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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (January-February) » Archive through February 18, 2005 » A bit of help with translation.... « Previous Next »

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Thais Clark
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Posted From: 195.93.21.65
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 02:17 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

For a friend of mine? I study onomastics and my friend and her husband are both Irish-American. They named their son Aidan and boom, Aidan became a trendy name picked up by lots of non-Irish people. Last baby they wanted something a bit less obvious and late in the game she mentioned liking Tessa but for it not being Irish - I told her in Old Irish tess/tesa meant 'heat, warmth' and they fell in love with it. Baby number 3 (and last) will be born Monday (C/s). For years they've carried around Finn and Finn has been growing in popularity by leaps and bounds over the past 2-3 years. Then Julia Roberts named her son Phinnaeus called Finn and their 'special' name isn't feeling quite as special. They have a few other ideas from the family tree (Calum, Nolan, Emmet) but given the fire and warmth/heat meanings of their other children, I'd love to find them something related or special. I've suggest Fionn spelling but it's not 'the same' for them. I tried Flynn too which seems perfect to me but so far, no enthusiasm. Does anyone have any ideas?
Go raibh maith agat!

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 923
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 03:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aodh (Old irish "fire")

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Thais Clark
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 07:06 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks Aonghus. They have Aidan so I think all the Aodh names will be a bit close. I've thought of Grian and Fintan. I think the sun sort of ties in with fire and warmth. I'm thinking of Fintan from fionn tan, white fire. I really wish they'd just go for Fionn - it's clearly Irish and would separate their use from any trend happening. At any rate, thanks for your help!

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Maidhc Ó G.
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Oisín - a young deer.

-Maidhc.

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Maidhc Ó G.
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

It just occured to me. Go to www.namenerds.com
for a whole list of Irish names.

-Maidhc.



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