Does anyone know what is the correct pronunciation of the name Lachlan
In Scotland (from where the name originates) , the name spelt with an "A" seems to be pronounced phonetically, ie. "LAH - CLAN"; in Australian usage, the same spelling seems to be rendered "LOH - CLAN".
The name "Lochlan" is recognised in Scotland, but is much less common. However, it strikes me that LOH - CLAN perhaps ought to be the correct pronunciation even when spelt Lachlan
- viz the surname McLachlan, which is always pronounced with the "O" sound. I wonder if the "A" sound is simply a function of the rarity of the name in Scotland now - people are rendering it phonetically because it has fallen into disuse.
This is important to me as I want my son to be called Lochlan (ie. pronounced with the "O"), but it seems that Lachlan
is the more common spelling.
Any help gratefully received.Millie