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  • Brady

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    The name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed "Sex and the City" is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. Brady has been a... Read More 

  • Brennan

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    Brennan is a winning Irish surname name, more modern than Brian or Brendan, more unusual than Conor and Aidan. The only possible problem with Brennan: people might think you're saying Brendan. Br... Read More 

  • Conan

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    The fierce image of the Barbarian made a complete turnaround thanks to amiable talk show host O'Brien, making Conan one of the newly desirable Irish choices, a perfect alternative to Conor/Connor. ... Read More 

  • Cormac

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    Both offbeat and upbeat, this evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology is known here via award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (born Charles). The author's adopted name ... Read More 

  • Declan

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    Declan, the amiable and appealing name of an Irish saint (and the real first name of singer Elvis Costello), is very popular in the Emerald Isle and beginning its certain climb to popularity here, ... Read More 

  • Dermot

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    Dermot is an appealing, relatively undiscovered Irish mythological hero's name long popular in the Old Country, and imported into the American consciousness by actor Dermot Mulroney. We see it in t... Read More 

  • Finlay

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    Finlay is a formerly fusty Scottish royal name--it belonged to Macbeth's father, Finlay MacRory--or Findlaech mac Ruaidri--that has a bit of a split personality. It has two acceptable spellings--F... Read More 

  • Finn

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    Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as ... Read More 

  • Griffin

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    Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames (also the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion). It entered the list in 1983 after an absence of... Read More 

  • Kieran

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    Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable Iri... Read More 

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