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What do you think to this Irish girls name?

(20 Posts)
Babyk12 Sun 23-Apr-17 14:16:34

We are a bit stuck with finding a nice name for our daughter due this summer. Like the name Aoife (pronounced EE-fa). What do you think?

Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 14:17:35

I like it

CiderwithBuda Sun 23-Apr-17 14:17:50

I like it. I love Maeve too.

HeyCat Sun 23-Apr-17 14:19:31

I like it. It's pretty well known now in England I'd that makes a difference, I'd know how to spell and pronounce it.

TinselTwins Sun 23-Apr-17 14:21:06

It's nice and as PPs said I think it's well enough known in England to not be Ay-oh-if-ee

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 14:54:25

I like it.

Rockaby Sun 23-Apr-17 14:55:25

Lovely name!

I do know three English born Aoifes now (all with one Irish parent each). Think it must be more popular here now.

emilybrontescorset Sun 23-Apr-17 16:22:03


Illuminator Sun 23-Apr-17 16:23:23

Its really lovely.

Quite popular in Ireland and increasingly so in the UK, but its 'Eve' in quite classic and timeless.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 17:26:05

Very nice.😄

Jooni Sun 23-Apr-17 17:51:47

Like it. I know two non-Irish Aoifes.

Loyly Sun 23-Apr-17 17:54:43

It's lovely.

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Apr-17 18:39:27

I love it.

It's very popular in Ireland, I know loads.

Not sure where you live, but just thought I'd point out that in an English accent it will be pronounced EE-fuh or EE-fer rather than EE-fa as an Irish person would say it.

<voice of experience as an English person in Ireland who tries her hardest to pronounce Irish names correctly but struggles a bit because of her accent!>

harderandharder2breathe Sun 23-Apr-17 18:55:14

Very pretty name

alphabook Sun 23-Apr-17 18:58:18

I like it but just bear in mind a LOT of people will get it wrong. I have a friend called Sian and I thought that was a common enough name that most people would know how it's pronounced but she gets called See-an constantly.

MiniMaxi Sun 23-Apr-17 19:05:54


Bringmesunshite Sun 23-Apr-17 19:19:50

Nice name. Bit contrived if you are not Irish- descent but, hey, if you like it..

deluxetrolley Sun 23-Apr-17 23:05:40

Love that name, and Maeve too, however DH vetoed both as we're in Australia and pretty sure they would confuse people here sad

Babyk12 Mon 24-Apr-17 19:41:41

Thank you for all your comments. My husband has Irish heritage so thought an Irish name might be the best option as we cannot agree on any English names...

BillywigSting Mon 24-Apr-17 19:44:23

I think it's a beautiful name. I like Oonagh too.

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