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Irish baby names anyone?

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lovesicecream Fri 22-Jul-11 22:43:44

Can't decide! Dh is Irish so would like an Irish name, any ideas?

hester Fri 22-Jul-11 22:46:30

For a boy I like Oisin and... well, Oisin actually.

For a girl: Cara, Caoimhe, Saoirse, Niamh, Roisin.

rcdc Fri 22-Jul-11 22:51:26

boys
oisin
cillian
cormac
cathal
dara
tadhg
seamus

girls
aoife
eithne
aisling
eimear
maeve
saoirse
caoimhe
orlaith
aine
aoibhinn

rcdc Sat 23-Jul-11 09:23:57

forgot to add clodagh

NormanTheForeman Sat 23-Jul-11 09:30:48

Eamonn
Colm
Ronan
Ciaran
Cian

Grainne
Siobhan
Niamh
Fionnuala

Tw1nkle Sat 23-Jul-11 09:33:27

I had no idea there were so many unpronouncable names!
They all look lovely, but honestly, when I see a name written down that I have no idea how to pronounce, i find myslef avoiding the parents until I can find out!!!!

bagelmonkey Sat 23-Jul-11 09:33:30

Love Oisin for a boy.

Orla
Niamh
Laoise
Aoife
Fionnula

lovesicecream Sat 23-Jul-11 10:34:19

Lol tw1nkle you can google pronunciations luckily! Thanks everyone, my oh likes darragh for a boy but I do worry people won't be able to pronounce it

JessKM Sat 23-Jul-11 11:14:01

People have anglicised alot of the Irish names so Niamh became Neave, Saiorse became Sorcha, Aine = Anya......So thats one option so baby doesnt always have to correct people! My personal fave is Eilis, pronounced ay-lish....think its beautiful but dont think my kids could pull it off!

lovesicecream Sat 23-Jul-11 12:10:13

I like Aoife - ee fa , and Eibhar - ay va there's loads of different spellings for this one! and Niamh, I suppose we could change the spellings so they are easier to pronounce I realy love Aine but can't use it for family reasons!

JessKM Sat 23-Jul-11 13:07:39

Eibhar is niccccccccccccccccccce!!!!! LOVE! However she would constantly get called EEBARR until you explain it, unless of course you live in ireland!

SiamoFottuti Sat 23-Jul-11 13:15:01

Eibhar isn't Eva, you can spell it either Eabha or Aoibhe but your spelling isn't a name.

SkelleyBones Sat 23-Jul-11 13:16:48

Maread (I think that's how you spell it) I love that name and you don't here it very often, Orla has become popular around here.

SiamoFottuti Sat 23-Jul-11 13:18:47

Mairead.

SkelleyBones Sat 23-Jul-11 13:20:09

Ah there you go, beautiful !

lovesicecream Sat 23-Jul-11 13:24:25

Not Eva , Ava

TinyPawz Sat 23-Jul-11 13:26:41

my DD is Máiréad (remember your fadas)

if I ever have a DS: Faichra

SiamoFottuti Sat 23-Jul-11 13:27:47

um, same thing depending on where you are from, and I gave you two. But EIBHAR is a type of piano, not a girls name, trust me. You can add an E in and its a boys name though.

Bandwithering Sat 23-Jul-11 19:00:11

I'm Irish but had my children in England. I really love Diarmuid Patrick for a boy and Clodagh Maeve for a girl.

I also like Lorcan, Tadhg, Fionn... I know and Irish girl living in london who called her son Fiachra. It reminds me too much of Fiacla!
I quite like Cathal too, and Cormac.

lovesicecream Sat 23-Jul-11 21:04:22

I like tadhg,do won't let me have any more c names, we already have two and another child with the middle name Patrick

lolcat Sat 23-Jul-11 21:23:19

Sorcha is not an anglicisation of the name Saoirse. It's an entirely different name with a different meaning and pronunciation. Saoirse = Seersha, Sorcha = Surka (in Irish it kind of has 3 syllables, as if it has a short "a" between Sur and Ka) I always thought Anya was an eastern European name. Aine is pronounced Awn-ya.

soymama Sat 23-Jul-11 21:38:57

Conner (b) Grainne (g)

lovesicecream Sat 23-Jul-11 23:07:15

I have a connor

chipmonkey Sun 24-Jul-11 00:09:50

Girls:
Eadaoin
Roisin
Aisling
Siobhan
Sinead
Aine
Orla

Boys:
Oisin
Oscar
Finnain
Cian
Cilian
Liam

can only do fadas with difficulty on this PC so haven't bothered!

SiamoFottuti Sun 24-Jul-11 00:19:47

It's Finian.

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