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June 4th, 2013 08:36 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.
Last edited by renrose; June 4th, 2013 at 08:45 PM.~Boys~
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.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
June 5th, 2013 11:29 AM #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.