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Need help with a baby girl name

We are Irish (live in Ireland) and are choosing names for our 3rd daughter who is due in 6 weeks. We speak Gaeilge (say Gae-lic) and these names we have chosen are Gaeilge names. Read the way to say them & their meanings & then respond.

Our older 2 daughters are Siobhan Roison (said Shi-vawn Ro-sheen & they mean God is Gracious & Little Rose) & Órfhlaith Niamh (said Or-la & Nee-iv & they mean Golden Princess/Lady & Bright). I am Muadhnait Alastríona (said Mooy-naht Al-ah-stree-nah) & my husband is Éamonn Belenus (said Ay-mon Bel-en-us). These are common names everyone can say & spell here, they are not odd.

We have 3 names chosen:

1) Aoibheann Ealish (said Eev-uhn A-lis) and they mean Pleasant/Beautiful & Of Noble Kind
2) Cairistìona Mairead (said Kare-ih-styo-nah Mah-raid) & and they mean Follower of Christ & Pearl
3) Fionnuala Nyline (said Finn-oolah Ny-leen) & they mean fair & champion

Which do you prefer?


Asked by Muadhnaitloves3 at 11:24 PM on May. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • Awesome names!!! I really like #1 as well! xoxo congrats on #3!

    Answer by sandypops at 11:30 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • My apologies for asking more than once. I am trying to figure this web site out.

    Answer by Muadhnaitloves3 at 11:26 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • I just want to say that they are all beautiful names! I have a great love of all things Gaelic.

    My favorite out of your list is #1 Aoibheann Ealish

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • i like number 3.
    number 2 was okay except that it has the sound styo. a sty. nope. not cool. But i do like Mairead.
    my second choice would be number 1.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:29 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • I thought I saw this question before, LOL I still like #2...with #1 as my second choice

    Answer by Kathy7_20 at 11:36 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • I like number 1 and number 2. They are all pretty though.

    Answer by vickwu at 11:38 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • 1

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:43 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • still liking number 1 ... let us know what you decide.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 11:57 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • I like #3 the best but they are all pretty.. my maiden last name is McMillin so I think I'm irish (don't know my dad so just a guess)

    Answer by maiahlynn at 12:04 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Our Aoibheann Ealish was born on 10 June. She is a sweet little joy :-)

    Answer by Muadhnaitloves3 at 12:25 AM on Jun. 21, 2010