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Pretty Scottish /gaelic girls names

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DessieLou Sun 07-Apr-13 04:10:51

A lot of Scottish girls names sound a little harsh to my ears (Morven, Mhairi etc). Do you know any prettier sounding names? Please include pronunciation of gaelic names to save confusion! Thank you! grin

DessieLou Sun 07-Apr-13 04:11:25

grin even!

peanutMD Sun 07-Apr-13 04:55:48

Naimh (Neev)
Cara (more Irish Celtic I guess)
Morag
Moira
Roisin (Rowsheen)
Eilidh (Ayley)
Catriona (Karina)
Shona

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 07-Apr-13 09:08:42

Aoife
Orla
Isla

Helspopje Sun 07-Apr-13 09:18:39

Ailsa
Aine
Aisling
Mhari (marry or varry pronunuciations both sound lovely to me)
Iona
Isla
Fiona and variants

lots of suggesions here
http://www.ourbabynames.co.uk/gaelicgirl.php?pg=1

NB in reference to rory/ruiardh thread where some were referencing boys spelt at follows
'Ruari
(roo-ir-ee) Celtic girls name which means (meaning) red heade ruler. Thought of as the feminine version of Rory'

Cristiane Sun 07-Apr-13 09:26:41

Ishbel
Flora

JollyPurpleGiant Sun 07-Apr-13 09:27:33

Kirsty
Ailish
Siobhan (Shi-von)
Brodie
Flora
Iona
Isla
Elspeth

HorryIsUpduffed Sun 07-Apr-13 10:57:29

I love Ailith (ellith)

Offcolour Sun 07-Apr-13 11:26:14

A lot of my favourites have been mentioned, here are a few more:

Kirsteen
Dolina
Rona
Sheana (Sheena)

I love Iona, Mhairi, Eilidh.

DustingIsEasy Sun 07-Apr-13 11:27:56

Mirrin
Mairi
Mhairi
Fiona

sparkle9 Sun 07-Apr-13 11:33:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheOrchardKeeper Sun 07-Apr-13 11:34:55

fionuala/fiohnula/nula/nuala/fiona

Moira

TheOrchardKeeper Sun 07-Apr-13 11:36:06

(fionuala & variants are all pronounced like feo-noola or feo-nooala if you include the a before the l)

soontobeslendergirl Sun 07-Apr-13 19:05:17

Eithne supposed to be Etna/Enya I think but the only person I know called this pronounces it Eye th nee

Tierney (Tear nay)

Fallon

rhondajean Sun 07-Apr-13 19:32:08

Mara

DustingIsEasy Mon 08-Apr-13 21:07:21

Iona
Isla
Aileen

hawkmcqueen Mon 08-Apr-13 21:13:34

Sadhbh is an Irish girls name pronounced 'Sive' with a hard i not to sound like the kitchen implement!

Naoise pronounced Neesha

MsAkimbo Mon 08-Apr-13 22:06:30

Ainslie
Kina
Maisie
Kenna

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Apr-13 22:08:41

I love Ailsa.

I wanted it for DD, but it is similar to my name and DH talked me out of it.

jkklpu Mon 08-Apr-13 22:41:47

Morna
Lorna
Efric
Eilish
Aileen

Greige Mon 08-Apr-13 23:00:20

Yay BikeRunSki! I chose Ailsa for DC2, but ended up with a boy. Such a pretty name.

Sadhbh was also a top runner but friends had their DD a couple of months earlier and chose it.

Naoise is a boys name but I do know a girl with it. I think he was the hero in a tragic love story.

Muirreann (Mwirren)
Caoimhe (Kweeva)
Blaithín (Blah-heen) means flower

So many lovely girls names, boys on the other hand....DS was a week old before he was named!

DessieLou Tue 09-Apr-13 01:32:32

Lots of great suggestions to mull over, thank you!

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Apr-13 18:59:57

grin at Griege.

G'wan OP, you've got to use Ailsa since neither of us have been able to.

SkivingAgain Tue 09-Apr-13 19:04:54

My name has been mentioned several times << proud>>

Sanctimumious Tue 09-Apr-13 19:11:29

Orla
Dervla
Siún (shoon)
Fraoch (FREYoch) - gaelic for heather

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