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Girl names for #2/ Irish names *(ChrissyR)* Due January 8; 1 child; Georgia 731 posts
8th Jul '13

Our first DD is Lucy Aurora. We had SO MUCH trouble deciding on that...we really couldn't think of much and had very different tastes! I thought for sure our next girl would be Lorelei Maeve. But now DH is hating that name. We are due in Jan, and won't find out the sex this time, so I'm brainstorming for names for both genders this time. I love classic names that are less common. I am really favoring Irish names, and we both have Irish heritage, way back in the family tree. Now I'm considering Neeve Moira. Thoughts? I love the traditional spelling Niamh, but I also know EVERYONE would mispronounce it forever, and I just won't do that to her.

Ashley&Jessie+4 Due January 30 (boy); 3 kids; Sherman, Texas 37 posts
8th Jul '13

I used to have Keevah Aden picked out for a little girl. It's Gaelic, and means "pretty little fire". The traditional spelling is Caoimhe, so I completely understand not wanting that for your child! lol.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
8th Jul '13

Omg I love that name. :(

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 4645 posts
8th Jul '13

I'm also due in Jan and hoping for a girl



we're naming her Andromede Aylish



Aylish is Irish



also there's Saoirse. so pretty!



i love this site for names



http://www.20000-names.com/index.htm

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75034 posts
8th Jul '13

I'm not a fan of Neeve but Moira is pretty. I'd spell it Neve but overall it's not bad. :)

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2775 posts
status 8th Jul '13

Another good Irish name is Aisling (Ash-ling) or Aisl

KayMay♥ 2 kids; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 9008 posts
8th Jul '13

I think all of the names you posted are beautiful, I love Irish names and Irish spelling. We're naming this one (a boy) Cian which is Irish, and it kills me that people have a hard time figuring out how to pronounce is :(. Can't bring myself to part with it though. I'll have to look at my name list for girls we had quite a few irish girl names for this one if he were a girl

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46491 posts
8th Jul '13

My daughter is Siobhan, people mispronounce it once, they are corrected and then they love the name.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
8th Jul '13

Don't like the spelling. If you want an irish name then use the traditional irish spelling.
I think you should go with Maeve as a first name. I've been seeing it in the middle a lot but never as a first name and it's so beautiful.

KayMay♥ 2 kids; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 9008 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" My daughter is Siobhan, people mispronounce it once, they are corrected and then they love the name."


Love Siobhan!



OP I think Niamh is perfect like that.

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2775 posts
status 8th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KayMay♥:</b>" I think all of the names you posted are beautiful, I love Irish names and Irish spelling. We're naming ... [snip!] ... with it though. I'll have to look at my name list for girls we had quite a few irish girl names for this one if he were a girl"</blockquote>



I loved that name for a boy, it's really popular here. When I was in school nearly every 2nd person had an Irish name lol, we had lots of M

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31254 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea[29]:" Don't like the spelling. If you want an irish name then use the traditional irish spelling. I think you ... [snip!] ... should go with Maeve as a first name. I've been seeing it in the middle a lot but never as a first name and it's so beautiful. "



I agree. It kind of defeats the purpose of an Irish name is you spell it phonetically.



I love Moira, that is my SILs name. I think Moira Niamh flows better.

*(ChrissyR)* Due January 8; 1 child; Georgia 731 posts
8th Jul '13

Maeve is my favorite, but DH is now saying he hates it. But he liked it two years ago when we had our last daughter, :( I've seen Neeve and Neve as acceptable variations where I hadn't seen others phonetically spelled before, which was why I considered it. Not sure if I could live with Maeve Moira Rushing.... initials MMR? In a nonvax family? LOL.... Maybe Maeve Lorelei since they mean "Intoxicating woman" and "Siren" but Idk if I can talk Dh into it.... :\

KayMay♥ 2 kids; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 9008 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Clairebear & Abbey G :):" <blockquote><b>Quoting KayMay♥:</b>" I think all of the names you posted are ... [snip!] ... a girl who was Cao