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    I've never heard of it but it sounds lovely. I will admit though that if you hadn't put the pronunciation or that it was for a girl I would have had no idea on either!! But that is because I have never been exposed to traditional irish names

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    I love it. I lived in Ireland for a few years and fell in love with Irish names. I'm sure she will have to spell it quite a lot but, as others have said, so many common names are misspelled as well.

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    I've only ever lived here and I've known 2. They were both doctors recently moved from Ireland and at 1 point they were both working at the same place!

    I love it and think it's a beautiful name ☺️

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    My friend who also grew up in the Irish community named her son an Irish name and when he started school last year they found out there were 3 other kids with the same name - not a common Irish name by a long shot! I think there are so many Irish people living here that names like that are becoming more common. I remember when Liam was an uncommon name - and look at it now!
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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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    I had a bunch of Irish friends growing so I love the name and I do think that Irish names are becoming more common here.

    Yes you will get people mispronouncing it and misspelling it but people misspell my name and it's a common name so I'd use it.

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    I know of two! But they are both too young to have an opinion on the name yet

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    I have heard of Aoife, but don't know anyone named it. I do however know a few Niamph's and Aislings who have been born in the last few years.

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    I've heard of it but have never known anyone called Aoife. I think it's beautiful. Yes she'll have to spell it but I wouldn't let that put you off. I have a well known name but it's spelt with a K not a Ch so I've always had to spell it. DH's name is French, he ALWAYS has to spell it. Our surname is French, so ditto for it. It's really not a massive drama and once people are familiar with the name it's all good.

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    I love it, H loves it, but he knows how silly people are and doesn't want to explain it over and over. I'm Irish btw.

    My name is easy and there really is only two ways of saying it (with an 'ay' sound or and 'ah' sound- I use the 'ay') but people come up with all sorts of stuff.
    I've had to look at my name written down a few times and wonder where they are seeing all these other letters... My name has 4 letters!

    ETA: there's a Caoimhe at the school. Irish name, Aussie family. It's supposed to be pronounces kwee-va, but they say it kee-va. When they learned I was Irish they said "Oh you must have no problem with her name". I then explained and they said, "oops, the dr was right". LOL
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    I know of one Aoife and her Dad was amazed when I pronounced her name correctly. She has a sister named Caoimhe which they pronounce it Kee-va. I had never heard of her name so I did have to ask how it was pronounced.


 

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