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Lochlan or Lachlan?

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AbandonHopeDarren Mon 26-Sep-16 20:17:25

Opinions on these names please and do you prefer one to the other?


AstridT Mon 26-Sep-16 20:25:18

Do you have any Irish or Scottish heritage?

If not, I prefer the Irish Lochlan smile

AstridT Mon 26-Sep-16 20:26:00

Forgot to say, I'm not keen on it sad sorry

AbandonHopeDarren Mon 26-Sep-16 20:36:33

Thanks, I actually have both Irish and Scottish heritage! I have stronger ties to Ireland though.

It's just to add to a shortlist at this stage, so no offence taken if people say they dislike it.

rhiaaaaaaaannon Mon 26-Sep-16 20:37:53

Lochlan has a nicer sound to it

katemess12 Mon 26-Sep-16 21:39:15

I've only seen it spelt Lachlan here (Australia). I know a few of them, including a cousin. They all get Lachie (prn. Locky) for short.

I don't like it. Sounds awful in my accent, at least.

Caldini22 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:04:09

Id write as Lachlan. I like it!

HardcoreLadyType Mon 26-Sep-16 22:10:34

I've only ever seen Lachlan, until a few days ago, on a baby name thread. I googled it, because I assumed Lochlan was a spelling mistake, but I discovered that I was wrong, and it is, indeed, also correct.

So, personal preference, really.

HardcoreLadyType Mon 26-Sep-16 22:11:14

Oh, and I do like it.

Loyly Mon 26-Sep-16 22:16:39

I prefer Lachlan

tirtytreeandatird Mon 26-Sep-16 22:17:54

Mmm neither ...I do like Lorcan though ....

AbandonHopeDarren Tue 27-Sep-16 08:08:50

Lorcan would become Law-cun where I live! It's nice in an Irish accent though.

There are a few names I like which would get massacred where I live. Tabitha becomes Tabiffa, Cormac becomes Cawmac, Saoirse becomes something like Seahorse, Theodore becomes Feodore, Henrietta becomes Henri-eh-ah etc.

squoosh Tue 27-Sep-16 10:51:05

Lochlan has a much nicer sound. The Scottish Lachlan sound like a duck quacking.

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