Angus comes from, not vice versa. It's an old and traditional name /region first and foremost. I guess in the States the beef is the only connection you would have with the name? In short, not a concern for me.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 05:31:44

Fwiw, I don't really think of Angus cows at all.

I think both names are lovely and stand alone very well, across cultures.

Cami12 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:32:57

Koaladownunder - just searched for it and nothing similar came up? What was the result??smile

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 15-Aug-16 05:34:41

😲 One of those is my brother's name and the other is my grandfather's. My DB often got called by GF's name, even by people who'd never met our GF (we hadn't either - he died before we were born).

They're both great names.

ChorusLine69 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:34:46

Hamish gets my vote - love this name

Cami12 Mon 15-Aug-16 05:35:24

Thanks koala!

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 15-Aug-16 05:35:43

We're not Scottish either - well, if you go back several generations, you'd find ancestors who were.

Clearly you don't need to be Scottish to use the names!

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KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 05:43:08

Oh - the result was a pretty even split, if I remember correctly!

Angus perhaps slightly edged it, but there was a lot of love for both.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 05:45:51

Hope this works - am crap at links!

passingthrough1 Mon 15-Aug-16 07:30:46

An Angus I guess would become a Gus.. Are there any nicknames for Hamish? I think I prefer Hamish.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 07:32:39

My friend has a 5-year-old Angus who has become Gus or Gussy. I don't like it, tbh.

The Hamishes I know are nicknamed Haim.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 07:33:17

(Don't like Gus/Gussy, I mean - Angus is great)

Schmoochypoos Mon 15-Aug-16 07:36:51

Hamish - love it

YouMakeMyDreams Mon 15-Aug-16 07:43:55

In Scotland Hamish often get things like Hammy.
I've always liked Angus though. Exh didn't like it though.

LunaLoveg00d Mon 15-Aug-16 08:25:17

I know boys called both names - we're in Scotland. I wouldn't make the "beef" connection unless your surname was Aberdeen. Either name would be great.

Sophronia Mon 15-Aug-16 09:54:04

Angus, but both are nice.

seven201 Mon 15-Aug-16 10:06:48

Oh sorry I didn't mean you had to be Scottish. I just wondered was being nosey as they both were Scottish names. My daughter has a Scottish name and we're not Scottish!

MrsGsnow18 Mon 15-Aug-16 10:32:54

I like both, also love Magnus.
Prob prefer Hamish, it's extra lovely in my opinion.

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