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Thread: Scottish name brainstorming!
September 2nd, 2013 09:50 AM #11Senior Member
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September 2nd, 2013 09:53 AM #13
Ugh, I have the exact same problem! I love a bunch of Scottish boy names, but have trouble finding girl names I like as much.
Here are the ones I like most, with my comments about why I don't fully love them (but maybe you would!):
Isobel -- I love the look of this, but I have a feeling it would just blend in with all of the Isabels/Isabellas
Ainsley -- Feels trendy
Catriona -- Really like, but I think it would get constantly mispronounced, since I've read that it's supposed to have a soft fourth syllable, as in
Isla -- Too popular for me
Aileen -- I like, but it seems to feel dated to other people
ETA: What about looking into Irish names? That opens up lots more options, while still keeping your sibset "matched." Some of my favorites are:
Last edited by leahmarie512; September 2nd, 2013 at 10:10 AM.
September 2nd, 2013 10:09 AM #15
Thanks rmbear! I am feeling all this pressure to have another scottish name but the thought of using a name you just feel 'meh' about is awful! Glad to hear you went outside the 'pattern' ha. I think it's more important to love the name.
Leah..I agree w/ almost everything you've said too. Isobel is beautiful but would def just be the same as Isabelle then just seems rather boring to me. Ainsley, just not a fan of the sound..like the ains sound. nasal or something. Love Catriona and thought about it w/ our second but couldn't get a straight explanation online of how to pronunce and alot of what I read said just prn like Katrina..which I don't like. Prefer the prn you listed. And Isla is nice but swore to a friend I'd never use it b/c she's saving it for some day.Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012)
September 2nd, 2013 05:42 PM #17Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
September 2nd, 2013 06:05 PM #19Senior Member
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I would stick with the Scottish theme!
I do like Eilidh it's very sweet and works with your children's names. I also love Grace and Sadie but in all honesty they don't really work with the girl's names.