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#Names

From TheJournal.ie These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018 Is Ainm Dom

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V? Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kevin, Hannah, Idris, Saoirse: Here's Met Éireann's list of storm names for the winter Met Éireann
From TheJournal.ie These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland Represent
From TheJournal.ie 'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public Say My Name

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland What's In A Name

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

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

From TheJournal.ie James and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland What's In A Name

James and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland

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

No souvenir keychains for you :(

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair' Storm Names

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

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

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland

Get them while they’re hot.

From TheJournal.ie The Czech Republic doesn't want to be called the Czech Republic anymore Czech Please
From TheJournal.ie Judge rules woman cannot name her daughter Cyanide Naming Rights

Judge rules woman cannot name her daughter Cyanide

She had said the name had positive associations.

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

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

12 struggles only people called Áine will understand

A constant ánnoyance.

11 struggles only people called Róisín will understand

A constant disappointment.

What Is Your True Irish Name?

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

14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published

From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.

8 struggles everyone with a common name will relate to

A constant struggle.

The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad

Calling all Raisins, Osheens and Owfes.

14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about

Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!

From TheJournal.ie These are the countries that care most and least about cheating Cheaters

These are the countries that care most and least about cheating

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

From TheJournal.ie How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours? THE George Effect

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

We have similar tastes, to a point.

From TheJournal.ie These are the tech terms and names you are likely mispronouncing TechKnowHow
Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come* Sorry Mary

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

*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

Finnegan, Delaney, Collins – ALL BABY NAMES.

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

Beyoncé, meet Shakira, Jennifer and Jim.

From TheJournal.ie 'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published Leak

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Millionairess 'black widow' suspected of killing husband Japan

Millionairess 'black widow' suspected of killing husband

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

From TheJournal.ie Naming cats and dogs: New figures show we like giving our animals celebrity names Pet Names

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE test website used 'Master Bator' and 'n*****r' as dummy patient names Unsecured

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What to do if you forget someone's name immediately after meeting them The Name Of The Game

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Jack and Emily remain top dogs but celebrity babies make their mark Baby Names
From TheJournal.ie Google now has a form for those who want to be 'forgotten' Links

Google now has a form for those who want to be 'forgotten'

If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches

From TheJournal.ie Which baby names are most common on first passports? A Rose By Any Other Name

Which baby names are most common on first passports?

What’s in a name? If you’re a Jack, a lot.

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