Naming our little lady!!

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  1. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    So we're having a little girl, we're both Irish so have decided we are going for a traditional Irish name our list so far is

    Aoife Roisin. Which is pronounced ee-fa rosh-een
    Eireann Roisin which is pronounced Air-Ann rosh-een
    Niamh Roisin which is pronounced Neev Rosh-een

    Roisin is the Irish version of my mums name rosaleen, it means little rose, everyone we know has named their child with a middle name of Rose which we had originally intended but decided to go for the Irish to change it up a little.

    I'm sure some of you may find them quite strange if you're not familiar with Irish names but these 3 are probably as common as Laura and Emma would be in UK.
     
  2. Eryinera

    Eryinera Well-Known Member

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    I love them all niamh is my fave though. I love the Celtic names I wanted a few of the more unusual ones to honour my Irish heritage but I think I've been vetoed lol
     
  3. Mar_15

    Mar_15 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I love Niamh Roisin. I think Niamh is one of those names that works for a cute little girl, a teenager and a professional adult woman (or wild adventurer) just as well, and it sounds really nice to boot. Roisin always sounds a bit rebellious to me which I like too :)
     
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    fcroxy Well-Known Member

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    I love the name niamh, I wanted that for my second but OH didn't like it. I also really like Aoife off your list x
     
  5. snowbee

    snowbee Well-Known Member

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    Do you live in Ireland? I'm in Wales and there are a few Irish names around here too (which I suppose it isn't that far away really!). Not heard your second one before and I think that is my favourite.
     
  6. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    Yes we live in Ireland well Northern Ireland but the names wouldn't be uncommon to hear.
    Aoife mean's beauty and was an Irish princess warrior in stories
    Éireann means Ireland
    Niamh means radiance and was the daughter of a queen from the land of Tír na nóg (land of eternal youth)
    We like our fairy stories lol
    Her dad and I have very Irish names our son is Ryan which is also an Irish mane but I preferred the English spelling for his, his name means little King .
     
  7. Loula

    Loula Well-Known Member

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    Aoife or nimah for me x
     
  8. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls I think we're down to Aoife and Niamh now so just got a sit down with hubby and figure out what her name will be
     
  9. Piglet's Mama

    Piglet's Mama Well-Known Member

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    I used to look after a little girl called Caoimhe (Kee-va) x


     
  10. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    Think we've decided on Niamh but going to wait until she's born to decide 100%
     
  11. Kholl

    Kholl Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE this name!! I wanted to use it-- my husband's family is all from
    Ireland and I have some Irish heritage... but we live in the US and it would be mispronounced 100% of the time.
     
  12. Brightdiamond

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    Aiofe .. :)

    My little girl is Sinead Jayne Quinn (Daddys half irish) we like irish names i just cant spell most of them ����
     
  13. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    They can be tricky enough to spell but a lot of them are quite common here so wouldn't be too difficult unless we went away to a different country
     

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