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Lachlan ? (or variant of?)

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Fuckwittery Fri 07-Jun-13 15:08:21

Think its a scottish gaelic name
Lochlann the Irish gaelic name - I like this spelling
Is it too confusing to have too many spellings?
Lachlan / Lachlann / Lochlan / Lochlann
I also like Locky as a nickname!

We have an Irish surname but the baby will only be 1/4 Irish.
We have given one of our DC an anglicised version of a gaelic name already
Lochlann means god of the lochs, which I like
Am I overthinking the meaning and the spelling?

Do you like the name?

fanjodisfunction Fri 07-Jun-13 15:10:44

I love the name and all the varients, I'm in the same boat as you. Which to choose, also have an irish last name.

SanityClause Fri 07-Jun-13 15:19:06

It's a lovely name.

I would've thought the most usual anglicised spelling would be Lachlan, but I could be wrong.

I have a very unusual spelling of a very ordinary name, and it does cause some (far from insurmountable wink) problems, so just something to be aware of.

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 07-Jun-13 15:24:43

I've only come across Lochlan - thought it was Scottish and therefore didn't pick it as I wanted all my boys to have Irish names. I am a little cross to read your OP and be told Lochlann is the Irish version because that means I could have had it all along! envy (but maybe not as I already had a Declan when I heard the name so Declan and Lochlann might have been too much?)

It is a bloody gorgeous name. Go for it! Any spelling you want as few people will know it anyway, but I would go with the more phonetically correct version as you (and ds) will have a lifetime of people spelling it wrong (you would be amazed how many different ways people find to spell Declan which I thought was a reasonably well known name).

Christabel3 Fri 07-Jun-13 15:50:26

I prefer Lorcan. It's easier to say.

Fuckwittery Fri 07-Jun-13 16:08:06

Love Lorcan! Means "little fierce one" apparently.
Dumbledore'sgirl - I like Declan too smile

candycrushhater Fri 07-Jun-13 16:18:33

I love Lachlan - my Dad was friendly with a Lachlan in his younger days. In Scotland, it would generally be shortened to Lachie.

squoosh Fri 07-Jun-13 16:54:24

I like it but only if it's pronounced the Irish way with a lock sound rather than the Scottish prounciation which has a lack sound.

It can also be spelt Loughlin.

BunnyLebowski Fri 07-Jun-13 16:57:52

Lorcan is such a beautiful name.

Much nicer than Lachlan in any variation imo.

squoosh Fri 07-Jun-13 16:59:35

Sorry to all the Lorcans out there but all the ones I've ever met have been so wet.

To me it's the Irish equivalent of Nigel or Derek.

Fuckwittery Fri 07-Jun-13 17:04:02

lol at the Irish equivalent of Derek

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 07-Jun-13 17:34:11

I love this name and nickname it is very high on my list if I ever have another DS I would probably use Lachlan spelling grin

Turniptwirl Fri 07-Jun-13 18:23:35

I absolutely love Lorcan!

I know a little Lachlan in Wales who is known as locky and I think it's a fab name

MissPlumBroughtALadder Fri 07-Jun-13 18:27:29

Lachlan is massively popular in Australia, I think has been the top boys name for the last ten years or something.

Fuckwittery Fri 07-Jun-13 23:29:32

Yes I read that while googling MissPlum funny how it hasnt taken off here in the same way.

Another variety: Lochan ?

TolliverGroat Tue 11-Jun-13 18:03:37

I like Lachlan, but love Lorcan <<wonders whether DH can be talked into DC4 just so I get a 50% chance of using it grin>>

Strokethefurrywall Wed 12-Jun-13 01:56:26

I wanted Lachlan for DS but DH vetoed it so we named DS Carter instead. I've always loved the name, and it's definitely going back on the list for the next one along with Sullivan.

Lachlan is just one of those names that you hear and think "oooh, cool name" - it's awesome!

Gullygirl Wed 12-Jun-13 04:45:01

I like Lachlan, when pronounced in the proper Scottish way,although over here in Australia it is pronounced "Laklin".Locky for short,which I hate.

sleepingbeautiful Wed 12-Jun-13 06:51:10

V popular in Canada and Australia and anywhere else people can claim a sniff of Scottish ancestry. I know 3 Canadian Lachlans. Don't know any in England.

spotscotch Thu 13-Jun-13 21:43:38

I really like Lachlan, but am very confused about its various pronunciations, especially as on here it seems to be absolute sacrilege to pronounce it the wrong way with the different spellings.

Can anyone enlighten me?

As an aside the other day I was looking at Wikipedia articles about old home and away characters (too much spare time, it had started by googling isla Fisher!) And was reminded of the lushness that was Lachie the doctor in home and away!

highlandbird Thu 13-Jun-13 21:52:27

I love Lachlan! Quite a popular name in Scotland, we had it on our list for DS2 but decided against in the end as there are 3 in nursery with DS1, would assume its much less popular south of the border though. Generally shortened to Lachie here.

LondonBus Thu 13-Jun-13 22:00:24

Oooooh, I love it however it's spelled!

Lochlan nn Locky is my favourite.

(I like that Australian kids program with the boy called Locky smile)

Lorcan is just awful, though.

fuckwittery Fri 14-Jun-13 06:39:04

spot think however it is spelt it is pronounced lock-lin

RubyOnRails Fri 14-Jun-13 06:46:24

Lachlan is a great name.

JamInMyWellies Fri 14-Jun-13 06:57:17

I have a Lachlan. I live Sth of the border but am Scots. We pronounce it like a Scottish loch not a hard K sound but unfortunately not everyone makes the effort to say it properly inc my FIL which drives drive me bonkers. We also shorten it to Lachie or Lachs.

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