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.

monniemae Thu 04-Jul-13 17:09:51

It's a lovely name. Ignore them! Don't tell anyone what you're thinking! It's a nightmare - everyone has an opinion till the baby is here and they love it and the name xox

idiot55 Thu 04-Jul-13 17:10:38

If you like it that's all that matters, stuff everyone else

If you like it then go for it.

My friend got the same response when she said Niamh. She still named her Niamh.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 04-Jul-13 17:29:04

Niamh was on my shortlist. It's a lovely name, if you like it use it.

YoungBritishPissArtist Thu 04-Jul-13 17:31:54

Gorgeous name - go for it grin

IrnBruTheNoo Thu 04-Jul-13 17:42:45

A friend recently named her daughter Niamh. It's a lovely name.

IfUSeekAmy Thu 04-Jul-13 17:45:55

Love the name Niamh. People always have an opinion. When I was pregnant with dc3 we had a boys name but didn't tell anyone cos I didn't want to hear whether anyone liked it or not. Even when dc3 was born and was a girl, we decided on a name and told everyone and my MIL or FIL (can't remember which) texted back, what about Katy? Er no, we just told you her name!! It's your baby, call her what name you like

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.

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

Ah thanks for the reassurance smile

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

love it, sod everyone else

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

Lovely name. Go for it smile

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

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!

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.

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

Lovely name smile

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.

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

Naimh is great!

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.

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

Beautiful.

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

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.

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

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

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

Its lovely but my friends ds is called this?!

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

A boy called Niamh? hmm

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

Nice name smile

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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