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Coworker Had A Baby...

Parents:Aidan and Kari (I believe they're Irish)
New Baby: Aoibhin Maire (Pronounced Eve-een Moira)
Older sibling: Aine


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Jun. 17th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
I just can't seem to "get" Celtic pronunciations. I thin it's pretty though.
Jun. 17th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
LOL, that's basically where I'm at with it. I think they're pretty to look at and pretty to say once you actually KNOW how to pronounce them, but how they get THAT pronunciation out of THAT spelling, I may never understand.
Jun. 17th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
This...I had to look them both up and they sound nice but I feel bad for any English speaking teachers who are going to have to figure out the pronunciation
Jun. 17th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
My only knowledge of how to pronounce Irish names is that 'bh' makes a 'v' sound and if something ends it in an 'e' it probably is an 'a' sound of some description. Otherwise, I just feel as though they add about forty more letters to each word than is necessary by English standards.
Jun. 18th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
My middle child is Moira but we spell it like that. People still have trouble saying it.
Jun. 18th, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
There is a woman at my company named Siobhan (I think its Shi-von). Its really pretty when you learn to say it. I would have never guessed the pronunciation on Aoibhin.
Jun. 18th, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
I love Irish names and think they're absolutely gorgeous on the whole. But, like everyone said, I wouldn't want my son/daughter continuously needing to spell their names for people. I have to do that enough as is, and my name is Caitlin, LOL.
Jun. 19th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
My mother worked with a little girl called Aoibhlinn ("Eh-va-lynn"). I love it. She thought both myself and the parents were crazy. Then my cousin gave her daughter the middle name Siobhan (Shu-von) and I was furious because as someone who works in child care there are only so many names that don't end up getting associated with children I work with PLUS I actually like. I also worked with a lady named Aiofe ("Eh-Fa"). Personally I like the style but having no family history of that I'd feel almost guilty using them (not sure if that's the right word, just the closest I've got)
Jun. 19th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
Irish names are awesome. At first you're like "How the heck do you pronounce THAT?" and then you learn the pronunciation and they end up sounding sooo pretty!
Jun. 19th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Aoibhin is really, really pretty.
Jun. 20th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Irish is good
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