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AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 06:17

We found out yesterday that DC3 is a boy! đŸ„°đŸ„° We have two DDs and knew what their names were straight away.

DH’s family are Irish and my dad’s family are Scottish so a name with either of those heritages would be lovely. I’m not too fussed for matching names but DDs are Kara and Aoife so don’t want a name that seems bizarre next to those. We have a two-syllable Irish surname starting with a hard C sound.

Names I like:
Rory
Theodore
Cameron - not sure on the CC initials
Luca
Quinn

DH likes:
Theodore
Darragh - I worry this sounds too similar to Kara
Harrison - really not keen on this

We both like Theodore but I know it’s incredibly popular at the moment. Also just not sure it ‘fits’ with our DDs’ names.

What other names might I like?

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JosieB68 · 22/10/2023 06:36

Some Scottish boys names I like are
Callan
Callum
Brodie
Lewis
Blair

Congratulations 💙

Longwhiskers · 22/10/2023 06:41

I liked Xander but we went with something else.

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 06:44

JosieB68 · 22/10/2023 06:36

Some Scottish boys names I like are
Callan
Callum
Brodie
Lewis
Blair

Congratulations 💙

Ooo. I like Callan but same thoughts as with Cameron and the CC initials.

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AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 06:45

Longwhiskers · 22/10/2023 06:41

I liked Xander but we went with something else.

I love Xander but DH has a cousin with this name so don’t feel I could use it.

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MaloneMeadow · 22/10/2023 07:49

Conor would be my choice if I had a boy - nice Irish/Scottish roots!

Fleur405 · 22/10/2023 08:00

What about Hamish? I believe - although I don’t know how I know this so can’t promise it’s true - that is the Scottish version of Seamus. I know a 6 year old Hamish and I like it!

Alexander, Struan and Angus seem to be on the rise in Scotland just now but not too popular. Rory is very popular where I am (but also very nice).

anothercupparosytea · 22/10/2023 08:23

I love Struan but does not go with our surname but would with a hard C

Others I like:
Ellis
Magnus
Malachy
Fraser
Harris instead of Harrison?
Lachlan
Lewis

Whataretheodds · 22/10/2023 08:25

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 06:44

Ooo. I like Callan but same thoughts as with Cameron and the CC initials.

CC is strong!

Whataretheodds · 22/10/2023 08:25

I was going to suggest Cameron, Campbell, and Struan.

maddingcrow · 22/10/2023 08:54

Aidan
Alastair
Andrew
Ewan
Fraser
Gregor
Stuart
Colm
Ronan
Lorcan
Tadgh

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 09:03

Some great suggestions here! Thank you. Ellis is one I hadn’t considered before and do quite like.

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AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 09:15

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 09:03

Some great suggestions here! Thank you. Ellis is one I hadn’t considered before and do quite like.

Just looked it up. It’s Welsh. Doesn’t rule it out for me but would be keen for Scottish or Irish.

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LyndaLaHughes · 22/10/2023 09:23

Niall
Cillian
Cian
Cormac
Rory
Aiden
Sean
Finn
Ronan


Personally, I think CC initials are totally fine and not an issue.

cherryassam · 22/10/2023 09:24

Adair 
Alasdair 
Angus 
Brendan 
Brennan 
DaithĂ­
Declan 
Donnacha 
Duncan 
Eoin 
Euan 
Evan
Evander 
Ewan 
Fergus
Fiachra 
Finbar 
Finlay 
Finn 
Fintan 
Fionn 
Flynn 
Fraser 
Gregor 
Hamish 
Hector 
Iarla / Iarlaith 
Lachlan 
Lennox 
Liam 
Lonan 
Lorcan 
Lyle 
Magnus
Maxwell
Naoise 
Niall
Odhrån 
Oisin 
Oran 
Oscar 
Owen 
Patrick 
Rafferty 
Rían 
Ronan 
Rowan 
Senan 
Sholto 
Tadhg 
Tiernan 

Allthecatsandcosyblankets · 22/10/2023 09:30

Connelly
Connell
Fionn
Oisin
Cillian
Riley
Cian

shivawn · 22/10/2023 09:37

Allthecatsandcosyblankets · 22/10/2023 09:30

Connelly
Connell
Fionn
Oisin
Cillian
Riley
Cian

We have similar tastes! The last 3 names here are my top 3 choices for my baby due next month! I already have an Oisín 😅

MerryChristmasToYou · 22/10/2023 09:50

Rory - great but many can't say R. Wowy/Vovy not good
Theodore - I really dislike the name Theodore. Can't not see 'the odo(u)r'.
Cameron - will be Cam. Cam C.... doesn't sound good
Luca - too trendy. Luke is better
Quinn - can't not see Quim

DH likes:
Theodore - dislike. too popular
Darragh - sounds a bit too similar to Kara. not keen
Harrison - you're really not keen on this, so it's a no

Ecnerual · 22/10/2023 11:07

OisĂ­n
Seamus/Shay
Darragh

Are all names we considered for our DS's. It might be because I have an English accent but my pronunciation of Kara and Darragh means they don't sound the same.

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 11:19

Ecnerual · 22/10/2023 11:07

OisĂ­n
Seamus/Shay
Darragh

Are all names we considered for our DS's. It might be because I have an English accent but my pronunciation of Kara and Darragh means they don't sound the same.

I also have an English accent so they don’t sound exactly the same but very similar.

Also, Kara with a Scottish accent does rhyme with Darragh and my Dad and his family are all Scottish.

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Lavenderosa · 22/10/2023 11:20

Robbie
Fife
Duncan
Keir
Wallace
Angus
Niall
Ross
Lennox

Sunbeam18 · 22/10/2023 11:21

Keir

LadyMcLadyface · 22/10/2023 11:25

Scottish here :) I like:

Struan
Rory
Ruaridh
Ewan
Alexander
Alastair / Alasdair
Gregor
Callum
Cameron

Laurdo · 22/10/2023 13:32

I've always loved Rhuairidh, but people might struggle with that if you don't live in Scotland. But you're probably already used to that with an Aoife.

AnonymousArmadillo · 22/10/2023 13:36

Laurdo · 22/10/2023 13:32

I've always loved Rhuairidh, but people might struggle with that if you don't live in Scotland. But you're probably already used to that with an Aoife.

People have coped surprisingly well with Aoife. Initially there was some confusion but people have learnt to say and spell it.

Traditional Irish/Scottish spellings wouldn’t stop us choosing a name.

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theduchessofspork · 22/10/2023 13:39

I think there are some lovely Scottish and Irish boys names

Alistair
Archie
Lachlan
Douglas
Duncan
Patrick
Angus
Struan
Ronan
Rory
Innes
Cathal
Cormac
Gillies
Finlay
Lorcan
Seamus
Niall
Aiden
Donal

also Arran if you like unisex

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