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    Default Is Aoife becoming more popular in Australia?

    I LOVE the name Aoife (Ee-fah). I lived in Ireland for a year and met about 3 of them. I love the name and the look of it. But I'm worried for our little girl having to spell and explain it all the time.
    Do you know any Aoifes in Australia... Do they hate their name?

    Also thinking middle name May.
    Thoughts?

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    I don't know any, old or young, and I think it's a beautiful name. Yes, she'll have to spell it but it's classic and lovely.

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    I've never met any Aoifes, and its highly likely she'll have to spell it out to everyone as it is an unusual name in Australia. That said, I have a name thats not hugely common but isn't exactly unusual and I still have to spell it all the time. A lot of organisations will ask to spell out names regardless of what it is just to be sure its right. So don't let that put you off on its own.

    I love the middle name May.

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    I've never met an Aoife before but I think it's a beautiful name. Yes people will misspell and mispronounce it but I gave dd a common traditionally spelt name and more than 50% of people are getting it wrong. There's no guarantees no matter what name you choose!

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    I haven't met any but I've heard of the name. Yes, she'll have to spell it but I think a lot if people do these days with so many unusual or made up or foreign names. I have a very common name that I still spell because it can be spelled several ways. If you like it, go for it.

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    Never heard of it!

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    I'm not a fan of a name that will need to be explained every time. My sons name is fairly basic but has an k instead of an x and most of his teachers have always spelt & pronounced his name wrong. It was really frustrating for him.

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    I know heaps of Aoife's, and think it's a lovely name - but I grew up in the Irish community in Australia. So that may be why My kids all have traditional Irish names, and I have to say - it isn't annoying having to spell it out at all. But that might be because I've always had to spell and correct people with my name which is also Irish. Haha.

    Lot's of my friend's have Aussie kids who have trad Irish names, I'd go for whatever name you love and not worry about anyone else

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    Oh and I had a moment of thinking the same thing, maybe I should have given the boys common names, so I asked my one that has the most difficult name to pronounce and he said "I love my name". So there we go

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    Thanks guys... Ur making me feel more confident about naming her this.
    I've had this name set for my first girl since 2008. I wouldn't think I would change my mind. But it's nice to get some positive words on it.

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