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Thread: Can Ireland be used as a name?
July 18th, 2013 07:48 PM #1Member
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Can Ireland be used as a name?
Growing up I knew a little red-headed girl named Ireland (her twin was Vanessa). I adore this name, but don't know if it's okay on a real baby?
Kourtney Kardashian's little girl is Penelope Scotland, and Holland is the name of a couple actresses, and I've met plenty of Brooklyns, Georgias, Lydias, Brittons, etc. But is Ireland too much?
July 18th, 2013 07:51 PM #3
Georgia is a proper name, as in it has a meaning outside of just being a place.
Place names used as given names feels rather tacky and trashy to me. If you like the place, I'd suggest using a name inspired by the location, so a Scottish name if you love Scotland or an Irish name if you love Ireland. If you like the name because it honors your heritage, I think it's best used as a middle name, if it really must be used.** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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July 18th, 2013 07:53 PM #5
You're in Dublin. So yes, I'd say it was too much.~Boys~
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July 18th, 2013 07:54 PM #7Senior Member
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July 18th, 2013 07:55 PM #9Senior Member
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Ireland is a country and not a name. It isn't a particularly pleasant sound. I can understand people wanting to honour their heritage, but there are a plethora of accessible Irish names out there (think Maeve, Niamh, Declan, Liam) that can be used without using the name of the country.
I frankly think if a little Ireland ever visited the country she was named for she'd be laughed at. For the most part, place names (with the exception of perhaps Georgia) are unheard of over there.
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