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    Names with a similar feel - the magical and the Gaelic?

    Looking for suggestions of names that have a similar feel to these? I'm really drawn to names that feel ancient and have a strong history in the British Isles, especially Gaelic and Celtic names. They feel so magical to me and heavily tied to the landscapes that I miss so much!

    Iseabail / Ishbel
    Oona
    Eilidh (ay-lee)
    Gillian / Jill
    Esme
    Flora
    Ailbhe / Alva / Elva
    Imogen
    Faye / Fay
    Aoife (ee-fa)
    Ophelia
    Betsan / Betsy
    Lettice (luh-tees)
    Agnes
    Nairne (nare-knee)
    Bonnie
    Deira
    Cecilia
    Morag
    Cordelia
    Amabel / Anabel
    Eimear (ee-mer)
    Jessamy
    Orlaith (or-lah)
    Beatrix
    Yseult

    Anything you'd add? Anything that I might not have heard before? Thanks!
    Last edited by oliviasarah; March 14th, 2014 at 02:13 PM.
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal with a lovely black kitten Shura

    a few close to my heart;
    Emmett - Eoghan - Alec - Wilfred - Oberon - Nicholas - Hugh
    Polly - Estella - Jemima - Billie - Imogen - Eilidh - Fenella


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    slipped off the front page *boost*
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal with a lovely black kitten Shura

    a few close to my heart;
    Emmett - Eoghan - Alec - Wilfred - Oberon - Nicholas - Hugh
    Polly - Estella - Jemima - Billie - Imogen - Eilidh - Fenella


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    Maybe...
    Zaira
    Tullia
    Ula
    Sadhbh/Sive/Sadhbba/Sabha
    Fionnuala
    Saerlaith
    Evanna
    Aoibheann

     
     
     
     
     
    I fancy these: Twila Posey, Odette Francesca, Orlaith Glimmer, Fianna Ruby, Indie Nell
                               
    Ouen Amos, Cillian Ambrose, Oswin Maverick, Casimir Orlando, Oscar Phineas  

     
     
     
     

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    Is Saerlaith pronounced something like SOR-lah? SUR-lah?
    I'm sort of fascinated by Sadhbh because it doesn't really feel like a name to me, even though it's really beautiful.

    Evanna is beautiful but I'd worry that people would confuse it for Ivanna/Ivana, or pronounce it with a long EE.
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal with a lovely black kitten Shura

    a few close to my heart;
    Emmett - Eoghan - Alec - Wilfred - Oberon - Nicholas - Hugh
    Polly - Estella - Jemima - Billie - Imogen - Eilidh - Fenella


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    It's more like SAYR-lah. (Which has always reminded me of sailor with an accent. haha) Also, it means "noble queen/noble princess," I thought I'd throw that out there. Yes, Sadhbh is lovely! Although, I prefer Sadb, but I suggested the Celtic spelling for you.

    Some more:
    Saorla
    Aife
    Teige
    Tierney
    Morrin
    Eavan
    Alastrina/Alastrine/Alastriona
    Tuilelaith
    Tulia/Tullia/Tulliah

    www.mummypages.ie/girls-irish-baby-names/ This is where I got most of those. It's a really good source, I believe!

     
     
     
     
     
    I fancy these: Twila Posey, Odette Francesca, Orlaith Glimmer, Fianna Ruby, Indie Nell
                               
    Ouen Amos, Cillian Ambrose, Oswin Maverick, Casimir Orlando, Oscar Phineas  

     
     
     
     

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