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Help - what am I going to call db if it is a boy?

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Miaou Fri 27-May-05 14:05:17

dh and I want a Gaelic first name for our db. We have a girls name all sorted, but just don't know about a boy's name. We both like Cameron and Calum, but tbh neither really lights my candle. I have looked on loads of websites but can't find anything I really like. Any suggestions?

Middle name will be Hugh, btw.

popsycal Fri 27-May-05 14:06:06

aidan?

Toothache Fri 27-May-05 14:06:23

Caleb? Callan?

Iklboo Fri 27-May-05 14:09:09

I found this site if it's any help?

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Musee/5194/gaelicmalenames.html

Miaou Fri 27-May-05 14:09:30

ooh, quite like Caleb. How do you pronounce it? Hard or soft c? Long or short a?

Sorry, am a bit dim on pronounciations....

Toothache Fri 27-May-05 14:10:59

kay-leb

Hulababy Fri 27-May-05 14:11:45

I like Caleb.

holynight Fri 27-May-05 14:12:34

How about
Finlay
Finbar
Connor

tiffini Fri 27-May-05 14:12:48

gaelic boys names

Miaou Fri 27-May-05 14:12:53

I'll run that one past dh then

Any more, oh wise ones?

tiffini Fri 27-May-05 14:17:09

sorry wrong link
try this one

Miaou Fri 27-May-05 14:22:40

I really like Finlay, holynight, but dh doesn't. .

jangus Fri 27-May-05 14:23:43

Im a teacher. Just looked through my register to see what there is...
Cathair
Padraig
Conan
Conor
Shan
Emmett
Ronan
Ruaidhri (there are other spellings)
don't know if you'll like any of these.

jangus Fri 27-May-05 14:24:26

Caoimhe is nice for a wee girl...

holynight Fri 27-May-05 14:24:35

I had the same problem Miaou with my dh.I likedFinlay and he just did,nt.

fisil Fri 27-May-05 14:24:56

Conal was a close contender for us

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:30:21

Behind the Name has "Irish" names - the spelling will be different sometimes but lots of ideas.

Aidan is nice.

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:31:15

Fergal?

Rhubarb Fri 27-May-05 14:31:31

Aidan is a nice name, it means 'little fire', so maybe that would 'light your candle' Miaou! (sorry!)

I wanted Alfie for mine, but then bloody Eastenders pinches it! So we named him Arthur. Not Gaelic in any way, but it kinda suits him now. I like Conan too.

Have you thought of Sherlock?

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:34:39

Niall?

There was a lovely teenage boy called that at Mark Warner last week, the only child there over the age of 7, he was so sweet and pleasant. He had a baby brother called Cilian (hard C, like Ciaren) who was a cutie too.

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:35:05

Hello, Rhubarb! How're you doing, chuck?

Kidstrack2 Fri 27-May-05 14:35:07

I have always wanted to call a little boy of mine Gregor, But dp always hated it, maybe I will get another chance one day. Mine are Kieran-James and Emma. Also like the name Callan and Caleb

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:36:06

Cormac.

Janh Fri 27-May-05 14:37:20

Carson

jangus Fri 27-May-05 14:37:56

don't know how to do links...
maybe you could find something on
www. babynamesofireland.com

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