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Little boy is nameless!

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Apachepony Sat 09-Jul-16 22:44:40

Ok, our little boy came early and doesn't have a name. Shortlist below. We're in Ireland and are veering towards an Irish name but not sure - opinions from Irish mumsnetters particularly welcome:

Faolan (means little wolf, I like the idea of having a little wolf...) pronounced fway-lawn
Sebastien - probably with nickname Seb

LotsOfDots Sat 09-Jul-16 22:47:04

I like Faolan, I've never heard it before.

IssMc Sat 09-Jul-16 22:49:35

Also like Faolan!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 09-Jul-16 22:53:56

I love Sebastian.
Other suggestions.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 09-Jul-16 22:54:33

Congratulations on your new little man. flowers

RedLarvaYellowLarva Sat 09-Jul-16 22:55:52

Definitely the wolf one!

Systamex Sat 09-Jul-16 22:57:19

Congratulations on your little boy! I'm Irish and think Faolan is a fantastic name. My second favourite from you list would be Art, for its sheer simplicity.

elephantoverthehill Sat 09-Jul-16 22:59:26

Fergal. That is all.

Apachepony Sat 09-Jul-16 23:03:47

So far, Faolan is slightly ahead! Thanks for the opinions. I like fergal but can't use it. Any more thoughts welcome!

elephantoverthehill Sat 09-Jul-16 23:07:58

ok what about Fergus?

CaitAgusMadra Sat 09-Jul-16 23:15:01

I'm Irish - never heard of Foalan. Think you'll spend a lot of time explaining how to pronounce/spell it TBH. It sounds nice though.

I love Art and Rian.

Kalispera Sat 09-Jul-16 23:23:08

Fway-lawn? Dear lord, no.

WankersHacksandThieves Sat 09-Jul-16 23:31:15

Scottish not Irish, how are you pronouncing Rian? Is it like Ryan or like Ree-ann?

I like Sebastian the best I think. I like Art but I would have Arthur I think with Art for short.


Apachepony Sat 09-Jul-16 23:56:35

Rian is on my dh's list, I think it's ree-in, Ryan being a different name.
Without a fada over the second a, it would be fway-Lin, not fway-lawn. One of fionn Mac cool's sons, ds1's name comes from the same set of stories (although is much much better known) so there's a link there

Apachepony Sat 09-Jul-16 23:57:48

Oh, and I like cormac but not sure if it's a bit of an old man name (maybe it's just via I know an old man with that name!)

Liz09 Sun 10-Jul-16 00:02:04

I like Cormac!

I also like Art. I think it's nicer as a short form for Arthur, but it could work as a stand alone name. There's the author Art Spiegelman, after all...

NapQueen Sun 10-Jul-16 00:09:29

I like Art. Dawn O'Pprter and Chris O'Dowd s son is Art.

CormoranStrike Sun 10-Jul-16 00:16:23


CormoranStrike Sun 10-Jul-16 00:16:37

Fergus not Ferguson

YouSay Sun 10-Jul-16 00:17:41


squoosh Sun 10-Jul-16 00:21:41

I like Art.

Rían is one of those names that is suddenly really popular all of a sudden in Ireland. I'm not feeling Faolán at all.

Sebastian is nice and a very normal name nowadays in the UK but I imagine in Ireland you'll get a few 'oh that's a fierce fancy name' in a 'they must have notions about themselves' kind of way grin

septembersunshine Sun 10-Jul-16 07:17:04

I like Aidan spelt like this (not Aiden). Cormac is very cool!

bridgetoc Sun 10-Jul-16 07:18:14


Jooni Sun 10-Jul-16 07:25:21

Art is great. Short, bold and effortlessly cool. Congratulations OP!

Apachepony Sun 10-Jul-16 10:20:14

Ah, more confused than ever! Dh is saying no to cormac and is dubious about art. I think it might be a contest between Faolan and Sebastien/Seb. The surname can take either name (ie it wouldn't be sebastien Murphy or anything like that) but definitely think some people would think sebastien a weirdly posh choice!

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