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Tadhg, Joshua or Shay?

(74 Posts)
RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:17:52

Obviously a fan of Irish names but I don't have much of an Irish heritage so does it seem a bit daft? I like biblical names too but know so many Noah's etc so maybe Joshua?

Opinions please?!

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:18:33

Also do you think people would get mixed up with Shane which I really don't want.

FacelikeaBagofHammers Sat 09-Dec-17 10:19:56

Shay is lovely.

BuzzKillington Sat 09-Dec-17 10:20:18

I like Tadhg.

Shay is just awful, sorry.

Magpie24 Sat 09-Dec-17 10:21:49

I like Joshua Best

JacintaJones Sat 09-Dec-17 10:22:10


Blackteadrinker77 Sat 09-Dec-17 10:23:23


The other two remind me of fight club for some reason

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:25:08

Fight club grin!? (I've never seen it)

Blankscreen Sat 09-Dec-17 10:27:31

How do you even pronounce Tadhg?

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:28:08


Only1scoop Sat 09-Dec-17 10:30:38


The others are awful

EspressoPatronum Sat 09-Dec-17 10:31:26

I love tadgh it was on my list for ds! Though it's not tag, it's like tiger without the er. So tie-g? Hard to explain!!

It's still on my list for hypothetical DS2!

Blankscreen Sat 09-Dec-17 10:34:53

Ok on that basis then Joshua is the best.

Shay makes me think of a cross between a shire and dray horse.

Tadhg and he'll.spend is life telling people how to spell his name and being asked how to say it. Call him Tag if you like that as a name but not with an awkward spelling.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 09-Dec-17 10:36:15

You might find people struggle with pronouncing Tadgh. I'm not hugely keen on Shay (personally).

I love Joshua though. I think it works well for little ones and grown ups.

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:38:33

I think I'm leaning more towards Shay or Joshua because of the pronouniation issues anyway. The only Tadgh I knew called himself Tag but he was brought up in England (with an Irish parent).

Nelly1727 Sat 09-Dec-17 10:38:51

Joshua is lovely

theothersideoftheworld Sat 09-Dec-17 10:39:47

I may be biased but I love Joshua!!

Marcine Sat 09-Dec-17 10:40:37

Tadgh (T-eye-g not Tag) is a bit much if no Irish heritage though I do like it. Joshua much nicer than Shay and not that common at the moment.

Mulch Sat 09-Dec-17 10:50:29

Shay is just lovely. What about Shilo?

LivLemler Sat 09-Dec-17 10:52:08

I like Joshua, and Tadgh - but please pronounce it properly if you go for it, it's not Tag.

Not a fan of Shay.

LivLemler Sat 09-Dec-17 10:54:01

Other Irish names that may be easier as they're phonetic in English or have accepted English spellings include Liam, Conor, Eoin, Aidan etc. Just in case you wanted to expand your list!

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:55:11

I like the real pronounciation now I know it!!

Not keen on Shilo as it sounds a bit feminine to me..

RedBlackberries Sat 09-Dec-17 10:55:31

Love Connor!

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sat 09-Dec-17 10:55:38

I'm not massively keen on any of them but Joshua would be my choice

Unfortunately I've been put off Shay as the only child I know with this name is a complete pain in the arse!

Shutupanddance1 Sat 09-Dec-17 10:59:34

I’m Irish and I love Shay - it’s my uncles name tho so not on my baby list.

I know so so many Joshua’s all under 4 atm tho - as it’s very popular I’d consider that part as well.

There are lots of gorgeous Irish names, I wish you well!

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