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to ask how would you pronounce these names?

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BumWiper Thu 16-Jun-11 18:28:50

Caoimhe and Naoise

hobbgoblin Thu 16-Jun-11 18:29:41

think first one is kee-vah

PamBeesly Thu 16-Jun-11 18:31:53

Kweeva and Nee-sha

TomskiGirl Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:20

I have a daughter called Niamh (pronounced Neeve), didn't think about the spelling or pronunciation when we named her, but she's not bothered at the moment... Quite a few people get confused though, so I don't think it's unreasonable to ask

WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:46

Kweeva and Neesha, same as what Pam said.

monkeybumsmum Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:52

Yes, Quee-ver, and Nee-sha

ashamedandconfused Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:58


WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:34:25

In Ireland Niamh is pronounced Nee-uv.

HidinginaHardHat Thu 16-Jun-11 18:34:40

Keef-ah and Neesha

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 16-Jun-11 18:34:46

Kweeva and Neesha

WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:35:02

Caoimhe can be Kee-va too, it varies from place to place in Ireland.

eurochick Thu 16-Jun-11 18:35:02

No idea on the first. The second is definitely Neesha. Apparently it's usually a girl's name. I only no one and it's a bloke!

BumWiper Thu 16-Jun-11 18:35:32

Thanks cause they are my DD and my name and no one seems able to pronounce either properly.
PB spot on,hobb quite close grin

ashamedandconfused Thu 16-Jun-11 18:35:36

its kee not quee, unless there are regional variations within ireland

chicletteeth Thu 16-Jun-11 18:36:16

Nee-sha is the second.

Not sure about the first

ashamedandconfused Thu 16-Jun-11 18:36:36

ah, x-posts with writer

WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:36:38

Naoise is a unisex name. I know people of both genders who have that name.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Thu 16-Jun-11 18:38:46

Key-va or Kwee-va, and Knee-sha.

BumWiper Thu 16-Jun-11 18:38:58

Thanks everyone.
And I live in Ireland!

My DD's specialist is from London and keeps calling her Kay-o-me.

HidinginaHardHat Thu 16-Jun-11 18:40:31

I love the name Caoimhe, it's so pretty.

WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:40:39

Have you corrected the specialist? Cos if you have then he/she is just being rude.

hobbgoblin Thu 16-Jun-11 18:40:43

Ha BW, you can try out my DD's now:

Oenone grin

and DS's middle name : Mjolnir

BumWiper Thu 16-Jun-11 18:41:14

Its Kweeva using Connaught pronounciation,Keeva using Munster Irish.

belgo Thu 16-Jun-11 18:41:33

How is Fionn pronounced?

WriterofDreams Thu 16-Jun-11 18:41:36




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