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Thread: Pronounciation of Gaelic Names
May 6th, 2010 06:49 AM #1Senior Member
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Pronounciation of Gaelic Names
February 11th, 2012 06:38 PM #3Junior Member
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My name is Siobhan and honestly I have never found people's knowledge or lack of knowledge on the pronunciation to be an issue. Most people don't know how to pronounce it the first time they see it written, but you tell them once and they remember. Also most interactions in life where you tell someone your name, you are just introducing yourself rather than spelling it out anyway. If anything, many people here my name pronounce first before they even see it spelled out, and then remark on how nice the spelling is when they see it later. People are also interested in asking about the meaning of the name or Gaelic language in general, which makes me feel more vested in my name and which I love to talk about. Nice ice breakers. When I was little it wasn't an issue either, I actually kind of liked getting to tell other kids or substitute teachers, etc. how to pronounce it, it made me feel like my name was special.
February 15th, 2012 07:16 AM #5
My daughter went to school with a Siobhan... and for 6 months she thought it was a Sio-b-han an Egyptian boy.
Of course once she knew she knew and she was a child.
But alot of people are dumb/ ignorant and won't even try to remember.
The names are pretty in sound but crazy weird spellings! LOL
I do love them though. Probably wouldn't use any as a FN.Current favourite boy names: Cormac Flynn Nathaniel (Nate) Oliver Alexander Henry Liam Hugo Isaac Leo Micah Bennett Nikolai Reid Edward nn Ned Gus Tobias Austin
Current favourite girl names: Phoebe Kiara Skye Matilda Charlotte Eliza Violet Annabelle Ruby Cleo Rose Kate Felicity Grace Seraphine Jade Eloise Belle
November 29th, 2012 10:35 AM #7Seren Aisling , Elodie Babette, Elodie Celeste,Myla Verena, Neila Roisin,Aliira Delphine,Saoirse Nicolette, Cerys Aisling, Lena Danae, Kaiya Zsanett yasmin Danique, Liv Arianwen, Maaike Elora, Neila Gabrielle, Merel Evonia Jasmijn Celestyna, Jasmijn Celeste, Yasmin Elise, Cajsa Celeste
November 29th, 2012 10:43 AM #9Senior Member
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I come from a pretty multicultural area and I've known a Siobhan, a Roisin and in fact even a Caoimhe with sister Aoife over the years. Caoimhe's name was the one I had the most trouble with at first because I saw her name on paper before I met her, as she was at a Brownie camp I was helping on. I knew from Niamh (ex-colleague's daughter's name) that the -mh made a v sound, so I gambled on it being said Keev. I was only a syllable off, better than any of the other adults could have got.
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