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14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about

Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!

BUZZFEED HAS BEEN the subject of some slagging after publishing a list of “17 Strikingly Beautiful Irish Baby Names That Are About To Take Over”.

You know, names like these:

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Sure we all had at least three Bartleys in our class growing up. The list also included some properly traditional Irish monikers like Siobhán and Ronan, but we cannot over look ‘Tierney’ and ‘Regan’.

So, here are some truly beautiful Irish baby names the world needs to consider…

1.

m

Mwear-in or maybe Mwur-in, depending on who you talk to.

2.

ois

Ush-een.

3.

s

A current hipster favourite, it’s pronounced Shoon.

4.

c

Keer-awn. Please respect the fada.

5.

d

Derv-la, or maybe Derv-ala, if you’re being picky.

6.

r

Ruhr-ee. Through the throat behind it here. RUUHHHR-EE.

7.

ronan

Seer-sha, or Sur-sha, depending on where you’re from.

8.

fiach

Fee-ock. It means ‘raven’.

9.

sive

Pronounced ‘Sive’. Despite all the hs.

10.

iarla

Ear-la.

11.

ail

Ail-ish. It’s the Irish form of Alice or Alicia.

12.

RI

A kingly name for a young man, pronounced Ree-in.

13.

cadh

Kye-la.

14.

naoise

Nee-sha.

Honourable mentions for the other names included in the Buzzfeed list: Nessa, Colm, Siobhan, Sinead, Finn, Aisling, Cliona, Caoimhe, Killian, Ronan, Niamh. 

Image: Roberto Taddeo via Flickr/Creative Commons 

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