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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.
    I agree for the most part but its like giving your child an Arabic name, spelt in actual Arabic, and expecting people to be able to read it here. It's another language entirely.

    Gaelic names with traditional spelling are more common in Ireland because people can actually decipher them there. Some of the simpler ones are more common here but expecting people to know that Conchobhar spells Connor is setting them up for failure.

    ETA sorry the Arabic naming is a pretty poor example because the Arabic languae uses a different alphabet but i think you get what i mean. It's not readable to the average joe here.
    Last edited by Yoghurt; 15-07-2016 at 15:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    Poor Rory. This kid is going to be correcting the pronunciation of his name forever. Not funny or cool IMO.
    Real Gaelic, or "pretend" Gaelic?

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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 19:53.

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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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