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Choosing same first and last name as an Irish celebrity?? Last minute panic!

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Therein2tics Fri 26-Jun-15 13:28:39

Clodagh McKenna

NC for this as identifying! Baby due in 2 days!
I have loved the name Clodagh (Clo - da) for years, DH too. I have a DD but at the last minute after she was born I got concerned (about this reason) and gave her the name 2nd on our list.

If I have a DD2 there is no other name I like as much, but it is the name of a chef in Ireland. I live in Northern Ireland and I don't watch TV so I am not sure how famous she is (I know I have had time to research better but really have not worried about it until last few days), if you google the name you get a lot of pictures of her and she seems successful. But would it be like calling your child Gordon Ramsey? Or Jamie Oliver? Or would that matter?

I have asked a few people I know/ relatives who think it is fine (they had heard of her) but I am not sure they are giving me an independent opinion.

1lov3comp5 Fri 26-Jun-15 13:31:58

I'm Irish and the name isn't ringing a bell with me - go for it!

1lov3comp5 Fri 26-Jun-15 13:34:02

Just googled her and she looks vaguely familiar, I still think you're fine smileBTW it's nothing like calling the baby Jamie Oliver!

NomiMalone Fri 26-Jun-15 13:35:19

I'm Irish and have never heard of her.

I don't think you'll have a problem.

Peanut14 Fri 26-Jun-15 13:40:19

Clodagh is a lovely name, go for it. The chef Clodagh will be long forgotten when your lo will be older.

Therein2tics Fri 26-Jun-15 13:46:52

Thank you for replys.

PS if it is a boy luckily Paul (hypnotist) is not at top of our list!

jaded99 Fri 26-Jun-15 18:30:20

Agree with other posters. I'm Irish and have never heard of Clodagh Mckenna. Love the name Clodagh.

HoldYerWhist Fri 26-Jun-15 18:31:38

I've never heard of her!

QueefOfTheSporned Fri 26-Jun-15 18:34:22

I'm in NI too and have never heard of her either.

WankerDeAsalWipe Fri 26-Jun-15 19:51:08

I love "k" sounding names with McK surnames - goes so well.

I've never heard of that chef (not in Ireland) but it would be odd if you already had Paul and Virginia...

FraggleHair Fri 26-Jun-15 20:00:49

The name doesn't ring any bells and after googling, neither does the face!

Sorry Clodagh!

hawkmcqueen Fri 26-Jun-15 22:06:12

Northern Ireland and never heard of her!

I'm English and never heard of her, after googling I don't recognise her either...if thats any use!
The name sounds lovely, go for it!

sliceofsoup Fri 26-Jun-15 22:32:26

I'm in NI and I have never heard of her, and I googled, and her face doesn't seem familiar.

Lovely name though. I would go for it.

Ficidy Sat 27-Jun-15 12:26:37

I'm Irish and I know who she is, but really, she's not very famous. It wouldn't put me off using the name at all!

NashvilleQueen Sat 27-Jun-15 12:28:50

I opened thread in hope it was going to be Terry Wogan.

Zakken Sat 27-Jun-15 13:30:34

Never heard of her, but don't watch much telly and am not in Ireland.

However, she doesn't have a Wikipedia page so clearly not very famous.

littleostrich Sat 27-Jun-15 14:43:14

Not Irish but I've never heard of her. Sounds like there's nothing to worry about from previous responses! smile I understand your concern though - my surname is the same as a very famous pop star, and by coincidence her first name is one I've always quite liked but will now never be able to use!

FixItUpChappie Sat 27-Jun-15 15:20:36

It's such a beautiful name and the chef is probably just having 5 minutes in the spot light (I've never heard of her myself) - defiantly nowhere near a Jamie Oliver comparison. Use it and enjoy!

villainousbroodmare Sat 27-Jun-15 22:25:09

I'm Irish and had only vaguely heard of her. Also she's quite good looking and wholesome iykwim... go for it.

stinkingbishop Sat 27-Jun-15 22:41:24

I was hoping for Louis and Walsh smile.

Pretty name. Clodagh, that is!

GinUpGirl Sat 27-Jun-15 23:09:41

Do you have a gossip mad friend to ask how famous she is - not the type of person who thinks current music is rubbish, but a pop-mad, Taylor Swift-loving, trashy magazine-reading, Kardashian-watching light culture nut? They will be able to give you the best assessment!

GinUpGirl Sat 27-Jun-15 23:11:16

25.3k twitter followers. It is looking like she is fairly famous OP! sad

GinUpGirl Sat 27-Jun-15 23:12:16

And she has made the BBC sleb chiefs list!

www.bbc.co.uk/food/chefs/by/letters/a,b,c

treaclesoda Sat 27-Jun-15 23:14:51

I have heard of her and could visualise her when you said the name (I'm in N Ireland too) but I don't think you should let that put you off.

And I love the name Clodagh. smile

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