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Irish name for a boy, really stuck!

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WonderWoop · 26/11/2022 22:33

Help!

We are expecting our second child, Irish living in London. Our daughter has an Irish name and we are keen to give DS one too. But we can't find a single one we like or haven't had to rule out. I've googled and googled, need some serious inspiration!

Can't use the below for various reasons:
Sean
Oisin
Niall
Seamus
Conor
Liam
Ruairi
Fionn

Considering but not loving:
Tadhg
Conan

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WonderWoop · 26/11/2022 22:42

Also considering Cuan and Eoghan (but DH not loving Eoghan)

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Apparentlystillchilled · 26/11/2022 22:43

I’m Irish but live in England and my son is Seamus nn Shay

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StaryEyes1978 · 26/11/2022 22:44

Cian? Of my DD had been a boy that's what we had chosen (Irish in Manchester).

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GrazingSheep · 26/11/2022 22:44

Luan
Ronan
Donal
Cian
Naoise
Daragh

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Bearonthestair · 26/11/2022 22:45

Cillian or Rian.

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StaryEyes1978 · 26/11/2022 22:47

Cathal
Cormac

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Testng123 · 26/11/2022 22:47

Rian - can't do the fads
Padraig
Paudie
Cillian
Daire
Fiachra

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TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams · 26/11/2022 22:47

Caolan / Caelan (Keel-an)
Cillian
Mannix
Tiernan
Devlin
Michael (traditional but lovely)
Conlon
Daire/Darragh/Dara
Senan
Shay (means hawk apparently)
Lorcan


Any good?

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Testng123 · 26/11/2022 22:48

*fada

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Smallonesaremorejuicy · 26/11/2022 22:49

Cillian
Cormac

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Flooper · 26/11/2022 22:49

Ferdia or Cormac

Great names and would be relatively unproblematic spelling wise in the UK.

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mikado1 · 26/11/2022 22:50

Cillian
Cormac
Rúán, I think that's the spelling, it's definitely the pronunciation
Cian
Eoin
Dónal

Pádraic
Naoise
Ferdia
Ciarán
Ruairí
Kyle, while anglicised has Irish links, I believe, so I added it in

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Dacadactyl · 26/11/2022 22:50

Colm or Ronan?

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StaryEyes1978 · 26/11/2022 22:51

Donnacha
Oran
Donal
Lorcan
Colm
Diarmuid
Fergal
Fingus
Fintan

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Blowyourowntrumpet · 26/11/2022 22:51

I have a Conor and a Cillian

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Blowyourowntrumpet · 26/11/2022 22:52

Fergal is a great name

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WinterDeWinter · 26/11/2022 22:52

Ardal
colm
Caoimhín
Tobin

but I am a woman of a certain age :-D and these probably seem old fashioned now.

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WinterDeWinter · 26/11/2022 22:53

Oh yes Fergal is ace

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mikado1 · 26/11/2022 22:53

Lots of great names there!

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elizabethdraper · 26/11/2022 22:54

Ultan

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elizabethdraper · 26/11/2022 22:54

Ultan

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Radiatorvalves · 26/11/2022 22:54

I like Fearghal.

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underneaththeash · 26/11/2022 22:54

We’ve lived in the SE/London and I have no clue how to pronounce Taghd.I’m also a Hcp!
they’l learn phonetics at school, so it could do with sounding vaguely phonetically in the country you’re living in.

my niece is called Aoife and living and texting in Kuwait has actually just changed her name to Aefa.

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RoyKeaneisRight · 26/11/2022 22:55

Aidan
Cillian
Daragh
Diarmuid
Dermot
Eoin
Lorcan
Liam
Oisin
Peadar
Rory
Tomás
Ultan
Uinseann

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Abcdefu · 26/11/2022 22:55

Colm
Sé (Shea)
Ronan
Patrick
Darrach
Pól

Where in Ireland are you from,the patron Saint of that area?

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