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A question about middle names

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IoraRua Sat 06-Feb-16 14:02:05

Hi all.
So, less than a month until due date and I am really starting to have to think seriously about names (instead of fecking around like I have been doing).

I always wanted to use either Ivy or Mary (or variations) as a middle name to honour some family members.
However....I've been thinking about it and as it's the centenary of the Irish Easter Rising this year I am very tempted to use Saoirse (sear-shah). I have family who were involved in the Rising and it feels right to honour their fight for my country. It is not grabbing me as a first name but could work as a middle.

DP does not mind either way and is happy with all the names... so now I am stuck on which way to go with the names! Of course I could have two middle names but am struggling to come up with something that sounds good with them.

So MN, please let me know what you think I should do re middle names and possibly suggest some first names that would go?
So far we have names like Elara, Maren, Naomi, Lois, Amity, Mariela, Ailbhe (alva), Roise (roh-shah), Liadain (lyah-dan), Riona (ree-ohna). Not necessarily looking for feedback on these names exactly, but just to give you an idea of what I have been looking at. I like them all but none of them scream The One to me.
As you can see there are a few -a ending names there which I just don't think sit right with Saoirse, having the same ending.

And yes, I may be over thinking all this a bit smile

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 06-Feb-16 15:09:28

Maren Saoirse is lovely IMO. I like Ailbhe Mary as a close second.

babyblabber Sat 06-Feb-16 18:44:52

I think Saoirse is a lovely idea given the year. If you use one of the e ending names use Mary/Ivy before Saoirse (ie 2 middle names) to break it up a bit.

IoraRua Sat 06-Feb-16 20:50:31

Thanks folks smile
I think you're right with it probably needing to be broken up a bit - I just feel its a lot of name iyswim!

AuntJane Fri 12-Feb-16 23:58:37

Saoirse Mhairi.

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