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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    Although in saying all this, if i ever do get my miracle baby, and its a boy, i am seriously thinking of naming him Ozzy (yes, as in ozzy osbourne) What does everyone think of that? Be brutal ladies, it hasnt happened yet so i wont be insulted. :-)
    Ive heard it before
    And bloody love it

    I would use it if DP liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoghurt View Post
    Some of the simpler ones are more common here but expecting people to know that Conchobhar spells Connor is setting them up for failure.
    I think that depends on how well-known the name is. Many people I know know how Cúchulainn is read, and neither of them has ever visited Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    It's actually the traditional spelling, I doubt the parents were trying to be funny or cool. Like Siobhan is the traditional spelling for Shivaun (which IMO looks awful) or Niamh instead of Neve or Sean instead of Shaun. I actually really like Gaelic/Irish traditionally spelt names, I think they look really pretty.
    That's nice and all, but how many people this child meets through their life are going to know how this is pronounced? Genuine question.

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    I teach a girl named Caoimhe and it took me a while to remember how to spell it - just had to throw all the vowels in minus the u and I had it

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    Default Horrible baby names

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    Last edited by Tinachris; 15-07-2016 at 18:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beholder View Post
    I think that depends on how well-known the name is. Many people I know know how Cúchulainn is read, and neither of them has ever visited Europe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post
    I teach a girl named Caoimhe and it took me a while to remember how to spell it - just had to throw all the vowels in minus the u and I had it
    I'll bite - how are both of these names pronounced? 😊

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    I reckon the bottom line one is Naomi with a c @binnielici but no idea about the other name lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I'll bite - how are both of these names pronounced? 😊
    I believe it's 'Culain' and 'Keeva'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    I believe it's 'Culain' and 'Keeva'.
    I would never have guessed either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    That's nice and all, but how many people this child meets through their life are going to know how this is pronounced? Genuine question.
    Honestly? I thought Sean, Siobhan and Niamh were really common. I've known a few of each both as a child and an adult and can't recall any of them having an issue with teachers or workmates not knowing how to pronounce their names. Sure, some people have names that people don't know how to pronounce. I have a surname that's said almost exactly as it's spelled and people still get it wrong. I don't see the big deal in asking someone how to pronounce their name if I'm not sure. I've met lots of people whose names I've googled to listen to the pronunciation. It's not hard.

    I'd rather people use traditional spelling then the current trend of throwing in an extra Y or hyphen into names unnecessarily. That's done in an attempt to be cool or different, not using a traditional name. But that's my personal preference and really, a whole other thread.

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