Irish (or maybe Swedish) names that work internationally

(32 Posts)
MammaCici Mon 11-Mar-13 12:01:18

I'm Irish living in Sweden and expecting DC2. I really want an Irish name. DH likes some of the names I've suggested - until he hears the spelling - he's a Swede. Aoife is a girls name I like but the spelling leaves everyone here confused so DH rules it out.

I don't know if DC is a boy or girl so I need to look at both.

Not to be a complete name nazi I'm also willing to consider Swedish/Nordic names if they'd work back in Ireland should we ever return there to live.

Any ideas? I'm going through books and online lists but nothing sings to me.

It took us weeks to decide on DS1's name after he was born. During the pregnancy we called him "beany" and after the birth we couldn't think of him as anything else at first. I'm hoping to avoid that silliness this time. I don't want to say what we did name him, but it wasn't Beany!

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Mon 11-Mar-13 23:03:51

Ok Swedish boys names I like
Rasmus
Pontus
Linus
Lukas
Magnus (quite trendy in UK now, DS age 2 is Magnus)

I think the Swedes are becoming much more adventurous with names and an irish name wont seem that unusual or foreign.

mathanxiety Tue 12-Mar-13 02:30:42

Pernilla
Anna
Frida
Brigitta
Alva
Katarina
Sibylla
Sigrid (Siri)
Elsa
Emma
Eleanora
Nora
Ida
Stella
Lea or Leia

Anton
Max
Oskar
Stefan
Liam or Kevin (seriously -- would go well in either place)
Olaf (= Amhlaoibh)
Leo
Mattias
Isak
Harry
Lukas

mathanxiety Tue 12-Mar-13 02:32:24

Those names are not exactly Irish but would go down well in Ireland and in Sweden.

Liam

anonymosity Tue 12-Mar-13 02:57:14

Per (Norwegian)

mathanxiety Tue 12-Mar-13 03:09:32

Conn/ Cornelius

wiltingfast Tue 12-Mar-13 08:51:53

Cormac
Setanta
Cian
Conal
Eamon
Odhran (Orun)
Tadgh (tie-g)
Tomas (has a fada though)
Fergal
Fergus
Finbar
Dara

Hmmmm... I'll keep thinking!

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