Irish short list

(62 Posts)
Aiwo Mon 25-Apr-16 21:09:27

As my DH basically wants to name nuns we went back to the drawing board from Caitlín after deciding that people saying Kate-Lynn would be too much of a battle. Although it could possibly be a middle name

So we think this is the short list.

Bláithín
Máire Bríd (double first name)
Deirbhile
Gormflaith

SharonBotts Mon 25-Apr-16 21:16:04

I love Blaithin and Deirbhile.

Paperbacked Mon 25-Apr-16 21:18:50

As my DH basically wants to name nuns grin

I agree on Caitlin as Kate-Lynn being soul-destroying.

I find Bláithín a little cutesy, as indeed I do any -ín endings, and Gormfhlaith is slightly Gobnait-ish for my taste, sorry. Máire Bríd sounds slightly indecisive to me, possibly because I'm not aware of an Irish tradition of double-first names, or not to extent it happens in the UK?

Deirbhile is lovely and gets my vote.

Caoilfhinn? Muireann? Méabh? Ríonach?

manicinsomniac Mon 25-Apr-16 21:20:23

Do you live in England or Ireland? I have no idea how to pronounce any of those and I thought I was fairly well versed in Irish names, or at least the ones commonly used in England (Niamh, Caoimhe, Aoife, Ffionhuala, Sorcha, Roisin, Sinead etc)

My best guess at these would be:
Blay-thin
Mahri-Bride
Dare-vile
Gorm-flay

I'm assuming I'm very wrong! Not that it's necessarily a problem to choose names that you might need to explain. In my head, I don't really like any of them but if I knew how to say them I might think they are lovely!

RudeElf Mon 25-Apr-16 21:24:06

Ooh Deirbhile is lovely. My favourite out of that list although i'm not sure of the pronunciation of Gormflaith.

LadyAntonella Mon 25-Apr-16 21:24:16

Bláithín is my favourite - it's lovely. Blathnaid (sp?) is nice too I think.

Of the other ones you listed I like Gormflaith best.

Rainatnight Mon 25-Apr-16 21:25:23

Are you in England? I'd really worry that the last one would become 'Gorm-less' in school.

Etáin? Seóna?

Deirbhile's nice.

Máire Bríd definitely nun-ny!

LastGirlOnTheLeft Mon 25-Apr-16 21:26:16

I don't really like any of those. What about Blathnaid? Or Aoife? Or Briana?

RudeElf Mon 25-Apr-16 21:26:36

I would pronounce them;

Blawheen
Moyra-Breej
Deervla
And, umm Gormly?

3luckystars Mon 25-Apr-16 21:27:12

Deirbhile is the best of them.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Mon 25-Apr-16 21:28:45

I have a friend called Deirbhile and her nickname is Derv the perv!

3luckystars Mon 25-Apr-16 21:29:57

Do you actually like any of them?

villainousbroodmare Mon 25-Apr-16 21:30:35

Deirbhile by far my favourite of that lot.
Bláithín is too flowery for me, Máire Bríd both plain and fussy somehow. I knew an elegant and athletic Gormfhlaith but I'd fear it wouldn't travel at all well.

I adore Muireann.

I wasted Emer on my cat grin and may have to rename the feline if I ever have a little girl.

LadyAntonella Mon 25-Apr-16 21:31:11

I'd really worry that the last one would become 'Gorm-less' in school.

Oh yeah...

almondfinger Mon 25-Apr-16 21:55:37

I've never heard of the last one ever, where in God's name did you find it?

If you live in the UK and give her any of those you are setting her up for a lifetime of hell, how to pronounce it, spell it etc

There are lots of beautiful Irish names, sorry but none of your choices are.

RudeElf Mon 25-Apr-16 22:02:09

Beautiful is a matter of opinion. The UK does not end with london. Plenty of places in the UK are very well experienced in Gaelic names. Being asked to pronounce and spell your name is not a lifetime of hell. Perspective please.

MuttonCadet Mon 25-Apr-16 22:15:44

Wow almond who pissed in your coffee?

I'm in the north of England, and would have to ask for pronunciation / spelling the first time. But then I'm always asked to spell my surname, which I've managed without it making my life a living hell confused

MuttonCadet Mon 25-Apr-16 22:16:32

Wow almond who pissed in your coffee?

I'm in the north of England, and would have to ask for pronunciation / spelling the first time. But then I'm always asked to spell my surname, which I've managed without it making my life a living hell confused

mrsmeerkat Mon 25-Apr-16 22:18:32

What about Eithne ?

I think it is gorgeous.

NatashaRomanova Mon 25-Apr-16 22:20:38

Bláithín and Deirbhile are the nicest. Máire Bríd just doesn't sound right but then again we don't really do double first names. It also reminds me of the Nuns (sorry). I don't like Gormfhlaith at all. It reminds me of Gobhnait too i'm afraid

almondfinger Mon 25-Apr-16 22:24:36

Constantly spelling your name is a pain in the arse!

I'm Irish and had to look up Deribhile as I always thought it was Deirbhle. And that's my favourite on the list.

I usually step away from baby name threads and should have tonight.

Sophronia Mon 25-Apr-16 22:26:40

Blaithin is my favourite.

Parney Mon 25-Apr-16 22:27:07

Brídín
Although the -ín names are a bit 'páistúil' once a certain age is reached as a PP has already said. I do like-Bláthín.
Fiadh/Fia
Erin

RudeElf Mon 25-Apr-16 22:29:23

Fiadh/fia is becoming very popular where I am.

LonestarStateOfMind Mon 25-Apr-16 22:31:25

Villainousbroodmare I love the idea of Emer the cat who could at some point be stripped of her name.

From your short list op I'd go with Deirbhile.

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