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What are your favourite Irish boys names?

(49 Posts)
PeggyCarter Thu 22-Sep-11 13:29:12

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birdofthenorth Thu 22-Sep-11 14:00:20

Aidan... Love it

Meteorite Thu 22-Sep-11 14:45:34

I like Connor and Aidan smile

Liam
Kieran
Tiernan
Declan
Conall
Diarmuid
Rory
Hugh
Angus

ChineapplePunk Thu 22-Sep-11 17:13:43

I like Mylo and Cillian. No short versions for those though....

HardCheese Thu 22-Sep-11 17:36:39

Felim, Ferdia, Iarla, Aodán, Naoise, Fachtna.

dubaipieeye Thu 22-Sep-11 18:01:39

We have a Finn and will defo go for Cormac if we have another DS. Just love it! Nicknames are great too - Cory, Cormie, Mac...

Kyrie Thu 22-Sep-11 19:44:23

I like Connor but the spelling really should be Conor - that's the authentic Irish spelling. Connor is the surname.

Also like Cian and Oisín.

RoaldDahling Thu 22-Sep-11 19:45:31

Cuan
Conall
Felim

ShutchaBoat Thu 22-Sep-11 19:47:20

Oisin is my favourite. Also Cormac.

I also like Cillian, Liam, Micheal, Seamus, Sean.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 22-Sep-11 19:48:25

Con is the usual nn for Conor, know loads of those.

Iatemyskinnyperson Thu 22-Sep-11 19:51:51

Ruadhri ( Rory)
Cathal
Tadhg
Eanna
Cillian

StrandedBear Thu 22-Sep-11 20:02:00

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almondfinger Thu 22-Sep-11 20:16:30

Could you cope with him being called Con or Conny?

Love Cillian and Fionn.

PeggyCarter Thu 22-Sep-11 20:30:46

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deemented Thu 22-Sep-11 20:35:03

Ciaran
Brennan
Patrick
Michael
Colm

randomimposter Thu 22-Sep-11 20:38:25

Conor
Malachy
Cormac
Patrick
Liam
Redmond
Finnian
Sean
all lovely...

stripeywoollenhat Thu 22-Sep-11 20:42:19

We were going to call dc2 Aoghan, but it turns out she's a girl...

almondfinger Thu 22-Sep-11 22:11:48

I know a couple of Cons and Connys and they are fine hefty, thick sorts of men. It's not a great one really.

DigOfTheStump Thu 22-Sep-11 22:34:25

I like Patrick, Finbar, and, oddly, Murphy.

HardCheese Thu 22-Sep-11 22:56:17

Agree with almondfinger that all the Cons I know are over sixty and mouontainy men who never wash or take their caps off apart from for Mass.smile. Then again, I come from a part of Ireland where, for my mother and grandmother's generations, the name 'Florence' (pronounced 'Flurrence') was a common enough male name. I forget that other people find this odd...

Dig no Irish child would ever be called Murphy as a first name, though I bet you get it among Irish-Americans.

And to those considering 'Fionn', remember it means 'fair or light-haired', so it's a bit contextually off for a brunette (brunet? that looks wrong!) baby....

RoaldDahling Fri 23-Sep-11 07:43:13

I think Conn with 2 n's is more common among younger guys - agree Con seems more elderly bachelorish.

Xavielli Fri 23-Sep-11 08:03:52

We have a Finn and if this one is a boy he will be Eoghan.

schobe Fri 23-Sep-11 08:25:58

I have a Malachy.

I like Darragh.

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Fri 23-Sep-11 09:52:02

I didn't think there was a K in the Irish alphabet...

My nephew is Ciarán, which is lovely with the correct pronunciation of the last syllable.

BlueChampagne Fri 23-Sep-11 10:40:35

You could always use Finbar as a middle name given its family history.

Devlin
Eamon

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