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Irish boys names?

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leighdinglady Thu 01-Jun-17 13:11:22

Can anyone recommend Irish boys names that aren't countdown conundrums and can't be easily pronounced by English people?

I quite like Cian (key-inn) but DH doesn't. Something short and sweet

leighdinglady Thu 01-Jun-17 13:11:48

CAN be pronounced by English!

GingerAndTheBiscuits Thu 01-Jun-17 13:13:27

Conor
Aidan
Ronan
Sean

Spottyladybird Thu 01-Jun-17 13:14:24

Niall
Liam

Heratnumber7 Thu 01-Jun-17 13:21:09

Jarlath
Patrick

ShmooBooMoo Thu 01-Jun-17 13:22:11

Finbar, maybe Finn for short. Same for Fintan
Fergus (Gus)
Fergal or Feargel
or.. Sean is a nice Irish name, due a comeback!

leighdinglady Thu 01-Jun-17 13:28:33

Fintan is nice. How do you pronounce jarleth?

leighdinglady Thu 01-Jun-17 13:29:08

Any more C names? (I'm pushing my luck here I think!)

bumblebee555 Thu 01-Jun-17 13:29:52

Cillian?

MessyBun247 Thu 01-Jun-17 13:30:32

Tiarnan
Joseph
Ciaran

sexymuthafunker Thu 01-Jun-17 13:32:14

Love an Irish name! 🍀

Callum
Connor
Fintan
Dylan
Finlay
Liam
Cillian
Daire
Rory
Dairmuid

TheLegendOfBeans Thu 01-Jun-17 13:33:10

Fergal.

Got my eye on that one myself.

Minniemagoo Thu 01-Jun-17 13:34:57

Ciaran
Cillian
Colm
Cathal
Conal
Cormac
Conan
Caoimhin

wigglesrock Thu 01-Jun-17 13:55:56

Senan and Dara are quite popular among my kids friends at the minute. I know they're not C names. Conall floats about too, I have a secret longing for Cathal grin

lauryloo Thu 01-Jun-17 14:06:55

My little boy has a friend called lorcan

Mumchance Thu 01-Jun-17 14:10:53

Irish boys names that aren't countdown conundrums hmm

Lemondrop99 Thu 01-Jun-17 14:21:57

Keir?

I know someone who wanted to call their son Conan! Thankfully they had a girl....

leighdinglady Thu 01-Jun-17 16:04:35

Ooh cillian or conal! Thank you

SheGotOffThePlane Thu 01-Jun-17 16:25:21

Connell or Callan

Sophronia Thu 01-Jun-17 17:25:00

Ciar
Cianan
Colum
Conor
Cormac

DrinkMilkAndKickAss Thu 01-Jun-17 17:34:27

I know an Irish couple with a little boy named Cashel. I'm not sure how routinely it's used as a name but I think it makes a lovely name.

jennifer86 Thu 01-Jun-17 20:56:00

Conor
Callum
Ciaran
Seamus
Sean

sycamore54321 Fri 02-Jun-17 03:40:44

Not my cup of tea but Declan, Dermot, Lochlinn, Emmet and Brendan meet your spelling criteria. A bit longer but Setanta is also easy to pronounce.

I like lots of the C names already listed. I wouldn't say Conal is pronounced as written though, it's more a U sound - Cunn-ill.

Jarlath is pronounced almost as written "jar-let" with a softer T than let but not as breathy as a TH. It's pretty awful in my opinion and not widely used.

Have never heard of Cashel as a person's name.

SuperBeagle Fri 02-Jun-17 03:57:23

I like Patrick. smile

sycamore54321 Fri 02-Jun-17 03:59:43

Also Gerald and Gerard. Kevin. Columba for a longer C name. Seamus might be well enough known not to cause spelling problems?

Some nicknames strike me as almost exclusively Irish even if the full name isn't - Christy (Christopher), Gene (Eugene), Gerry/Jerry, Shay...

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