I’m Scottish and Irish!

I recently found out through ancestory DNA, that I am mostly [name_f]English[/name_f], Scottish and Irish. I have been looking at some names to represent my heritage. I want some opinions on what I have found so far and looking for suggestions.

[name_u]Aidan[/name_u]- I know it’s still popular in the US, but I haven’t met an [name_u]Aidan[/name_u] in years. I don’t like the [name_u]Aiden[/name_u] spelling.

[name_f]Neve[/name_f] or [name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
I find [name_f]Scotland[/name_f] as a girls middle name super cute!

Middle name ideas:
[name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Charles[/name_m], [name_m]Vincent[/name_m], [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_m]Stuart[/name_m], [name_u]Wallace[/name_u]

[name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_u]Louise[/name_u], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Hannah[/name_f], [name_f]Harriet[/name_f]

I have a lot of Scottish ancestors, and I absolutely love [name_m]Graham[/name_m], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] and [name_u]Skye[/name_u] as far as Scottish names go! You’ve dug up some real gems here!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

Nice list! [name_f]My[/name_f] family are Eastern European Jewish, but I married into an Irish family so hypothetically using some of my favorite Irish names would be totally normal. Which is exciting, because there are so many gems.

Here are my thoughts on your boy list:

[name_m]Callum[/name_m]-I love it. It’s handsome & gentle but still very masculine. And the nn [name_u]Cal[/name_u] is very cool. I kind of prefer the [name_m]Calum[/name_m] spelling. It looks sleeker to me, but [name_m]Callum[/name_m] is more well known. This really goes well w/all of your mn choices.

[name_m]Declan[/name_m]-I love this. It’s one of my nephew’s name. It’s smart, sporty, witty & sweet. Kind of getting popular, but not too bad. [name_f]My[/name_f] nephew is [name_m]Declan[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], which I find very handsome. [name_m]Declan[/name_m] [name_m]Louis[/name_m] or [name_m]Declan[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] are also quite nice.

[name_u]Aidan[/name_u]-I really like it. And I’m w/you…[name_u]Aiden[/name_u] is totally not as good. [name_u]Aidan[/name_u] is like [name_m]Callum[/name_m] in that it’s gentle & sweet sounding, yet still masculine. I like [name_u]Aidan[/name_u] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] from your mn list.

[name_m]Griffin[/name_m]-I’m not super into this one. I think that it’s because it reminds me of the world ‘gruff’. And I’m more into gentler boy names.

[name_m]Graham[/name_m]-This isn’t bad. I feel like it’s a little bland, but it’s nice. I much prefer the Scottish spelling of [name_m]Graeme[/name_m].

[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]-This is different. It’s not one that I think of much, but it’s nice. Simple yet way under done. Kind of charming!

Here are a few of my favorite Scottish/Irish names that you haven’t mentioned-

[name_m]Brendan[/name_m]/[name_u]Brennan[/name_u]-I kind of prefer [name_m]Brendan[/name_m]. [name_u]Brennan[/name_u] is more unique though.

[name_m]Colm[/name_m]-[name_f]My[/name_f] absolute favorite!








[name_m]Ewan[/name_m]-[name_f]My[/name_f] second absolute favorite!







[name_m]Liam[/name_m]-obviously annoyingly popular.















And here are my thoughts on your girls:

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f]-[name_m]Just[/name_m] beautiful. It’s elegant yet not frilly. It grows up well, but I can also picture it on a little girl in a meadow wearing an [name_f]Easter[/name_f] dress. I like [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u]!

[name_f]Flora[/name_f]-This is lovely too. Ultra feminine & simple. Yet somehow not over done. [name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u] is my pick.

[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]-I love this, but it seems nick-namey. I like it as a nn for [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], [name_f]Maureen[/name_f], [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f].

[name_f]Neve[/name_f] or [name_f]Niamh[/name_f]-[name_f]Niamh[/name_f]! The authentic spelling is worth the trouble. A handful of my little Irish named nephews have tricky names. People are confused at first, but they figure it out after being told. It’s not a big deal, & like I said, totally worth it to keep the authenticity. [name_f]Niamh[/name_f] is gorgeous. It’s like [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], but a bit more unique. I like [name_f]Niamh[/name_f] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] a lot.

[name_f]Isla[/name_f]-This is beautiful, but unfortunately the world has caught on. I run into a ton of little Islas.

[name_f]Marjorie[/name_f]-This is okay. It’s not my favorite, but it’s different.

I find [name_f]Scotland[/name_f] as a girls middle name super cute!-I don’t know. It’s not my style, but maybe as a mn.

A few girl ideas-








[name_f]Fiona[/name_f]-[name_f]Fiona[/name_f] is the beautiful girl in my profile picture. ;).










[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

There’s also [name_f]Iona[/name_f] and [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u], which are lovely!

Hey there! I’m a Irish born girl but I moved to [name_u]London[/name_u] a few years ago. I have a few of my favourite names here, (the first one being my own!)

  1. [name_f]Roisin[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Emer[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Iona[/name_f]
  4. Gaels
  5. [name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
  6. [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
  7. Sinéad

I really like your list! [name_m]Griffin[/name_m], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_m]Declan[/name_m], [name_u]Aidan[/name_u], [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], [name_f]Neve[/name_f]/[name_f]Niamh[/name_f] and [name_f]Flora[/name_f] are wonderful. I love so many Scottish and Irish names. [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] is probably my favourite girl’s name of Scottish origin. Not many people know it was originally Scottish so I just wanted to share that! For your list, I would also suggest [name_m]Cormac[/name_m], [name_u]Niall[/name_u], [name_m]Cillian[/name_m], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_m]Fraser[/name_m], [name_f]Alannah[/name_f]/[name_f]Alanna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilias[/name_f], [name_f]Ferelith[/name_f], [name_f]Vanora[/name_f], [name_f]Davina[/name_f] and [name_f]Iona[/name_f].

Thank you for all the suggestions and comments about the names I like! @MichelleM mentioned [name_m]Cullen[/name_m] and I do really like it, but I’m worried it’s too [name_u]Twilight[/name_u]. It’s such a handsome sounding name. @choupette I really like [name_m]Cormac[/name_m] and [name_m]Fraser[/name_m]. I saw that [name_m]Fraser[/name_m] might mean strawberry in Scottish, I think that’s so cute!

I have always loved [name_u]Finn[/name_u] and [name_u]Finlay[/name_u], but it’s just overused where I live. I have thought about using [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] and calling him [name_m]Fin[/name_m] for a nickname.

I had no idea [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] and [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] were both from Scottish origin at all! I like [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], but just get worried if others automatically think “Shrek”.

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Ha, I didn’t think about the [name_u]Twilight[/name_u] thing. You know, that was more popular quite a few years back & that name somehow hasn’t taken off. I wouldn’t worry about it.

That’s funny that you say that [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] will automatically be associated w/Shrek. I’ve had my dog [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] for eight years. I’d go ahead & say 30% of the time when I tell people her name, they say ‘oh, like in Shrek?’ So, it’s not too bad. Maybe it’d be different for a human, who knows. And she’s not named for Shrek. I just named her [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] because it’s a beautiful Gaelic name to match our ln & a bunch of my human nephews. Oh, & one time I got a ‘like [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] from Shameless?’ That was more surprising!