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druniel (159.134.163.114 - 159.134.163.114)
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 01:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

hello! Beannacht ar Choch! can some one please , tell me haw it could be written in Irish, the male name "Ivan" ?
As a beginner ,i was thinking it maight be something like " Aobhan" ," "Aobhàn" ?
thanks a lot for any help.
druniel

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PAD (12.75.241.253 - 12.75.241.253)
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I always heard that Ivan is the Russian form of John so it would be Seán or Eoin.

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Seamas (82.141.233.165 - 82.141.233.165)
Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Is múinteoir in Éirinn mé agus de ghnáth ní aistrítear Ivan, fágtar mar atá sé. Ach an-sheans go bhfuil Seán inglactha.
I'm a teacher in Ireland and usually Ivan isn't changed, its left as it is. Seán is probably acceptable.

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PAD (12.75.204.50 - 12.75.204.50)
Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I agree, Seamas, that Ivan should be left as it is. However, if he's determined to Gaelicize his name, Sean would be preferable to Aobhan which would mean absolutely nothing at all.

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druniel (159.134.162.110 - 159.134.162.110)
Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 03:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

thanks.but what about" Aoibheann", that could be male or female according with certain list of irish names on line? thanks again
druniel

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