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  1. #16
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    I love both Niamh Maire and and Keira Mae! Niamh Maire doesn't flow as well since both names are one syllable- have you considered Niamh Mary? I like that you're using Irish names to honour your heritage. Niamh is one of my favourite Irish names (I also love Orflaith and Roisin) and I like the sleek, modern sound of Keira (I do think of Keira Knightley right away, but I've probably seen Pride and Prejudice dozens of times).
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  2. #18
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    I think Mary Niamh makes a fantastic double-first.

  3. #20
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    How about Mairead? This is one of my favorite Irish names, and reminds me of Mary.

    I think Mary Niamh is pretty, but you could run into a lot of pronunciation issues. Another suggestion is Mary Clare.
    Last edited by kyemsma; July 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 AM.

  4. #22
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    I love Siobhan, but it isn't pronounced 'shavon', it's pronouned 'Shivawn'.

    You can hear it here...

    http://www.babynamesofireland.com/siobhan
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  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemary View Post
    I love Siobhan, but it isn't pronounced 'shavon', it's pronouned 'Shivawn'.

    You can hear it here...

    http://www.babynamesofireland.com/siobhan

    I always stunk at phonics - but yeah . . .

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