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Thread: Irish Spellings
January 22nd, 2014 08:13 AM #1
I come from Ireland and have an Irish name (Siobhan). 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
Eilhoise (Family name said "Ay-leesh") F
Caoimhe (Keeva) F
Saoirse (Seer-sha) F
Tadg (Teeg) M
January 22nd, 2014 12:04 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....if my husbands has no vote, then....
Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...
January 22nd, 2014 12:20 PM #5
I agree that Irish spellings are desirable, especially with an Irish or Celtic last name.Anastasia Pearl, Caroline Audrey, Catherine Maeve,
Elizabeth Jane, Grace Charlotte, Rose Genevieve
Benjamin Clark, Jack Ronan, James Frederick,
Liam David, Luke Alexander, Patrick Elliot
January 22nd, 2014 12:52 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 01:21 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...