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scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 18:34:44

I'm 38 weeks and we're still to decide on a name from our list. We love all of them so just want honest opinions on what you think of (if anything) when you hear them! Any suggestions are welcome and bonus points for cute nicknames!
Dougal nn. Dougie
Lachlan nn. Lockie

florascotianew Fri 12-Jan-18 18:44:54

Not Cairn - in Gaelic pronounced 'Carn'
It really does mean a pile of memorial stones. Why would anyone use that as a name?
The others all fine, Best wishes when the great day comes.

XxMagpiexX Fri 12-Jan-18 18:51:22

I LOVE the name lomond NN lochy
But DP doesn't ☹

Crispbutty Fri 12-Jan-18 18:53:22

Not on your list but I love Angus smile

Fekko Fri 12-Jan-18 18:54:10

Hmmm at Cairn (as said above - it’s a memorial pile of rocks).

I was thinking more of Stewart, Scott, Andrew...

SD1978 Fri 12-Jan-18 18:55:31

Connal is Irish, not sure if that impacts your choice at all, and cairn, maybe a little too out there. The rest are pretty standard though.

Idratherhaveacupoftea Fri 12-Jan-18 18:57:26


RowenasDiadem Fri 12-Jan-18 18:58:25

What about Ruaridh? Lovely Scottish name. Pronounced Roury.

MrsFinkelstein Fri 12-Jan-18 18:58:44


scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 18:59:43

ta for the thoughts on Cairn flora and fekko - foolishly never checked the meaning, just heard it years ago and always had a soft spot for it!

MrsFinkelstein Fri 12-Jan-18 18:59:53


MrsFinkelstein Fri 12-Jan-18 19:01:38

Connor (MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod obv)

MikeUniformMike Fri 12-Jan-18 19:02:06

Hector isn't Scottish.


scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 19:02:14

yes rowenas love Ruairidh just think it may be difficult for him growing up having to spell and correct everyone, even though we live in Edinburgh I feel like it could still be a problem sad

HaggisMuncher Fri 12-Jan-18 19:03:12

Lovely list OP. A few more for consideration...

Alasdair (Ali or Al)
Angus (Gus)
Roderick (Roddy)

atticuslovesscout Fri 12-Jan-18 19:05:56


NotEnoughCushions Fri 12-Jan-18 19:06:55

I love Alasdair, also Ruaridh and Angus. All were on my list.

From your list I prefer Lachlan (but expect it will be shortened to Lack or Lackie) and Fraser.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 12-Jan-18 19:07:34

We almost had a Cairn. We were naming DS2 by sticking a pin in the map having exhausted most normal routes. We lived south of Edinburgh at the time and in the accent it came out as Kay rin. Too girly.

He ended up as a Keir. We also considered Gregor.

From your list I like Struan and Fraser the best smile

MikeUniformMike Fri 12-Jan-18 19:08:04

I like Alastair too.

scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 19:12:07

thanks WaxOn your stick-a-pin-in-it approach is surprisingly rewarding when looking in Scotland - we're blessed with beautiful landscapes and place names!!

angelopal Fri 12-Jan-18 19:15:24

Lachlan is nice.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 12-Jan-18 19:25:00

Poor thing didn't have a name for a week and a half. Desperate times and all that... grin

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 12-Jan-18 19:25:42

DS1 was almost Blaven after the mountain in Skye but we weren't brave enough .

n0ne Fri 12-Jan-18 19:38:04

Love Struan

ChocolateCrunch Fri 12-Jan-18 20:05:15

From your list, I like Fraser. Other names I like are Hamish and Angus.

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