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12 struggles only people called Áine will understand

A constant ánnoyance.

HAVING SUCH AN Irish name is tough.

1. How do you spell that?

You don’t even know, sometimes.

2. Going abroad, no one knows how to pronounce it


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3. But sometimes they can make an effort

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4. And still get it terribly wrong

5. It’s not

  • Ayne
  • Annie
  • Anya
  • Ayuun

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6. You’re known to many as Enya

7. Or Onion

Hey, it’s your new life now.

8. Even Siri is a lost cause


9. Seriously Siri, LIST-TEN

10. The red line is your worst enemy

Hello my name is Áine.

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11. And frankly, no one knows where to put the fada

So it’s extra special when they use it, and use it right.

12. Don’t even get started on autocorrect

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Do they know that your name means splendor, radiance, and brilliance? That’s pretty high praise. As WELL as being one of Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s wives.

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Shout out to all the wonderful, radiant Áines out there.

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