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  1. #1
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    Names similar to Saoirse and Eirys

    So my weirdo husband (yes weirdo, it is so difficult to pin down what he likes, he swings from super traditional to Irish/Welsh hard to pronounce names!).

    He likes Sarah, and I said I wanted something less common.

    So his choices were Saoirse and Eirys. While cool, and strong, I don't feel as if they are "it"...any suggestions which might fall into his obvious love of "r" and "s" would be helpful!
    No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
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    It seems he likes R, S, and Irish/Welsh names! What about Carys? It seems to fit his style perfectly!

    Other suggestions...
    Aislinn
    Shannon
    Sinead
    Siobhan
    Sorcha
    Roisin
    Rhiannon

    Other names with the R/S sound
    Sarai
    Seraphina
    Sophronia
    Rosalind

  3. #5
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    I love Eilish and Ailish!

  4. #7
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    Well, my name is Sarah, haha, so I love that one! (It IS very common though)

    I really love your husband's pick Eirys!!! I also love the previous poster's suggestion of Carys (which is similar).

    Irish/Welsh names with both S and R *my favorites
    Roisin (anglicized as Rosaleen)*
    Brisen
    Rhosan
    Seren*
    Seirian

    Irish/Welsh with either R or S
    Rhiannon (nn Rhia!!)*
    Ceara (anglicized as Keira)
    Muireann/Muirin*
    Caron
    Eleri*
    Ailis
    Maire (anglicized as Maura or Moira)
    Shannon
    Catrin
    Aislinn*
    Brenna
    Sweet Ladies:
    Elanor Therese ~ Rose Clementine ~ Elizabeth Gloria ~ Abilene Cecilia
    Lucy Magdalene ~ Susannah Violet ~ Caroline Mercy ~ Elsa Evangeline ~ Rosemary Luthien


    Gallant Gents:
    Timothy Faramir ~ William Augustine ~ Percy Maximilian
    Calvin Anthony ~ John Paul Atticus

  5. #9
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    Aug 2009
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    How about Seren?

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