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June 7th, 2013 11:07 AM #16
I am in the same boat as you are. As a name nerd, I know how to spell and pronounce it correctly. However, I'm not sure the majority of people do.Ladies
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Wedding first, September 2015 - baby soon after? *fingers crossed*
June 7th, 2013 05:27 PM #18Junior Member
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Saoirse is on our list. DH is a Dubliner. The only trouble is we like the slight mispronunciation "Sor-sha." And for that reason it might have to come off the list.
DH wants to use the Irish spelling and thinks we could get away with it as an Irish-American couple. I think we could spell it phonetically since we aren't staying with the true Irish pronunciation.
If you are staying with the true Irish pronunciation "Seer-sha or "Saer-sha"...keep the Irish spelling. IMO.Possibles for our DD due in October...but we can't agree on which one/combo will fit. DH is from Dublin. I'm from L.A. We have an Aine (5) & a Patrick (2).
* Meredith * Eibhlin * Naimh * Claire * Brigid * Fionnuala *
June 7th, 2013 08:05 PM #20Senior Member
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The problem with the name isn't JUST that it's hard to pronounce --it's that there are lots of different ways to pronounce it. In Ireland it's Seer-sha OR Saer-sha....those are pretty different just there. Then you get into the actress who pronounces it SIR-sha and I've also heard it SOR-sha.
It's a mess. I have a colleague who puts the pronunciation of her name in her email signature and Facebook name. Do you want to condemn a child to that?Latest list:
Girl: Lulu, Eden
Boy: Leo, Wallace, Grady
Mommy to one sweet little boy who I loved naming Lennox Andrew Michael (Lex for short)
June 7th, 2013 08:08 PM #22~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
June 7th, 2013 08:47 PM #24Senior Member
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It's a beautiful name, I love how it sounds, but I couldn't deal with the constant spelling and pronunciation mistakes, and wouldn't want to stick my daughter with that.