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.

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.

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

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

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 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

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

A boy called Niamh? shock shock

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!

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

Niamh is a gorgeous name I love it smile

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

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

Onetwo34 Sat 06-Jul-13 09:44:57

Nice name smile

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Jul-13 08:15:38

A boy called Niamh? hmm

plentyofsoap Sat 06-Jul-13 07:12:32

Its lovely but my friends ds is called this?!

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 23:50:15

Never, ever tell people your chosen names before the baby has arrived!

Namechanger012345 Fri 05-Jul-13 23:15:05

Gorgeous name, I love it! Ignore people giving you funny faces about it - some people will always have an opinion but there is nothing wrong with the name Niamh. It is lovely.

MrsWolowitz Fri 05-Jul-13 20:48:15

Beautiful.

Definitely use the original spelling though, I'm not ask keen on the other variants.

rockybalboa Fri 05-Jul-13 20:39:18

Beautiful name. I know a 4yo one and a 40yo old one and the 40yo would say be prepared for you and her to have to spell it to everyone so if you can live with that then go for it.

AllegraLilac Fri 05-Jul-13 20:35:38

Naimh is great!

Fairygen Fri 05-Jul-13 20:34:43

I love it! Was going to call dd Niamh, but it's very similar to my name. Great choice, especially with the correct spelling.

forgetmenots Fri 05-Jul-13 20:18:27

Lovely name smile

lessonsintightropes Fri 05-Jul-13 00:27:02

IfUSeek almost as unreasonable as not understanding how to pronounce Siobhan. Both are pretty common these days and Niamh is lovely.

Leeds2 Fri 05-Jul-13 00:24:48

I think it is a lovely name.

Also know someone (aged 6) with Neve as a middle name, whose parents were shocked when the birth congratulations cards spelled it Niamh!

GW297 Fri 05-Jul-13 00:21:21

Lovely!

flopsy1974 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:15:47

Lovely name. Go for it smile

ThreeEyedRaven Thu 04-Jul-13 21:53:25

love it, sod everyone else

Yonididnaedaethat Thu 04-Jul-13 18:17:25

Ah thanks for the reassurance smile

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 04-Jul-13 17:52:17

It's lovely. And used often enough in mainland UK for only the wilfully rude to pretend they don't know how to say it.

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