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Oisin??? (already have a Shannon)

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BarbieLovesKen Wed 07-Oct-09 12:22:58

Hi all,

Looking for more lovely, honest opinions if you would please.

I found out yesterday that I am having a lovely little boy!!.

We have one dd, whos name is Shannon - I posted before about names that would "match" - I did want either Jack or Matthew for a boy (and Kate for a girl) but definately went off the idea of Jack when realised exactly how popular it has become and not so sure about Matthew anymore.

Am now thinking Oisin. Cant do fada on this keyboard!!. But was thinking it would match Shannon stylistically - i.e. keeping an Irishy theme.

What do you think?? I have a million girls names that I adore but finding the boys ones quite difficult.

UndeadLentil Wed 07-Oct-09 12:25:26

A lovely name. Might be tricky to get people to pronounce it right in the uk - lots of questions will be asked.

It is very popular here in Ireland at the moment.

What about

You get the fada by using 'alt gr' and the letter at the same time.

UndeadLentil Wed 07-Oct-09 12:26:57

Ah, you live in Ireland too I see.

largeginandtonic Wed 07-Oct-09 12:28:11

Very nice.

I have a lovely friend with an Oisin. She has 3 children all have Irish names.

GhostWriter Wed 07-Oct-09 12:32:40

I also have a lovely friend with an Oisin. She too has 3 children with Irish names. She's hot too. wink

Oisin is a lovely name.

BarbieLovesKen Wed 07-Oct-09 12:32:58

Thanks a million for the replies. Yes! am in Ireland (both dh and I are Irish)

Funny though, I would never have been "in to" Irish names but I do like this..

Have you found it popular undeadlentil? I've only known of one and he is about 6 now. hmm...

AnnieOneForTennis Wed 07-Oct-09 12:38:45

Oisin is a great name, I knew a boy of about my age at school (he'd be 30 ish now wink)
and I know a baby Oisin now as well (my little nephew) in Dublin, and I even know one here in the UK as well.
Alt Gr and the letter for fadas, but it doesn't seem to work for i ?... áéóú
I found it too hard to come up with an Irish boy's name that DH could say and spell... he's English.
Go for it though, it's lovely. And congrats!

DougalDoneGood Wed 07-Oct-09 12:52:17

How do you pronounce it?

kidcreoleandthecoconuts Wed 07-Oct-09 12:55:46

Pronounced Osheen

GrendelsMum Wed 07-Oct-09 13:00:18

I think it's lovely.

BarbieLovesKen Wed 07-Oct-09 13:27:39

Oisín - woo hoo can do it with a fada!! (thanks for that)

UndeadLentil Wed 07-Oct-09 14:34:31

Just to add that the name is out there in West Cork - I think I know 3 under 7 over a fairly wide area. But it certainly isn't as popular as Dara and Jack.

I know VHI had a list on their website of names used by their members in order of popularity.

It was handy when we were picking names for DD2.

I'm not sure if the lists are still there.

It is a great name. smile

BarbieLovesKen Wed 07-Oct-09 14:36:06

Ok, I have another few to go with Shannon - (was just looking at baby name list - please bear with me - just so excited that I know its a boy now!)

Naoise (pronounced Nee-sha) (am really liking this)
Riain (pronounced Ree-anne)

Or are we still sticking with Oisín?

GhostWriter Wed 07-Oct-09 14:38:43

Tiernan is a surname
Naoise is nice
Riain I dislike intensely

UndeadLentil Wed 07-Oct-09 15:14:18

Problem with having

I agreew with Ghostwriter.
There might be a problem of too many ns when you are introducing peopel to 'Shannon and Naoise' though ...

UndeadLentil Wed 07-Oct-09 15:19:46

That post was incoherent.
I'll blame DD2 who is crawling all over me. blush

Firawla Wed 07-Oct-09 22:06:40

Oisin is really nice
is naoise a boys name?? i always thought it was a girl blush

lotspot Wed 07-Oct-09 22:36:04

I know a teenage Tiernan - really really like the name!!
Also like Oisin

Others arn't as nice as the Tiernan and Oisin in my opinion

BarbieLovesKen Thu 08-Oct-09 10:06:34

Firawla - its definately a boy's name although thats exactly what DH said along with NO WAY!!, I know what you mean though, it sounds a little girly but I love it!

Thanks for opinions everyone - Oisín appears to be a winner so far!

motherbeyond Thu 08-Oct-09 10:21:30

my dh is irish and he really wants oisín,i just dont know if it would be a problem here near liverpool!
he says tiernan is pronounced cheernan,not fussed on that one.
Naoise is a funny one,i like it for a girl!!

holytoast Sun 11-Oct-09 16:33:34

We are expecting first, I am English and hubby is Irish - originally we loved lots of irish girls names, Aine and Roisin are my favourites, but the pronunciation bit could be a problem, also our surname isn't very 'irish' so might sound a bit strange.
Boys names though - he started suggesting things like Satanta (sport!) and Fiacre (no idea if right spelling) which just makes me think of poo.
I like Fion (again, not sure of spelling) or Finn, for a boy, also think Oisin is lovely.

But - all probably ok if you live in Ireland - hubby now is thinking all are too 'plastic paddy' for us, as we have no intention of ever living there again!

However, not wanting to hijack, but whilst I have irish people here for opinion, does Miah sound like a boys name to you? Dh is sure it is (he grew up in waterford and cork) whilst I have met a girl Miah, love the way it sounds, and its the end of dh's longer name too which is kind of cute.

holytoast Sun 11-Oct-09 16:34:24

sorry, meant to say, congrats on boy news!

alana39 Mon 12-Oct-09 11:28:47

Oisin is a fab name. My family are all Irish but have ended up with DH's foreign surname and all my favourite Irish names just don't sound right. envy

Holytoast if you give your child an Irish name it's a good reminder of where they come from I think. With hindsight and personal experience it wasn't always the best in the 70s because of the way some people in England saw the Irish, but times have changed and your child will probably be in a class where the names come from all over the world. Can be nice to have to explain where your less usual name comes from.

Caitni Mon 12-Oct-09 11:45:41

Hi Holytoast

I also think of Miah (I'm assuming it's "My-ah") as a boy's name only. I knew two growing up (I'm from Cork) and Miah was short for Jeremiah. If you want a girl spelling, so to speak, you could try Mya (although people will probably just pronouce it Mee-a as in Mia).

Caitni Mon 12-Oct-09 11:48:57

PS Barbie I love Oisin!

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