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65 replies

Frida9 · 27/09/2022 09:18

Hi, me and my husband are trying to think of a good Scottish boys name for our baby due at the start of next year but we're struggling.

Callum, Cameron, Malcolm, Gregor and Ruairidh/Rory are all out for various reasons.

I like Fraser but my husband isn't keen. Only name we agree on is Ian but I'm worried it's a bit middle aged

Neither of us is keen on "new"/trendy names such as Struan or Lachlan.

Anyone got any suggestions?

OP posts:
midsomermurderess · 27/09/2022 17:52

And Alistair and Alexander (Sandy).

Pruneaux · 27/09/2022 17:55

Ian is nice and so classic. One of my DCs has an Ian their class. Easy to spell too.

sleepfortheweek · 27/09/2022 17:59

How about Connor?

CastleTower · 27/09/2022 18:01

Ewan is nice.

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:04

Dugald
Murdo
Magnus (Orkney)
Hamish
Kenneth
Cameron
Campbell
Seoras (George)
Gordon
Grant
Blair
Hector (how I love that one!)
Donal/Donald
Malcolm (can be Colm for short)
Colin
Ranald
will I stop now?

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:05

And Uain is Gaelic for "lamb"!

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:06

Scott?

TheTeddyBears · 27/09/2022 18:10

I love Fraser. I know some, 1 mid thirties and 1 mid 40's. My little girl was playing with wee boy at soft play and he was Fraser. My dh also didn't like it much either. I love it and more so that it isn't popular.

My other fav is Lewis, it's quite popular here in Scotland. Callum lovely too and Cameron is another but not as popular these days. Angus is getting more popular know a few preschoolers with that name.

Another one that's maybe more out there but I once had a colleague called Crawford and he was lovely.

CoffeeBeansGalore · 27/09/2022 18:11

Alisdair
Logan
Brogan
William
Stuart
Jamie
Scott
Liam
Euan
Duncan
Edmund
Harris
Murdoch
Caelan
Elliot
Finlay
Magnus
Finn
McKenzie

Cleopatra67 · 27/09/2022 18:14

Douglas, Hector, Murdo.

Dinoteeth · 27/09/2022 18:21

Just about any Scottish surname could be used without the Mac bit.

Wallace
Walter
Alan
Gregor
Craig
Graham
Gordon
Martin
Murray

Grungeho · 27/09/2022 18:24

Ewan? 😁

NanooCov · 27/09/2022 18:47

I really like Innes, Brodie and Ruan.

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:54

love these ones!

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:54

Gillan

Blackberrybunnet · 27/09/2022 18:55

Jamie
Robin (Robert Burns' nickname, apparently)

barneymcgroo · 27/09/2022 18:58

I'm expecting dc3 - was put off Donald for my last two boys, but it's high on the list for this one. I see it as claiming back a perfectly good name!

KnittingNurse · 27/09/2022 19:00

Irvine

applesandpears33 · 27/09/2022 19:02

Murdo
James - plenty of Kings had that name

AlwaysFoldingWashing · 27/09/2022 19:07

Harris

Cece92 · 27/09/2022 19:09

Harris?

Katela18 · 27/09/2022 19:12

I have a baby Hamish

AuldReekie1905 · 27/09/2022 19:16

Another vote for Euan. I love that name.
Scott
Alec

mathanxiety · 27/09/2022 20:19

Brice/ Bryce
Athol
Kester
Lennox
Maxwell
Ragnall
Ranald
Grant
Ramsay
Alec
Diarmad
Keir
Rab
Alban
Elliott
Kelvin
Sholto
Graham

Puffalicious · 27/09/2022 20:30

Struan and Lachlan are trendy? Cough, cough!

I have a teen Struan (West coast) no-one has his name in his entire, large secondary school (or primary). I teach secondary and in 28 years have taught one (who is 16). It's still my favourite name ever. It's very old- it's the name of a place!

I also have a Lauchlan (not Lachlan) . Not trendy at all- again we know none and no-one in his primary with his name. It's a very old name- it means man of the loch- as it has it's roots in the Vikings (which my family line goes back to).

I know they're not for you, but don't dismiss them as trendy, therefore lesser.

Ian is really, really middle-aged, sorry. The youngest one I know is 40 (cousins x2).

Friends of my 3 boys include:

Innes
Murdo
Archie
Nairn
Fraser
Arran
Angus
Fergus

Just don't do Lewis/ Ewan/ Calum/ Owen like EVERY other teenager I know.

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