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Snowdrops31 Fri 14-Feb-20 21:02:16

Samuel, Hamish or other suggestions...

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MrsCrosbyNRTB Fri 14-Feb-20 21:04:02

Samuel - brilliant name.

How about Reuben, Silas or Isaac?

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 14-Feb-20 21:21:42

Big fan of both, but slightly prefer Hamish (DH vetoed it)


Astronica Fri 14-Feb-20 23:01:20

Hamish. Great name. Samuel is a nice enough classic but a bit boring, but Hamish is really cool.

BobbyBlueCat Fri 14-Feb-20 23:04:18


Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 23:05:55

I really love Samuel

Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 23:07:40

Hamish is ok but I just picture it being said in a a Scottish accent. Lovely accent ...but I’m not Scottish so I wouldn’t use it myself.
Also know a Hamish who gets mostly called Ham. Not a great nickname

Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 23:07:59


Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 23:18:30

I think you have 2 identical threads running @Snowdrops31

Mlou32 Fri 14-Feb-20 23:32:46

Is Hamish a common name outside of Scotland? I can't decide between the two OP, both great names!

Marcipex Fri 14-Feb-20 23:37:26

I would expect Hamish to be called Ham.
Samuel is okay but v v boring.


EmmaC78 Fri 14-Feb-20 23:44:11

I live in Scotland so like Hamish but wonder how it woukd sound being used elsewhere.

Samuel is lovely too.

Jossina Fri 14-Feb-20 23:44:30

I've know two Hamish's, one in Britain, one in the USA and neither were called Ham.

SebandAlice Sat 15-Feb-20 15:11:43


RoseMartha Sat 15-Feb-20 17:10:14


steppemum Sat 15-Feb-20 17:13:04

I like both, but I think Sam is a boring nn, when Samuel is a cool full name.

Love Hamish. It is quite scottish sounding, if you are OK with that?

steppemum Sat 15-Feb-20 17:14:10

I wouldn't say Ham as a nn, because it doesn't sound liek Ham. I can imagine it being shortened to 'Hame' (don't know how you would spell that)

assilem92 Sat 15-Feb-20 17:14:28


midsomermurderess Sat 15-Feb-20 17:50:13

I'm Scottish and I have never come across a Hamish shortened to Ham.I like both it and Samuel, so sorry, no help there.

diddlediddle Sat 15-Feb-20 17:53:29

Hamish has a bit more personality about it, I'd go for that although both are nice

OnABeachSomewhere Sat 15-Feb-20 18:06:05

Hamish is a great name.

ParsleyPot Sat 15-Feb-20 22:22:30


EllaWallace Sat 15-Feb-20 23:00:40

Both are great names! I think I very slightly prefer Hamish but Samuel is a strong and classic name.

If you like the Scottish vibe then I do like Lachlan as suggested above, Alexander, Ewan or Gordon nn Gordie.

Astronica Sat 15-Feb-20 23:33:42

I've known several Hamish's, all outside Scotland and with no Scots heritage. It's a popular name in lots of places. I've never come across one shortened to Ham. Great name.

MyuMe Sun 16-Feb-20 13:28:44

Samuel is a wonderful name.

Sam works really well for a boy and a man.

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