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irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 13:42:02

Clodagh, Maeve (Maebh) or Enya (Enya) for a girl
Dermot or Cormac for a boy

DP likes Dermot and Enya ( he is not irish)
Im keener on the others
grrrr

MelinaM Mon 24-Jan-11 13:59:02

Maeve is lovely, Clodagh, Enya, Dermot and Cormac I really don't like at all!

I'm really not familiar with irish names but how about: Orla, Maura, Alana or Damon, Dillon for a boy? x

wigglesrock Mon 24-Jan-11 14:07:38

I prefer Meabh, not Enya, what about Aine?

Lorcan, Cillian are becoming quite popular at minute. Of course I think Jack is still the most popular boys name in Ireland at the minute grin Not Dermot - old mans name - sorry.

deemented Mon 24-Jan-11 14:12:32

Cormac is nice, though it reminds me of the chocolate caramac, sorry.

What about

Ciaran
Donal
Niall
Lorcan

Emer
Aiofe

Mousesmummy Mon 24-Jan-11 14:17:18

I really love Clodagh and have tried to get dh to even consider it for all 3 dds - however he really doesn't like it - and he IS Irish sad
I think it depends whether you want a 'proper' Irish name or a 'nod to Ireland' iyswim?

AlexaMulberry Mon 24-Jan-11 14:21:55

Ronan
Orán
Tiernan
Connor
Niall
Eóin

Eimear
Aoife
Niamh
Ciara
Áine

mathanxiety Mon 24-Jan-11 15:46:23

I love Maeve and Eithne (Enya)

Dervla/ Deirbhile
Davnat/ Damhnait
Úna
Liadán
Neassa
Síofra
Cliodhna
Caoilfhionn
Fionnuala
Ailbhe
Aoibheann
Aifric
Aisling
Róisín
Beibhinn
Caoimhe

Diarmuid (instead of Dermot)
Somhairle
Raghnaill
Ferdia
Fiacra
Fintan
Finbar
Fionn
Brendan
Oisín
Ruairí
Eoghan
Declan
Ruadhán

irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 16:12:05

I already have a Caoimhe lol and a Seamus
god its hard.

DP likes easy spellers ( other 2 are with my ex)

my bloody family have used up the others I like

irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 16:13:13

I also like francis for a boy and that is dp's dads name and my uncles so ??

LeroyJethroGibbs Mon 24-Jan-11 16:17:10

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mathanxiety Mon 24-Jan-11 16:18:04

Lovely names. Francis is gorgeous imo, and while not 'as Gaeilge' it's a name very popular in Ireland in days of yore. With the name on both sides of the family, I would put it on your list.

mathanxiety Mon 24-Jan-11 16:19:27

Caoimhe is Keeva or Queeva. I love all your names, LJG.

irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 16:23:33

Dp agreed to put Maeve (Maebh) on list.
Hurrah
My Caoimhe is pronounced Keeva ( im N.Ireland and Queeva is south)

Personally I am set on either Clodagh or Maeve for a girl or Cormac or Francis for a boy

Arghhh

I do have 5 weeks to force persuade him

irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 16:24:13

ta math smileanxiety

Jemimasmummy Mon 24-Jan-11 16:42:04

I have always loved the name Saoirse. My daughter was going to be Seamus had she been a boy - I love that name!

ValiumSilverTongue Mon 24-Jan-11 17:05:20

I love Maeve and Clodagh.

Please do not call a baby Dermot. That is just wrong. Diarmuid on the other hand would be gorgeous. Just fashions I know, but I can't help being influenced by them.

Ilike Cormac as well.

BarbieLovesKen Mon 24-Jan-11 17:24:55

Dont like Maeve at all. Enya is ok. Love Clodagh.

Sorry but Dermot is really terrible and Cormac is ok(ish). I think Irish boy's names are so, so hard (am having that problem myself right now!!).

We have an Oisín, which I adore but if your dh wants an easy to spell name he wont like it smile. We've decided on Iarlaith if this ones a boy (Ear - la) (little prince) but again, a little too Irish for you dh, I think.

Names we've considered: Darragh/ Daire/ Dara (think its gorgeous) and Tiernan. Connor is lovely but very, very, very popular.

Actually think Darragh goes lovely with Clodagh and Seamus.

Love Caoimhe and Seamus btw smile.

BarbieLovesKen Mon 24-Jan-11 17:25:44

Tomás??

ValiumSilverTongue Mon 24-Jan-11 17:28:27

Lorcan is easy to spell

irishqueen Mon 24-Jan-11 17:33:39

i always wanted a Lorcan but gone off it recently> ...hmm may reconsider
I was pg between other 2 but had a mc at 14 weeks and Saoirse was the name I had picked so it would feel funny to use that again

muminthesun Mon 24-Jan-11 18:49:39

We Have a Niall,I think its a lovely name,much like himselfsmile.People dont always know to say/spell it,but same can often be said of other irish names.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 24-Jan-11 18:57:01

There is a Maeve and two Cormacs in my family. Love both. My favourite boys name is Oisin but Clodagh and Seamus were both my list when I was pregnant.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 24-Jan-11 19:21:48

Oh yes and love Niall too but there are loads in Sunderland!

clumsymumluckybaby Mon 24-Jan-11 20:18:47

how do you pronounce Clodagh?

mathanxiety Mon 24-Jan-11 20:26:17

Cloe-dah (cloe rhymes with glow/slow/grow and the D is soft like a French D)

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