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Names to go with Aoife?

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irishmumwannabe Fri 17-Jul-09 21:07:32

HI,

DH and I were talking about babies the other day and we are thinking of calling a girl Aoife (pronounced Ee-fa) - thats if we ever get a girl.
Thing is we can't think of a name to go with it that we think would be perfect

So far we have

Aoife Sara
Aoife Louise....

and now we're stuck

Any ideas?

shouldweorshouldntwe Fri 17-Jul-09 21:16:58

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AppleandMosesMummy Fri 17-Jul-09 21:20:02

I love Aoife, I would use Louise because that's what DH likes, but Grace, Jayne, Clare, Kerry, Catherine all spring to mind, the usual suspects.

katiestar Fri 17-Jul-09 23:01:38

Know 2 Aoife's would go for something short without too many vowels

katiestar Fri 17-Jul-09 23:03:17

Not Aoife Grace -sounds like 'here for grace'

kidcreoleandthecoconuts Fri 17-Jul-09 23:05:48

Aoife may
Aoife grace
Aoife jayne

katiestar Fri 17-Jul-09 23:11:22

Aoife grace of god go I.

Would always avoid May as a middle name.It's mine too .Memories of boys from my childhood saying 'well Susie won't (put out) , but Katherine May. After it has been said about 300 x it wears a bit thin !

hester Fri 17-Jul-09 23:14:21

Roisin?
Saoirse/Sorcha (sorry, I know I'm not spelling it right)
Sian?
Rachel?
Lydia?

lowrib Fri 17-Jul-09 23:16:42

I have a friend called Aoife, it's a lovely name, good choice.

Sorry but IMO all the names suggested so far are INCREDIBLY boring.

Louise - this was THE middle name when I was little (in my 30s now) - everyone I know seemed to have Louise as a middle name.

Grace and May on the other hand are the Louise of the moment. There are just so many bloody Graces and May middle names about - I suspect they'll both date quite quickly.

Jayne, Clare etc are VERY boring!

Sorry, I usually only join baby names threads to say nice things about names I like, or to encourage people to go for the more unusual names, but really people, these names are just so plain! And they don't do the lovely Aoife any justice.

Aoife Sara is nice smile

lowrib Fri 17-Jul-09 23:18:26

Disclaimer!

I hadn't read hester's post when I posted smile

maryz Sat 18-Jul-09 00:19:30

Aoife is a lovely name. She was the mother of Cuchalainn from Irish legend. I know an Aoife Marie, but mostly, Aoife's have Irish names as a second name also, so Sadhbh (pronounced Sive), Siobhan, Caitlin, Roisin, Maebh or Maeve, etc.

irishmumwannabe Sat 18-Jul-09 09:59:32

Thanks for all of your replies - think I might be using them sooner than I expected - grin

I like Aoife Jayne, and Aoife Sara.

We also like Saoirse but DH is English so he wants a celtic/Anglo mix.

Id say its between those two - and we might just wait and see what happens before deciding between the 2.

Thanks a million

mummy2b85 Sat 18-Jul-09 11:48:39

i know you have made up your mind but thought i'd throw these out there
Aoife Leigh and
Aoife May are both lovely xxx

Frasersmum123 Sat 18-Jul-09 21:12:34

Aoife Francesca
Aoife Rose
Aoife Jasmine
Aoife Elodie

lowrib Sun 19-Jul-09 00:38:43

Frasersmum123 Elodie is a lovely name smile

thumbwitch Sun 19-Jul-09 00:46:35

I did think Aoife Marie would be nice, then saw maryz had posted that she knew one - tis a good combo imo, I like the rhythm of it.

Fanjita Sun 19-Jul-09 00:48:31

I like Aoife Marie too

1dilemma Sun 19-Jul-09 01:04:35

Aoife Roisin is nice
I'm not so keen on the names ending in a sounds too similar

Aoife Rose (but I know is very common)
Florence
Harriet

stacey29 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:28:05

My daughter's name is Aoife Catherine smile

Quasilulu Sun 02-Aug-15 02:48:44

Not a name starting with E cos it will sound like E for Emma for example. How about Aoife Tamsin?

mathanxiety Mon 03-Aug-15 07:02:42

Aoife Josephine
Aoife Rosalind
Aoife Blythe
Aoife Rosemary
Aoife Madeleine
Aoife Naomi
Aoife Lillian
Aoife Gwendolene
Aoife Juliet

I like Harriet and Tamsin too.

I think Aoife Sara sounds too short and too rhymey.
I think names like Jayne, May, etc are sort of clicheed as middle names.

Aoife needs a longer middle name imo.

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