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Twins- Aoife and _________

107 replies

greenwhatsapps · 08/03/2023 21:02

We don't know what we're having!

DH is Irish and would really like an Irish name. Aoife is my standout favourite, but then some of my other likes (Charlotte, Helen, Rose) don't match.

I like old fashioned Irish uncle names (James, Joseph, Vincent), but not sure if they match Aoife... Other boys' contenders are Aidan, Conn and Eoghan.

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Totalwasteofpaper · 08/03/2023 23:10

Liam or Aisling

Justkeepsmilingx · 08/03/2023 23:21

My granddaughter is Maeve. I love it and that would go with Aoife.

junebirthdaygirl · 08/03/2023 23:41

Aoife and Doireann
Aoife and Muireann
Love both of those
Aoife and Grainne
Aoife and Cian
Aoife and Dara or Darragh

RiverRock22 · 08/03/2023 23:49

sorcerersapprentice · 08/03/2023 23:04

Aoife and Ursula just go really well in my head - don't know why!

Ursula always reminds me of Ulcer 🙈

Bluepuffa · 08/03/2023 23:52

If your in England and use Aine, she’ll her called Annie

Bluepuffa · 08/03/2023 23:54

Caoilfhionn (kay-leen)

perfect if you actually live in Ireland

Mumof3teenagers · 08/03/2023 23:59

Aoife + Aisling
Aoife + Emeir
Aoife + Niamh
Aoife + Ciara

Aoife + Seán
Aoife + Ciarán
Aoife + Conor
Aoife + Rian

user1492757084 · 09/03/2023 02:55

Tadgh Patrick
Ossian Patrick
Cahal Thomas - free man + twin - my fave (or Cathal) 10/10
Padraig Charles - 10/10
Sean Brian
John Vincent
James Brian
Thomas Cahal

Aoife Charlotte - 10/10
Aoife Rosemary or Aoife Rose - 10/10
Saoirse Rose
Saoirse Mary
Ellen Roisin
Saoirse Catherine
Maeve Helen
Bridget Aoife
So ...
Aoife and Saoirse, Ellen or Maeve
Bridget and Saoirse, Ellen or Maeve
Cahal and Padraig, Vincent, Ossian, James, Sean or Tadgh.
Thomas and Padrick, Vincent or Ossian
My faves ..
Aoife and Cahal
Thomas and Aoife
Saoirse and Cahal
Saoirse and John

Abcdefu · 09/03/2023 03:18

Aoife and Fiadh
Aoife and Eimear
Aoife and Connor
Aoife and finn
Aoife and Rory

mathanxiety · 09/03/2023 03:40

Roisin, Irish diminutive for Rose.
(Fadas on the O and the second I)

Beibhinn (pronounced Bevin)
Ailbhe (Al-veh)

mathanxiety · 09/03/2023 03:42

Maeve is gorgeous.

To a PP who suggested Saebh - the name is spelled Sadhbh, rhymes with five.

mathanxiety · 09/03/2023 03:44

Bluepuffa · 08/03/2023 23:54

Caoilfhionn (kay-leen)

perfect if you actually live in Ireland

It's pronounced Kee-lin, not Kayleen.

Theoldwoman · 09/03/2023 04:56

Aoife and Roisin

Aiofe and Lorcan

tiutinkerbell · 09/03/2023 05:07


TheOriginalEmu · 09/03/2023 05:18

OzgeSlozge · 08/03/2023 21:19

I love the name Maeve (might be biased 😉). Getting very popular in England and Wales now which I have to say I find a bit irritating 😳

Why? Do you get annoyed at Irish Dylan’s or Elizabeth’s? As a Welsh person I love hearing our names other places as long as the pronunciation is correct.

OzgeSlozge · 09/03/2023 06:29

@TheOriginalEmu I know it’s irrational I just do find it annoying. It’s a name I’ve loved since childhood for personal reasons (I am Irish but now in UK) and I always knew if I had a daughter it would be her name. The year she was born it wasn’t even in the the top 500, now it’s in the top 100 (I think because of the character in Sex Education). I guess it’s great that lots of people love it but maybe it’s because I don’t want it to be ‘faddy’.

Mummyof3Me2021 · 09/03/2023 06:32


enidblythe · 09/03/2023 06:34

Rurai (Rory)


teaandtoastwithmarmite · 09/03/2023 06:41

I actually know twins called Aoife and Dominic

ThePoetsWife · 09/03/2023 06:45

How about Bree?

Ellmau · 09/03/2023 08:12


Ruaraidh (have I spelled that correctly?)

LuckyThatMyBreastsAreSmallAndHumble · 09/03/2023 08:15

Are you looking for an Irish girl's name then?

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 09/03/2023 08:15

Aoife and Alfie. I like that they look similar but don't sound the same.

xJoy · 09/03/2023 08:15

Roisin is a good choice because the spelling is easy for non Irish.

Jmo but Aoife and Maeve looks a bit of a mismatch with the irish spelling and the anglicisation. Does it matter, maybe not!

Cocolatte24 · 09/03/2023 08:39


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