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  1. #1
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    Question Irish(ish) Name help!

    i will try and make this as short as possibel.........So my husband and I have finally decided on a few girls names if the next one is a girl... but we are still haveing a really tough time with boys names... Our son is Josef Patrick James... We like it because it is a traditional name that honors my husband (Jose) and it isnt that common where we live but it is not by any means a strange name! (#78 in our province)...

    We have 2 different themes going on with our names... Traditional/old fashioned names and Irish(ish) sounding names.. for girls at least...

    My dads side is Irish ( which is where the Patrick came from... family name in EVERY generation!!!)

    For girls we like Fiona, Bridget and Nora which are all from and or popular in Ireland... (I know Fiona is scottish BUT Fion, Fionan and Finnian are Irish.. soooooo...)

    What boys names could go into our Irish(ish) name theme????

    We dont want TOO popular ie. Liam or Owen... and DH doesnt like the surname names ie.Sullivan.. (i know.. i'm sorry.. we are picky)

    Can anyone give us some suggestions?????????
    Classic but not popular Irish or Irish sounding names?????

    Thanks a bunch!!!
    boys names drive me crazy!

  2. #3
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    Well, I'm Irish so I feel I need to weigh in. I'll give you the traditional and the Anglicized spellings. (I do quite like Owen though)

    traditional :: anglicized

    Ailbe :: Alby
    Ardan (ar-dawn)
    Bartley
    Bradan :: Braden
    Breandan :: Brendan
    Carrick :: Craig
    Cian :: Kane/Kean (key-in)
    Ciaran :: Kieran (Keer-awn)
    Cillian :: Killian (kill-ee-an)
    Clooney
    Conall :: Connell
    Cormac
    Darcy
    Deaglan :: Declan
    Desmond
    Dillon :: Dylan
    Eamon (aim-an)
    Eirnin :: Ernan (air-nin)
    Faolan :: Phelan (Fail-an)
    Fergus
    Finn
    Gearoid :: Garrett/Gerard (gar-roid)
    Hugh
    Jarlath
    Lochlan (lock-lun)
    Lorcan
    Malachi :: Malachy (the first is said mala-ki and the 2nd is mala-key)
    Odhran/Oran :: Odran (o-ran)
    Oisin (osh-een)
    Quinlan
    Redmond
    Reilly (rye-lee)
    Riordan (reer-don)
    Ronan
    Ruari :: Rory
    Seamus :: James (shay-mus)
    Tierney (teer-ney)


    There you go! Hope that helped a bit, let me know if you got one you like.
    Da to Julianna Piper, Zane Ronan, Aisling Evania, Lysander Tristan and a little surprise sometimes in April

  3. #5
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    Thanks Jonothon...

    I do like Owen.. but where I am it is top 10.. plus on of my very best friends has a little Owen... so its off limits for us!

    I like your suggestions of Cian, Desmond, Dillon and Finn... I do like Seamus too.. but my ds's mn is James sooo...

    And I LOVE malachi BUT my husband wont go for it!

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    anyone else?
    boys names drive me crazy!

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