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mum4five Fri 15-May-15 19:50:30

hi im 38weeks pregnant an looking some unusual girls names

looki Fri 15-May-15 21:21:11

Irish names are rarely what I would describe as 'pretty' though many of them have nice meanings e.g. Roisin means little rose etc. What kind of names do you like?

BlossomTang Fri 15-May-15 21:24:45

Aine, Grainne, Atorn, Aisling, Eilish, Aruna, Sorcha I worked with a lot of Irish nurses in my time

chicaguapa Fri 15-May-15 21:24:49

Aoife is soft sounding. No one will ever spell it right though!

BippityBoppity Fri 15-May-15 21:26:36

Siobhan

theyoniwayisnorthwards Fri 15-May-15 21:28:11

Where do you live? Are your family irish? I have an irish name and I like it but I am constantly spelling it down the phone

Twasthecatthatdidit Fri 15-May-15 21:28:12

Siun
Realtin (little star)
Can't so the fadas in my phone, sorry!

Woola Fri 15-May-15 21:29:46

Fionnuala (Nuala)

MildDrPepperAddiction Fri 15-May-15 21:29:53

Fódla (Fo-la)

It's a very old Irish name, having a bit if a revival at the moment.

StAlphonsosPancakeBreakfast Fri 15-May-15 21:30:38

I'm not familiar with Atorn (do you mean Etain?) or Aruna, I must say.

Sorcha, Caolfhionn, Naoise (boy or girl), Aoileann, Siún, Sinead all spring to mind.

treaclesoda Fri 15-May-15 21:31:14

Maeve.

tortoisesarefab Fri 15-May-15 21:33:07

I love mairead, maeve & Nuala

treaclesoda Fri 15-May-15 21:34:34

Or actually, I suppose maybe I should have said Maebh.

Blaithnaid

Emer

KanyesVest Fri 15-May-15 21:34:48

Cliodhna and Clodagh are two of my favourites. Both DD and I were going to be called Cliodhna, which is part of the reason I like it so much smile

FlaviaAlbia Fri 15-May-15 21:35:19

Aine
Bronagh
Oona
Caoimhe

None of those would be unusual but I think they're pretty.

Twasthecatthatdidit Fri 15-May-15 21:36:04

I think you're really going to have to tell us where you are - if you're in Ireland, some of the names being recommended are like coming in and recommending Karen, Susan etc

YDdraigGoch Fri 15-May-15 21:37:58

My favourite Irish girl's name is Breige (or is it Briege??)

FuzzyWizard Fri 15-May-15 21:39:08

Aoife
Nuala
Saoirse

JoanHickson Fri 15-May-15 21:39:37

I like, Aruna,Aoife, Roisin and Clodagh.

oneowlgirl Fri 15-May-15 21:39:58

Aoife, Nuala & Ciara are my favourites.

squoosh Fri 15-May-15 21:44:47

I bet none of the people suggesting Nuala are Irish.

squoosh Fri 15-May-15 21:45:55

My favourite Irish girl's name is Breige (or is it Briege??)

I think you mean Bríd which is pronounce breej.

306235388 Fri 15-May-15 21:46:09

Ailish and Mairead were my top two names with dc2

looki Fri 15-May-15 21:47:11

Siobhan, Nuala, Oona (Una) - I haven't heard of babies being called these names for over three decades. I don't think its necessary to ask why.

oneowlgirl Fri 15-May-15 21:47:12

I'm Irish Squoosh - why do you say that? I've loved that name since I was little & always swore if I had a girl, that would be her name (but only managed to produce boys grin)

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