The pronunciation for some of these and meaning is a little off while being literally correct in actuality might have some who knew Gaelic look at you oddly.
Katriona or Catriona is pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable as all Gaelic is. And the c is always a k sound at least in Skype or Cape Breton Scots Gaelic, it is.
So it’s Kat ree own a not katreena and mh is silent in the middle of a word often so Domnhall is pronounced Donal. Angus is just that, an gus. Make sure you’re pronouncing it correctly before you embarrass your kid.
And seriously? Ailsa Craig? Elf Rock? And you people who name your girls Cameron? Broken nose? Okay for boy but did you really want to invoke that in a little girl and Campbell refers to someone with a wry or crooked mouth. You want to invoke a frowning kid?
Words have power, people. And Scots tend to name their kids after a grandparent and descriptors like red haired, ruadh, good – mhath pronounced vah, or little – beag pronounced beck.
Since my name in Gaelic is Mairi Ealasaid and pronounced mar-ee
yalasitch and if called is Varee since when spoken becomes Mhairi not Mairi