Clodagh

(39 Posts)
cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:10:07

Not even TTC#2 yet. Heard this the other day and liked it! Goes with our surname and with DS's name. We live in Scotland, both DH and I of Irish/Scottish heritage. We would have likely gone with Orla or Eilis if DS had been a DD but I know a few so I'm thinking it might be about to get hugely popular.

Any thoughts?

wigglesrock Mon 16-Dec-13 13:14:00

I'm not a fan, but that's because I live in NI & it seems very dated to me. I went to school with a few & it's just a bit uninspired. I can't really explain it any better, sorry. It's just a bit Dymphnaesque iyswim.

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:17:01

I did think that wiggles, have a cousin Clodagh (in NI!) but wasn't sure how popular/of a time it would feel there, there are very few in Scotland

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Mon 16-Dec-13 13:18:24

It looks like a sputumy cough. Sorry.

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:18:55

Hadn't heard of it for ages so that may be my answer! smile

I'm not a fan, how are you pronouncing it? I'm also in Scotland and trying to sound it out but it doesn't sound very pretty. Could just be me though

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:19:52

That's okay dingdong - good to get the opinions before I TTC and get all hormonal about names again grin

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:20:24

It's just Clo-da, Kato

It doesn't sound very nice in my Glaswegian drawl. But you may have much naicer-speaking friends!

maresedotes Mon 16-Dec-13 13:24:21

Beautiful name and I love it! It's DD1's name, we're in England and I (and now she) get compliments about it.

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:34:34

Glad I'm not alone maresedotes, good to hear it goes down well in England too! Lovely smile

Haha, kato I really don't! smile

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 16-Dec-13 13:47:17

Clodagh Rogers. The singer. Was a bit surprised to see it. Actually it sounds quite nice.

I'm Irish and went to school with a few Clodaghs - I think it's fab!

flipchart Mon 16-Dec-13 14:20:56

there are very few in Scotland
I think there are very few for a reason cloggal
(not a fan tbh)

goodtimesinbontemps Mon 16-Dec-13 14:22:11

It was my girls name for ds1 and ds2! By the time I had dd I had gone off it smile I still think it's a lovely name though and not too common even here in Ireland.

nauticant Mon 16-Dec-13 14:28:40

It shortens to clod. Great nickname.

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 14:41:15

Hahaha flipchart! Each to their own, not a fan of the most popular ones so there could be something in that.

Oooh nauticant I would never predict nicknames wink

I had forgotten about Clodagh Rogers too. Good spread of opinion here! smile

Trooperslane Mon 16-Dec-13 14:51:14

I'm a nordie living in Scotland with a cousin Clodagh and I love it.

BikeRunSki Mon 16-Dec-13 17:15:27

I know one in her 40s, known as Clo.

BikeRunSki Mon 16-Dec-13 17:21:36

.... And I like it.

I hate it.

I'm Irish and to me it's a dated and thoroughly unpleasant sounding name.

It sounds heavy and ungainly and unfeminine to me.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 16-Dec-13 17:23:26

I have always thought it an ugly looking name to my English eyes.

I love it. A good friend's Dd is Clodagh. Clo for short.

SantanaLopez Mon 16-Dec-13 20:40:07

It sounds like a cough.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Tue 17-Dec-13 00:18:23

It reminds me of the word 'clodhoppers'. My Mum used it to refer to ridiculously high heels that you couldn't walk in and as a result you would be clodhopping around in the most ungainly way. So to me it's a name that makes me think clumsy and someone who thuds around a lot when they walk!

cloggal Tue 17-Dec-13 09:39:51

Looks like cough, surely Santana? Can see that, but not hear it!

Quite like Clo smile Interested though that two of the Irish people have thought it dated, quite sure my Irish relatives would have strong opinions too - just wasn't sure in which way...

adaloveslace Tue 17-Dec-13 11:03:42

I'm late 30s and Irish. I went to school with a few Clodaghs too but I don't see it as dated - possibly because an English friend has a very sweet 8 year old Clodagh. She's known as Clo, which sounds fresh and Chloe-ish to me.

It's one of those Irish names that looks a bit ungainly I think - it's the combination of 'clod' and the 'gh'- but actually sounds feminine and mellifluous.

adaloveslace Tue 17-Dec-13 11:06:10

You might like Cliona or Caríosa as an alternative though?

Or there's always Ciara...

diddl Tue 17-Dec-13 11:10:15

I think it's lovely.

Apparentlychilled Tue 17-Dec-13 11:10:40

I'm Irish, in my late 30s and live in the UK. I love it!

PeterParkerSays Tue 17-Dec-13 11:18:15

It reminds me of the film (and book) Black Narcissus which I think had a Sister Clodagh so it reminds me of that sort of era when the film was made - 1950s?

I think a lot depends on how you pronounce the 2nd syllable, going slightly up at the end of the "a" sound makes the whole name sound a bit lighter.

squoosh Tue 17-Dec-13 12:25:39

I'm Irish, mid 30s, it's a nice enough name. Less boring than Orla but doesn't set my world alight either. I know a few and none of them stand out as being awful people.

womma Tue 17-Dec-13 13:07:21

I really like it. I remember Clodagh Rodgers from the Eurovision song contest when I was a nipper.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 17-Dec-13 14:41:42

I think its beautiful Deborah Kerr played a nun called Clodagh in The Black Narsissus.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 17-Dec-13 14:42:08

Oh sorry x posted!

TruJay Tue 17-Dec-13 14:58:10

Love it, we live in England and we know a Clodagh (Irish dad) I think it's a fab name and she's a lovely girl. I think u do need the heritage connection to use it though in my opinion which u have so go for it!

U can't please everyone with ur name choices as I have recently discovered when I introduced my baby girl!!! If u love it use it x

nauticant Tue 17-Dec-13 15:19:48

Cliona - STD or treatment? You decide!

N0llaigSh0na Tue 17-Dec-13 18:49:10

I like it.

I don't understand how Cliodhna is an STD treatment. Whaaaat?

I thought of Clodagh when I was pregnant but people said "what? like a Claddagh ring!?" eh no. That put me off using it in England.

pinkgirlythoughts Tue 17-Dec-13 18:51:53

We used to call my sister Clodagh as a nn as children- her name is actually Chloe. I really like it smile

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