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  1. #1
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    Sorcha

    I've begun to fall in love with the Irish name Sorcha, but would it be too unheard of in the United States? So, my question is when you first see Sorcha, how do you assume it's pronounced?

    It's actually pronounced sor-ih-ka. Do you think this is doable in the us or would I be setting her up for a lifetime of confusion? WDYT?

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    Well I'm fluent in Irish so I knew how it was pronounced, great choice btw!
    Another (less common) pn is Sor-sha.
    I don't think its too difficult, its a beautiful name. Most people would catch on if the pn explained to them
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    I knew how it was pronounced too, but only because I'd read it somewhere before!

    I think it's a pretty name although I think I prefer the other pronunciation that lucykate mentioned. I like the softer sound. It reminds me a bit of Saiorse

    I guess the worst that can happen is that people might call her sor-cha and kids could come up with scorcher lol. I think it's useable!

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    Oh, also thought I'd throw in that Sorcha is the Irish/Gaelic version of Sarah.
    Very sweet!
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    lucykate- Do you mean you are fluent in Gaelic?! I know many bits and pieces from my grandparents but other than them I have never met anyone else who was fluent in Gaelic!

    And I love the name Sorcha. My sister is Brigid and she always has to correct people but I don't think it is that big of a deal and she isn't bothered by it.
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