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David Donahue (spider-mtc-tb033.proxy.aol.com - 64.12.104.33)
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

My wife is making a quilt with the family crest on it.
I was wanting to know if anyone out there can tell me how
Heather,Emily,Kevin,and David are pronounced in Irish.I know
that David and possibly Emily are not Irish but if there is a way to pronounce them in Irish I would like to know.
Thank You Dave

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Laighneach (proxy.aus.netsetter.com - 209.217.137.167)
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2001 - 04:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"David" is "Dáithí" (DAW-HEE) Emphasis on first syllable.

"Kevin" is "Caoimhín" (CWEEV-EEN)

Heather and Emily are the ones I'd have problems with.I'd have to look them up.Maybe someone else can help.

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David Donahue (spider-tn072.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.207.77)
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2001 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank You so much that helps alot
Dave

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Rath (bg-tc-ppp110.monmouth.com - 209.191.60.111)
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

At festivals people often want to know the Irish equivalent of their American names.

For Emily we use Eimíle EM ee la

but Heather poses a problem - I have no Irish name equivalent to offer you.

hope someone else can help
Regards,
Rath

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Rath (spider-tf073.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.197.208)
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2001 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Dave,

I was able to find this on the roisindubh name site. Hope it helps:


Heather is a plant native to Ireland, Scotland and many other areas of the world. in Irish, this plant is Fraoch (FRAYKH), which is actually a man's name in Irish. You could make this name feminine by adding the suffix -ín. Fraoichín (FRAYCH een)--not the most melodious of names, but it would do the trick.

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David Donahue (spider-wn043.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.197.168)
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks everybody that really helps.My wife will be very happy

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