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Bonusnap · 24/01/2023 14:21

What do you think of these boys and girls names? We are Scottish.

Boys:
Ira
Ivor
Christopher (not a fan of Chris though)
Gabriel
Peter
Thomas

Girls:
Ishbel
Ivy
Ava
Tamsin

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Whataretheodds · 24/01/2023 17:49

All the girl names are nice but I LOVE Ishbel (half Scots) and it's much less common than the others as far as I can see.

Boy names, I'm not keen on Ira, like the others. Like Kit and Christo as diminutives for Christopher if you don't like Chris.

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Bonusnap · 24/01/2023 19:01

midsomermurderess · 24/01/2023 17:48

If you like Ishbel, what about Elspeth?

Gorgeous name but I know a few baby Elspeths. No Ishbels.

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KirstenBlest · 24/01/2023 19:43

Boys:
Ira - no
Ivor - I prefer Ifor, but it's ok
Christopher (not a fan of Chris though) - yes but Kit's too popular
Gabriel - not keen but it's ok. Will be shortened
Peter - yes
Thomas - yes

Girls:
Ishbel - not keen. Isabel(le)/Isabella overused
Ivy - no, garden weed
Ava - dislike it
Tamsin - really like

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Luredbyapomegranate · 24/01/2023 19:59

Ira - it’s Ok in an old man sort of way. It’s probably about to come madly into fashion.

Ivor - as above but a bit less so.

Christopher (not a fan of Chris though) - if you don’t like Chris don’t use it. You could try imposing Kit but it won’t necessarily work. Cassian maybe?

Gabriel - nice enough, overused. Gideon maybe?

Peter - technically due a revival but Pete is awful. Patrick is much nicer IMO and mostly they do get called Patrick (outside of Ireland anyway)

Thomas - nice.


Girls:
Ishbel - love it. So underused

Ivy - nice but overused. Zoe? Ida?

Ava - nice but done to death. Aster, Astra, Elva.. ???

Tamsin - always makes me think of Tampax, and is slightly awkward to say, apart from that very 70s. I think Tamara is better somehow, or Tara, Natasha, Saffron have similar vibes without the suggestion of feminine hygiene products (you know how kids are.)

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Outfor150 · 24/01/2023 20:46

I like Christopher, Peter, Gabriel, Thomas for boys.
I like Ishbel and Tamsin for girls.

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Mumofgirls2017 · 24/01/2023 21:09

Boys:
Ira- no as reminds me of irate

Ivor- like

Christopher (not a fan of Chris though)- like, like nn Kit
Gabriel- meh

Peter- like but bit dated

Thomas-,boring


Girls:
Ishbel- not for me

Ivy- like

Ava- ok but soooo many

Tamsin- dated

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qpmz · 24/01/2023 21:12

Ivor is lovely and Tamsin

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Bonusnap · 24/01/2023 21:14

Thanks for all your opinions. We're leaning towards Ivor for a boy and Ishbel for a girl. Would have chosen Tamsin but as we already have a child with name beginning with T I'm not keen on two names with the same first initial. Sounds a bit twee when they're said together unfortunately.

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evemillbank · 24/01/2023 21:23

I love Ava. It's popular but it's a lovely classic name, which is why.

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Lcb123 · 24/01/2023 21:32

Ivy is lovely. I wouldn’t chose Christopher if you don’t like Chris

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HallieHufflepuff · 24/01/2023 22:37

I like Peter
And Ava/Tamsin (Tammy?) ❤

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daysleepers · 24/01/2023 23:27

Not keen on any of your boys names tbh. Gabriel at a push.

Tamsin, I like that.

But go with what you love!

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BridieConvert · 29/01/2023 17:57

Ishbel and Tamsin are lovely, I think Ava is overused now and Ivy is also becoming more popular but both perfectly nice names.

I like Ira and Gabriel, Thomas and Peter are perfectly nice just a bit boring to me. Christopher would 100% get shortened so wouldn't go with that if you're not happy with that. Not sure how to pronounce Ivor (is it eye-vor or ee-vor? so I would personally avoid.

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CherryAndCreamCake · 29/01/2023 17:59

Peter, Thomas, Ava, Tamsin. My picks.

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