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June 7th, 2013 08:49 PM #21Junior Member
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The only reason I'd opt to spell Saoirse differently is if hubby insisted on the pronunciation as Sor-sha.
"Sorsha" and Saoirse are two different names, KWIM? To me it'd be like using the Aine spelling but insisting it's pronounced "Anne". For DD#1- Here in the US we get "AYN" rather than Ann or Annie.
All of his side of the family who actually speak Irish would be terribly confused as to why we didn't say it the way it would be spelled!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 8th, 2013 08:57 AM #23
Such a beautiful name, with so many problems! I would never know how to pronounce it if I weren't a name nerd (and even now, I didn't know there were a few ways to say it)
I saw a little girl on one of those nanny shows, Supernanny or something, whose mother spelled it Seersha and it looked so sad all laid out like that. I would rather use the original spelling and take my chances.
June 8th, 2013 09:57 AM #25Senior Member
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Before I knew the pronunciation and background of Sorcha, I thought it was a phonetic spelling of Saoirse (something in the vein of "sor-sha"/"sir-sha"/Ms. Ronan's pronunciation and not so much "seer-sha," obviously). Sometimes I still wish that could be true, haha. I wonder if you could use that as a phonetic spelling for Saoirse (depending on which pronunciation you like), esp. in the US where most would get Sorcha's Irish pronunciation wrong, too.