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Celtic Choices: New baby announcements from Ireland and Scotland

By Linda Rosenkrantz

I must admit that I’m addicted to birth announcements.  Not just to our own babyberries’—which are, of course, the best–but to any others I can lay my eyes on.  I love the British choices that Elea posts regularly on BritishBabyNames.com, and also try to follow, among others,  those in the Irish and Scottish newspapers.

Here are some entries that I’ve come across there recently, along with some particularly tasty sibling names that have been included–making a nice mix of authentic Gaelic names and cool modern choices.

IRISH GIRLS

AIMEE VIOLET, sister of Alaoise

ANNA EVE

ARIA ADRIENNE, sister of Cosette

AVERY VIOLET

CORA JULIET

DAISY, sister of Honey

ERIN ISEULT

FLORA ELIZABETH, sister of Cecily Joyce

FLORENCE GRACE, sister of Percy

ISA MARIA

JUNIPER LEIGH, sister of Caoimhe

LIBBY LETITIA

MOLLY HELEN ANN, sister of Hamish

MOYA IMELDA

NIAMH KATHRYN MARY

POPPY EMALINE

SIHANNAH LOUISE ANDREA

IRISH BOYS

BILLY JAMES

BLAISE, brother of Reuben and Fleur

CIARAN PATRICK

FINLEY COLIN

FREDDIE CHARLES

HARVEY ALEXANDER, son of Meabh

HUGO ROBERT

LUC JOSEPH

LUCIAN JEREMIAH THOMAS, son of Eibhlin and Iain

ORRAN THOMAS

OSCAR DARA

RORY DREW, brother of Calum

RUARIDH & ISAACtwins

THOMAS ST. JOHN

SCOTTISH GIRLS

ANNAN, sister of Torrin

ANNABELLE AGNES

EILIDH BETH, sister of Ewan and Callum

HAZEL AGNES CRAIG

IMOGEN GRACE, sister of Morgan Olivia

JADIE and MASON— twins

EVIE ISABELLA, sister of Ollie

HESTER LOUISE

JOVIE MARGARET

MAEBH EILIDH

MAISIE KATE, sister of Harvey

MILLIE ELIZABETH, sister of Alfie James

MIRREN RUBY, sister of Scarlett

NEVE ELLA, sister of Ewan

PHOEBE MATILDA

POPPY ROSE,

QUINN ROSIE, sister of Ciaran

TITANIA MILL MITCHELL

 SCOTTISH BOYS

ALFIE JOHN WILLIAM

ARCHIE DEREK JAMES

ARCHIE THOMAS

ARRAN DANIEL McDONALD

ETHAN TYRIAN , brother of Toby

EUAN, brother of Erin

EWAN RUSSELL, brother of Orrin

FERGUS MARTIN MAXWELL

FINLAY THOMSON

FINLEY CUNNINGHAM, brother of Eryn, Liam, Brodie and Rhys

FRANKIE, brother of Kory

KENZIE DOUGLAS

LACHLAN ANDREW & STRUAN ALEXANDERtwins

LACHLAN EDWARD MUIR

MALACHI HERBERT

OLLI ANDREW MAY

SEUMAS

SONNY ALEXANDER, brother of Marcus and Jackson

TEDDY JOE, brother of Theo (!)

WARRICK JOHN

See any you particularly like?  For me, Libby Letitia pops out.

 

 

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18 Responses to “Celtic Choices: New baby announcements from Ireland and Scotland”

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Castles Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 12:13 am

I like Aimee Violet and Ciaran Patrick!

chellemma1 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 5:32 am

I love so many of these!
For girls:
Anna Eve
Aria Adrienne
Flora Elizabeth
Isa Maria
Moya Imelda
Niamh Kathryn Mary
Annabelle Agnes
Eilidh Beth
Maisie Kate
Mirren Ruby
Phoebe Matilda

For boys:
Ciaran Patrick
Orran Thomas
Fergus Martin Maxwell
Finlay Thomson
Kenzie Douglas
Struan Alexander

jessamine13 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 6:56 am

I love the name Lachlan.

jessamine13 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 6:57 am

I also like Cora Juliet and Molly Helen Ann.

tararyaz Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 7:46 am

I’ve been considering Titania lately. With casual/cool nickname Ti it is seeming more & more usable the more I think about it! I just worry about that word in the first 3 letters being an invitation to teasing 🙂

rainierloner Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 7:48 am

Wow, these names are beautiful! I especially love Cora Juliet, Isa Maria, Luc Joseph, Lucian Jeremiah Thomas, Orran Thomas, Hazel Agnes, Mirren Ruby, Warrick John, and Ewan Russell. My absolute favorite was Phoebe Matilda!!! I loved the new and unique names like Luc, Orran, Warrick, Annan, and Torrin. Great list – I love Celtic names.

chellemma1 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 8:44 am

I found Annan for a girl really interesting, I have only met two people called Annan and they are a father and son. I’ve always found it interesting and I suppose that it would work equally well for either gender.

LuMary Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 8:58 am

I see Erin used in the Irish column. I wonder if the Irish will begin to adopt Erin broadly, as we did in the 1970s.

I love Ciaran Patrick and Niamh, especially, but I don’t like Niamh’s middle name Kathryn spelled with a ‘y.’ Katherine is far, far lovelier.

Lachlan’s a good one. I always thought Liam (Irish), Logan (Scottish), Lachlan (Scottish), and Lorcan (Irish) would make a nice sibset.

miloowen Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 am

You forgot Cora Juliet’s twin, Charlie Gabriel….

indiefendi Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 11:29 am

Aria Adrienne is so pretty!

mill1020 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 11:41 am

My faves are Florence Grace and Orran Thomas.

capturedcastle Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I LOVE Hester Louise!

thatkathryngirl Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Teddy Joe was the name of my teddy bear I had when I was little. LOL!

taliesin Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I see a Downton Abbey influence – Aimee Violet, Cora Juliet, Avery Violet, Daisy.

love Celtic names-
Sihannah Louise Andrea
Ciaran Patrick
Annan
Lachlan Andrew
Lachlan Edward Muir
lots of Finleys, all for boys

KateMP91 Says:

January 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Lots of great names in this bunch!
Some of my favs:
Cora
Molly & Hamish
Niamh Kathryn Mary
Poppy
Ciaran Patrick
Harvey Alexander (LOVE LOVE LOVE Harvey)
Rory & Calum
Hazel Agnes Craig
Imogen Grace
Jovie Margaret
Maisie Kate & Harvey (seriously love Harvey)
Mirren Ruby & Scarlett
Phoebe Matilda
Olli Andrew May

tabitha Says:

January 24th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Love Orran/Orrin!!

alphabetdem Says:

January 25th, 2014 at 8:05 am

So many beautiful names! Those Celts.. lovely!

My favorites:

CORA JULIET
FLORA ELIZABETH, sister of Cecily Joyce
FLORENCE GRACE, sister of Percy
LIBBY LETITIA (swoon… love Libby)
POPPY EMALINE
FREDDIE CHARLES
RORY DREW, brother of Calum
IMOGEN GRACE, sister of Morgan Olivia
EVIE ISABELLA, sister of Ollie
ARCHIE THOMAS
LACHLAN EDWARD MUIR
TEDDY JOE, brother of Theo (!)

And it is so crazy to see JOVIE used! That is my puppy’s name, and I never see it anywhere!

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