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Samuel or hamish
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Snowdrops31 · 14/02/2020 21:02

Samuel, Hamish or other suggestions...

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MrsCrosbyNRTB · 14/02/2020 21:04

Samuel - brilliant name.

How about Reuben, Silas or Isaac?

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17caterpillars1mouse · 14/02/2020 21:21

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

Samson?
Struan
Lachlan
Keir

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Astronica · 14/02/2020 23:01

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

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BobbyBlueCat · 14/02/2020 23:04

Samuel.

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Whatsyourflava · 14/02/2020 23:05

I really love Samuel

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Whatsyourflava · 14/02/2020 23:07

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

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Whatsyourflava · 14/02/2020 23:07

Angus?

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Whatsyourflava · 14/02/2020 23:18

I think you have 2 identical threads running @Snowdrops31

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Mlou32 · 14/02/2020 23:32

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

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Marcipex · 14/02/2020 23:37

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

Rory?
Jonathan?
Alastair?

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EmmaC78 · 14/02/2020 23:44

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

Samuel is lovely too.

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Jossina · 14/02/2020 23:44

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

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SebandAlice · 15/02/2020 15:11

Samuel

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RoseMartha · 15/02/2020 17:10

Samuel

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steppemum · 15/02/2020 17:13

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?

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steppemum · 15/02/2020 17:14

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)

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assilem92 · 15/02/2020 17:14

Samuel

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midsomermurderess · 15/02/2020 17:50

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.

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diddlediddle · 15/02/2020 17:53

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

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OnABeachSomewhere · 15/02/2020 18:06

Hamish is a great name.

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ParsleyPot · 15/02/2020 22:22

Hamish

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EllaWallace · 15/02/2020 23:00

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.

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Astronica · 15/02/2020 23:33

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.

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MyuMe · 16/02/2020 13:28

Samuel is a wonderful name.

Sam works really well for a boy and a man.

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Mamabear88 · 16/02/2020 13:39

Samuel

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