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cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 13:10:07

Not even TTC#2 yet. Heard this the other day and liked it! Goes with our surname and with DS's name. We live in Scotland, both DH and I of Irish/Scottish heritage. We would have likely gone with Orla or Eilis if DS had been a DD but I know a few so I'm thinking it might be about to get hugely popular.

Any thoughts?

pinkgirlythoughts Tue 17-Dec-13 18:51:53

We used to call my sister Clodagh as a nn as children- her name is actually Chloe. I really like it smile

N0llaigSh0na Tue 17-Dec-13 18:49:10

I like it.

I don't understand how Cliodhna is an STD treatment. Whaaaat?

I thought of Clodagh when I was pregnant but people said "what? like a Claddagh ring!?" eh no. That put me off using it in England.

nauticant Tue 17-Dec-13 15:19:48

Cliona - STD or treatment? You decide!

TruJay Tue 17-Dec-13 14:58:10

Love it, we live in England and we know a Clodagh (Irish dad) I think it's a fab name and she's a lovely girl. I think u do need the heritage connection to use it though in my opinion which u have so go for it!

U can't please everyone with ur name choices as I have recently discovered when I introduced my baby girl!!! If u love it use it x

sonlypuppyfat Tue 17-Dec-13 14:42:08

Oh sorry x posted!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 17-Dec-13 14:41:42

I think its beautiful Deborah Kerr played a nun called Clodagh in The Black Narsissus.

womma Tue 17-Dec-13 13:07:21

I really like it. I remember Clodagh Rodgers from the Eurovision song contest when I was a nipper.

squoosh Tue 17-Dec-13 12:25:39

I'm Irish, mid 30s, it's a nice enough name. Less boring than Orla but doesn't set my world alight either. I know a few and none of them stand out as being awful people.

PeterParkerSays Tue 17-Dec-13 11:18:15

It reminds me of the film (and book) Black Narcissus which I think had a Sister Clodagh so it reminds me of that sort of era when the film was made - 1950s?

I think a lot depends on how you pronounce the 2nd syllable, going slightly up at the end of the "a" sound makes the whole name sound a bit lighter.

Apparentlychilled Tue 17-Dec-13 11:10:40

I'm Irish, in my late 30s and live in the UK. I love it!

diddl Tue 17-Dec-13 11:10:15

I think it's lovely.

adaloveslace Tue 17-Dec-13 11:06:10

You might like Cliona or Caríosa as an alternative though?

Or there's always Ciara...

adaloveslace Tue 17-Dec-13 11:03:42

I'm late 30s and Irish. I went to school with a few Clodaghs too but I don't see it as dated - possibly because an English friend has a very sweet 8 year old Clodagh. She's known as Clo, which sounds fresh and Chloe-ish to me.

It's one of those Irish names that looks a bit ungainly I think - it's the combination of 'clod' and the 'gh'- but actually sounds feminine and mellifluous.

cloggal Tue 17-Dec-13 09:39:51

Looks like cough, surely Santana? Can see that, but not hear it!

Quite like Clo smile Interested though that two of the Irish people have thought it dated, quite sure my Irish relatives would have strong opinions too - just wasn't sure in which way...

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Tue 17-Dec-13 00:18:23

It reminds me of the word 'clodhoppers'. My Mum used it to refer to ridiculously high heels that you couldn't walk in and as a result you would be clodhopping around in the most ungainly way. So to me it's a name that makes me think clumsy and someone who thuds around a lot when they walk!

SantanaLopez Mon 16-Dec-13 20:40:07

It sounds like a cough.

CiderwithBuda Mon 16-Dec-13 17:24:01

I love it. A good friend's Dd is Clodagh. Clo for short.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Mon 16-Dec-13 17:23:26

I have always thought it an ugly looking name to my English eyes.

BunnyLebowski Mon 16-Dec-13 17:22:53

I hate it.

I'm Irish and to me it's a dated and thoroughly unpleasant sounding name.

It sounds heavy and ungainly and unfeminine to me.

BikeRunSki Mon 16-Dec-13 17:21:36

.... And I like it.

BikeRunSki Mon 16-Dec-13 17:15:27

I know one in her 40s, known as Clo.

Trooperslane Mon 16-Dec-13 14:51:14

I'm a nordie living in Scotland with a cousin Clodagh and I love it.

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 14:41:15

Hahaha flipchart! Each to their own, not a fan of the most popular ones so there could be something in that.

Oooh nauticant I would never predict nicknames wink

I had forgotten about Clodagh Rogers too. Good spread of opinion here! smile

nauticant Mon 16-Dec-13 14:28:40

It shortens to clod. Great nickname.

goodtimesinbontemps Mon 16-Dec-13 14:22:11

It was my girls name for ds1 and ds2! By the time I had dd I had gone off it smile I still think it's a lovely name though and not too common even here in Ireland.

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