Girl names help needed! (Possibly Celtic?).

(55 Posts)
aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 00:30:14

Not getting anywhere with names! Any help woud be much appreciated smile

Here are some we like, but none are "the one". Can you think of any along these lines? (DD will have Welsh, Scottish, English, Irish & Estonian heritage. Doesn't necessarily have to be any of these though!)

Eira
Sioned
Arianwen
Mhari
Mari
Marianne
Roisin
Sian
Cerys
Carys
Ceridwen
Etta
Esme

For DS I read 8 baby names books before finding "the one". His name is Scottish and fairly unusual in the UK, although the Irish version is pretty well known in Ireland.

Just done one book so far this time! Can you save me from having to read the other 7?!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 24-Jan-13 02:35:05

Sorcha meaning 'bright' (Dorca for 'dark)
Brianna meaning 'strong one' or 'exalted'.

rosiesmartypants Thu 24-Jan-13 03:09:33

Siobhan
Erin
Niamh

DessieLou Thu 24-Jan-13 03:17:20

I know a Scottish lady called Triona (pronounced tree owner). Other suggestions...
Isla
Eilidh (pronounced Hailey without the h)
Catriona
Brea/bria (can't remember gaelic spelling, it involves GH somewhere!)
Bethan
Keeva (again can't remember correct spelling! Someone will correct me I'm sure but it starts Caom... :-S )

berri Thu 24-Jan-13 03:20:56

Caoimhe smile

DessieLou Thu 24-Jan-13 06:16:18

<slaps forehead > that's it! Thanks Gerri! :-D

DessieLou Thu 24-Jan-13 06:18:13

bloody autocorrect. Thanks berri!

MoppingMummy Thu 24-Jan-13 06:40:29

I love Mairi.

Or Nia / Nyah

PPT Thu 24-Jan-13 06:53:27

Iona
Rhona

OrangeLily Thu 24-Jan-13 07:01:38

Kathleen
Sorcha
Soircha (ser sha)

aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 09:55:16

Some lovely suggestions here, keep em coming! smile

I absolutely love Nia. Only problem is DS's name is her lover in the legends! (The Scottish version of the name). It'd be like calling your DCs Romeo and Juliet so I think that's out grin

aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 09:56:46

MoppingMummy do you say it Varry or Marry?

MrsBungleBear Thu 24-Jan-13 10:00:41

Orla

rubytutu Thu 24-Jan-13 10:01:53

Saoirse
Grainne
Roisin
Aoife

Eithne is top of my hypothetical girl list.

LadyofWinterfell Thu 24-Jan-13 10:15:23

Meron. It's ancient Scot and means 'Beloved'. DD1 is Merren!

airedailleurs Thu 24-Jan-13 10:15:47

Aoife

www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Aoife

Aoife \ao(i)-fe\ as a girl's name is pronounced EE-fya. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aoife is "beautiful, radiant". From "aoibh" meaning beauty. The name has also been associated with Esuvia, a Gaulish goddess, and was borne by several heroines in ancient Irish legend. Eva is the anglicized form.
Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Aoife#buLUikVLySpTBGpm.99

weegiemum Thu 24-Jan-13 10:19:22

Eilidh
Morven
Morna
Iona
Catriona
Rowan
Breahda
Kirsteen

tethersend Thu 24-Jan-13 10:23:22

Faa

aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 11:32:26

Meron's lovely, I'll have a think about that one ...

I think Brianna's nice, as is Briony, but then they remind me of the name "Brian" and that puts me off!

I was mulling over Rowan for a while but I think DP is not so keen.

Love Aoife and Siobhan but have friends with those names.

Aargh, this is hard!

TomDudgeon Thu 24-Jan-13 11:39:47

Eleri

aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:31

Eleri's lovely, I did consider it for a while before, but somehow it's just not "the one"!

wigglesrock Thu 24-Jan-13 12:11:41

What about Cara?

aufaniae Thu 24-Jan-13 12:12:51

Nice name but - I already know a little Cara too!

wigglesrock Thu 24-Jan-13 12:20:14

Emer/Eimear?

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