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June 4th, 2013 09:36 PM #6
To the OP, Eilidh and Ruairi (knew a teacher with this name and spelling, he's English born and raised) are my favourites from your list. I've never seen Eilidh spelt with an A before though.
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Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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June 5th, 2013 12:29 PM #8Junior Member
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Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
Yael- thanks for the lovely comment on Darragh's name, we love it. Aoibhinn is one of our favourites, while I could never anglicise it the complicated spelling does put me off a bit. Even in Ireland it is pronounced differently in different Irish dialects!
Mischa- interesting feedback on the similar sounding names as I wouldn't have thought they were too similar, is it the repeated 'a' sound you'd avoid? We have a nephew Ciaran already and another Connor, I like Cian but think we prefer Rian as it's less used here.
Kayceeb- a lot of Irish names (and Scottish ones) may look complex, but we learn Irish from the start of school so the majority of people here could make a decent attempt at any name they weren't already familiar with. Darragh can spell and write his name no problem.
Renrose- yes, Eilidh is the usual spelling, Aillidh is a less used version. The only reason we'd think of using the A version is that 'Ei' in Ireland would be pronounced as 'eye' rather than 'ay' as they do in Scotland. We have Eilish pronounced eye-lish and Ailish pronounced ay-lish.