Bradford (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:12 pm: ||
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! :-)
Oliver Grennan (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 12:29 am: ||
Just out of interest is that a first or surame?
ford = Áth
broad = Leathan
A "broad ford" would be "áth leathan"
Doesn't really sound like a name though.
Bradford (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 08:02 am: ||
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!