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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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Marianne1234 · 24/11/2021 22:44

Also, if you have to introduce your son to everyone with “don’t laugh, but…” as a precursor does that not tell you something Grin

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Largethighsbadeyes · 24/11/2021 22:47

Please don't do that to your son...

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blowtheroofoff · 24/11/2021 22:49

It's a Scottish name
Quite traditional
That's all

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yikesanotherbooboo · 24/11/2021 22:57

I think it's alright , particularly if you have Scottish heritage. I ,too, thought Mary , Mungo and Midge but that's not a problem. It's a traditional Scottish name , easy to spell and pronounce .it has a slight whiff of 'Rah' about it but apart from that I can't see a provl m.

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StormyCornishSeas · 24/11/2021 23:26

St Mungos is the hospital in Harry Potter.

Also Mungo Jerry.

I can see why you like the name op, but I feel it would be name more suited for a dopey old bloodhound or spaniel not a child

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Luredbyapomegranate · 24/11/2021 23:37

@KirstenBlest

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

@KirstenBlest - don't be such a boring little smart arse - OP refers to DS and DD, it confused several people, and came back and noted it myself..
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BubbleCoffee · 25/11/2021 00:30

Cats - Mungojerry and Rumpelteaser

Mary, Mungo (dog) and Midge

A cross between a mango and Bungo the Womble

Or short for Mongrel, so a dog again.

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liveforsummer · 25/11/2021 00:33

I just pictured a wee dog with a tartan jacket on when I read that

Friend has just named their wee dog that, somewhat as a joke as is a name they adore but would never have called a child. Dc of the family and my dd dislike it so much they have chosen to call him Mango instead although to their dismay it's not sticking

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Ajl46 · 25/11/2021 01:23

@TooWicked

I feel like there was a Mungo in Harry Potter? I think it’s ok.

St Mungos is the wizarding hospital.
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ItsDinah · 25/11/2021 01:44

David also means beloved.

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AuntDympna · 25/11/2021 09:17

Isn't St Mungo's a charity that looks after homeless people?

It is perfectly reasonable to say it's a name in a Celtic language that means lovable, because sites that are often authoritative, like Wikipedia, do repeat vague etymologies like:

"Particularly in Scotland, he is known by the pet name Mungo, possibly derived from the Cumbric equivalent of the Welsh: fy nghu 'my dear (one)'.[4] The Mungo pet name or hypocorism has a Gaelic parallel in the form Mo Choe or Mo Cha, under which guise Kentigern appears in Kirkmahoe, for example, in Dumfriesshire, which appears as 'ecclesia Sancti Kentigerni' in the Arbroath Liber in 1321. An ancient church in Bromfield, Cumbria is named after him, as are Crosthwaite Parish Church and some other churches in the northern part of Cumbria, for example St Mungo's Church, Dearham."

What this paragraph says is that the person known as Saint Kentigern had two nicknames "Mungo" and "Mo Choe". "Mo" means "my", and in Irish it lenites (softens, shaves) the initial consonant of the next word. In Modern Welsh "my" is "fy", and it nasalises the initial consonant of the next word - think of French "mon" and the n getting stuck onto the next word. In modern English "our" is used to make a nickname "Our Johnny", "Our Mary" and in this case "Our Co", in those days it was "My Co".
When you think about it like that, you realise the emphasis is on the "go", so the name is "MunGO", not "MUNgo".
It is a nickname so you could use any name beginning Co like Conaire, Colm and have Mungo as a nickname. Similar (maybe same) names which avoid association with the perjorative "mong" include Munno and Mocha.
Sorry for long rambling unedited post I should be writing something else.....

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wingsofabird · 25/11/2021 10:17

How about Monty

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melonhead · 25/11/2021 10:24

I think it's fabulous

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Scirocco · 25/11/2021 11:00

St Mungo is the patron saint of Glasgow, but even here I wouldn't name a child that. It's a name that opens up a large range of bullying/teasing options and quite frankly it doesn't sound that nice. There are lots of beautiful names with roots in Scots Gaelic etc so maybe do some more exploring of those?

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17to35 · 25/11/2021 11:56

A beautiful mural of St Mungo

Don’t laugh but…
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17to35 · 25/11/2021 11:57

I think it's a wonderful name.

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Srettel · 25/11/2021 12:19

I was at university with a Glaswegian Mungo, and he wasn't too keen on his name. I'm Scottish and he's the only Mungo I have met.
I think it's easier to carry off if you are posh Scottish.

There have been only two Mungos born in Scotland since Jan 2016, plus another three with the middle name Mungo. So although it's a Scottish name, it isn't even popular in Scotland.

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MsTSwift · 25/11/2021 12:23

For a girl?!?! Insane. Are you mid pregnancy? I came up with some right corners

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steppemum · 25/11/2021 12:29

well, part of me thinks it is like Hugo, etc.
And I quite like the sound of it.

But then when I read your sentences, it really really sound like the dog's name not the son's name.

(and I also remember Mary Mungo and Midge which is probably why I like it!)

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TuftyMarmoset · 25/11/2021 12:29

I’ve mentioned this on threads about this name before but personally I think it sounds too close to a slur about people with Down’s syndrome so would avoid it on that basis, especially outside of Scotland. What about David?

Also people are confused because in the first line of the OP it says ‘think I’ve found the perfect name for DD’.

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Classica · 25/11/2021 12:36

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.

Hamishs are well represented in Scotland and Gavins and Alistairs are absolutely ten a penny, but in all the years I've lived here I'm yet to meet a Mungo. So I would say it's definitely more remarkable than those other names.

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TatianaBis · 25/11/2021 13:00

@MsTSwift

For a girl?!?! Insane. Are you mid pregnancy? I came up with some right corners

For DS. She has another name for DD that means the same.
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Marianne1234 · 25/11/2021 14:07

Hamishs are well represented in Scotland and Gavins and Alistairs are absolutely ten a penny, but in all the years I've lived here I'm yet to meet a Mungo. So I would say it's definitely more remarkable than those other names

This is my experience too. Never met a (human) Mungo on either coast of Scotland.

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Shasha17 · 25/11/2021 14:52

I like it.

It's a saint name.

I know a very cool adult Mungo.

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emmathedilemma · 25/11/2021 14:57

I assume Mungo already has his name on the waiting list for Fettes college and Gordonstoun?

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