If you like the name Niamh/Neve, what other names do you like?

(28 Posts)
windmillpond Tue 04-Sep-12 18:55:37

Hi all, am loving the name Niamh, but my sister has used it already and so it is out of the question for me grin

No irish connections in our family, so I'd feel a bit daft using another irish name.

I quite like the names:

Girls:
Adele
Edith
Alexis

Boys:
Solomon
Daniel
Ethan

Cremolafoam Tue 04-Sep-12 18:57:55

What about Nia is that too close to Niamh?

CountryKitty Tue 04-Sep-12 19:00:19

My DD2 is a Niamh. We also like, for number 3;

Erin;
Carys;
Eilidh;
Cora;
Freya,
Eva (really like but too close to Niamh).

Will need to keep an eye on this thread!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Tue 04-Sep-12 19:02:13

Maeve?

fanjodisfunction Tue 04-Sep-12 19:04:08

Niamh was on our list

We also liked

Skye
Ophelia
Scarlett
Ruby
Josephine
Delphine
Erin

We went with Ophelia.

for boys we liked

Lachlan
Theo
Rowan
Rory

I like your list, my faves are Edith and ethan.

fluffacloud Tue 04-Sep-12 19:04:35

I have used two of the girls names mentioned on DDs. Other names that I loved were Aoife (Ee-fa) and Rae. Sadly DP didn't agree!

MamaGeekChic Tue 04-Sep-12 19:06:22

Was on my list for DD alongside:

Freya
Anya
Lois
Cora
Ines
Sadie
Nina
Seren
Claudia
Zara

We called her Orla

agora1 Tue 04-Sep-12 20:48:25

Orla
Ella
Nuala
Cerys
Carys
Molly
Willow

Parslee Tue 04-Sep-12 23:38:06

DD1 is Niamh. We also liked:

Cara
Ciara
Aoife
Iona
Freya
Cassia
Merryn

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Wed 05-Sep-12 01:40:15

Alexia and Ethan!

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Wed 05-Sep-12 01:40:28

Sorry I meant Alexis

delphinedownunder Wed 05-Sep-12 02:51:37

How about Ngaire? Pronounced ni-ree.

mrstowers Wed 05-Sep-12 13:32:45

Isla?

Teamthrills Wed 05-Sep-12 20:24:56

Nina
Naomi
Alys
Nyah
Thalia
Esme

Teamthrills Wed 05-Sep-12 20:25:23

Ethan

joanofarchitrave Wed 05-Sep-12 20:28:20

Roisin
Loinnir
Siobhan
Nicole
and yy to Maeve, esp because of the poem 'To Maeve'

Aworryingtrend Thu 06-Sep-12 11:15:00

Niamh was on our list and we are also considering:

Eleanpr
Lydia
Laura
Alice
Faye
Nina
Lucy
Romily

howiwonder Fri 07-Sep-12 20:12:57

Can I just gatecrash briefly? For those who have a Niamh, do you find its ok for most people spelling wise in England now?
Its probably our favourite at the moment for DC2 if its a girl, but our surname seems to confuse people with spelling so I dont want to lumber baby with 2 names to spell out all the time.

OP - I also love Maeve, would deinitely be at top o our list but a good friend has used recently.

mrstowers Sat 08-Sep-12 10:32:38

Please don't consider changing the correct spelling just to apease those who don't know how to spell it. If you spelt it incorrectly you would just confuse those people who do know how to spell it correctly. As the name is now more popular I would imagine that more people are aware of how to spell it properly. I have a pretty usual first name and surname and I still have to spell my name out on many occasions but it doesn't bother me. If you love the name you should use it.

howiwonder Sat 08-Sep-12 10:46:20

oh i wouldnt change the spelling - my alternative would be to go for another name. we have 2 or 3 that we are toying with...i just wondered how much of an issue it might be/how aware people are of the spelling of niamh now.

PointyDogs Sat 08-Sep-12 22:15:41

Our Niamh is only 10 weeks, but I've been surprised at how many people had no idea how to pronounce or spell it! Our immediate families were fine, being of Irish descent and familiar with Irish names, but work colleagues and other friends had no idea. We are in the south of England. It isn't a problem though, they only needed telling once!

The one that really surprised me was an Irish lady at the baby clinic who asked how we were spelling it, and said she had never come across the Niamh spelling before, only Neve or Neeve!! The Irish midwife at the hospital actually checked to make sure we were spelling it correctly smile

howiwonder Sun 09-Sep-12 08:56:36

Thanks for that Pointy I suppose, as you say, people only need telling once. Always loved the name, who knows - we dont even know what we are having so it might not be a decision we have to make!

AThingInYourLife Sun 09-Sep-12 09:00:30

Not Loinnir - you will not pronounce it right

Mamatomonkeys Sat 09-Jan-16 05:12:26

Girls:
Maeve
Lainey
Freya
Eleanor
Paisley
Brinley
Effie
Frankie
Elsie

Boys:
Fletcher (DS #1)
Sullivan (DS #2)
Archer
Finley
Elliott
Malaki
Arlo
Vann

MagicFinger Sat 09-Jan-16 22:44:50

Nia
Orla

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