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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (July-September) » English name to Gaelic « Previous Next »

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eileen (208.59.249.8 - 208.59.249.8)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I was wondering if there was a Gaelic way of spelling and pronouncing my last name, Mc Coy?

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Tomas (216.120.5.170 - 216.120.5.170)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

According to one source Mac Coy is the anglisized form of " Mac Aodha " which means " Son of Hugh ". My pronunciation of it would be " Mock Ay ", with " ay " pronounced as in way. Hope this helps.

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Tomas (216.120.5.170 - 216.120.5.170)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Just remembered that the feminine form of Mac Aodha would be " Nic Aodha ", pronounced " Nick Ay ". If Mac Coy is a woman's married name, then it should be "" Mhic Aodha ", pronounced " Vick Ay ". I am not absaolutely certain but I think all of the above is accurate.

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