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DinoGran Mon 19-Oct-20 12:44:27

I read with interest the post whereby the person didn't like the choice of names for their new grandchild. My daughter is expecting a girl and chose a lovely name but made the mistake and telling someone who put a very negative spin on it and so she's not going to use it. Just out of interest, what Scottish girls names would you suggest - traditional or modern!

Teetime Mon 19-Oct-20 14:28:26

I have always thought Fiona is a lovely name. My daughters's best friend is called Shona - I like that as well.

GrandmaKT Mon 19-Oct-20 14:30:19

Shona is lovely. also Isla.

MiniMoon Mon 19-Oct-20 14:34:35

I lived opposite to a girl called Ailsa, I thought it was a lovely name.
I went to school with a Morag, she was fun.

Greenfinch Mon 19-Oct-20 14:35:23

Among my Scottish ancestors I have discovered Kirsty,Christy and Lexi (which I guess is short for Alexandrina).Less attractive is Williamina (which somehow got changed to Wilhelmina)

Dee1012 Mon 19-Oct-20 14:35:34

I do like Catriona and Eilidh.

J52 Mon 19-Oct-20 14:38:57

Lovely names already suggested, how about Rowan?

Auntieflo Mon 19-Oct-20 15:21:49

What a shame that your daughter has been put off her choice for the baby's name.
I haven't any suggestions, except that I think Shona is a pretty name.

SueDonim Mon 19-Oct-20 15:28:24

I love the name Katrine. It’s more unusual than Katrina.

I know an Ailsa and and an Alba. Iona is also popular, as is Flora.

welbeck Mon 19-Oct-20 17:38:00

Margaret.

welbeck Mon 19-Oct-20 17:38:56

Moira

PECS Mon 19-Oct-20 17:47:32

My best friend at a primary school I attended was Elspeth Ann and a lovely classmate at secondary was Morag. I know a cute little girl call Sheila.

BBbevan Mon 19-Oct-20 18:21:14

Having been a Primary school teacher for many years, some names are forever linked with particular children. So some names are completely out .Need I say more ?

DinoGran Tue 20-Oct-20 12:20:40

Thank you for the lovely suggestions. The one she originally wanted isn't there though! We already have a Rowan and an Isla in the family but I will pass on the others to her to see if she likes them. It's a shame she ever mentioned the original name to anyone. Whatever she's called, can't wait to meet her. As an aside my daughter was named at birth and then changed two weeks later!

grandtanteJE65 Tue 20-Oct-20 12:25:01

I went to school with a Fiona and a Sheena who were both lovely people. My aunties all seemed to be called Isobel, Ishbell, Isa etc.

There were a fair number of Kathleens too and Myras.

TrendyNannie6 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:45:39

Isla

sodapop Mon 26-Oct-20 13:56:22

I love the name Elspeth not heard much nowadays.

My birth name was Moira Isobel, couldn't get much more Scottish could you.

baubles Mon 26-Oct-20 14:15:00

These are all the names of women and girls of my acquaintance, one or two have been used in my family.

Aileen
Ailsa
Caitlin
Eilidh
Iona
Mirren
Skye

Parsley3 Mon 26-Oct-20 14:23:39

Rhona

tanith Mon 26-Oct-20 14:47:46

I know a Scottish Kirsteen which I really like.

phoenix Mon 26-Oct-20 14:53:19

Probably not a proper "Scottish" name, but Celtic, Merryn. (I believe it can also be spelled Merrin, but not entirely sure(

Grandma70s Mon 26-Oct-20 15:03:46

The Scots in my family are Fiona, Janet, Helen and then there was Marie-Isabelle, my mother-in-law, who was half Scottish and half French.

Kathleen is Irish, surely?

JanaNana Tue 27-Oct-20 23:47:46

Two Scottish names in our family..Mhairi and Iona.

Calendargirl Wed 28-Oct-20 06:57:41

made the mistake of telling someone

Another reason to keep details to yourself.
Let others wait until baby is born to disclose names.