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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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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 25/11/2021 18:27

I like it, my neighbours had one when I was a teenager. The dad was Scottish .

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TatianaBis · 25/11/2021 18:38

Ok - how about this OP - what else is on your list to go with Mabli?

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AuntDympna · 25/11/2021 19:21

Mabli and Mungo is too beautiful to forget.

Colm meaning "gentle, dovelike"
or Carthach meaning "loving"
could both have nickname Mungo.

Lennán means "sweetheart". Lennan and Mabli is nice, but not really in the same legendary league as Mabli and Mungo.

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ponkydonkey · 25/11/2021 19:22

I know a mungo and he's very cool 😎

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JunoMcDuff · 25/11/2021 19:24

Mabli and mungo is a lovely combo!

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Scirocco · 25/11/2021 19:30

@LadyHalesBroach

Think I might have clarified this 4 times now but it’s for a boy.

But - taking everything on board - it’s an obvious no. To answer previous PP, I’m 36w so not mid pregnancy.

Thanks for the feedback! Looks like I need to go back to my list of ‘Tom’ ‘Jack’ and the likes. Safe.

I think an unusual name, especially of Welsh or Scottish origin, would be lovely to go with Mabli (which I love!). I'm not a fan of the specific name Mungo, but definitely don't feel you have to stick to 'safe' names! People will give their opinions but ultimately you should go with what feels right to you.
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Spidey66 · 25/11/2021 20:17

I'd not heard of Mabli but I like it.

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TuftyMarmoset · 25/11/2021 20:42

Haha that's fair @LadyHalesBroach I had to write off Thomas for the same reason!

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CaffiSaliMali · 26/11/2021 11:09

Mabli is a fabulous name OP!

Some Welsh boys suggestions:
Carwyn (blessed love)
Tomos
Osian
Macsen
Idris
Elis
Emrys
Harri

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MadeOfStarStuff · 26/11/2021 12:04

Mabli is lovely

You don’t need to stick to boring, safe options. There’s a million names between Mungo and Tom.

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LadyHalesBroach · 26/11/2021 12:34

Those are all lovely names thank you to everyone who is suggesting them. Unfortunately we’re in Engerlund now so any name does have to be easy to pronounce (see above post re translating Mabli for most people). If we were in the Mothercountry it would be different.

That said, I appreciate that whilst Mungo is easier to pronounce, it’s Scottish and not English. So I’m open to hypocrisy.

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TuftyMarmoset · 26/11/2021 12:44

@CaffiSaliMali

Mabli is a fabulous name OP!

Some Welsh boys suggestions:
Carwyn (blessed love)
Tomos
Osian
Macsen
Idris
Elis
Emrys
Harri

Oh Carwyn is lovely
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LadyHalesBroach · 26/11/2021 13:34

Yes Carwyn is a lovely name and its gone on the (currently very short) list @CaffiSaliMali

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CaffiSaliMali · 26/11/2021 14:21

Glad you like it OP! I have a Welsh name in England so know what you mean. So many dodgy spellings and pronunciations and the odd 'oh, I'll never learn that, I'll call you Jane instead'.

Hopefully Carwyn is relatively straightforward!

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RupertOscar1999 · 26/11/2021 16:25

The name Mungo reminds me of the word Minger! If you choose the name I'm sure your kid will be lovely but that's the first thing that comes to my mind.

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LadyHalesBroach · 27/11/2021 14:33

Just realised that, as per PP’s nugget of information re Hugh Grant, that his name must be Hugh Mungo Grant. Hughmungo? Really?! Hugh-Mungo?!?!

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KirstenBlest · 27/11/2021 14:45

His middle names are John Mungo

Huge on Mungo

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DistrictCommissioner · 27/11/2021 14:54

I really like Mungo! I know one, I haven’t ever heard negative comments about his name. His mother is Scottish but they live very far down in England.

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RestingStitchFace · 28/11/2021 10:58

The only Mungo I know is a Labrador, just sayin'....

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daisypond · 28/11/2021 11:31

Mungo is a normal name, though not at all common. The famous explorer Mungo Park? Go for it.

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Marcipex · 28/11/2021 19:34

Murdo is even worse.

Murdo and Mungo…Turdo and Dungus.

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LittleGwyneth · 29/11/2021 17:00

I went to school with one and it was fine. No-one found it remarkable at all. I don't think name based bullying is such a thing now.

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Pigsears · 30/11/2021 21:15

Mungo is a great name for a boy.

There is a Mungo National Park in Australia.

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Hoowhoowho · 01/12/2021 21:27

Mabli and Mungo go beautifully together. It’s odd but not outlandish, as long as you have some Scottish heritage I’d go for it.

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nancywhisky · 03/12/2021 11:07

We live in Scotland. Ds was going to be Mungo. But a work colleague called his son Mungo two months before DS was born and we didn't use it. ( But he has a similar name using pretty much the same letters in a different order!)

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