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Thread: Can Ireland be used as a name?
July 18th, 2013 07:58 PM #6
July 18th, 2013 08:03 PM #8Member
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July 18th, 2013 08:10 PM #10
Georgia is used as a feminization George, not as a place-name name usually, so that's different. I'm not a big fan of place-name names. If it's a really special location to you and you can't bring yourself to use an actual name from that place for some reason (although I can't fathom why not), then use it as a middle name. Having a name with the word "land" at the end of it is even weirder than a girl having a name with "son" at the end, IMHO.
July 18th, 2013 08:24 PM #12Senior Member
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My cousin's daughter has the middle name Ireland. She has no connection to the country, she said she "just liked the sound of it as a middle name". I thought that this was a little strange, though I had to agree, it DOES flow nicely with her daughter's first and last names.
To each their own - it's not my style, but hey, it's no stranger than using any other place name, really.
Girls - Jane - Eleanor - Matilda - Caroline - Rosalind - Beatrix
Boys - Arthur - Desmond - Edmund - Edwin - Frederick
July 18th, 2013 08:31 PM #14
I remember hearing Ireland for the first time as a name while working at a clothing store. She was a little blonde girl and all I could think was "are you serious?" I live in America. If you live in Ireland, then it's a definite no. It would just to be so confusing and I think many would assume you are "American" because I'm sure very few, if any, Irish name their children Ireland.
Also, just because someone famous did it, doesn't mean it's a good idea... I mean there are kids named Moon Unit and Rocket Man.
(this is all just my opinion)
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