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Opinions on the name Loch?

(35 Posts)
KeyboardMouse Fri 23-Sep-16 20:31:43

What are your thoughts?

MaudGonneMad Fri 23-Sep-16 20:32:37

As in Lake? Not a fan.

witchywoohoo Fri 23-Sep-16 20:32:41

Love Lochlan.

SweetChickadee Fri 23-Sep-16 20:33:12

He (?) will be called Ness. Bad idea sad

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:33:43

Creepy lad in Emmerdale!!

KeyboardMouse Fri 23-Sep-16 20:34:06

Yes, as in lake smile we are not Scottish though

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 23-Sep-16 20:34:28

It's German for hole.

MulberryBush12 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:34:42

Exactly as SweetChick saysconfused

crayfish Fri 23-Sep-16 20:35:01

Not a name

TallulahTheTiger Fri 23-Sep-16 20:35:10

Nooo! Lochlan ok, not just Loch!

KeyboardMouse Fri 23-Sep-16 20:36:21

He'll be a Josh then, as that's the other name on our list!

user1471552005 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:36:46

How would you pronounce it? In my experience it's a word many English people struggle to pronounce .The "CH " sound is not normally found in spoken English.

SwearyInn Fri 23-Sep-16 20:37:52

Is that the diminutive of Lochia?

MrsDc7 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:38:01

Josh is lovely xx

MulberryBush12 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:39:50

Josh is a much better choice

Glitterkitten24 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:39:53

I was just going to say the same user

I'm Scottish, and anecdotally non scots tend to say 'Lock' rather than loch.

I'm not sure I'm a fan regardless of pronunciation though, sorry.

ayeokthen Fri 23-Sep-16 20:43:24

Lochlan is Irish, Lachlan is Scottish. Loch is just a bit odd to be honest, sorry.

expatinscotland Fri 23-Sep-16 20:56:56

Just don't.

purplefox Fri 23-Sep-16 23:39:45

Lochlan/Lachlan yes
Loch no

inabizzlefam Fri 23-Sep-16 23:46:06

Unless his surname is Lomond or Ness then it should be fine.
No weirder than some of the names you hear at school. One family I see there are all K....Kian, Kieran, Ki, Kara and Kody.
Loch is mediocre in comparrison.

timelytess Fri 23-Sep-16 23:48:55

Loch as a name?
It's a bit wet.

FrancisCrawford Sat 24-Sep-16 07:33:57

Most English people cannot pronounce Loch properly and end up saying Lock instead.

Which would be very annoying for someone called Loch, essentially being called another name.

PotatoBread Sat 24-Sep-16 08:11:53

I'd assume Loch was a nn for Lochlan. It doesn't sound like a proper name.

celtiethree Sat 24-Sep-16 09:56:31

Lochlann yes Loch no

Icapturethecast1e Sat 24-Sep-16 10:00:27

if your not too sure about it & would prefer josh could u not just use loch as a nickname.

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