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28 replies

Gaia789 · 27/11/2023 22:30

I really like Mairead, however no Irish roots so not sure.
Mary- I think it's very elegant and timeless.
Kaitlyn- I know it would get misspelled though.
Carys.
Brontë - again misspelling/mispronunciation risks.

Boys- find this a lot more difficult.
Francis
Joshua
Alistair
Tobias

Very open to other suggestions!

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GallowwayGirl88 · 27/11/2023 22:35

Mairead is beautiful 😍
I like Mary as well, timeless classic.
kaitlyn & Carys are very not elegant imo.

Love Francis!

MilkChocolateCookie · 27/11/2023 22:36

I like your list. My favourites are Carys and Alistair.

BigBoysDontCry · 27/11/2023 22:37

I like Carys and Mairead from the girls, how about Maura or Maeve?

I like Francis or Alastair from the boys, suggestions: Elliot, Brodie or Cormac?

Gaia789 · 27/11/2023 22:38

Thank you! Quite like Mairead Mary as a first and middle name.

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Beautifulsunflowers · 27/11/2023 22:41

Alistair from your boys names is lovely! Really unusual to hear these days

how do you pronounce mairead?

jadey1991 · 27/11/2023 22:43

Gaia789 · 27/11/2023 22:30

I really like Mairead, however no Irish roots so not sure.
Mary- I think it's very elegant and timeless.
Kaitlyn- I know it would get misspelled though.
Carys.
Brontë - again misspelling/mispronunciation risks.

Boys- find this a lot more difficult.
Francis
Joshua
Alistair
Tobias

Very open to other suggestions!

Love the name Joshua for a boy
Not so sure about the girls names.

Suggestions
Cara
Ciara
Sienna

Ikeameatballs · 27/11/2023 22:44

Mary and Francis would be my choices from those lists.

Gaia789 · 27/11/2023 22:44

'ma-Raid' i think?

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Whataretheodds · 27/11/2023 22:44

At least with Brontë there is a definitive spelling, whereas Kaitlyn is no more correct than Caitlin (are you pronouncing it Kate-Lynn?)

theduchessofspork · 27/11/2023 22:47

I love Carys
Like Mary
Kaitlyn is a misspelling really, it’s Caitlin, which is nice
Not a fan of Mairead especially
Really don’t like Brontë

I like all your boys names

SkaneTos · 27/11/2023 22:50

All the names are very nice!

I must admit that I only know Brontë as a last name/surname (like the writing sisters), but I am not originally from the UK.

BrimfulOfMash · 27/11/2023 22:53

You cannot call a child Brontë. The slightest hint of her being tall or chunky and she would be Brontosaurus at school.

Mumofgirls2017 · 28/11/2023 07:44

I like Bronte and Joshua. Other ideas

ciara
maeve
seren
erin
catrin
maria
margaret
teagan
abigail
maddison

fraser
nathan
gabriel
ethan
harrison
owen
rory
samuel
daniel
joseph
elijah
elliott
caleb

Venomous · 28/11/2023 07:46

You worry about Brontë being mis-spelled, but you re mis-spelling Mairéad, which has a fada on the ‘e’.

MaloneMeadow · 28/11/2023 11:31

Why would you use an Irish name with no Irish roots when you don’t even know the correct spelling or pronunciation? For what it’s worth I’m from Belfast and have never met a Mairéad under 50, really not a name for a little girl. Mairéad Mary is awful… too much of the same sound

Gaia789 · 28/11/2023 12:34

Ok, don't hold back will you 😂

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Nineteendays · 28/11/2023 12:36

I’m not sure how you pronounce mairead but it looks pretty. I also like carys

ItsBaltic · 28/11/2023 12:39

Gaia789 · 28/11/2023 12:34

Ok, don't hold back will you 😂

Obviously touched a nerve there OP 😂

You don't have to have Irish roots to use an Irish name. If you like it, use it. It's a lovely name.

I also like Joshua x

TheBirdintheCave · 28/11/2023 12:41

Mairéad: I like this one.
Mary: It's fine.
Kaitlyn: It's Caitlin (closest Anglicisation to the original Irish).
Carys: It's fine.
Brontë: This is not a given name. It wasn't even the authors' actual surname. Their father changed it from Brunty.

All of your boy's names are fine.

SecreHallmarkXmasAddict · 28/11/2023 12:41

I think Mairead will be the next Orlaith or Maeve - an old fashioned Irish name that the English suddenly go nuts for.

It’s a lovely name, to be fair. Not Mairead Mary. Thats like calling a child Marianne Mary.

Whataretheodds · 28/11/2023 12:44

I thought the original Irish Caitlín (is that the right fada?) is pronounced
"kat(h)-leen" ?

TheBirdintheCave · 28/11/2023 12:53

Whataretheodds · 28/11/2023 12:44

I thought the original Irish Caitlín (is that the right fada?) is pronounced
"kat(h)-leen" ?

Yes? Pretty sure that's right but I don't think anyone said it wasn't.

KirstenBlest · 28/11/2023 15:40

Mairead - not with no irish connection.
Mary - elegant and timeless. Really nice as a middle name
Kaitlyn- awful
Carys - frumpy 1960s name, can't see the appeal
Brontë - a bit downmarket

Francis - like it, not keen on Frank. Good as a middle name
Joshua - ok
Alistair - like but lots of different spellings. Not keen on it said as Ali-stair
Tobias - like. Will be Toby. I don't like Tobes.

The boys' names are all ok, Alistair the one I like best.
Only like Mary from the girl's names.

she would be Brontosaurus at school. Grin

MaloneMeadow · 28/11/2023 22:34

Gaia789 · 28/11/2023 12:34

Ok, don't hold back will you 😂

Well you asked for opinions and got an honest one. No nerves touched, just can’t understand why you’d want to give your daughter a name when you’re not even certain how it’s pronounced

shoopshoopdedoo · 02/12/2023 00:06

Mary and Alistair

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