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Thread: Irish Spellings
January 22nd, 2014 09:13 AM #1
I come from Ireland and have an Irish name. I would love to include that heritage in my children's names but I have been wondering after reading an interesting thread on "youneek" spellings.
If "youneek" names have discrimination from employers as I have read on a few threads, will Irish spellings be understood as traditional spellings or will they be misunderstood or discriminated against?
Names such as
Caoimhe (Keeva) F
Saoirse (Seer-sha) F
Tadg (Teeg) M
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January 22nd, 2014 01:04 PM #3
I guess as a name-nerd I’m a bit biased but I think that traditional Irish names are sort of the opposite of treendee and youneek names. In reality though I think that if you have an Irish last name most people will assume it’s Irish but if your last name is something other than Irish (say Italian or Croatian) I think there is a greater chance for people to assume a youneek spelling.Little Lorelei - May 2016Endora - Merida - Viola - Zelda
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January 22nd, 2014 01:20 PM #5
I agree that Irish spellings are desirable, especially with an Irish or Celtic last name.
January 22nd, 2014 01:52 PM #7
I definitely think Irish spellings are understood to be traditional and not generally mistaken for "youneek". Have you experienced discrimination you felt was due to your name?
January 22nd, 2014 02:21 PM #9Senior Member
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I think it is good
I love the Welsh Eluned but I cannot seem to say it right.
I don't know if people discriminate but I know people tend to avoid saying words they have no idea how to say...