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(21 Posts)
Strubo Wed 01-Feb-17 20:39:07

We are struggling with a name for this baby! The shortlist is

What's your favourite/least favourite? Or what else might I like that I haven't thought of!

KlingybunFistelvase Wed 01-Feb-17 20:46:20

I love Ruaridh and it's closely followed by Callan, which is also lovely.

Ben is a bit meh to me, but only because I know loads of them.

I don't like Alistair, Callum or Lewis very much at all. Just personal taste really.

daisydaisychain Wed 01-Feb-17 21:08:04

I like Ruaridh, Calum and Alistair.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 01-Feb-17 21:30:24


mum2be2boys Wed 01-Feb-17 21:30:42

My favourite is Callum :-)

How do you pronounce Ruaridh? Sorry if that's a stupid question, it isn't a name I've come across before.

missyB1 Wed 01-Feb-17 21:32:32

Ruaridh (my nephew's name) is gorgeous. I also love Alistair smile

Carelesswonder Wed 01-Feb-17 21:32:34

It's usually pronounced Roo-a-ree where I'm from. Love the name

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 01-Feb-17 22:04:03

I like Callum and Alistair best.

Other suggestions:


mum2be2boys Wed 01-Feb-17 22:08:24

Thank you carelesswonder! :-)

Strubo Wed 01-Feb-17 22:09:10

It's pronounced Roo-ree. It's my favourite but I worry about people spelling it. wankers I already have a Struan! (That's probably outed me, it's not that common).

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Feb-17 22:11:08

I like Alistair

Ben is a little dull and overused these days imo

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 01-Feb-17 22:40:47

I only like Ben. I love Louis but can't stand Lewis. Even though its the same name

Ordinarily Wed 01-Feb-17 22:46:25

I like Alistair best.

piginboots Wed 01-Feb-17 22:51:38

Great list.

Favourites are Ben and Lewis.

The only name I dislike is Callum (probably due to Callum Best).

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 01-Feb-17 23:00:22

Ah. grin Probably outs me too as it was my favourite given that it's a traditional name in my "clan" but DH veto'd it sad

I think I'll stick with my original choices of Calum or Alastair to go with Struan. I thinks those sound nicest together from your options.

Most of my suggestions go well though grin

I'd also add:


Strubo Wed 01-Feb-17 23:21:48

wankers I love Nairn but the DH and DC hate it and keep taking the piss out of me for suggesting it.

Katielou75 Thu 02-Feb-17 00:05:43

I love Callan, but have only known of girls called it (think it's lovely as boys' name, though).

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 02-Feb-17 00:16:00

Strubo. Clearly we are a match made in heaven, we should ditch these DHs and have a family of properly named children ourselves! grin

I used to know a little girl Nairn.

TDmoocher Thu 02-Feb-17 08:14:14


Sophronia Thu 02-Feb-17 17:33:11

I really like Calum spelled this way

Strubo Thu 02-Feb-17 17:35:12

Sophronia thank you. I like it that way much better than with a double L for some reason.

wankers I often think having a wife would be the answer to many of life's difficulties, we could look into some sort of commune perhaps, with only well named children allowed.

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