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Suin (Irish Name)

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Mollydoggerson Mon 30-Jul-12 11:40:48

This is for a friend,

Suin is an uncommon Irish name.

For those that have come across it, can you confirm how it is pronounced. If you know the meaning that would be great.


babyblabber Mon 30-Jul-12 12:55:49

It's spelt siun and pronounced shoon.

24HourPARDyPerson Mon 30-Jul-12 12:56:31


It's unusual even in Ireland though

AreYouAbleMabel Mon 30-Jul-12 13:02:09

There is a newsreader on rte 1 which is an Irish station called Siun Nic Ghearalt and yes it is pronounced Shoon! It's a beautiful name but not at all commonover here...even to the extent that a lot of Irish people probably have never heard of it! If you like Irish names here are a few more.....presume it's just for a girl!!


squoosh Mon 30-Jul-12 13:48:57

Must be really rare, I've never heard of it before.

It's nice though.

Mollydoggerson Mon 30-Jul-12 14:07:48

Thank you so much this is great info.

AreYouAbleMabel Mon 30-Jul-12 14:12:27

Oh I also think there is a fada on the i! You should double check this though as I'm not certain! A fada is a little line over the i instead of the dot!

squoosh Mon 30-Jul-12 14:13:26

If it's pronounced Shoon then the fada will be over the u.


elliephant Mon 30-Jul-12 14:23:18

Yes, fada over the u, lovely name

BigBandwitch Mon 30-Jul-12 23:49:46

Siún. Love it. Is there a weather girl called siún? Know somebody who has a Fraoch and a Siún. There are two gaelscoil(eanna) near me so I hear them all!!

ludog Tue 31-Jul-12 22:00:40

The pronunciation is more Shoe-in than Shoon. It is a Donegal Irish version of Siobhán which is the Irish for Joan.

babyblabber Wed 01-Aug-12 06:34:59

Well the one I know is defo shoon, not shoe-in.

squoosh Wed 01-Aug-12 10:32:21

It's like the Niamh thing, the second syllable would be quite gentle.


The Irish language will never knowingly try and limit the amount of possible syllables in a word grin

dillnameddog Wed 01-Aug-12 12:34:39

Gorgeous name - so long as you have an Irish connection

GetDownNesbitt Wed 01-Aug-12 21:17:12

How do you say Saidbh?

threeleftfeet Wed 01-Aug-12 23:25:39

Saidbh is "sive" to rhyme with five, I think?

NapaCab Wed 01-Aug-12 23:32:27

Siun is a form of Siobhan, as far as I'm aware, and has a fada on the u, an accent mark. Rhymes with ciuin which means 'quiet' so could be a very good for a new baby grin

NapaCab Wed 01-Aug-12 23:32:57

choice for a new baby

mathanxiety Wed 01-Aug-12 23:53:49

The fada is on the U -- Siún. (SHOO-un) The second syllable is a schwa.

Saidbh is actually Sadhbh, pronounced Sive (to rhyme with five)

Peevish Thu 02-Aug-12 09:29:54

These were both in my top three for my baby, if he'd been a girl. I still tell him to 'Bí ciúin' the odd time, and he roars laughing and then roars.

mamalovesmojitos Thu 02-Aug-12 09:31:52

Siún is a lovely name.

mamasin Thu 02-Aug-12 09:38:45

Siún -it's lovely . My dd2 has an unusual(ish) Irish name, I'm amazed how many Irish people say "Huh? What does that mean?" btw my own Irish is not spectacular by any means (B3 in Leaving Cert!)

squoosh Thu 02-Aug-12 10:45:15

There are some pretty obscure Irish names though so it's not surprising that people have never come across some of them before. I quite like the fact there are tonnes of untapped names.

It's only really been since the early 70's that Irish people have given their children old Irish names. I'd imagine that Saoirses and Fiachras were pretty rare up until then.

MidWeekSlump Thu 02-Aug-12 11:52:29

I've only ever met one person with the name, which is lovely by the way, and they were called Shoe - in rather than Shoon.

SummerRain Thu 02-Aug-12 11:59:25

I'd pronounce it 'sue-un'

I learned Irish in cork

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