hallieod at indigo.ie
Tue Oct 10 17:01:13 EDT 2000
><grin> Not to mention Siobhán, Sorcha, Áine, Clíodhna, Bláithnaid, Deirdre,
>Orlaith, Eithne... These are all girls' names, btw (pronunciation list
>provided on request); boys' names in Irish tend not to be so bad, apart from
>Seán and Séamas. Fergal, Cormac, Fergus, Lorcan, Kieran...okay, there's
>Darragh and Diarmuid, but those more often appear in their anglicised
>spellings, Dara and Dermot.
Eoin takes a bit of getting used to until you know it's Owen, IMO. And
Seán is a name I loved until I saw all the Shawns and Shauns proliferating.
I came across the name Scarlett Barrett recently. It's so balanced (to use
Sally's terminology) it over-balances. But then the same place yielded a
Fiona McKenna, which is almost a poem in itself! All in my VHO, of course.
I was thinking that it was odd we seemed to have nobody with major DWJ
names - no Toms, Sophies, Pollys, Christophers, but then someone mentioned
TotG and I remembered Sally. Duh. Also Kathleen from Dogsbody, of course.
I'm expecting part of my brain to return any day now...
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