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What do you think of Tadhg?

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harlok Sat 08-Aug-09 15:28:50

do you think that others will mis-hear the name and assume that you said Tai?

PinkTulips Sat 08-Aug-09 15:33:36

i love it but then i live in Ireland where it's a known name and would be pronounced properly.

i can't see how people would hear 'Tai' when you say 'Tie-g' as the g is pronounced strongly enough.... there are always idiots who mishear but i even get that with the two bog standard names i chose, almost as much as the more unusual one!

kormachameleon Sat 08-Aug-09 15:33:46

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MaggieBeauVirgo Sat 08-Aug-09 15:37:44

I like it. But I'm Irish... could be a bit too 'excuse me could you repeat that?" to the average person in UK???????

harlok Sat 08-Aug-09 15:38:12

yes i agree i do love the name and i think it's worth using it even if i have to correct people that was the only thing holding me back.

MaggieBeauVirgo Sat 08-Aug-09 15:38:30

Tell them it's like Tiger without the er!

PinkTulips Sat 08-Aug-09 15:42:49

lol maggie, that's how i have to describe my surname (not tiger but another _er word that drops the er to be my surname)

stleger Sat 08-Aug-09 15:47:39

Dh knows a tadhg in Dublin, known as Tatty. I know a Tadhg in Cork who isn't known as Tatty, so I assume it isn't always shortened (or lengthened!)

BitOfFun Sat 08-Aug-09 15:53:37

Isn't it used as a racist term for a Catholic in Scotland though? <opens can of worms>

MaggieBeauVirgo Sat 08-Aug-09 15:58:16

That's a teig. pronounced Tayg.

BitOfFun Sat 08-Aug-09 16:02:20

Ah. Not the same then.

dizzydixies Sat 08-Aug-09 16:11:45

I love it, I keep suggesting it to people on here in the hope someone will use it (have had 3 girls!!) so please PLEASE do use it grin

harlok Sat 08-Aug-09 16:15:10

i'm in wales so i should hopefully allright with that either way.

harlok Sat 08-Aug-09 16:22:56

it's the only name that even comes close to being "the one" and i've been doing nothing but searching for boys names for months so i'm sure i will bag this one dizzydixies! i really can't see me changing my mind before november!

MaggieBeauVirgo Sat 08-Aug-09 16:39:17

Go for it. lovely name. means poet.

sarah293 Sat 08-Aug-09 16:51:06

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Deemented Sat 08-Aug-09 16:57:47

I really like it.

<adds it to list>

pixiestix Sun 09-Aug-09 12:17:18

I love it and might well steal it! grin
Go for it.

Tidey Sun 09-Aug-09 12:24:28

Well, it looks like 'Tadger', as in penis. And for some reason I thought it was pronounced 'Tay-dee'. But actually, it does sound quite nice, I just don't like the way it looks written down.

FAQtothefuture Sun 09-Aug-09 12:28:32

Riven - i've spent most of my life telling people how to spell my name................
and it's not even that odd grin.

Oddly not many can spell DS1's name (which is as it's said) or DS3's (also very straighforward phonetically speaking , while a large number get DS2's right which ends with an "eye" sound - spelt "ai" [hm]

stleger Sun 09-Aug-09 15:16:19

My surname isn't common, but isn't unknown. It is spelt as it is said...but nobody can spell it! I wouldn't worry about having to spell a name if you like it.

harlok Mon 10-Aug-09 08:49:35

yes i did wonder about the spelling also. i really do prefer to keep to the original way but if it makes things easier for others to spell should i make it more phonetic?

maryz Mon 10-Aug-09 09:07:16

No, if you like it, use it AND spell it properly! I hate Irish names spelled phonetically.

MamaLazarou Mon 10-Aug-09 09:19:10

It's a lovely Irish name for Irish people!

OrmIrian Mon 10-Aug-09 09:23:43

I wouldn't have known how to pronounce it TBH but as pinktulips described it I think it sounds lovely. I think mispelling is more likely than mispronunciation.

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