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herhonesty Sat 02-Feb-13 07:51:03

Clutching at straws now for a name we both like.

forgetmenots Sat 02-Feb-13 09:55:54

Like it a lot - but how are you pronouncing? Like One Drection (Ny-ahl)
Or Nee-ahl? (Often anglicised to Neil).

Can't use it myself but very nice and has a great heritage/meaning.

Timeforabiscuit Sat 02-Feb-13 09:59:29

First baby name thread where I actually thought "ohh great name!"

Really lovely name - good luck on the final decision!

Slainte Sat 02-Feb-13 10:01:17

Just suggested this name to my DH a few weeks ago and we both really like it (if its pronounced Nile). It's a strong sounding name I think.

herhonesty Sat 02-Feb-13 12:39:50

Nyal/Nile... If it was nee ahl surely it would just neal...

sleepyhead Sat 02-Feb-13 12:43:10

It can be Nile or Neel. I think in Ireland it's always pn Nile, and in Scotland it's sometimes Neel.

Niall is the original spelling of the anglicised name Neil.

ohfunnyhoneyface Sat 02-Feb-13 12:45:13

Love Niall- we have a Niall in the family. Veh veh good Irish name. First King of Ireland AND Niall Quinn.

What more could you want?!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 02-Feb-13 14:18:38

I know a little Niall. I think it's a great name,unlike the anglicised Neil which sounds like a command rather than a name.

Pancakeflipper Sat 02-Feb-13 14:27:33

I like Niall (Nile).

Dominodonkey Sat 02-Feb-13 16:56:20

Nice and one that works well for all ages.

Hassled Sat 02-Feb-13 16:56:51

I like Niall lots.

jellybeans Sat 02-Feb-13 19:01:00

Great name.

shoobidoo Mon 04-Feb-13 11:29:55

Good underused name!

Littlecherublegs Mon 04-Feb-13 13:08:56

I like it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 05-Feb-13 07:30:39

My favourite boys name of all time . Unfortunately due to the delectable Niall Quinn there are billions of Nialls my way.

SilentMammoth Wed 06-Feb-13 04:30:05

It's a bit 1975.

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Wed 06-Feb-13 05:36:12

I have a Niall and obviously love the name!

newbielisa Wed 06-Feb-13 05:44:03

Love it

amck5700 Wed 06-Feb-13 12:50:55

I know a Nile - named after his parents honeymooned in Egypt. Great name with either spelling.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 06-Feb-13 12:53:20

I have a brother called Niall, have seldom met another one. I like the name.

HappyHugs Wed 06-Feb-13 21:46:19

Ideally if spelt Niall it should be pronounced Ny-al to rhyme with 'dial' as oppossed to sounding like the River Nile. Otherwise its really just a variation of Neil.

MoppingMummy Thu 07-Feb-13 14:15:51

Love Niall. Great name!

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