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The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?
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The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

Nov 17th 2019, 8:30 AM 58,419 Views 46 Comments

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Here are the names of the 39 victims of the Essex lorry tragedy
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Here are the names of the 39 victims of the Essex lorry tragedy

Nov 8th 2019, 6:17 PM 15,065 Views 0 Comments

Two 15-year-old boys are among the dead.

Ciara, Hugh, Liam, Maura: Met Éireann has released this year's list of winter storm names
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Ciara, Hugh, Liam, Maura: Met Éireann has released this year's list of winter storm names

Sep 6th 2019, 12:12 AM 35,620 Views 34 Comments

It’s the fifth year that the forecaster will take part in the ‘Name Our Storms’ scheme.

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018
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These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Feb 28th 2019, 6:38 PM 77,204 Views 45 Comments

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant
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The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant

Nov 11th 2018, 8:45 AM 30,900 Views 16 Comments

The Irish term for a jellyfish translates literally as seal snot. If this floats your boat you might also enjoy mathair shúigh – suckmother – for squid.

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?
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The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Sep 30th 2018, 8:45 AM 37,257 Views 46 Comments

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

Anyone with an Irish name will understand Chrissy Teigen's silence while the world butchered her surname
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# The Struggle Is Real

Anyone with an Irish name will understand Chrissy Teigen's silence while the world butchered her surname

Sep 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 9,630 Views 2 Comments

Hey, people, learn to pronounce non-English names.

Kevin, Hannah, Idris, Saoirse: Here's Met Éireann's list of storm names for the winter
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Kevin, Hannah, Idris, Saoirse: Here's Met Éireann's list of storm names for the winter

Sep 12th 2018, 12:10 AM 24,770 Views 32 Comments

Is your name on the list?

These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland
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These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland

Dec 30th 2017, 9:31 PM 82,371 Views 41 Comments

Well, we do like to travel.

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public
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'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

Aug 26th 2017, 10:05 AM 24,207 Views 41 Comments

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland
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Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland

May 31st 2017, 12:30 PM 27,386 Views 75 Comments

The surname Murphy accounted for over 1.1% (697 births) while Kelly accounts for 0.9% or 598 births.

James and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland
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James and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:38 AM 21,480 Views 11 Comments

The 2016 figures also show that Freya and Muhammad are the highest new entries.

14 things you'll know if you grew up with an unusual name
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# Spell It Out

14 things you'll know if you grew up with an unusual name

Aug 7th 2016, 6:00 PM 10,028 Views 6 Comments

No souvenir keychains for you :(

Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'
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Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'

Aug 7th 2016, 7:15 AM 28,152 Views 65 Comments

Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.

9 things all people with the surname O'Sullivan know to be true
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9 things all people with the surname O'Sullivan know to be true

Jun 10th 2016, 2:13 PM 6,155 Views 0 Comments

SULLY!

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland
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15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland

May 31st 2016, 6:19 PM 24,131 Views 7 Comments

Get them while they’re hot.

The Czech Republic doesn't want to be called the Czech Republic anymore
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The Czech Republic doesn't want to be called the Czech Republic anymore

Apr 14th 2016, 10:13 PM 31,365 Views 79 Comments

It prefers Czechia.

Judge rules woman cannot name her daughter Cyanide
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Judge rules woman cannot name her daughter Cyanide

Apr 14th 2016, 9:34 PM 25,851 Views 44 Comments

She had said the name had positive associations.

16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback
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16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback

Apr 6th 2016, 9:42 PM 19,928 Views 7 Comments

Francis, Jacinta and Sharon — the hipster baby names of 2026.

12 struggles only people called Áine will understand
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12 struggles only people called Áine will understand

Apr 5th 2016, 11:53 AM 29,215 Views 1 Comment

A constant ánnoyance.

11 struggles only people called Róisín will understand
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# Not Rosie

11 struggles only people called Róisín will understand

Mar 29th 2016, 12:07 PM 24,756 Views 4 Comments

A constant disappointment.

What Is Your True Irish Name?
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# What's In A Name

What Is Your True Irish Name?

Mar 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 23,806 Views 8 Comments

From now on, you must demand to be known as such.

14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published
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14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published

Feb 21st 2016, 1:00 PM 21,866 Views 10 Comments

From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.

8 struggles everyone with a common name will relate to
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# Anne Or Ann

8 struggles everyone with a common name will relate to

Jan 24th 2016, 1:00 PM 9,566 Views 0 Comments

A constant struggle.

The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad
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The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad

Jan 23rd 2016, 1:00 PM 9,536 Views 1 Comment

Calling all Raisins, Osheens and Owfes.

Starbucks just can't stop butchering Irish names on their cups
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Starbucks just can't stop butchering Irish names on their cups

Jan 14th 2016, 6:53 PM 6,901 Views 5 Comments

Every damn time.

14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about
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14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about

Jan 7th 2016, 1:30 PM 24,644 Views 6 Comments

Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!

These are the countries that care most and least about cheating
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These are the countries that care most and least about cheating

Aug 24th 2015, 6:01 AM 60,664 Views 20 Comments

It’s really not that big a deal in France.

How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?
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How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?

Aug 17th 2015, 9:57 PM 45,807 Views 54 Comments

We have similar tastes, to a point.

These are the tech terms and names you are likely mispronouncing
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These are the tech terms and names you are likely mispronouncing

Jun 28th 2015, 11:29 AM 26,214 Views 61 Comments

Mail… kimp?

Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

May 30th 2015, 2:26 PM 22,651 Views 6 Comments

The CSO has released data on the most common surnames in the country – is yours in there?

Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*
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Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*

May 29th 2015, 12:14 PM 115,429 Views 68 Comments

*But you’re not in the top 100 just yet.

15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America

15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America

May 13th 2015, 3:04 PM 30,934 Views 11 Comments

Finnegan, Delaney, Collins – ALL BABY NAMES.

A teenager called 'Beyoncé' has inspired the funniest Facebook comments of all time
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A teenager called 'Beyoncé' has inspired the funniest Facebook comments of all time

Apr 5th 2015, 2:30 PM 12,739 Views 9 Comments

Beyoncé, meet Shakira, Jennifer and Jim.

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published
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'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:41 AM 18,469 Views 56 Comments

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

Is your first name ridey? Survey reveals sexiest and least sexiest names
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Is your first name ridey? Survey reveals sexiest and least sexiest names

Feb 25th 2015, 9:08 PM 10,496 Views 7 Comments

Did your name make it?

Millionairess 'black widow' suspected of killing husband
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Millionairess 'black widow' suspected of killing husband

Nov 21st 2014, 9:19 AM 13,432 Views 9 Comments

The woman, Chisako Kakehi, denies any involvement in the deaths.

Naming cats and dogs: New figures show we like giving our animals celebrity names
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Naming cats and dogs: New figures show we like giving our animals celebrity names

Oct 20th 2014, 3:30 PM 10,724 Views 36 Comments

The research, based on 70,000 pets from clinics in Dublin, Meath and Kildare, also shows a decline for some of the more traditional monikers.

HSE test website used 'Master Bator' and 'n*****r' as dummy patient names
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HSE test website used 'Master Bator' and 'n*****r' as dummy patient names

Aug 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 33,094 Views 33 Comments

However, there is no evidence to suggest that the details were inputted by HSE employees, as the website was publicly accessible.

What to do if you forget someone's name immediately after meeting them
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What to do if you forget someone's name immediately after meeting them

Jul 20th 2014, 4:00 PM 36,116 Views 60 Comments

What strategy do you have to deal with dreaded memory blank?

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