Names Searched Right Now:
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: Irie...

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    318
    Quote Originally Posted by fluzie View Post
    I'm really crushing on Irie right now... Listed on nameberry as a name in itself of Jamaican origin....I would only use it as a nn. But I've been a bit stumped in finding something I love as a longer version for Irie... I was hoping you guys could help! The best idea I've had yet is Iris which I do REALLY like but don't LOVE! Also wondered about using it for Isadora (a name I love) but it seems a stretch when Isadora has so many other more intuitive nn's! Any other ideas or general thoughts on Irie!
    I believe Eirian would work. I *think * it's beginning is pronounced the same way. It has always been on my list of MN but I would definitely use it as a first. Irie is a cute NN too.

    http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/eirian

    Irene is legit. Irina, Irini, Mhairi, Viridis (italian renaiisance),eirin (old norse), Mairin, Irisa can be checked out too.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Liverpool, England
    Posts
    3,997
    Quote Originally Posted by verminator View Post
    I believe Eirian would work. I *think * it's beginning is pronounced the same way.
    If it's Welsh then the correct pronunciation is 'AY-ree-an'
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Beta read The Self Invention: The book is now complete. All chapters are up!

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,843
    If it's pronounced Ay-ree-an there would be a connotation to the Aryan brotherhood. (not the exact same pronunciation but close enough for comfort)

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,371
    Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth features a girl named Irie. Incidentally, the girl's Jamaican grandmother thinks Irie is a terrible name. :-)

    I do think Irie can stand on its own, but could also be a nickname for Irene or Irena/Irena (though I always default to EE-ree-na for Irina). I don't think Isadora works that well since it doesn't have the "eye" sound at the beginning.
    Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Alice ~ Marilla ~ Sarah
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

    Trying for baby#1
    Avatar: Nathan Altman, Portrait of Anna Akhmatova

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •