I'm really into people naming their babies after places. I know people named London, Paris, Ireland, China, Asia, Holland.
What do you guys think of Scotland as a baby girls name? Also, I would like it if they could make a nickname out of it....
UPDATE: What are your opinions on Sicily? This derives from my family being a large Italian family from Sicily.
I don't care for Scotland as a first name- I imagine it'd be awkward of difficult traveling to Scotland or any other part of the UK. It also doesn't seem that feminine to me. The only nicknames I can think of are Scott, Scotty, and maybe Lynn (though it's a bit of a stretch.)
Hope that helps.
I don't like country or continent names on people with no ties to it.
If you have no ties to Scotland, then I don't like it. It's pretentious to me.
Scotland is okay, but I wouldn't go for it. And I have ties to Scotland.
Nickname ideas are: Scott, Lan, Annie, Lala.
I think Scott on a girl would be fine, but Scotland feels a little clunky.
a) it's not feminine, b) Kourtney Kardashian just gave her baby girl this as a middle name, so it's screams celebrity name
with that said, I'm really into people using place names that hold some significance to them, but I generally think this is cooler in the middle name spot.
So for arguments sake if you got married in Scotland, and you named your child Eliza Scotland, I think that's pretty cool.
Scotland would be from my friend who had recently passed away who was from Scotland...
I think with the personal significance factored in, it makes more sense, but agree that a middle name spot would probably work better.
Sorry for your loss. In that case I think that's really cool. But I would still use it in the middle spot.. I have ties to Scotland - and I think the actual name is really cool - I just couldn't do it in the FN spot. And the whole KK thing puts me off a little as well.
I really don't like country names on people, it sounds silly. And while I like the word Scotland, I would just not do it. Maybe you could be a little more "local", where was she from? Maybe a city/town/village name, a river or a mountain, an island, something like that could be more suitable and more special.
I'm so sorry for your loss, by the way, and I understand that you want to honour her.
It sounds silly - even on Kourtney Kardashian's daughter who has such a beautiful first name.
In her matter I get it though with Mason's Dash (Kardashian) and now Scotland which I presume is after (Lord) Scott Disick?