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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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Luredbyapomegranate · 24/11/2021 18:57

Oh - sorry - do you mean DS?? You said DD to start -

If DS then much the same as Magnus - mildly eccentric out of Scotland perhaps, but if you happy with that - crack on. (But maybe give him a standard middle name in case he doesn’t appreciate your taste.)

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KirstenBlest · 24/11/2021 18:58

Read the OP again @Luredbyapomegranate, paying special note to this bit
So DS name could be … ‘Mungo’.

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IsolaPribby · 24/11/2021 18:59

I'm confused as to whether you are naming a girl or a boy. Please can you clarify?

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friedeggandsauce · 24/11/2021 19:00

Use it as a nickname

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friedeggandsauce · 24/11/2021 19:00

My daughter is still known by the weird name we gave her when she was in my tummy!

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AnFiadhRua · 24/11/2021 19:02

It's a boys' name though.
I'm Irish, in Ireland, and I've heard of it so I don't think it's that unusual, but it's for a boy surely?

What about Morag? I love that. Good strong name like Mungo but within the parametres of good taste 😅

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BlueFlavour · 24/11/2021 19:12

I really like it.
Definitely a grower @LadyHalesBroach
Great name

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AllTheWeetabix · 24/11/2021 19:21

It’s a Filipino dish please don’t

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Disfordarkchocolate · 24/11/2021 19:23

I really like it. Excellent name.

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KirstenBlest · 24/11/2021 19:30

@AllTheWeetabix , That's monggo not mungo

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TheCreamCaker · 24/11/2021 19:37

Mungo? Really? That sounds like a dog's name.

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GreyhoundG1rl · 24/11/2021 19:38

It's quite posh. Still awful, though.

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GreyhoundG1rl · 24/11/2021 19:39

Oh, hang on, for a girl?? Stop it.

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3luckystars · 24/11/2021 19:40

You cannot do that to a child.

I don’t think it is Celtic sounding at all. Here are 90 names that mean loved.

www.amotherthing.com/90-baby-names-that-mean-love/

Good luck.

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KittenKong · 24/11/2021 19:45

I’m from Glasgow - but I have never met a Mungo (A few Murdos though).

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Smartiepants79 · 24/11/2021 19:51

It’s unclear whether this is for a boy or a girl?? Your OP mentions a name for your DD and then that your DS could be called Mungo???
It’s awful for a girl, please don’t.
It’s a bit better for a boy but is still more a name for a pet in my opinion. There is a cat it TS Lewis that’s called MungoJerry and that’s all I can think of.
I’d never pick it myself.

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NigellaSeed · 24/11/2021 19:51

It's not the best. But it's acceptable. It's no Velvet Dune atleast Grin

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scottishnames · 24/11/2021 19:53

3luck There's no such thing as 'Celtic'. There's Scottish Gaelic, and Irish and Welsh and Cornish and Breton. And 'Brittonic' - an early language related to Welsh spoken in SW Scotland /NW England. All are related, all have differences.
Whatever you think the name Mungo has origins in Brittonic. Fact.
On the other hand, most babyname websites are full of errors.

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Motorcyclemptiness · 24/11/2021 19:53

I met a 13 y o DS with that name this summer, who seems to have a decent degree of self confidence. It is a saint's name, so very much a proper christian name, just not perhaps the most attractive-sounding one...

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LadyHalesBroach · 24/11/2021 19:56

To clarify, it’s for a BOY. I mentioned that my DD’s name means loveable, which I believe Mungo also means.

It’s definitely intended for a boy though. Sorry some folk got confused there x

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3luckystars · 24/11/2021 19:57

@scottishnames I agree with you completely, sorry I worded that badly.
My understanding is that she has a daughter, whose name means ‘lovable’ so now she is having a son and wants a name that means ‘lovable’ for him too.
She looked it up and someplace said that Mungo was ‘Celtic’ for lovable.

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LadyHalesBroach · 24/11/2021 19:57

And no, we are not posh Hugh Grant types. Just normal family of (soon to be) 4 living in the countryside in the south.

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GreenClock · 24/11/2021 19:58

I like it. It appeals.

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scottishnames · 24/11/2021 20:02

3stars Smile

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flashpaper · 24/11/2021 20:02

I'm pretty sure Hugh Grant's middle name is Mungo

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