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Lost dad. Struggling to agree a name

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ewan1 Thu 07-Jul-16 18:15:11

Hi, new here, looking for some help.
My wife is due in August, will be our second baby - Cillian Francis is our 2-year old. If it's a baby girl were both happy with Niamh, if it's a boy we're stuck........ Being honest no boys names really stand out for me, I guess I'm just so convinced it's a baby girl were having. So..... my wife is in love with the boys name Cońan, when I see it all I can imagine is the Conan the barbarian. Most don't but I do. Other names she has mentioned are Rońan, Patrick, Sean and Gerard. Gerard being my fav outta those. What do you guys think? And maybe anything you could suggest?

Thanks guys X

caju Thu 07-Jul-16 18:47:45


Floggingmolly Thu 07-Jul-16 18:49:12

Go with Seán.

DoinItFine Thu 07-Jul-16 18:50:06


Does your wife know you have posted such identifying information?

ewan1 Thu 07-Jul-16 18:52:10

Has a cousin named Conor, as I like that.

Like cormac too. Sorry ok not much of a blogger person what info should I not have revealed

ewan1 Thu 07-Jul-16 18:54:22

Can I edit my post?

[Message from MNHQ - we've edited out some details now.]

caju Thu 07-Jul-16 18:54:32


therootoftheroot Thu 07-Jul-16 18:59:52

ewan if you report your post they will delete the identifying info

it's just that you have put your while child's name on here and your wife's full name -most people prefer not to do that

what about aiden? connall? finn?

hollyisalovelyname Thu 07-Jul-16 19:20:00

I think there is still too much info there OP.
You are obviously Irish and Ireland being so small.....everybody knows each other or their first cousin smile
I'd remove your dd's second name if I were you.
Congrats by the way.
What about Connell?
Breifne ?
Tiarnán ?
Tarlach ?
Gerard is nice - he'll end up being Gerry or Ger. It's now not popular so will be unusual.
St. Gerard Majella - patron saint of mothers according to my dm.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 07-Jul-16 19:23:55

Ronan (does the fada make it Roe-nawn)? I like either with or without fada.

I also like Patrick but prefer Ronan. I also think of Conan the barbarian but not so much that it puts me off the name but maybe two C names might be confusing with post and things? Just a thought.

Cillian Francis is lovely too (not that it's relevant).

hollyisalovelyname Thu 07-Jul-16 19:31:43

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feelingmiffed Thu 07-Jul-16 19:40:14

I love Patrick! Paddy!

Merimum Fri 08-Jul-16 00:17:04

My DS is Cohan - similar to Conan. Irish spelling is Comhghan I think.

YellowPirate Fri 08-Jul-16 07:27:30

My little boy is Patrick, it's a fab name! Not too common now and it has great nickname potential. One if his middle names is Gerard, which I think goes really well. (And we have Francis on our list for his one!). X

MrsGsnow18 Fri 08-Jul-16 09:02:54

I like Conan and didn't think of Conan the barbarian when I saw it! I also like Patrick but I know a lot of Paddys.
What about Garrett? I think it's similar to Gerald but maybe slightly more unusual.

Cakescakescakes Fri 08-Jul-16 09:04:44

Patrick/Paddy or Conor. Not Gerard. That's middle aged mans name. Sounds odd for a baby!

CourtJester Fri 08-Jul-16 10:06:55

Taran? I love that name smile

ewan1 Fri 08-Jul-16 10:10:18

Thank you all for your replys, and also for guiding me about too much detail posted. Really appreciate your comments. My good mates baby's name is Finn, think that's a awesome name. We're both Scottish but we have some Irish connections, as for the fada in totally unaware of how it affects the name that just how it was out to me, I would have pronounced it Roe-nan. I'm unsure of Garrett, haven't heard that before.

I think we're pretty sold on Patrick as a middle name, Ang likes it and my granda was a Patrick so hold some sentiment to me.

Ruled a few out after debating again last night so hopefully will have a name for the birth, knowing my luck it will be a girl.

Ps not that I'm complaining 😜

Thanks again!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 08-Jul-16 10:28:17

The cillian I know has a brother called Cullen.

Both in England.

JinnyGreenTeeth Fri 08-Jul-16 10:34:03

OP, be aware that - as well as the fadas entirely changing the pronunciation (and for God's sake look this up! They're not just there for decoration!) you are putting fadas over consonants in some of the names you list, which isn't possible - they can only go on vowels.

Ronan is 'ROE-nan'. Rónán is 'Roe-NAWN', for instance, with the emphasis on the second syllable.

Gerard is definitely fiftysomething and balding to me.

ewan1 Fri 08-Jul-16 10:45:47

Thanks Jinnygreenteeth, yeah that's just what the wife's said, it would be something id definitely be sure of prior to naming our baby.

Lol, that's a couple mentioned Gerry being an old man, that's one name that I suggested that we can kinda agree on 😁😁😁

JinnyGreenTeeth Fri 08-Jul-16 10:55:33

Brendan, Finnian, Conall, Jarlath, Declan, Lorcan, Fintan, Ferdia, Fergus, Cormac, Aidan, Tiernan, Cian, Cathal, Rory, Seamus, Niall, Oisin, Oscar, Darragh?

ewan1 Fri 08-Jul-16 11:31:01

How would Oisin be pronounced? Thanks

Floggingmolly Fri 08-Jul-16 11:51:35


CamilleClaudel Fri 08-Jul-16 12:18:56

Or, confusingly, Ush-EEN, with the stress on the last syllable, depending on where in Ireland you are. grin

That should have a fada on the second 'i', too, incidentally. Oisín.

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