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what do you think of each of these boys' names?

(28 Posts)
moulesfrites Sat 06-Jun-09 09:59:59


othersideofchannel Sat 06-Jun-09 10:06:18

Really like Fergus, Fraser and Dougray.

Have never heard Caedmon, Finbar or Oisin before, but actaually quite like them (although not sure of pronounciation).

Not keen on Harry or Rory as too common.

Nyx Sat 06-Jun-09 10:11:29

I am not keen on Finbarr (reminds me too much of f'narr) but I love Finn.

Fergus is ok, I know one and he's a nice bloke.

Caedmon - just makes me think of that detective monk from the books!

Harry, Fraser and Rory are nice. Oisin I don't know how to pronounce!


MrsMattie Sat 06-Jun-09 10:13:25

Oisin is my favourite boy's name in the whole world. I absolutely love it. Are you Irish? It is a very strong Gaelic name. How would you pronounce it? there are various ways - Uh-sheen, Osh-een, Oh-sheen (my personal fave)

I like Finbar, but with the one 'r'.

Not keen on the others.

jellybeans Sat 06-Jun-09 10:31:36

Caedmon NOT KEEN
Oisin LIKE

My fave is Harry.

moulesfrites Sat 06-Jun-09 12:26:38

Do you think we need some kind of Celtic connections to use some of these names to make them seem authentic? Not Irish, but have Scottish roots.

MrsMattie Sat 06-Jun-09 12:28:32

Hmmm. It's a personal choice. I would find it odd to meet an Oisin who didn't have Irish roots, but then, my DH is black British with Caribbean roots and so 'our' Oisin would have been a strapping great mixed race boy smile...(our Oisin was a girl in the end!).

TabithaTwitchet Sat 06-Jun-09 13:06:57

I love Dougray. Not particularly keen on any of the others, but they are all OK. Except Rory, which I absolutely can't stand.

Nancy66 Sat 06-Jun-09 13:15:11

Fergus - not keen, beardy old gits name
Caedmon - awful.
Finbarr - makes me think of Viz character but like Finn
Dougray - ugly sounding
Harry - great name but very popular
Faser - all right
Oisin - awful.

Castiel Sat 06-Jun-09 13:17:42

I like all of them. Harry far too popular though, they're ten a penny.

One r for Finbar though imho and I think for Oisin in particular you need the Irish connection

moulesfrites Sat 06-Jun-09 13:46:04

why can you not stand Rory tabitha?

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 13:51:11

Fergus - love it.
Caedmon - not keen.
Finbarr - quite like this one. I also like Finbar and Fintan.. I would spell it with one r though 'Finbar'. In Ireland some Barrys are actually Finbars.
Dougray - Like it. But I like Douglas (love Doogie, very cool) too. Gray a nice nn. Would work for Gregor too.
Harry - ok but boring next to your other choices.
Fraser - quite like it. I also like Spencer!
Rory - I love this. Love Ruardhi (rooory) and I like Diarmuid (as in Gavin) as well.
Oisin - I like this. Too many in Ireland now, but if you're not in Ireland, go for it.

I love Bruce, Hamish, Hector and Donald if you're looking for McCool.

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 13:56:13

MouleFrites, You don't need Irish connections imo. The British Isles is a tiny part of the greater World geographically speaking. I would have used Olwen as I loved it. I would have used Fergus. Welsh/Scottish. I am Irish. ACtually my children have English names and I never thought we shouldn't use English names! (although, different I know because we speak English).

Meglet Sat 06-Jun-09 13:58:03

i like Fergus. it was on my list, but dc2 was a girl so i never got to use it.

also like Hector.

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 13:59:17

I read on MN that Rory is a 'chav' name. I was shock. Rory is a centuries old name from Irish folklore, and a few people may have decided that it's chavy, but it's couldn't ever be a chav name. If chav people use it, they had a moment of good taste!!

TabithaTwitchet Sat 06-Jun-09 14:22:12

I don't have any objective reasons why I don't like Rory (apart from not being able to pronounce R very well, so sounding stupid when I say it) Just really dislike the sound of it and look of it written down. Sorry blush. Lots and lots of names fall into this category for me.

hughsieoxf Sat 06-Jun-09 16:16:35

We have a Rory and a Finbar with one r in the family and I think they are both really cute!

LaDiDaDi Sat 06-Jun-09 18:57:30

I like Fergus, Dougray and Rory.

FairLadyRantALot Sat 06-Jun-09 19:13:53

Fergus- not sure

Caedmon- how is that pronounced

Finbarr- nope

Dougray- definitely no

Harry- like

Fraser- quite like this one

Rory- brilliant

Oisin - how is it pronounced

xxhunnyxx Sat 06-Jun-09 23:10:07

I like Harry, Rory is ok but sorry I hate the rest.

brimfull Sat 06-Jun-09 23:13:10

Fergus -like

the no's just sound like you're trying too hard

brimfull Sat 06-Jun-09 23:13:49

not harry
just not keen on it

Tinker Sat 06-Jun-09 23:17:34

Harry and Rory are the only OK ones I think. I guess it matters where you live?

moulesfrites Sun 07-Jun-09 08:36:47

Caedmon is pronounced "cade - mon" with the emphasis on the first syllable - he was a Northumbrian saint.

Oisin pronouced "oh - sheen"

yama Sun 07-Jun-09 09:16:05

I love all of your names except Rory. I especially love Dougray and MaggieBee's suggestion of 'Doogie' for short.

What about Duncan?

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