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Thread: Help...irish names for quads!!
April 12th, 2012 12:35 PM #6
A girl I know named her boy Keevan which is the male form of Caiomhe/Keeva - Looked up the Gaelic spelling and it's Caoimheán. I like Finnegan but reminds me of a rhyme someone used to sing in primary school.
As someone mentioned above, not sure on the name popularity in Ireland - I'm from Glasgow so a good few Irish Gaelic names pop up now and then.
For girls, I'm pretty sure Orlaith (Or-la) is popular though, as it's rising here.
How about Aerin (Ae-rin or Eh-rin) - apparently it means Ireland, according to Thinkbabynames.com
Brannagh (Bran-nah), Caoilainn (Cay-lin), Caragh/Caera (Car-a), Darcy (Dars-ae), Maebh (May-v), Rhari (Rory)
this is the site I seen a few on - http://www.babynamesofireland.com/irish-girl-names
Boys - I quite like Seamus with nn Shay. It's cute. But you're pretty much sorted with boy names by the looks of things!My beautiful girl - Ava Aurora Elizabeth
April 13th, 2012 04:24 AM #8Member
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Well...If you are set on something super unusual, I do like your idea of using the surname Rafferty. As you´re Irish I generally would recommend against asking Americans for Gaelic name ideas. All those Irish name lists for Americans are full of errors. Just look at some of the broad/slender vowel errors and pronunciation errors above. Trying to avoid top ONE THOUSAND using Gaelic names in Ireland sounds really really hard. Do you mean that literally? By the way, I do love Orla in all its spellings as one commentor suggested. What about Eilis or Sibeal (no fada button here sorry) ? I was just thinking of unusual gaelicisations of names. Like your ideas anyway and I would never worry about being too matchy, but that´s just me.
April 13th, 2012 12:24 PM #10
Congratulations on your quads! I'm quite American and know very little about Gaelic names, but I do really like Tiarnan (sp? I've always seen it spelled Tiernan in America, but if you use the original spellings for all the others, I would definitely keep to the traditional here!), Rafferty, Finnegan, Ruaidhri, Aoife, and Saoirse. Most of the Gaelic/Irish names I like and can think of will probably be to mainstream to you... but I have a friend who lives in Ireland and is a member of this site, so I'll PM her for you and see if she has any great ideas to pass along. For what it's worth, I think Rafferty, Finnegan, Aoife, and Saoirse would be perfect for quadruplets!
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April 13th, 2012 12:31 PM #12Junior Member
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April 13th, 2012 06:08 PM #14
Not sure the popularity but here are some suggestions......
Keir- dark skinned
Cian- ancient, enduring
Eoghan-born of the yew tree
Carlin- little champion
Eadoin-blessed with many friends
Fallon- in charge
Ronan- little seal
Keelin- slender, fair
Liadan- gray lady
Maeve- cause of great joy
Maille- form of molly
Muireann, Muirenn- sea white, sea fair
Niamh, Niav- radiance, brightness
Siobhan- god is gracious
Tullia-quiet and peaceful
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