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Anglicising names?

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TrueBlu Sat 05-Mar-16 11:46:53

There are some Irish and Greek names I like that here in England people wouldn't know how to pronounce.

When is it 'OK' to transliterate into an English spelling?

Lots of names historically have been adapted to Scottish, Irish or English pronunciations/spellings. Is it no longer OK to do this?

Quoteunquote Sat 05-Mar-16 11:57:27

Do what you like, or we will all end up with the same names, and people learn names, so don't worry about that.

I (and most the family) have ancient gaelic (and other) names never had a problem, I can only say it's been an advantage.

Maryz Sat 05-Mar-16 11:59:09

You have to give the name. Some are OK - Conor instead of Conchubhair is now the accepted spelling; Eefa for Aoife, not so much.

Making up a name to suit a sound you like is a bit questionable, though. Why not just pick a name that's a name?

TrueBlu Sat 05-Mar-16 12:17:26

I love Tara but I wouldn't spell it Teamhair

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