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Anybody have a Mirren?

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 21:44

I think it is such a pretty name. Would definitly consider it for a baby girl

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cornsilk · 29/05/2008 21:46

Have never heard of it as a first name.

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Piffle · 29/05/2008 21:46

gorgeous name. Lady in my old babyworld ante natal club had a dd called Mirrin. Tis lovely name!!!

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 21:52

So it isn't too common (by that I mean oft used!) then?

If you haven't heard it before what is your reaction when you hear it?

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cornsilk · 29/05/2008 21:53

I thought of Helen Mirren at first!
I like it though. Unusual and pretty.

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 22:01

Thank you. Do I confess now that it is my dd's name

The thread about whether your dc's names have been mentioned got me thinking that dd's name never had, and I wondered what people thought of it

It suits her so much

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Piffle · 29/05/2008 22:02

how old is your dd wally?

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:04

its certainly heard of up here in scotland

along with Marrin and another spelliong of it which I can't remember at this time

I think its lovely and is on the list incase this is another dd

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 22:08

She is almost 7. I wondered if it might be me you were thinking of, piffle, but it would have been on a heart board prob

We're in Scotland too, and a few older folk have heard of the name.

I know of a Merryn, but her mum is Cornish.

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 22:09

Am a regular with a namechange btw

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expatinscotland · 29/05/2008 22:10

That is our baby girl name.

Muireann

Our other girls have Gaelic forenames, too.

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chunkychips · 29/05/2008 22:11

I quite like it, one of those names that would grown on you. Reminds me of that rice wine though.

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:12

muireann I think is the same but the Irish/Celtic spelling

I may be wrong though

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:13

oohhh expat nice choice, tis on our list but not sure I'll get it past dh as neither of our other two have celtic names

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bluenosesaint · 29/05/2008 22:13

I think its a beautiful name

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expatinscotland · 29/05/2008 22:13

Yes, it is the Celtic/Irish spelling.



I've been posting on here for months about our Muireann.

Because I'm dead certain it's another girl.



I've been calling her that for ages.

If it's a Struan I'm going to be completely shocked.

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Piffle · 29/05/2008 22:13

gosh dd is nearly 6 and also has had heart probs...
Still gorgeous name...

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WheresWally · 29/05/2008 22:14

I think I know your dd's names expat, it will go nicely

We didn't go for the Gaelic spelling as it would have looked a bit odd with our ds1's name!

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:16

Struan is lovely too, I knew a Struan at uni and he was a great bloke, my friend was down to Struan and Fraser but Fraser just tipped at the post

am I allowed to ask what you're others are called or is that poor ettiquete?!?

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expatinscotland · 29/05/2008 22:20

DD1 is the Scots Gaelic for Helen.

DD2 is the Gaelic for Rose, after DH's mother's mother, his beloved 'Nana'.

There is one Struan in DD1's primary school.

It was actually suggested to me by one of the students I worked with, a lovely young lady from Ayr when I was pregnant with DD2.

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:23

I love your dd1's name and will have to work on your dd2s!!

our dd1 is Isabella after beloved great aunt but known as Ella and dd2 is Lexie which is scots for 'sparkling' but dh would only ok it as Alexandra which is fine

not sure if this is a boy or girl but will no doubt still have a list of a million names when am in labour

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sweetkitty · 29/05/2008 22:27

I love expat DD1's name as well but as I have said before too near our DD1 and the other two don't have Gaelic names.

We are sticking with the Hebrew theme co incidence really

DD1 is "fathers joy"
DD2 is "morning dew"
DD3 will be "place of figs"

I really like Mirren as well strong sounding but still pretty.

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:29

expat if I've got it then dd2 also has a lovely name and all 3 will go beautifully together

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expatinscotland · 29/05/2008 22:33

Their names suit them well.

DD1 had no name for days. We couldn't agree and DH wanted to call her Fiona but she didn't look like one.

She was an angel baby and I was in hospital a while after a difficult delivery and then complications.

So the midwives would take her away and feed her and just walk her about.

They liked her as she was a good baby - even now she is well-liked by her teachers and carers.

Then one of the nurses said as she laid DD1 back in her cot, 'Well, I ken you've no' got a name for her but if you ask me she looks a wee . . . '

And she truly did!

She is much a Scottish Helen.

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dizzydixies · 29/05/2008 22:35

thats a lovely story behind the name too, I like it when names have some meaning behind them as well

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expatinscotland · 29/05/2008 22:36

So yes, Mirren is a lovely name and I think you should call your daughter that .

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