Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Mon Oct 9 16:59:20 EDT 2000

>Dorian. (whose parents inflicted the name Gráinne on her, which no
>non-Irish-speaker can pronounce!)

:-)  Not as bad as a name which offers proof that everything in Tough Guide
is true:  Aoife.  Pronounced ee-fah, and female, btw.  Reminds me of the
fun to be had when lists of full names were put up in school for the state
exams.  Lots of people cringing when names like Xavier (always pronounced
Zaye-vyer here), Pius and Innocent (I'm serious!) were disclosed.


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