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Sounds more like an Indian name to me.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2006
Yeah but it's Scottish.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
Strong, masculane name. IT'S AWESOME, kinda reminds me of the name Angus.
-- bellaboo  11/13/2006
I LOVE this sweet name. It's really cute and sweet for a little boy, yet masculine as well! I'm naming one of my sons this for sure.
-- Emeline  6/29/2007
Pronounced HAY-mish.
-- MissMarmelstein  7/4/2007
Comedian Hamish Blake is a famous bearer of this name.
-- Drak  7/13/2007
The name will always remind me of the German word "hämisch" which looks a lot like Hamish and which is even pronounced alike. Well, not exactly, of course, but if any English-speaking person would speak out the word "hämisch", it would probably just sound like the name Hamish.
-- LoQuiero  2/2/2008
It is absolutely correct to say that Hamish is from Sheumuis which is the vocative case of Seumus except for the vocative particle "a" has been omitted. [noted -ed]

When talking to someone called Seumus one says "a Sheumuis!" which is pronounced /a haymush/. [a masculine Indo-European o-stem changes its "broad" final consonant to a "slender" final consonant] which in the case of s is like an English sh. But as sh is pronounced like an English h, another system has to be used. That system is based on the rule that a consonant in close contact with a front vowel [e or i] is pronounced slender. So s near a e I or I = sh sound. That is why Seán is pronounced Shawn.
-- Deas23242  7/8/2008
I think it's hilarious how many people have no idea how to say it. I take the name for granted, it's just normal here.

"HAY mish"! No HAM involved.

Reminds me of a discussion about the name Hamish Reuben and how silly it was. I just didn't get it. No one calls a sandwich Reuben where I come from and since there's no "ham" sound in Hamish I was puzzled as to all the stupid giggling over it.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2008
Hamish Rosser (b 1974), drummer for Australian garage rock band The Vines.

Hamish Blake (b 1981), Australian comedian, actor, author and radio host, best known as one half of the comic duo Hamish and Andy (with Andy Lee).

Hamish McDonald is an Australian broadcast journalist for Al Jazeera English.
-- keepitreal  1/15/2011
Sounds blatantly Yiddish, but I like it.
-- Chrila96  1/20/2011
Hamish Cargill, Australian eventer and one half of Hamish & Dave.
-- itskokosfault  3/5/2011
It's hypothesised that Dr. John Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories has the middle name Hamish.
-- chelamarie  1/29/2012
Hamish is a character's name in both the Academy Award winning film "Braveheart" and Disney Pixar's "Brave" - two movies set in Scotland.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2012
The middle name of John Watson in the BBC series Sherlock, also the most popular choice for his son's name in fanfiction. (Alright, his and Sherlock's son. No getting around the shipping on that bit, LOL!)
-- Rainears  1/31/2013
It reminds me of Haymitch, a character in the Hunger Games.
-- thesnowwhiterose  5/21/2013
At first glance, I wasn't a fan at all, but the more I see it the more it grows on me. I'm seriously considering using it as a middle name. There's something really sweet about it, but it ages very well.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2013

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