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AuntieBrenda Sat 30-Nov-13 20:31:11

As in Irish surname, as in Kelly Jones of Stereophonics.

Would you?

mathanxiety Sun 01-Dec-13 05:21:25

Another thing accomplished by changing O Ceallaigh to Kelly or O'Kelly, etc., was that the feminine form of the name -- ni Cheallaigh -- was eliminated altogether.

SpecialAgentFreyPie Sun 01-Dec-13 05:25:00

I like it a lot. smile

MistleToastyStoHoHoat Sun 01-Dec-13 09:09:00

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baskingseals Sun 01-Dec-13 09:18:41

Math, how would the feminine version be pronounced?

I worked with a lovely lovely guy called Kelly, and one of my closest girlfriends is a Kelly, so for me it is a universal name.

Kelly for a boy would also make me think of Chicago Fire and the lovely Kelly Savaride, but that would be a fleeting connection - but a strong, heroic, fireman connection…..

nickelbabe Sun 01-Dec-13 14:49:44

celtic I know there's no k in welsh either, but the keri/kerrys I know are definitely from wales and definitely spelt with a k.
it's all that anglicization.
the only person i know who has a c spelling is a cian and is definitely irish.

LittleBairn Sun 01-Dec-13 15:00:55

I really dislike the name Kelly I've known a few female Kellys growing up in Glasgow its considered outdated now.

mathanxiety Sun 01-Dec-13 20:20:50

nee kh-YAHL-ih

The kh sound is like the ch sound of the Scottish 'loch'
The rest is kind of like 'yalley' but with a shorter final vowel sound than 'alley'

grizzabellia Sun 01-Dec-13 20:24:50

I wouldn't - know a guy called Tracy and it always seems v strange. He must spend his entire life with people being surprised he is not a woman. I think Kelly would have a similar issue. Also don't like the name much, very eighties and as someone said a bit 'common'.

Annakin31 Wed 04-Dec-13 04:42:11

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