It's interesting. Moderately appealing.
The origin of this form may be the genitive rather than the vocative. It was/is conventional in Gaelic speaking areas to identify people by referring to a parent, much as in English one might say "Jim's Colm". In Gaelic this would be "Colm Sheumuis", which would transliterated be "Colm Hamish". It's informal, a little different from a formal "Mac" surname. Subsequently, it may be that this form was intentionally used as a first name, in the same way that Scots people traditionally use surnames as given names. Alternatively, the informal patronymic may have been used as if it were a middle name, and subsequently used as a given first name by descendants who had not learned Gaelic. See also Mhairi.
A very nice name in my opinion — simple but not too common as far as I know (probably more common in Scotland, I guess :P)

Hamish is the name of a hauler working at the Docks in Chuggington.
How about the baby boy name combo Hamish Hailey for any newborn baby boys?
Hamish is a strong, Scottish name. I like its lively but traditional sound! I much prefer it and Jamie compared with James.
One of Merida's triplet brothers in Brave.
I always find James such a boring name, too common, with a strange and ugly sound. Sorry for the Jameses but I never loved this name. Hamish is better than James because it's more original after all, even if it doesn't seem a cognate of my beloved name in his original form: Jacob.
The name Hamish was given to 20 boys born in the US in 2015.
This is a nice name. I completely agree with the comment about "Haymitch" (which I almost actually kinda prefer?) being one of the "futurized" names in The Hunger Games... it's like a variation of this, or a combination of it with Mitch/Mitchell.
A lot of the Capitol residents do have traditional, classic names with historical meanings/associations/namesakes that relate to the characters, but people in the districts seem to prefer names that have "evolved" from others over time.
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.
It reminds me of Haymitch, a character in the Hunger Games.
To add to what thesnowwhiterose commented, there has been some speculation that Haymitch's name was intended to be a modernization (futurization?) of Hamish.

Basically, since The Hunger Games takes place in the future, names will evolve and shift. The Capital obviously enjoys Latin/Roman names, but among a well-read people, it's easier to keep those names constant even over centuries and millennia. It's been theorized that in the poorer districts, names started to shift and evolve more as people stopped reading/studying for anything other than necessity. As such, you have names that changed spellings like Bristel and Hazelle and names that evolved like Peeta (possibly from Peter), Leevy (possibly from the word levee), and Haymitch (possibly from Hamish).
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!)
Hamish is a character's name in both the Academy Award winning film "Braveheart" and Disney Pixar's "Brave" - two movies set in Scotland.
It's hypothesised that Dr. John Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories has the middle name Hamish.
Hamish Cargill, Australian eventer and one half of Hamish & Dave.
Sounds blatantly Yiddish, but I like it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comedian Hamish Blake is a famous bearer of this name.
Pronounced HAY-mish.
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.
Strong, masculane name. IT'S AWESOME, kinda reminds me of the name Angus.
Sounds more like an Indian name to me.
Yeah but it's Scottish.

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