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LadyHalesBroach · 24/11/2021 18:14

Think I’ve found the perfect name for DD. Disclaimer: DD’s first name translates to ‘loveable’ in husband’s native language.

So DS name could be … ‘Mungo’. It’s Celtic for loveable too.

How bad is it?

Mungo… time for dinner!
Awesome job Mungo!
Let’s talk about Mungo’s school report.

Please someone tell me it’s a grower.

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Fleur405 · 24/11/2021 18:31

Sorry I misread your post and thought you were asking for girls names! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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furbabymama87 · 24/11/2021 18:32

@Anothernamechange3

At the risk of sounding snobby/elitist I think this is a name where it probably does depend on where you live/what other names are in the area. I can imagine some places where people would be unkind and others where people wouldn’t bat an eyelid.

I agree with this. Mungo in the local comp is going to be tortured.
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VenusClapTrap · 24/11/2021 18:32

I like it

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Skysblue · 24/11/2021 18:32

Depends on you and your life. If DS is headed to an inner city comp, maybe give him a less remarkable name.

If headed to an elite school, it’s fine.

If living in Scotland, it’s fine.

As to how it actually sounds, I kinda like it. Better than being yet another Andrew or Nicholas.

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DPotter · 24/11/2021 18:33

I like it.

Great charity called St Mungo's - works with the homeless

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scottishnames · 24/11/2021 18:34

Mungo is the patron saint of Glasow.
It means ' my dear one' .
It's not laughable in the west of Scotland.
Mungo's original name was Kentigern ('prince of hounds').

The legendary story of his birth is quite interesting:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo

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MadeOfStarStuff · 24/11/2021 18:34

I’m not a fan, it sounds like a dog name

Or St Mungos hospital for magical maladies (something like that!) from Harry Potter

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WhatHoMarjorie · 24/11/2021 18:34

I hate that this useless celeb tidbit is taking up space in my brain, but Mungo is one of Hugh Grant's middle names. I prefer Murdo which is also Scottish but less...mungoish.

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UndeadSlut · 24/11/2021 18:35

My DS (not at Eton 😜) has a friend called Mungo. It's not one I'd use tbh.

The Harry Potter character was Mundungus, Dung for short!

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Libertaire · 24/11/2021 18:35

Mungo is an excellent name for a Labrador.

For a person, somewhat less so.

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clarepetal · 24/11/2021 18:37

Not my choice but not my baby! If you like it, do it!

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Eenymeanyminey · 24/11/2021 18:37

Sorry sounds like a very nasty thing kids used to call each other when I was in school 'mongo'

I refuse to believe in 2021 anyone would seriously consider calling a child this.

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HollowTalk · 24/11/2021 18:37

I thought her name was going to be disclaimer.

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LadyHalesBroach · 24/11/2021 18:40

I’m in the south and definitely not elitist. So no one will get the Scottish connection.

A split but definitely leaning towards the no camp. Damn it, picking a name is harrddddd

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TooWicked · 24/11/2021 18:40

St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies. I knew it was in there somewhere.

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PoppyMonth · 24/11/2021 18:40

I really like it. No one would bat an eyelid round these parts.

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AlCalavicci · 24/11/2021 18:41

It's not a name it pick , my first thought was Mungo from Blazing Saddles

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TrashyPanda · 24/11/2021 18:41

[quote scottishnames]Mungo is the patron saint of Glasow.
It means ' my dear one' .
It's not laughable in the west of Scotland.
Mungo's original name was Kentigern ('prince of hounds').

The legendary story of his birth is quite interesting:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo[/quote]
It’s not laughable in the east of Scotland either.

And possibly the whole of the country, cos it’s just a Scottish name, and no more remarkable than Hamish, or Gavin or Alistair.

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scottishnames · 24/11/2021 18:46

Panda - I didn't mean to distriminate.It's just that I know more about the west than other regions, and didn't want to speak without local knowledge.
But I absolutely agree with you - it's a perfectly good Scottish name.
FWIW, I also like Kentigern.

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scottishnames · 24/11/2021 18:47

sorry for typo - should of course be 'discriminate'. Am trying to cook supper ....

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CouncilHousedAndViolentBaby · 24/11/2021 18:50

What about Madoc?

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KirstenBlest · 24/11/2021 18:52

St Kentigern is the name of a chain of hospices in NE Wales.

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Luredbyapomegranate · 24/11/2021 18:54

It’s a BOY’S NAME OP, Scottish St - St Mungo

What are you on woman? You might as well call her Hamish

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BakeOffRewatch · 24/11/2021 18:54

@Anothernamechange3

Isn’t that what Mowgli in The Archers got his name changed to? No laughing from me, I hate the mocking of names people personally dislike on here. Have you shared with your dh?

Agree. Lovely Celtic name.
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Nimo12 · 24/11/2021 18:56

It's a boy's name

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