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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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MLMshouldbeillegal · 24/11/2021 20:04

I live in Glasgow and know a couple of boys called Mungo. St Mungo is the patron Saint of Glasgow, there are lots of "St Mungo's" places in the city. Mungo Park was a famous explorer.

I'd really assume though that someone calling their child Mungo had a strong connection to the city.

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WhatHoMarjorie · 24/11/2021 20:04

@LadyHalesBroach

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

If you really love it, I say go for it then!
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rumblypumbly · 24/11/2021 20:13

Isnt that the name of the daft gingerbread man in shrek?

You do you OP.

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LynetteScavo · 24/11/2021 20:22

Well, I like it.

I tend to like names that go on to be popular a couple of years later.

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GreyhoundG1rl · 24/11/2021 20:24

@LynetteScavo

Well, I like it.

I tend to like names that go on to be popular a couple of years later.

I reckon this is the one to break the spell Grin
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shiningjustforyou · 24/11/2021 20:25

@TwinklyBranch

It's not great. How about Murdo? Which is also not great, but better than Mungo.

It's really not! 😄
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TrampolineForMrKite · 24/11/2021 20:37

No idea how I know this, but it’s Hugh Grant’s middle name.

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JunoMcDuff · 24/11/2021 20:41

For a boy or girl? I find the OP confusing.

Mungo for a boy IDs perfectly fine, nice even.

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MerryMarigold · 24/11/2021 20:43

I like it for a boy, not a DD!

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dementedma · 24/11/2021 20:46

Be ok in Scotland along with the Hamishes and Anguses

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Famousinlove · 24/11/2021 20:50

@rumblypumbly

Isnt that the name of the daft gingerbread man in shrek?

You do you OP.

Thats Mongo! But that's what it reminds me of Grin
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CheeseCheesePls · 24/11/2021 20:52

Nope.. Not a fan, sorry.. I think it doesn't sound like a human name. More like an odd pets name

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yourestandingonmyneck · 24/11/2021 21:08

@Skysblue

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.

Agree with this.

If you absolutely love if and can pull it off, go for it.
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MajorCarolDanvers · 24/11/2021 21:09

How about Murdo instead.

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TatianaBis · 24/11/2021 21:26

I think it’s cool. I like Sholto as well. Don’t like Murdo because of murder.

Don’t ask on here, many posters are super conservative and seem to live in monocultural backwaters where anything unconventional or forrin is suspect.

Wouldn’t raise an eyebrow in a London school.

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cherrypie66 · 24/11/2021 21:30

Use the name that is the other language the English version is ridiculous and would be cruel

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Purplespottedsocks · 24/11/2021 21:33

Nope, not for a baby.

Could be cute for a dog or teddy bear though.

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RuthW · 24/11/2021 21:42

I like it. Go for it.

Then again my fav prog as a child was Mary, Mungo and Midge.

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AuntDympna · 24/11/2021 22:25

How about the names
Caomh, Caomhán, which mean "beloved person, friend". Yes, that is good old Kev, or Kevin Wink
Carthach, or Carthy, which means "loving".
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JunoMcDuff · 24/11/2021 22:27

It's actually really growing on me.

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GorgonzolaSouffle · 24/11/2021 22:29

Dreadful

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Camembear · 24/11/2021 22:30

Mungo is a cool name. Never met one.

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DeedIDo · 24/11/2021 22:33

Great name. Go for it!

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Marianne1234 · 24/11/2021 22:39

I went to school in the west coast of scotland. Mungo would have been torn to shreds. I can think of a very obvious nickname he would (wrongly but definitely) have been given back in the 90s but I am not going to repeat it here.

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KaycePollard · 24/11/2021 22:43

It’s Celtic for loveable too.

“Celtic” isn’t actually a language. Do you mean Scots Gaelic, or Irish, or Welsh? Or even Breton or Occitan?

It’s a nice idea, but Mungo just sounds a bit ugly or clumsy - don’t know why, maybe it sounds better in Gaelic.

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