I love the name Malloy for a girl...do you?

What are your thoughts on the name [name]Malloy[/name]? My husband hates it, but I love it. We’re trying to keep with the Scottish theme. Is it just me who likes this name? Our 2nd choice is [name]Talulla[/name]. Please help!

I much rather [name]Talulla[/name] over [name]Malloy[/name]. I really do not like [name]Malloy[/name] in general, let alone on a girl.
Note: Naming a girl “[name]Mal[/name]-” isn’t necessarily the best route to go. I have a [name]Mal[/name]- name, and I always hated that the first sound, and often nickname means “bad” in several languages. I severely dislike it tbh.

[name]Talulla[/name] is nice! I love the meaning, but of the"[name]Tallulah[/name]" spelling.

[name]Talulla[/name] is Irish, so I can see why you want that one over the Native one.

Sorry but [name]Malloy[/name] doesn’t sound very attractive for any gender. It has a very depressing sound to it - kind of a downer surname. I can see it as the name of an Irish pub but not for a child! :slight_smile: [name]Tallula[/name] is a much better choice and more user friendly. It’s pretty, quirky and spunky.

[name]Malloy[/name] is my pick!! My friends middle name is [name]Malloy[/name] she’s 22

No, not in the least. It reminds me of [name]Mallory[/name], which means unfortunate/unlucky. The prefix [name]Mal[/name] literally means bad.

[name]Malloy[/name] was my childhood babysitter’s surname so maybe that is why I don’t have a bad connotation of it, but I must say I prefer the sound/meaning of [name]Tallula[/name]. =]

'[name]Mal[/name]" only means “bad” in French and other latinate languages. In Gaelic languages, such as Irish and Scottish, “[name]Mal[/name]” is derived from “Maol” or “[name]Mael[/name]”, which means a pilgrim or follower - as in [name]Malcolm[/name]: “pilgrim of St [name]Colm[/name]/[name]Columba[/name]”.

As for [name]Malloy[/name], I like the reference to [name]Beckett[/name] (your future daughter may not!). I think it’s similar enough to [name]Mallory[/name] and [name]Molly[/name] to work, but that might also mean a lot of explaining.