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  1. #6
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    I prefer Maeve Eleanor. Gorgeous! How about:

    Eilish
    Ailish
    Margaret
    Colleen

  2. #8
    Maeve is nice! Rowan is more a boy's name to me, and it's not really very Irish.
    I love Irish names as my partner is Irish and I work for the Irish government, so I hear them all the time. Some lovely ones to me are:

    Bronagh (pp Brona)
    Clodagh (pp Cloda)
    Emer (pp eemer)
    Fionnoula (pp Finn-ula)
    Muireann , Muirenn (pp mwirin)
    Niamh (pp Neve)
    Oonagh (pp Una)
    Roisin (pp Ro-sheen)
    Saoirse (pp Seer-sha)
    Sorcha (pp Sor-aka)
    Yseult (pp Ysolt)
    Last edited by little_redhead; November 21st, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    UK
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    Ailbhe (Alva) - noble and bright - this is one of my favourites and it has a nice strong meaning
    Caoimhe (Keeva or Kweeva) - beautiful, beloved
    Fionnuala (Fi-uh-noo-uh-la) - white/fair shoulders - I love this name too
    Saoirse (Seer-sha or Sair-sha) - liberty
    Eibhleann/Eibhlin (Ayve-leen) - pleasant, beautiful, radiant
    Eimear (ee-mer) - swift, the Eimear of legend possessed the 6 gifts of womanhood
    Meabh (Mayve) - she who intoxicates (not such a great meaning, but still a great name) or the cause of great joy (which is a much nicer meaning, though I'm not sure it's legit)
    Niamh (Nee-uh-v) - bright
    Orla/Orlaith - golden princess
    Una (oo-nuh) - lamb
    Roisin (roh-sheen) - little rose (another of my favourites)
    Sadhbh (Siev)- sweet, goodly
    Iseult/Yseult (ee-solt) - fair, light skinned - the name of a great Celtic heroine
    Aisling (Ash-ling) - dream or vision
    Aoibheann (Eev-an) - beautiful sheen
    Caitriona (Kuh-tree-na)
    Eilis (Ay/Ee-lish)
    Maire (myra or moyra) - Irish form of Mary - one suggested meaning is rebelliousness which I definitely think makes it a strong name though would maybe be asking for trouble... (I'm conveniently ignoring the meaning 'bitter' )

    EDIT - I actually love Rowan for a girl and definitely think it's a strong name, though I don't really think of it as Irish. To me, as a girls' name, it is a nature name (Rowan tree)
    Last edited by potofgold; November 21st, 2013 at 02:32 PM.
    Just a 19 year old weirdly obsessed with names, no babies in the near future

    Aila Anwen Arianwen Aveline Calla Caoimhe Cosima Fionnuala Hazel Hestia Josephine Rowan
    Alaric Asa Evander Ezra Jasper Leander Lucas Orion Perseus Ruairi

  4. #12
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  5. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
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    For me, Rowan is all boy. I love Maeve and it sounds beautiful paired w/ Eleanore. Another Irish name I love is Aoife. I know a little Aoife and she is so sweet. Brighid is also pretty and Siobhan. But honestly, Maeve Eleanore probably sounds the prettiest together!
    Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012) Baby #3 Due March 2014

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