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Bradford (66.231.2.39 - 66.231.2.39)
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,

I thought it might be a fun exercise to determine what my name, Bradford, would be in Irish.

Bradford means "a broad ford". In case you didn't know, a ford is a shallow body of water that can be crossed by wading.

Any ideas out there that would have a similar meaning but be less than a million characters? It's no fun to simply "Gaelicize" an English name! :-)

Slán,

Bradford

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.170 - 193.122.47.170)
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Bradford,

Just out of interest is that a first or surame?

In Irish,

ford = Áth
broad = Leathan

A "broad ford" would be "áth leathan"

Doesn't really sound like a name though.

Slán,

Oliver.

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Bradford (66.231.2.10 - 66.231.2.10)
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 08:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia duit, a Oliver,

Heh-heh... That's the great thing about having a name like Bradford. It can be either! Actually in this case it is my first name.

Hmmm... Áthleathan, eh? Well, I must say it'd be very unique! Or, I could go by Leathan for short. :-)

As I said before, it's just no fun to do something like "Bradfórd" and call it good.

Go raibh maith agat, mo chara!

Leathan :-)

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