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Bridget or Brighid?

(18 Posts)
purpledolphins Mon 25-Sep-17 20:59:38

We live in London, but we are from Ireland.

OuchBollocks Mon 25-Sep-17 21:02:04

Bridget, unless you want her to spend her days explaining that her name isn't pronounced brig-hid to rhyme with wig-lid or pig-did

ShizzleYoDrizzle Mon 25-Sep-17 21:05:30


FloatingCamel Mon 25-Sep-17 21:07:08

Woke the baby laughing at wig-lid and pig-did

Liadain Mon 25-Sep-17 21:07:09

I'd be more inclined to go with Brigid than Brighid. No particular preference between Bridget and Brigid personally.

HmmmHashtag Mon 25-Sep-17 21:10:24


Sophronia Mon 25-Sep-17 21:10:34

Bridget. I can imagine some people thinking Brighid rhymes with frigid.

Ttbb Mon 25-Sep-17 21:47:15

I find Brighid lovely but that might just be because Brighida was a name I heard a lot growing up and I always liked it. Bridget just makes me think of boring, extremely white (English or fourth generation Australian or something), middle middle class people. Basically Bridget jones-every Bridget I have ever known has been a variation on that theme.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 25-Sep-17 22:17:45

Bridget, lovely !

bigbluedustbin Mon 25-Sep-17 22:28:31

Bridget. I really like it.

DramaAlpaca Mon 25-Sep-17 22:30:20

If in the UK, spelling it Bridget will make everyone's lives easier.

Brigid is lovely though, nicer than Brighid.

Pamplemousse17 Tue 26-Sep-17 02:18:52

Bridget, the name of my maternal GGM and GM (of Irish descent) - power, strength and virtue. I regret not using this in my DD's name and, in hindsight, it definitely ought to have featured

Jooni Tue 26-Sep-17 04:41:56

Love both, but Bridget will definitely be easier for her.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 26-Sep-17 08:04:13

I like both. Helpful I know.

I want to 6th form with a Brigid and nobody had any issues saying it.
It has a slighted softer sound than Bridget but I do like Bridget too

daisypond Tue 26-Sep-17 08:32:58

I think Brighid or Brigid are nicer spellings than Bridget. I'm not sure how differently they are pronounced, if at all different.

villainousbroodmare Tue 26-Sep-17 13:10:31

I'm an Irish speaker and I'd be inclined to pronounce Brighid as Bríd ("breed"). If you want the anglicised two-syllable pronunciation, I'd leave out the h.

Maryz Tue 26-Sep-17 13:13:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Marcipex Tue 26-Sep-17 16:40:48

Brigid is marginally nicer. If you have to. I can assure you that people will definitely notice it rhymes with frigid, rhymes with midget, talk about her assets compared with those of Bardot, and that's without bloody Bridget Jones. You might be able to guess my name.

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