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13 times Starbucks summed up the struggle of having an Irish name abroad

“Grande for Zaif”

MANY OF US can appreciate the struggle of having an Irish name abroad.

‘Mairead’ becomes ‘Mermaid’, ‘Róisín’ becomes ‘Raisin’ and ‘Ciarán’ becomes ‘Karen’.

It’s also a problem when it comes to ordering from Starbucks, as the Irish Starbucks Names Instagram account knows all too well…

“Aoife”

Effing hell!! This isn't even close to Aoife!! Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Ciara”

cyra

“Niall”

This is the final nail in Niall's Starbucks coffin! @nially_cyrus #irishnameproblems #irish #niall #starbucks #starbucksproblems #irishnames #starbucksdaily Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Emer”

Congratulations @Starbucks, you managed to make Emer sound Italian Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Emer” (again)

Did #Emer send her compliant via #Email? @sherbet_pips #starbucks #starbucksdaily #starbucksproblems #irishnameproblems #irish Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Sinead”

A classic Sinead effort @acciowings! Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Siobhan”

A timeless Starbucks favourite: Siobhan #siobhan #starbucks #starbucksnames #starbucksproblems #irishproblems #irishnameproblems #starbucksfails #irish #coffee Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Siobhan” (again)

If at first you don't succeed, get it wrong again Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Mave”

So close, Maeve! #irishnameproblems #nameproblems #starbucks #starbucksproblems #maeve #irish Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Padraig”

How people in Vancouver write Padraig..... We give you.. Baric! #irishnames #starbucks #padraig #fail #irish Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Padraig” (again)

This is an attempt at Padraic. Seriously. Thanks long-term sufferer @padraicr Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Aine”

This spelling of Aine is so bad it makes you cry, thanks @aine.hennessy! #starbucks #names #fail #aine #irish Source: irishstarbucksnames

“Sadhbh”

The Starbucks staff never stood a chance with Sadhbh! Source: irishstarbucksnames

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With so many young Irish abroad, we have been growing steadily over the past six months.

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