Thoughts on your list:
English - I think this would be very confusing as a first name. England would be better, but neither is as good as most of the other names on your list.
Aisling - Very pretty
Kimberlyn - Not a fan, the lyn ending feels quite awkward
Ruby - such a cute name, but super popular here in Aus at the moment
Wren - sweet and spunky - this is the one I voted for
Amerlyn - Is this spelled correctly, or is this meant to be Amberlyn? Amerlyn is a little hard to say, and Amberlyn makes me think Anne Boleyn.
Some more ideas:
English - ....seriously? please dont
Aisling - never can read it as Ash - but lovely, prefer Aislin or Ashlin
Kimberlyn - dates your child to this 'lets add -lyn to ever name imaginable' era
Ruby - charming, has history, wasnt made up like, two seconds ago.
Wren - trendy but way better than the made up names
Amerlyn - another 'modern invented name' as nameberry says - feels desperate to be different and therefore cheap
Thanks for the input thus far, and thanks for the new name suggestions!
As far as Kimberlyn and Amerlyn go, both are correct spellings, and neither are made up. Both are family names (female, first names), one from the late 1800s and one from the early 1900s. So for me, they both have a history and, well, a name has to start somewhere! So, I'm not concerned about a trendy lyn ending, unless of course my family started it a long time ago! ;)
But, I do love the input. It helps me see them in a way that I may not have otherwise.
Keep them coming!
I'm not really sure how the name English conveys pride for Scottish ancestry considering the often-difficult relationship between England and Scotland at various points in history. Plus, it would be hugely confusing and would make her a target for teasing. English class, English language, English as a foreign language...
Aislin, Ruby, and Wren are all beautiful though.
Some Scottish names:
Aila (I heard a Scot actually say this name because his friend used it. Sounded beautiful how he said it!)
Hm, most the nice names I found seem to be in the first half of the alphabet! Good luck!
THIS. I've never been to Scotland, but as I understand, the Scots are very proud of NOT being English. Even if English were a useable name, it would not convey any connection to your Scottish heritage; in fact, it would probably send the opposite message.
Originally Posted by peacebird10
I voted for Aisling, Ruby, and Wren as my favourites from your list.