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Willow or Fiadh?

(25 Posts)
Mrspedro Sun 02-Mar-14 13:57:06

Ok have it down to two ( iv Dh almost broken on the Willow - I'd say the birth will have it converted altogether) so which one would you choose ?

Fiadh sounds like Fee-ah ( we'r in ireland, it's an uncommon irish name)

Surname starts with Q sound

ToffeeJungle Sun 02-Mar-14 13:59:59


Could Fiadh sound like fear??

AlpacaYourThings Sun 02-Mar-14 14:00:59

Willow is lovely.

noblegiraffe Sun 02-Mar-14 14:07:18

Fiadh looks like it should be a boy's name. Obviously Irish people might see it differently!

NuggetofPurestGreen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:08:31

It is a boy's name isn't it?

I'd go for Fiadh but only if it's a boy!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Mar-14 14:09:42

See I think Fiadh is lovely but it will sound exactly how a lot of people say fear. Are you in Ireland or mainland UK?

Willow is nice too smile

tonyblairsreallygoodlegsnbutt Sun 02-Mar-14 14:09:51


NuggetofPurestGreen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:10:24

Apologies Fiadh is a girl's name apparently blush. Still prefer it than willow though.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 02-Mar-14 14:10:36

Sorry! Quick re-read of your op says you're in Ireland.

I'd go with Fiadh in that case.

Mrsindecision Sun 02-Mar-14 14:14:59

Fiadh gets my vote.

OddFrog Sun 02-Mar-14 14:27:57

Use them both? Willow Fiadh Q... Would be lovely.

squoosh Sun 02-Mar-14 14:28:45

I don't think anyone in Ireland would mishear Fiadh for 'fear' as Irish people would pronounce fear as feeeer rather than fee-ah.

I do prefer Willow though.

YouAreTalkingRubbish Sun 02-Mar-14 14:33:55

Either! They are both lovely. (Sorry , not that helpful)......although I, think Fiadh might be my favourite.

A friends DD is called Sophia with the NN phia, pronounced Fear. I think it's really pretty and I have never thought about it meaning 'fear'

scottishmummy Sun 02-Mar-14 14:37:04

Fiadh is nice

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 02-Mar-14 14:39:06

Fiadh, definitely. Won't sound remotely like Fear which has an 'r' at the end. Willow is pretty but Fiadh is a stronger name, IMO.

Trooperslane Sun 02-Mar-14 14:39:54

Fiadh. Lovely and no problems with pronunciation in Ireland.

SantanaLopez Sun 02-Mar-14 14:40:03

Haven't a clue how to pronounce Fiadh, so Willow grin

FurryDogMother Sun 02-Mar-14 14:42:37

Fiadh, but be prepared for her to be called 'Feed' if she ventures abroad smile

FabBakerGirl Sun 02-Mar-14 14:44:12

I'd chose Willow but I don't think it is fair to use the emotion of the birth to make your DH agree to a name he isn't 100% happy with. There's another thread where a mum is giving in to her DH and she is told not too. Why should it be any different the other way around?

TidyDancer Sun 02-Mar-14 14:49:53

Not keen on the sound of Fiadh. Willow is much much nicer.

Mrspedro Sun 02-Mar-14 14:52:37

It's all about turn taking fab ;) it's my turn!!

No chance of Fiadh being pronounced like fear here so at least that ( it's always Fe-ur for fear iykwim) but I can see the connection with an English accent alright.

Looks like Fiadh is the winner....

....and he quite likes Fiadh ( not that it matters, cause it's MY TURN!!!)

DramaAlpaca Sun 02-Mar-14 16:58:01

I'd second Fiadh. I think it's absolutely beautiful, and I like the meaning too.

I've a friend with a Fiadh, only she's used the spelling Fia.

As you say, there are no pronunciation problems in Ireland. It's just English people like me who have to make a real effort to make sure that when I say it, it doesn't come out like Fear! It's a bit difficult with an English accent grin

wigglesrock Sun 02-Mar-14 17:07:02

I have a Sofia who gets Fia. We're in Belfast & it's just pronounced Fee a. The "r" sound comes from a particular accent like barth instead of bath etc. I know a few Fiadhs, I always thought it meant deer as in an actual deer, so it would be a bit like calling your child dog, badger, hamster.

wigglesrock Sun 02-Mar-14 17:11:59

Sorry the spelling Fia is deer

insancerre Sun 02-Mar-14 17:12:38

prefer willow of the two
have you considered willa?

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