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Boys' names with an Irish Flavour

(78 Posts)
AilsaGinLondon Thu 26-Apr-18 15:18:22

Hi All,

We need a boys name to go with our daughters name. She is called Neave. Something with a nod to my Irish heritage would be nice but not essential.

We like Finn but it clashes with our surname (Gillon). Names than finish in N, and/or have lots of L in them sound funny with our surname.

We'd like something a bit different but not weird.

We'd like to use Charles as a middle name.

Love my daughter's name so much. Really struggling with a boys name!

eggcellent Thu 26-Apr-18 15:19:27

Conor is a lovely irish name

chezmk1988 Thu 26-Apr-18 15:20:16

Connor
Liam
Ryan
Kellan
Killian
Kian
Brandon
Rory

YerAuntFanny Thu 26-Apr-18 15:22:49

We were also going down the Irish heritage route and decided on Ruairi.

I think it goes quite well with your middle and surname too smile

RiceBaby Thu 26-Apr-18 15:24:15

Finn/Fionn

patstar Thu 26-Apr-18 15:24:37

I've always loved the name Malachy for a boy

patstar Thu 26-Apr-18 15:25:08

At school there was a Finbar and Seamus

CherryBlossom23 Thu 26-Apr-18 15:25:20

Maybe call him something that's spelled correctly but still pronounceable for non-Irish speakers. Spellings like Neave or Efa boil my blood tbh. Either call them an Irish name or don't - there's no real middle ground here IMO.

FairyFace Thu 26-Apr-18 15:27:00

Conor, Tadgh ( Ty-eg) Padraig, Sean,

Aprilmightbemynewname Thu 26-Apr-18 15:28:33

Whiskey!!
Plenty of Irish flavour!!
What about Gabriel?

Myse1f Thu 26-Apr-18 15:28:59

Bailey

patstar Thu 26-Apr-18 15:29:02

My dad was name Padraig so we named our son Patrick

SootyandMathew Thu 26-Apr-18 15:29:09

Cathal is Charles

Micheal pronounced Me-haul

Padraic or Padraig can be pronounced Pawd-rick or Paw-rick

Conor is Irish

Patrick, Michael, Joseph or Seamus

whiteradiator Thu 26-Apr-18 15:29:36

Ryan goes best with Gillon

CaffeineAndCrochet Thu 26-Apr-18 15:30:04

Sean
Eoin
Cormac
Conor
Aidan - although maybe a bit too like Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger)
Kieran

Annabelle4 Thu 26-Apr-18 15:31:15

Sean
Conor
Niall
Cian
Diarmuid
Senan
Cillian
Daragh
Ruairi
Liam
Oran
Donal
Oscar
Seamus

evilharpy Thu 26-Apr-18 15:33:37

I love Tadhg. Also like Fiachra, Dara, Liam, Conor, Seán, Eion, Niall, Ruairí, Ciarán (although that finishes in an N).

But yes please either spell it properly or don't use an Irish name.

I've seen a few posts on various sites saying that Conor is a name associated with naughty boys in the UK. However in Ireland it's a very nice traditional boy's name.

Juells Thu 26-Apr-18 15:38:20

Ferdia
Owen
Conn
Phelim
Finbar
Cathal (might be a bit hard to pr for non-Irish speakers)
Senan

evilharpy Thu 26-Apr-18 15:45:05

Juells I love Cathal but don't think I'd use it outside Ireland.

Juells Thu 26-Apr-18 15:50:14

Yes, it could cause problems, he'd be called cattle 😂

MollyHuaCha Thu 26-Apr-18 15:51:01

Neave? Isn't it written Niamh?

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Thu 26-Apr-18 15:51:17

Conchubar? Odhran? Phelim? Senan? Traolach?

evilharpy Thu 26-Apr-18 15:57:07

Cattle grin

CherryBlossom23 Thu 26-Apr-18 16:04:25

Yes it is, but OP has evidently decided to change the spelling to make it easier for non Irish speakers to pronounce hmm

RiceBaby Thu 26-Apr-18 16:20:11

Tiarnan (pronounced Teer-nan)

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