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Need a name to go with Roan...

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Toopy Mon 22-Sep-08 16:36:29

We're having another DS in 5 weeks time and just can't decide on another name. We'd quite like something on a celtic theme, and would like it to be similar in popularity to Roan, i.e fairly unusual. Our list includes these:

Ewan - too similar to Roan?
Adam - not unusual enough?
Cameron
Oscar
Donovan - not sure about Don, Donnie

I'd love to hear your thoughts on these, and any other suggestions you might have! Please be honest!

blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 17:03:51

what aboout lauchlan - lochie for short. we have a ewan - call him ewie as a pet name - dd calls him wee wee grin - she's only 2 though

blushingm Mon 22-Sep-08 17:03:52

what aboout lauchlan - lochie for short. we have a ewan - call him ewie as a pet name - dd calls him wee wee grin - she's only 2 though

Flier Mon 22-Sep-08 17:04:44

Lachie? Malachy?

BlueChampagne Mon 22-Sep-08 17:11:40

Conor
Kieran/Ciaran
Finlay/Finian
Owen/Owain (probably too similar to Roan too)
Bryn
Hwyell
Aidan
Finnegan
Devlin
Idris
Cormac

Toopy Mon 22-Sep-08 17:48:13

Thanks, some nice ideas there but the ones I like best won't go with our really awkward surname!

Boulders Mon 22-Sep-08 17:54:48

Adam is the nicest name out of the selection, but it is popular so won't meet your needs.

I've never heard of Ewan. How about Edwin? Looks similar.

Flier Mon 22-Sep-08 18:02:02

without postimg your surname its rather difficult to suggest any more, if its that unusual you probably won't want to wink

Romney Mon 22-Sep-08 19:14:04

How can you have never heard of Ewan?! Not even Ewan McGregor? I am incredulous. Though everything is possible.

dizzydixies Mon 22-Sep-08 20:09:42

I love Tadgh - think it would be great with Roan

Ineedsomesleep Mon 22-Sep-08 20:16:52

If you are worried that Adam is too popular then I would cross Oscar off your list as well.

Toopy Mon 22-Sep-08 20:21:01

Dizzy - how do you pronounce Tadgh?

minkersmum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:29:22

think euan goes well with roan, also like kern too (means little dark one if i remember right). Considered both for my son but went for fergus in the end.smile

AnarchyAunt Mon 22-Sep-08 20:30:48

Tadgh - 'Tige'

Twelvelegs Mon 22-Sep-08 20:31:21

Hector... I love that name.
Angus

dizzydixies Mon 22-Sep-08 20:36:04

here you go

tadgh

saggyhairyarse Mon 22-Sep-08 20:56:44

I immediately tought Osian (O-shan).

BlueChampagne Mon 22-Sep-08 21:56:52

Feargal/Fergus
Dougal/Douglas
Lewis (probably a bit popular now too)
Harris
Murray
Rory
Donald
Callum/Colm
Stuart/Stewart
Neil/Niall

Think we do need to know more about the surname ...

Perpendicular Mon 22-Sep-08 22:42:06

Fionn?

Toopy Tue 23-Sep-08 00:39:25

Well I suppose my surname isn't that unusual, it just rules out a lot of names - anything with an 's' or 'ley' ending for example. Thanks for all the suggestions though, there are some there I hadn't thought of, and I'm glad to hear that minkersmum thinks Euan/Ewan is ok as I think it's my favourite!

S1ur Tue 23-Sep-08 00:42:46

I think it depends on surname. how many syllables?

Toopy Tue 23-Sep-08 02:10:13

Surname is short, need at least 2 syllables

Weegiemum Tue 23-Sep-08 11:32:54

I always end up coming into these threads and suggesting ... Brodie - a friend has a ds called this and I love it.

Also
Lachlann
Domhnall (Gaelic Donald, pronounced Do-all),
Seamus
Aidan (my ds)
Lorn
Cahal
Brendan
Patrick
Colm
Finn

Hope you find something you like!

cremolafoam Tue 23-Sep-08 11:36:54

Hamish
Kenzie

blueshoes Tue 23-Sep-08 11:37:54

Love the name Roan. smile

How about Kye? Sorry I am not completely on top of Celtic names so it might be a stange suggestion.

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