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Thread: Celtic Names Poll
October 4th, 2013 11:34 PM #16robin | intj | sci-fi writer | extended list
Adelina Lune Sparrow | Esther Andromeda Pearl | Phoebe Winifred Briar
Guinevere Dove | Sybil Magdalene | Ophelie Violet | Belle Florentine | Posey Imogen | Rosemary Eluned
Leopold Elias Wolfgang | Idris Caspian Finch | Benedict Eamon Prosper
Jupiter Samson | Desmond Fox | George Etienne | Patrick Frey | Orion Ramsey | Peregrine August
October 5th, 2013 10:46 AM #18Senior Member
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Seamus. Hands down. If I had an Irish surname, this would have been my top pick.
As for pronunciation, I assure you that the name is worth it. I was an aide to a little boy by the name, and people only ever had to be told his name once. It was memorable, and I think that there is a frame of reference for pronunciation via the familiar Sean.
ETA: I live in the Midwest, so it's not like we're the height of cultural awareness here, but very few people pronounced it wrong, even reading it for the first time. Also, consider that most people just ask how to pronounce a name these days, rather than butcher it. People are used to it, with all the deliberate misspellings, obscure, and/or names from other cultures.
Last edited by tk.; October 5th, 2013 at 10:49 AM.Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
... and a Badger in Training
October 5th, 2013 11:24 AM #20
I think you should go with Seamus because you both love it.Theodore Arthur
October 5th, 2013 03:47 PM #22Member
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October 5th, 2013 09:37 PM #24
I voted for Ewan but honestly, I love all 3. Colin and Seamus are both quite common where I live so I am used to them. I am hearing people use Ewan a bit more but just love it. You can't lose w/ any, all really great choices! I wouldn't let the pronunciation issues turn you off..Seamus is not that bad. Once you told people once, they'd get it.Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012) Baby #3 Due March 2014