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DH has just suggested DOUGRAY for our impending DS. Comments please!

(118 Posts)
delightedoldbag34 Fri 19-Dec-08 00:11:59

Our other choices include Alexander (hot favorite so far I think), also Mungo, Munro, Nairn, Hector and Rory.

DH has just suggested Dougray and my initial reaction was positive. Wondering what you ladies think to it (we are in Scotland, as you may have guessed!)

Honest opinions please, don't hold back. smile

TipsyFairydifferentID Fri 19-Dec-08 00:18:04

There is an actor called Dougray Scott. ALways thought it was a made up name personally.

Dragonbrandybutter Fri 19-Dec-08 00:20:07

I don't like it.
I am scottish, but personally don't like these harsh sounding names.
Alexander is perfectly good.

TipsyFairydifferentID Fri 19-Dec-08 00:22:30

I like Rory and Alexander best out of your first choices, followed by Hector. What do you think of Stuart?

ScummyMummy Fri 19-Dec-08 00:36:44

it would be a good name for a Scottish stingray.

delightedoldbag34 Fri 19-Dec-08 08:38:24

I thought we could call him Gray for short.
I quite like that grin

Seems like I'm the only one..... [lone voice shrieking in the darkness]

Anna8888 Fri 19-Dec-08 08:40:03

No. Dougray is horrible.

Dragonbrandybutter Fri 19-Dec-08 08:41:53

What about just Gray then. I think i prefer it. But it's a bit like Gary isn't it.

helpivegottogivebirth Fri 19-Dec-08 08:47:25

What about Dougal? i like it.

audley Fri 19-Dec-08 09:01:24

Love all your options with the exception of Dougray which sounds harsh to my ears. Like the nn Gray though would presume the fn was Graham...

2pt4WiseMen Fri 19-Dec-08 09:05:44

Sounds like a nn for a Douglas Ray

cyanarasamba Fri 19-Dec-08 09:12:36

Sounds like a location in the shipping forecast - is it?

purplemonkeydishwasher Fri 19-Dec-08 09:14:04

I like it!
or if you like 'gray' you could have Grayson.

i like alexander too and LOVE hector.

saltiresaysSANTA Fri 19-Dec-08 09:25:58

No, . That's just becasue I don't like Dougray Scott though <he's a Hibee>

horsemadgal Fri 19-Dec-08 09:29:23

Not keen on Dougray.
I do like Alexander or Rory though.
Or how about Angus?

kif Fri 19-Dec-08 09:30:07

I think it's quite nice - especially said in a think scottish accent deep voice: "Doooog-rrrae" . Makes me think of tall man wearing thick wool jumper and striding around a loch with just a faithful hound for company.

ISpyAMincePie Fri 19-Dec-08 09:52:01

I like it! Also think Alexander and Rory are both really good names

schneebly Fri 19-Dec-08 09:56:21

Dougray Scott's real name is Stephen grin but as there was already an actor called Stephen Scott registered with Equity he used his mother'smaiden name as his first name or summat...

Alexander Hector and Rory all good as are;

Donald, Stuart, Fraser, Angus, Fergus.

happymerrychristmas Fri 19-Dec-08 09:57:23

Dougray shortened to Doug is ok.

LOVE Hector and Mungo!

Alexander is ok but a little boring/common and likely to be abbreviated to Alex (where he'll be one of many girls and boys...).

purplemonkeydishwasher Fri 19-Dec-08 10:00:05

oh that reminds me! I saw Rory McCann in Edinburgh yesterday.

purplemonkeydishwasher Fri 19-Dec-08 10:00:56

alexander could be shortened to Xander or SAndy. it doesn't have to be alex.

lilibet Fri 19-Dec-08 10:08:27

I like it!

ninedragons Fri 19-Dec-08 10:17:35

No. It may be a real name in Scotland but it certainly doesn't travel.

Douglas fine, Dougal lovely (and on my secret shortlist for next DC, as Mungo would have been if I hadn't wasted it on a cat in my feckless pre-child years) but Dougray just doesn't have the same appeal.

Tortington Fri 19-Dec-08 10:18:52


MrsSeanBean Fri 19-Dec-08 10:20:23




(or Rory)

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