I’m curious to hear thoughts about Lockerbie as a name for a boy. It’s the name of the street I grew up on (with many pleasant memories), and I really love the Scottish lilt, the place-name reference, and the nickname [name]Lock[/name] or Locky. [name]Just[/name] wondering!

[name]Lock[/name] is great. However, I would definitely not use Lockerbie. Unfortunately, in the late 80s there was a fairly famous airplane bombing in Lockerbie, [name]Scotland[/name], and hundreds of people died - it is referred to as the Lockerbie Bombing. Obviously a horrible association…sorry! But just plain [name]Lock[/name] is very cool and you and your family would know that it’s a reference to Lockerbie [name]Street[/name].

Seems a little out there to me. [name]Lock[/name] by itself is risky too because of all the rhyming possibilities :frowning: Maybe as an MN??

Yes it’s got a cool beat but the association is just too awful. [name]Lachlan[/name] might be a cool indirect honor with nn Lach/lock (although hmm, yes, the rhyming is there…but I’m not sure it’s so obvious).

I knew two of the kids who died on the [name]Pan[/name] Am/Lockerbie flight. I don’t think it would be something to name a child. It would certainly cause enormous pain to the parents and friends of the Syracuse students who died.

I didn’t know about the bombing or anything like that but I think Lockerbie sounds very strange and unpleasant as a first name. It reminds me of [name]Kirby[/name]? Which sounds fairly insubstantial IMHO. I like the suggestion of [name]Lachlan[/name]

I’m sure Lockerbie [name]Scotland[/name] is a wonderful place but as soon as I heard it, I thought of the terrorist attack. Because of that, I wouldn’t use it as a name. Are there any other Scottish names or places you could choose from?

Perhaps [name]Scott[/name] as a middle name?

Also immediately thought of the terrorist attack crash site. Sorry.

I think it would make a good middle name choice, but I wouldn’t use it as a first name for the reasons already mentioned. I do think [name]Lock[/name] or [name]Locke[/name] would make a cool first name, though.