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Brona? What do you think of this name

(28 Posts)
fuckwittery Sat 27-Jul-13 21:13:54

Or Bronagh? I already have an Orla, DH is half Irish and we have an irish surname. Also have an older DD with a non Irish name!

Writerwannabe83 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:16:38

It instantly made me think of Verona - but I am watching Romeo and Juliet grin

Orla is a beautiful name - I didn't realise it was Irish x

deleted203 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:18:49

I'm sorry - but it instantly made me think of the Warlock Lord in Terry Brooks' Shannara novels.

Name of Evil Druid. And they were best sellers, so I'm probably not the only one.

squoosh Sat 27-Jul-13 21:19:41

There was an awful one in my year at school. So I think of her or the actress who was in the Commitments.

Secretswitch Sat 27-Jul-13 21:20:12

Lovely..reminds of a dear uni friend Bronwyn..

Shrugged Sat 27-Jul-13 23:20:19

It's a nice name, but it does make me think of 'bron' (sorry, can't do fadas on iPad), Irish for 'sorrow'.

Selks Sat 27-Jul-13 23:24:44

I know a Bronya, not heard of Brona. Bronagh is better than Brona imo.

squoosh Sat 27-Jul-13 23:26:21

I think of brón too Shrugged.

MrsOakenshield Sat 27-Jul-13 23:30:53

there was a Brona at my school.

Not really keen, think there are a lot more lovely Irish names out there. Orla is great, Brona sounds like the poor cousin in comparison!

UnrequitedSkink Sat 27-Jul-13 23:39:15

Not very keen I'm afraid. But have no cultural reference with Irish names (other than friends I've made) so my reaction is purely based on the sound. Are you Ireland or UK based?

deleted203 Sun 28-Jul-13 00:48:50

How about Brienne instead? I have a friend called this, although she does spend half her time explaining to people who've seen it written down that it is pronounced Bree-enna - NOT Bree-en and certainly not Briony.

tipp2chicago Sun 28-Jul-13 00:51:00

I love Brónagh. I'm pretty sure I have a cousin Brónagh actually.

Reiltin Sun 28-Jul-13 02:32:18

I'm Irish so think it looks weird without the 'gh' at the end! But nice name!

smother Sun 28-Jul-13 07:33:12

I haven't heard of it before but I like it. Also know a gorgeous little Brayer (not sure of spelling) and really love Bronwyn.

EroticTebbit Sun 28-Jul-13 10:44:44

Bron means breast in Welsh. Bronna' is Welsh for tits.

liquidstate Sun 28-Jul-13 10:49:32

Another one that instantly thought of Terry Brooks's evil warlock lord!

I love Brienne.

rosyryan Sun 28-Jul-13 11:36:31

I prefer it as Bronagh.

Brona somehow makes me say it with an Australian accent grin

Stokes Sun 28-Jul-13 16:45:34

I love the sound and look of Bronagh (not keen on Brona), but the meaning would put me off. I have a friend called Bronagh and every time I mention her, my dad asks did her parents not know the meaning of the name. Which is a fair point (or was the first time anyway...).

What about Clodagh?

EatYourCrusts Sun 28-Jul-13 16:47:56

I quite like it but I think it's too similar sounding to Orla.

fuckwittery Sun 28-Jul-13 18:11:29

Like Bronwen a lot, but thought the mismash of Welsh/Irish names might be a bit odd (although DH's dad was born in Wales, with an Irish heritage!) We live in England and I have no celtic blood at all.

What about Bronya?

How do you pronounce Clodagh, is it Clo-da? pretty if so.

Did not know about the evil warlock or the welsh name for tits!!

Wbdn28 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:21:33

Brianna or Bryony any good?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 28-Jul-13 18:22:17

Much prefer Clodagh to Bronagh.

deleted203 Sun 28-Jul-13 18:27:12

Yep, Clodagh is pronounced Clo-da. I must be old, because I immediately think of Clodagh Rodgers, who was a singer in the 70s. (Quite a glam blonde, though!)

formicadinosaur Sun 28-Jul-13 18:28:26

I read it as boner on first glance sorry

CornflowerB Sun 28-Jul-13 21:50:57

Ailbhe, Roisin, Cliona, Sadhbh, Seoidin, Meadhbh? Or anglicised versions if you are in UK? Not keen on Brona but maybe because of associations with a Brona I knew. It is also quite like Orla although that is a lovely name.

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