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  1. #1
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    Favourite Gaelic or Welsh Names for Girls?

    I seem to be really attracted to Gaelic and Welsh names at the moment, but I'm not sure what names are the most usable.

    The only off limits choices: Briana, Catriona, Alana, & Sian.

    Which Gaelic or Welsh names do you like the most? Which do you feel are the most usable?


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  2. #3
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    Celtic

    Irish (or names used in Ireland)

    Bridget/Brigid
    Ailis
    Maeve
    Grainne/Grania
    Laoise
    Majella
    Roisin
    Orla/Orlaith
    Sine (sheena)
    Siobhan
    Eithne
    Aoife
    Ciara
    Sinead
    Fionnuala
    Sadhbh (Sive)
    Niamh
    Caoimhe (keeva)
    Clodagh
    Cliona

    Scottish (or names used in Scotland)

    The "onas" - Fiona, Iona, Rhona/Rona

    Annabel
    Isobel
    Eilidh
    Elspeth
    Malvina
    Mariota
    Morwenna
    Flora
    Ailsa

    Cornish

    Elowen
    Endellion
    Kerensa
    Melangell

    Welsh (or names used in Wales)

    The "wens" - Bronwen, Rhonwen, Olwen, Anwen, Branwen, Ceridwen

    Meredith
    Rowena
    Nerys
    Iola
    Briallan
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
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    My top favourites (though there are many others I love too):

    Ailbhe
    Aneira
    Anwen
    Arianwen
    Caoimhe
    Ceridwen
    Fionnuala
    Iseult
    Morgana
    Saoirse
    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. #7
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    Irish-Gaeilge and Scottish-Gallic are quite different but sometimes share similar names, although not all Scottish/Irish names are from Gaelic languages. Welsh-Cymraeg names are from a whole different root again but share some of the confusing phonetics.

    These are some of my favourites that haven't been suggested yet (I don't think), bolded are the ones that I think are most usable out of the UK. Lots of them are in Anglicized forms...

    IRISH
    Ailbhe / Alva
    Oona
    Twila (Anglicization of Tuilelaith ''twill-lay-lah'')
    Aine / Anya - Eithne can be translated similarly to Enya (but is sometimes Etna/Ethna)
    Siofra
    Eibhlin / Evelyn
    Brigh / Bree
    Clodagh ''clow-dah''
    Eilis / Eilish
    Eimear / Emer ''ee-mer''
    Cliodhna / Cliona
    Orlaith / Orla

    SCOTTISH
    Ceitidh / Katie
    Iseabail / Ishbell
    Ailsa
    Isla
    Elspeth
    Blair

    Ferelith
    Fenella/Finella
    Mhairi (''VAR-ee'') or Mari (''MAR-ee'')
    Teasag (often nicknamed Jessie)
    Morag
    Mairead (Mih-RAYD)

    WELSH
    Seren
    Eirys
    Enid
    Rhonwen
    Betsan
    Alys
    Delyth
    Enfys
    Eira
    Olwen
    (sorry for the lack of names on the Welsh front, they're not really my thing although some are really magical)
    close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
    Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon

    unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)

  5. #9
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    Jan 2014
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    My faves are:
    Ailbhe, Caoimhe, and Eibhlin (Irish)
    Elspeth (Scottish)
    Morgana, Eira, Enfys, Ffion, Enid, Guinevere, Gwyneira, and Eirawen (Welsh)
    Wholocked, history and chemistry loving teenberry (16).
    Hoping to be a mummy in the very distant future. Dreaming of...
    ♥ Pandora Valencia Fae ♥ Evanthe Lyra Annabeth ♥
    Little Misses
    ♡ Caspian Sherlock Walter ♡ Phoenix Arthur Blaise ♡
    Mister Men

    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."
    Mycroft Holmes | Sherlock (BBC) | His Last Vow

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