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Melissarella Fri 22-Jan-16 10:56:44

First post! DH is English, I am Irish and pregnant with DC1. Looking for Irish name suggestions.

Struggling to find names we both like and that DH doesn't immediately associate with just one member of my family/friend/famous person. For example, I like Ronan for a boy but he said it was 'too Boyzone'. I know loads of Ronans so don't think it's an issue and I'm going to be giving birth so think I should get to decide.

We live in inner London. Kids at school will have names from a wide range of countries and cultures, so not worried about the name being unusual in the UK.

Surname starts with F so would prefer to avoid F names. I have a very common Irish girl's name starting with A and would like a different name for any DCs.

iciclewinter Fri 22-Jan-16 11:13:04

Ciaran
Conall
Lorcan
Niall
Oisin
Seamus
Dillon
Ennis
Tomas
Aodhan

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 22-Jan-16 11:15:00

Boys: Cormac or Cillian or Conal

Girls: Iseult or Clodagh or Siún

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 22-Jan-16 11:15:43

And your DH is right, Ronan Keating has tarnished the name Ronan forever! grin

SquadGoals Fri 22-Jan-16 11:21:41

I love Tadhg, Cillian, Cormac, Conan for boys.

Caoimhe, Aibhlinn, Ciara, Caitriona and Nuala for girls.

iciclewinter Fri 22-Jan-16 11:22:15

Alannah
Cara
Ciara
Neala
Iona
Darcy
Niamh
Clare
Regan
Orla
Tara
Teagan

Diddlydokey Fri 22-Jan-16 11:22:44

Girl:
Bree
Ciara
Kyra
Neve
Nuala
Sorcha
Viona

Unisex:
Quinn
Rowan

Boy:
Carey
Marca
Ryan
Reagan

Diddlydokey Fri 22-Jan-16 11:23:35

Rory
Ruaridh

SquadGoals Fri 22-Jan-16 11:23:44

Also Oisin, Ruari and Orlaith.

When we have kids, DH has destined himself to having kids with Irish names grin

wigglesrock Fri 22-Jan-16 11:26:55

Dara
Eoin
Cathal
Turlough
Tomas
Caolan
Niall
Lorcan
Senan
Ciaran

Aoife
Aine
Roise
Etain
Eimear
Meabh
Grainne
Ciara
Caoimhe
Niamh

I'm now just listing class mates my kids go to school with grin. I'm in NI.

pilates Fri 22-Jan-16 11:29:11

Rory and Orla

Lizziedripping1 Fri 22-Jan-16 12:00:27

I think Orla is a lovely name. I keep thinking not another Aoife as sooo many at the moment.

Cashal, Rory, Lorcan,

Tara
Brigid

romanrainsalot Fri 22-Jan-16 12:11:37

Ted?
Dougal?

Sheamus?

Just kidding.

Liam, Aiden, Kian (boyzoney but not tarnished lol)

Maeve, Niamh, Bridget

I have a friend who used Irish surnames for first names, it worked well, as she has a regular, boring surname. She lives in the US though.

Annarose2014 Fri 22-Jan-16 12:15:44

Senan is currently the trendy name du jour over here in Ireland. And Cian is always a big one, along with Cillian.

With girls names you cant go wrong with Orla unless it reminds you of a thousand girls you went to school with as its easy to spell and pronounce.

BlueChampagne Fri 22-Jan-16 13:00:03

A bit more anglicised: Patrick or Brendan

Melissarella Fri 22-Jan-16 13:21:54

Roman smile at Dougal
Lizzie, I'm an Aoife and pleased it is becoming more popular here as more people know how to say it smile
I like Tadhg and Lorcan but DH has ruled both out already. We're thinking about Niamh for a girl but he has warned me people will pronounce it Neev rather than Nee-uv.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 22-Jan-16 13:24:23

English people will definitely pronounce it as Neev.

BloodyDogHairs Fri 22-Jan-16 13:26:47

I have a Niamh, the name will defo be pronounced as Neev.

mydogeatsnutstoo Fri 22-Jan-16 14:39:22

Saoirse
Sadhbh (think pronounced Sive)

I like Oisin for a boy - would have liked to use but am not Irish!

Niamh and anglicised spellings v common and always pronounced Neev!

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 22-Jan-16 14:42:04

The Neev pronunciation would bug me I think.

mrsschu Fri 22-Jan-16 14:52:04

Iarlaith?
Ailbhe?

Both not too usual but not out there either.

TheEagle Fri 22-Jan-16 15:10:32

Sive
Maeve
Róisín (Ro-sheen)
Réaltín (Ray-al-teen) means Little Star
Saoirse (Seer-sha)

Pearse
Fionn
Tadhg

TheEagle Fri 22-Jan-16 15:11:27

Oops you say Tadhg is ruled out.

Aidan
Fintan

NuggetofPurestGreen Fri 22-Jan-16 15:14:38

Cara is a good one to avoid pronunciation issues. Seán for a boy.

harrietm87 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:15:53

I'm also Irish, living in London. From the north and tbh i pronounce Niamh as neev anyway!

I love Dearbhla (lots of variant spellings) but can't use myself as have close family with that name.

Also love Aillbhe, Meabh and Orlaith.

Boys: Conall, Fiachra, Naoise

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