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Any Irish MNers? Everyone? Advice on this name.

(53 Posts)
greenants Fri 23-Nov-12 22:37:30

I'm wondering how Erin is seen in Ireland. I believe it's meaning is Ireland and has been around since the 1950s or so. Is it a popular name? I'm trying to work out what kind of name it is - trendy, classic etc - and if its going to stand the test of time.

Could it described as timeless as that's what I'm looking for?

DublinMammy Fri 07-Dec-12 04:40:37

It's a bit "Plastic Paddy" tbh.....

Dualta Fri 07-Dec-12 07:27:57

Hi there
I'm Irish and agree with other posters - its definitely not used over here. I would say that it is popular with 2nd generation Irish people in the US - would definitely associate it with names like Shannon, Colleen etc that are popular in the same vein.
It means Ireland.
There are loads of threads with genuine Irish names on here - some pretty hard to pronounce/spell if you're not in Ireland! but some lovely authentic names.

I'd love one for my next baby but DH is adamant after living abroad that we have to have internationally pronounceable names! smile

ThePigOfHappiness Fri 07-Dec-12 07:36:50

Another no from me I'm afraid. Soupy imo smile

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