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14 essential facts of life for people with a name as Gaeilge

It’s an, eh, adventure.

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1. People will constantly question your own ability to spell your name

2. And having an Irish name just adds an extra layer of difficulty for others trying to pronounce it – no matter where you are

Mangled.

3. You’ll have a quickfire way of explaining it to anyone who’s confused though

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4. Technology is actually out to get you on a daily basis – especially if fadas are involved

5. And computers often like to tell you that your name just doesn’t exist

6. Straight up getting your gender wrong has been known to happen

7. Starbucks abroad is great craic though

Seeing what they come up every time.

8. Having an Irish name has been known to temporarily hamper people’s basic typing abilities too

9. Novelty items like personalised keychains and Nutella jars are a dream to you

Not that you’d even want to but you’d like the OPTION at least.

10. In fact, it’s actually entertaining to see just how many ways people can get your name wrong

11. But when it comes down to it, so many people absolutely love a good Irish name

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12. And when you do come across something that has got your specific name correct, it’s a delight

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13. Somebody pronouncing a Gaeilge surname first time around is actually class

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14. Every day is just a new adventure with an Irish name

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