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  1. #1
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    Question Thoughts on Laoghaire?

    Although NB has it listed as a boys name, my introduction to Laoghaire was through Outlander (a female character) and some research suggests that it is (or was) more commonly a female name of Celtic origin. Another spelling I've seen is Laoire, which I'm leaning towards preferring, if only for simplicity.

    Despite the less than pleasant character, I really like the name and I'm wondering what you all think of it? Could you see it on a little girl? Do you like it? Any thoughts are appreciated.

    EDIT: I should add, pronunciation, as far as I know, is LEER-ee. Or LAIR-ee in some parts.
    Last edited by jjayx; February 13th, 2019 at 04:09 PM.
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    How is this pronounced? Tbh I don't have the easiest time seeing it on a little girl, but I'd file it under the "some will pull it off beautifully while others may not" type of name. But I'm also American and we don't see Celtic names that often.

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    Sorry, should have mentioned that. It's LEER-ee. At least that's how it's pronounced on the show. I've seen some say LAIR-ee but I prefer the other.
    Last edited by jjayx; February 13th, 2019 at 04:11 PM.
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    When I saw Laoghaire, I had no idea how to pronounce it and didn't like the look of it. However, Laoire looks so pretty and the pronounciations are nice.
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    Okay, never would've guessed that. See phonetically I get what you mean, it's quite pleasant sounding. It's just a lot of letters. I'm not normally one to worry a whole lot about a name being mispronounced/misspelled just because it's true of many popular ones, my own included. But at least where I live, this is just far too much. I think Lyra would be a very nice alternative though it lacks the same origin. Laoire is indeed simpler but I'm not sure how much of the issue it alleviates unfortunately.

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