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Calling all the Gaeil!! Need baby girls names.

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Gaelach Sat 11-Nov-17 07:56:23

I'm due DC1 and if it's a girl, I'm snookered for names.

I love Irish names, the older and more obscure the better. Some names I love but can't use are:
Fiadhna
Líadan
Éimhín

I'm not looking for your run of the mill Irish names, no Aoifes, Orlas or Aislings please!
I like names of Scottish origin too.

Go raibh maith agaibh smile thanks!

Teddy7878 Sat 11-Nov-17 08:00:32

Mabvh
Orlaith
Saoirse
Caoimhe

Phuquocdreams Sat 11-Nov-17 08:03:59

Síomha
Siún

user1469567950 Sat 11-Nov-17 08:04:08

Ailbhe, Beibhinn

ScarletSienna Sat 11-Nov-17 08:16:16

Síomha
Étaín
Saileog
Sadhbh

Notreallyarsed Sat 11-Nov-17 08:20:23

Grainne, Mhairi, Morven

Foggymist Sat 11-Nov-17 08:26:56

Blathnaid (my favourite Irish girls name!)
Bláithín
Síofra
Clíodhna
Gobnait grin

MegAndSprog Sat 11-Nov-17 08:56:54

Fionnabhair

ChocolateCrunch Sat 11-Nov-17 09:30:52

Aoibheann
Pádraigín
Treasa
Brónach
Laoise
Gearóidín
Áine
Éadaoin
Dáirinn
Ailís

FoofFighter Sat 11-Nov-17 09:32:11

Roisin

whosafraidofabigduckfart Sat 11-Nov-17 09:33:02

There’s lots of Irish name books to buy with meanings if you need suggestions

PaperdollCartoon Sat 11-Nov-17 09:35:08

Please please can someone tell me how to pronounce these?! I thought I was quite good at deciphering Irish names but apparently not!

whosafraidofabigduckfart Sat 11-Nov-17 09:36:07

I’m Irish but worked in the UK and some of my friends had problems with people pronouncing their names.

You haven’t said if you are in Ireland or UK but it’s worth bearing in mind as being as important as being obscure.

whosafraidofabigduckfart Sat 11-Nov-17 09:38:59

Sorry posted too soon

Being obscure as it might condemn them to a lifetime of having to correct people.

SpicyNoodles Sat 11-Nov-17 09:48:26

Liadan is a fabulous name. I wanted it, but DH wasn’t keen.

Aifric
Lasairfhiona
Muireann
Una

Misslemon01 Sat 11-Nov-17 09:51:54

Saoirse for me

whosafraidofabigduckfart Sat 11-Nov-17 09:53:19

I love Iseult - but Irish people can’t agree on its pronounciation.

TatianaLarina Sat 11-Nov-17 10:45:34

Acushla.

MonkeyJumping Sat 11-Nov-17 10:46:38

Dubheasa

FountainOfYouth Sat 11-Nov-17 10:56:28

Étáin
Íde
Lile
Saoirle
Sadhbh / Sadbh
Cáit

yumchoc Sat 11-Nov-17 11:04:44

Keavy
Kayleigh
Martha

n0ne Sat 11-Nov-17 11:05:23

I know a Labhaoise and an Eimear. Eimear lives in Belfast so no problem. Labhaoise otoh has lived all over the world and her name is obviously a problem for most people. She just laughs it off, though. It's certainly makes her memorable!

FlaviaAlbia Sat 11-Nov-17 11:16:12

I love Líadan. Sorry, I'm placemarking for interesting names.

iLoveSundaysMe Sat 11-Nov-17 11:30:39

Caoimhe - pronounced key-va

stellarfox Sat 11-Nov-17 13:08:34

Sorry if it’s too common but Niamh is my absolute favourite Irish name. I would use it if I had any Irish connections!

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