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(19 Posts)
nextbaby666 Thu 04-Aug-11 13:36:08

Do you think it is silly to use the name Erin if you have no Irish roots? We just really like the name. Also it is for number 3, does it go with Lucy and Georgia?

MelinaM Thu 04-Aug-11 13:37:40

Not silly at all! Yes Erin sits well with your other DD's namessmile

birdofthenorth Thu 04-Aug-11 14:19:32

I didn't even know it was Irish blush

I know two little Erins & neither set of parents are Irish

ellangirl Thu 04-Aug-11 14:37:06

Popular in Scotland too. It's a lovely name, why not!

hiccymapops Thu 04-Aug-11 14:38:49

It's a lovely name. I didn't know it was Irish, and most of my family are Irish.

mathanxiety Thu 04-Aug-11 15:39:40

It's not an Irish name -- it's a poetic name for Ireland that became popular among Irish Americans and then spread.

Iamkenny Thu 04-Aug-11 17:49:12

It's a really common name in wales (it's like 22 or something).
It does go with your other names

survivingsummer Thu 04-Aug-11 18:59:05

Just makes me think of 'The Waltons'! I know loads of Erins and none have Irish connections that I know of smile

InstantAtom Thu 04-Aug-11 19:03:57

I think of Lucy and Georgia as being more "English classic", and personally am not keen on Erin. However if you like it, use it smile

roundtoit Thu 04-Aug-11 19:05:52

lovely name. go for it

DoctorX Thu 04-Aug-11 19:23:38

It's a beautiful name. I would definitely use it.

oooggs Thu 04-Aug-11 19:25:14

We have an Erin which is more popular here than the name of her twin brother Jack

youmeupstrairsnow Thu 04-Aug-11 19:26:57

Really nice. Goes with others (more with Lucy than Georgia)

vividgingerchilli Thu 04-Aug-11 19:30:10

Erin is lovely, and so is the similar Elin. But then I am biased as my DN is Elin and a friend has an Erin.

Cleverything Thu 04-Aug-11 19:31:44

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GollyHolightly Thu 04-Aug-11 19:33:58

Apropos of nothing, in the very early days of mobiles when I was toying with the idea of txtspk (don't use it at all any more I might add!), my friend was texting me about her new baby. I said 'wht hv u clld hr?'

She came back with 'rn'

Could I figure out what the baby was called? could I buggary.

CointreauVersial Thu 04-Aug-11 19:37:08

It's DD1's name, so of course I love it! Not common, but not weird and obscure either, easy to spell and doesn't get shortened/nicknamed.

DH is Irish as it happens, but I'm not; the name means "Ireland" but isn't really known in Ireland as such. It's more common in the US.

Our other two have more traditional Irish names.

somewherewest Fri 05-Aug-11 14:40:21

I'm Irish and have never met an Irish 'Erin'. Its very much an Irish-American thing. I don't think there's anything wrong with non-Irish people using Irish names. A lot of supposedly 'English' names were lifted from Greek, Lati or Hebrew yonks back.

somewherewest Fri 05-Aug-11 14:40:47

Or 'Latin' even :-P

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