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Namechangedfeb22 · 12/05/2022 19:41
Comments or any names we should consider? DP is Irish I am English. middle name for girl will be Victoria and for boy Gower. Surname is two syllables and starts with K.
17caterpillars1mouse · 12/05/2022 19:48
Aoife - I really like it, but it's very similar in sound to Eva which is soo popular, I worry Aoife could go the same way
Orlaith - beautiful name (and my preferred spelling). It seems to get mentioned on here alot but I don't know any
Imogen - lovely name. Both my dds have one Imogen in their year. One is Imme but the other is always Imogen
Mary - I really like it
Nuala - not a fan
Eirinn - is this Erin? Or air-rin? I quite like Erin
Liam - I really like it but with William on the birth certificate
Quinn - it's not my usual style but it's ok. I actually prefer it on a girl
Eoin - it's ok
Fionn - not a fan
Shea - really not a fan
Ruari - lovely
ICannotRememberAThing · 12/05/2022 19:53
Do you like Rohan?
Firebird83 · 12/05/2022 21:03
I like Mary, Nuala and Shea
KangarooKenny · 12/05/2022 21:33
I like Quinn for a girl.
Sarah13xx · 12/05/2022 21:34
I really love Eoin and Aoife 😍
HouseofGods · 12/05/2022 21:40
Aoife, Orlaith (this spelling) and Éirinn were all options for DC (had boys) so I love them all.
Fionn for a boy, although I also like Liam and, not on list, Oisín.
pinklavenders · 12/05/2022 22:22
Aoife and Mary for a girl
Quinn and Ruari for a boy
pinklavenders · 12/05/2022 22:24
Boy: Quinn and Ruari
pinklavenders · 12/05/2022 22:24
Girl: Aoife and Mary
Mumofgirls2017 · 12/05/2022 22:35
Aoife and Quinn are my votes!
babyjellyfish · 13/05/2022 02:19
How is Orlaith pronounced?
MissedItByThisMuch · 13/05/2022 02:41
I love Orlaith, Imogen and Nuala for girls
Ruari and Fionn for boys.
KirstenBlest · 13/05/2022 09:36
Aoife - popular and blends in with all the Eva, Ava, Evie type names, even if the meaning is different
Orlaith - Orla is increasing in popularity and IMO doesn't sound great in some accents
Imogen - nice but don't like Immy
Mary - love
Nuala - the one I know says it as Noo-ah-la not Noola. Like it but might be a PITA
Eirinn - is it said as Erin? Not keen
Liam - lovely but was overused in the 1990s, Leo very popular
Quinn - Quim
Eoin - I'd use Owen
Fionn - Finn very popular, might get mixed up with the girl's name Ffion
Shea - Shea butter not Shay pronunciatiion and spelling will be a PITA
Ruari - isn't it Ruairi?
TidyDancer · 13/05/2022 09:46
Mary and Liam are the only ones I really like from the list but there's nothing wrong with any of them.
Namechangedfeb22 · 13/05/2022 12:42
Thanks for so much response!
i also like Norah so adding that in the mix.
not sure about Fionn or Eirinn anymore. Will check spelling of Ruairí
user1492757084 · 13/05/2022 14:09
My favourites from your list:
and how about John Gower?
pinklavenders · 13/05/2022 15:16
Norah for girl and Quinn for a boy!
HorseOutside · 13/05/2022 20:44
I'm English with an Irish DH, if that helps. Are you in the UK or Ireland? Some of your names would be OK in one country but odd in the other.
Aoife - fine but will be mispronounced in UK
Orlaith - fine, but Orla easier in UK
Imogen - fine
Mary - fine in UK, old fashioned in Ireland
Nuala - will be pronounced wrong in UK, very old fashioned in Ireland
Eirinn - usually spelled Erin. Nor really used in Ireland. An Irish expat sort of a name
Liam - fine, a bit dated in Ireland
Quinn - not really used in Ireland, a common surname not used as a first name
Eoin - fine but will get mispronounced in UK
Fionn - ditto
Shea - usually short for the old fashioned Seamus in Ireland
Ruari - it's usually spelled Ruairi with or without a fada on the last letter
pitterypattery00 · 13/05/2022 21:56
Aoife - like
Orlaith - like but prefer Orla spelling
Imogen - not keen
Mary - ok
Nuala - not familiar with this name. Pronounced Noo- a - la? Or Noo-la?
Eirinn - ok, much prefer Erin spelling.
Liam - ok
Quinn - a friend's surname so I don't think of it as a first name but it's nice enough.
Eoin - like
Fionn - like
Shea - like
Ruari - like but is it pronounced Rory or Ruairidh (Roo-a-ray).
I like Irish names in general. Personal favourites are Eimear, Norah, Tadhg and Ronan.
bridgetreilly · 14/05/2022 23:13
Imogen Victoria is lovely.
I also like Ruairi Gower.
Fromthebirdsnest · 15/05/2022 00:35
I love orlaith (means golden princess ) like aolfie too .. I also like erin
For a boys name callaghan would be cool bit outing but its my maiden name my family are irish and was my boys name for our youngest who was a daughter nm would be callie x congratulations
LizzieAnt · 15/05/2022 01:10
Aoife - lovely
Orlaith - though I prefer this spelling I think Orla might be simpler, but this depends on where you live. I prefer it with the r pronounced, which it often isn't in an English accent. There should be a fada on the O, but it's frequently left out even in Ireland.
Imogen - lovely
Mary - really like Mary
Nuala - still very old- fashioned in Ireland
Eirinn - becoming popular in Ireland now, but for many years wasn't used much as a name there and many still consider it an ex-pat name as a pp mentioned. The name is uually spelt Erin ime, which is an anglicisation of Éirinn/ Éireann. I've noticed it's said differently in English and Irish accents too. In Ireland it's more Air-in than Eh-rin.
Liam - very nice
Quinn - dislike except as a surname
Eoin - nice
Fionn - lovely
Shea - not a fan of Shea except as a surname. (People I've met with the first name are usually Shay though.)
Ruari - spelt Ruairí and very nice, it's pronounced differently to Rory
Marty13 · 15/05/2022 03:09
I like Eirinn and Finn (not so keen on Fionn).
What about Sinead or Siobhan ?
mathanxiety · 15/05/2022 03:20
Aoife - LIKE, and it goes nicely with Victoria as a MN.
Orlaith - prefer the modern Irish Orla spelling, and it needs to be pronounced with the rhotic R. So a no on Orlaith on possibly two counts.
Imogen - really, really dislike this name.
Mary - LOVE, and goes so well with Victoria.
Nuala - soooo old lady - your H can't seriously think this would generate anything but hoots of laughter from the Irish relatives?
Eirinn - crazy to use the dative case; why not Erin, which is the usual girl name?
I like all these boys' names. All lovely imo, and MN Gower goes well with all of them.
mathanxiety · 15/05/2022 03:21
Norah Victoria - too much AW sound.
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