St. Patrick’s Day Baby Names: Irish melody makers

Kick up your heels, get out your shillelagh and prepare to dance a jig as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with twelve musical Irish names—some of which were introduced to us by musicians who, as a bonus, taught us the right way to pronounce them.


Singer-songwriter Ronan Keating became known as the lead singer of the group Boyzone, then went on to have a successful solo career. Ronan is an international success story—in the Irish Top 50 and Number 456 here, and currently associated with high-achieving celebrity son Ronan Farrow (originally named Satchel).

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