Irish girls names - really stumped!

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Annarose2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 10:42:58

DS has an Irish name so this next bean that's coming along probably should vaguely match.

Boys names are fine -Irish boys names are cool!

Irish girls names on the other hand are proving impossible!

They are either names I went to school with & so have all 1980s schoolfriend associations (Emer, Ciara, Neasa, Orla etc)

Or are names that are chock full of dh, bh, mh etc. Not for me, tbh.

Are there any that are cool and modern and sleek sounding?

At the moment the only one I'm really liking is Cara, but I'm not madly in love with it or anything and I'd like more options!

(By the way at this stage am also thinking "vaguely celtic-y" will do too, as I'm really stumped)

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sat 09-Apr-16 10:44:39

Was about to come on and say Caraiosa or Cara for short.

NewYearSameMe Sat 09-Apr-16 10:49:14

I've always liked Aisling, Aoibhe and Finola, which aren't too horrendous spelling-wise.

Sophronia Sat 09-Apr-16 11:03:10

Alannah
Aoife
Briege
Clodagh
Doireann
Fiadh
Liadan
Aine
Bronagh
Eilis
Muirenn
Nola
Roisin
Saraid
Siofra
Talulla
Sorcha

Annarose2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:10:04

Caraiosa is lovely, but I suspect DH may object to the whole "friend of Jesus" thing, being an atheist! grin

Shame, as it's a good one.

He's also vetoed Ceola which I was briefly excited about as it's unusual and easy to spell. He says it sounds like "YOLO"!

Annarose2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:11:07

He likes Alannah but I'm not sure - is it a bit American?

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 09-Apr-16 11:13:28

Laoise?

Cakescakescakes Sat 09-Apr-16 11:14:22

I like Aoife

AlmaMartyr Sat 09-Apr-16 11:15:59

I really love the name Saoirse.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 09-Apr-16 11:16:02

Had a look through my contacts but everyone is Aoife Ciara Emer Orla Niamh - we must be the same age smile

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 09-Apr-16 11:17:08

Caoileann
Sorcha
Aine

Somerville Sat 09-Apr-16 11:24:35

I met a little Mairead recently. All the other mums of little ones had name envy about how cute it was.

Im not Irish so no idea if it's 80's throwback.

Ringadingdingdong22 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:27:25

A friend had a baby girl last year and called her Clodagh. I really like it.

FelicityR313 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:29:07

Maeve or Maebh.
Roisin
Eibhlinn
Eileen
Moia or Moya

Annarose2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:33:06

Mairead is a bit of an old fashioned name, yeah. Maybe it's due a comeback but not with me! Went to school with several - also had a nun Sr. Mairead. The horror!

Annarose2014 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:35:48

Moya is nice. But worried everyone would go "sorry - Moira did you say?"

But that's probably just my nutty pregnant brain talking.

scarfaceace Sat 09-Apr-16 11:57:13

Not typical Irish names (we are Irish) but...

Sabina - have several of those in my family but previous generation (not Sabrina)
Honoria (Honor, Nonnie, Ria) - also have a few of those

YouSay Sat 09-Apr-16 11:58:35

Sive

FelicityR313 Sat 09-Apr-16 12:01:53

Moya is quite well known in the English speaking world since Moya Doherty directed riverdance. It's pronounced pretty much as it's spelled too. I think it's a cute name.

FlyChickie Sat 09-Apr-16 12:16:42

Muireann...causes issues in Catastrophe though!

Niamh
Seána/Shauna
Sorcha
Aisling/Aislinn
Máire/Moira
Peig (haha, let's see if anyone else gets that one!)

andthenthereweretwo Sat 09-Apr-16 12:20:56

I know a Saorlaith it's very pretty.

monniemae Sat 09-Apr-16 12:23:07

I have an Ailbhe which some people spell Alva. Also love Niamh, Maeve, Mairead, Aoife

Magpie18 Sat 09-Apr-16 12:28:04

We have a little "Mella" named after a beautiful Irish nurse who helped at her birth

IoraRua Sat 09-Apr-16 12:35:03

Alannah is a bit American, yeah.

Aifric
Siofra
Sorcha
Roise
Aoibheann

Fly, I actually reckon Peig could come back with the younger generations that never read it! It's got that vaguely vintage sound that's trendy atm.

bluebrushes Sat 09-Apr-16 12:38:26

Ciara (Kiera), Mary, Aisling, Bridget (Brigit) Bernadette, Nora (Nonie)

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