Niamh

(33 Posts)
Yonididnaedaethat Thu 04-Jul-13 16:39:59

Just found out I'm having a girl, I plan on using the name Niamh but when I was pregnant with my DS and people asked what name I would've used if he was a she and I told them 'Niamh' I was greeted with the usual "oh no" or the screwing up of faces which meant they thought it was crap hmm.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 06-Jul-13 09:46:04

Lovely name , have never heard it as a boy's name though !

GeekInThePink Sat 06-Jul-13 09:46:44

Niamh is a gorgeous name I love it smile

EagleNebula Sat 06-Jul-13 09:48:43

I have a Niamh! Love it and hear nothing but positive comments about it. No problems with the spelling. Go for it and don't tell anyone the name until after the birth!

squoosh Sat 06-Jul-13 10:15:03

A boy called Niamh? shock shock

hollyisalovelyname Sat 06-Jul-13 10:20:41

Niamh was a woman in an Irish legend - Niamh Cinn Oir - who came from Tir na nOg - the land of the young - where people never grew old. Nice name

plentyofsoap Sat 06-Jul-13 15:34:14

I wasn't sure if it was a unisex irish name tbh. I guess not! Its a pretty name though I' m sure it will be character building for him.....

hollyisalovelyname Sat 06-Jul-13 21:41:11

It's the Irish equivalent of 'A Boy Named Sue' smile

bugsybill Sat 06-Jul-13 22:50:30

Lovely name. I definitely prefer the proper spelling too smile

Don't discuss names with others as people can be very picky and fussy about your choices. Just announce the baby after the birth.

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