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birchygoo Wed 20-Jul-16 20:58:42

Trying to pick some names - currently 21 weeks. I seem to have a much easier job of getting lots of boys names so I would really like some suggestions for girl names.

Front and only runner at the minute is Laoise (Leesha)

I also like but either can't use or DH doesn't like
Caoimhe (Keeva)
Olivia
Ava

And that's me stuck ... I never thought I would find it much easier to pick a boys name!

Any suggestions English or Irish would be so helpful.

(PS. If Irish I will be using Irish spelling so would appreciate no comments on that - thanks in advance)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 20-Jul-16 21:37:37

Aileen
Fiona
Bridget
Grainne
Mairead
Theresa
Hannah
Elizabeth
Anastasia
Evelyn
Enya
Erin
Aine
Anya
Sian
Kiera
Amy
Annie
Annabelle
Megan
Robyn
Lillia
Lucy
Annella
Aaliyah
Alicia
Aisha
Elissa
Emelia
Monet
Monica
Ursula
Rosabelle
Abigail
Janine
Heidi
Leah
Bonnie
Nyree
Estelle
Esther
Adele
Madeleine
Magda
Clarice
Claudia
Corrinne

BlueChampagne Wed 20-Jul-16 21:40:21

Fionnuala

Hurricane99 Wed 20-Jul-16 23:33:48

I know

Eabha
Fionnuala
Aoife

Shame you can't use Caoimhe, it's such a pretty name

Dontrocktheboat Wed 20-Jul-16 23:36:58

If I was Irish I would use Aine or Saoirse. Ava and Olivia are nice but quite dull in comparison!

Hurricane99 Wed 20-Jul-16 23:37:04

Couple of other thoughts

Saiorse
Ciara
Caitlin

sonlypuppyfat Wed 20-Jul-16 23:39:27

I never know how to pronounce Irish names

babynugget Wed 20-Jul-16 23:39:59

Cora? Sorry don't know if there's an Irish spelling!

LokisUnderpants Wed 20-Jul-16 23:41:27

I love Ordhnaith or Sadhbh. Both really beautiful.

Raines100 Thu 21-Jul-16 07:03:04

Love Laoise. It's beautiful. I also love Saoirse and Aisling.
Do you like Sylvia/ Sylvie?

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 21-Jul-16 08:39:11

My favourite Irish girl names are:

Sorcha
Bláthnaid
Orlaith / Orla

I really like Ava and Olivia too, though they are fairly well used. That wouldn't necessarily bother me tbh as every name I fall in love with seems to become popular eventually! smile

How about:

Florence (again quite popular but very nice I think)
Flora
Aurelia
Imogen (think someone already suggested but it's nice)

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 21-Jul-16 08:57:09

Eibhlin

Blackpoollassy Thu 21-Jul-16 09:19:22

Not sure that Caoimhe is pronounced Keeva. Isn't is Queeeva or Keefa?

Blackpoollassy Thu 21-Jul-16 09:20:17

oops sorry, just saw that you can't use it!

birchygoo Thu 21-Jul-16 15:09:00

Blackpoollassy - I was awaiting for this to come up hahah

In Ulster Caoimhe is pronounced Keeva - I didnt realise until much later in life that elsewhere it is pronounced Qweva or Queeeva (I think we are trying to say the same pronounciation.

dontrocktheboat I probably would like Aine, only there were about 5 Aine's in my class in school, so it feels like an outdated name to me. There are also a lot of Saoirse's in Ulster (I think the meaning freedom might have something to do with that :-/) but my niece is called Saorlaith and it think its quite similar

sonlypuppyfat it doesn't matter that you dont know how to pronounce it - if you ask someone their name they will tell you it.
Just like if they have a Polish name, Asian name or elsewhere!

Also it doesn't necessarily have to be Irish - I just happen to like some of them. I am open to any name.

babynugget a friend had a baby 2 weeks ago and called her Cora! It hadn't even crossed my mind but when she told us the name I was disappointed as thought it was lovely haha

lokis I am going to add Ordhnaith - I haven't come across it - Orna?
Sadhbh - I had said no to it but I might add it back on the list.

Raines I dont like sylvia that much - I am glad you like Laoise though.

steviebuns my sister is having a baby a month before me and Bláthnaid is her girls name - i do love it though. Cousin just named her baby Orla and Sorcha is the girl who beat up a friend in high school LOL

Imogen is nice - added to the list

Gold I do like Eibhlin - added to list, I also like Aibhlinn

Thanks for all your help everyone - has definitely gave me some more to chew over!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 21-Jul-16 15:14:13

I'm from Ulster too OP! <waves>

Fair enough not to use Sorcha then!!! Ah that's a shame about Bláthnaid and Orla. Glad you like Imogen. smile

n0ne Thu 21-Jul-16 15:17:39

Bebhinn

toadgirl Thu 21-Jul-16 15:19:00

Siobhan

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 21-Jul-16 15:24:33

Maeve
Erin
Lorna
Carla
Alannah
Loni

birchygoo Thu 21-Jul-16 16:20:55

oohh I had forgot that Maeve was on my list since way before I got pregnant - it kind of dropped of without me noticing! So thanks for the reminder thieves in work so don't want to chance typing the start of your name LOL

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 21-Jul-16 16:28:53

grin

I love Maeve. My girls choice many moons ago was Mairi (Scottish not Irish) but I love Maeve now.

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 21-Jul-16 16:29:41

or you can go Gaelic with Meadhbh

Horseshoe1 Fri 22-Jul-16 17:09:40

Muireann?
Luna
Elsa
Clara

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