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Irish granny chic names

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Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 11:29:24

Just wondering if any Irish posters reckon we will follow English example and start to revive the names our granny's generation had?
I just cannot imagine playgrounds being filled with little Nualas, Kathleens, Doloreses and Eithnes. shock

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Dec-14 12:00:13

I can't imagine a little Attracta or Concepta either.

Through work I came across a Perpetua last week.

treaclesoda Fri 19-Dec-14 12:01:42

When I read the title, before I even read your first post, I was thinking 'Dolores'! grin

MiscellaneousAssortment Fri 19-Dec-14 12:04:07

I'm afraid I already know a little Nuala and a Dolores is definitely one that's going to get popular!

TheEagle Fri 19-Dec-14 12:04:09

I'm sure Gobnait is due for a comeback. And Dympna fsmile

OfficerVanHarkTheHeraldAngels Fri 19-Dec-14 12:06:12

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PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 19-Dec-14 12:08:13

Kathleen was on our list had DS been a DD. smile

TheYuletideMovement Fri 19-Dec-14 12:09:33

Bridie, Delia and Mary!

treaclesoda Fri 19-Dec-14 12:10:10

I met a young Biddy recently. And she was very lovely.

Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 12:15:03

Biddy reminds me of the Chalet School so I'll allow that one pass smile.

But Gobnait, Dympna and Attracta shock

moxon Fri 19-Dec-14 12:17:18

Kathleen is fab, though, and I've come across quite a few of all ages through the years.

PrincessOfChina Fri 19-Dec-14 12:21:22

I know a Bridie and a Nuala under five.

Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 12:23:39

To the posters who know little Nualas, Bridies etc. are they in Ireland or the UK?

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 19-Dec-14 12:26:11

I know a Nula. England.

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PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 19-Dec-14 12:26:48

Argh. Autocorrect not correct. Is Nula even a name?

Mrsmorton Fri 19-Dec-14 12:30:29

How do you pronounce Gobnait?

KnockMeDown Fri 19-Dec-14 12:31:28

What about Assumpta? That was a great one from BallyK grin

MildDrPepperAddiction Fri 19-Dec-14 12:33:14

How about little Bernie?

Eve Fri 19-Dec-14 12:36:25

The baby girl name Gobnait is pronounced GAABNEYT

Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 12:40:16

I don't think Deirdre really qualifies as old lady chic yet. It's more a 1960s/70s name than a granny one.

TheEponymousGrub Fri 19-Dec-14 12:40:46

"Gub-Nitch" - I can't imagine anything sounding English. It's pretty okay in context (in Irish), but place it in the wrong language and it's like the ugly duckling.

But isn't Bridget already pretty acceptable now? And there's Caitlin - which should properly be pronounced Catch-leen and/or Anglicised to Kathleen.

Fallingovercliffs Fri 19-Dec-14 12:41:08

Eve I've always heard it pronounced Gubnit, which I think is the ugliest name ever. It's Irish for Deborah apparently.

TheEponymousGrub Fri 19-Dec-14 12:42:15


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