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An tAinm Iósaef sa Bhíobla (Iósaef as a version of the name Seosamh / Joseph) Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

(le Róislín) We’ve recently looked at 10 Irish names for boys, and 5 for girls (naisc thíos), and of course there are hundreds more we could cover.  We’ll at least balance out the count with 5 more names for girls soon. But for this blog post, let’s look again at those two quotes from the…

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Five More Irish Names for Boys – Seán, Séamas, Seosamh, Liam, Mícheál, Pt. 3: Liam, Mícheál Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

(le Róislín) Continuing our coverage of Irish personal names, this blogpost will look at “Liam” and “Mícheál.”  Bhí na hainmneacha “Seán” agus “Séamas” agus “Seosamh” sna blagmhíreanna roimhe seo. The good news for the name “Liam” is that there are no spelling changes with this word (i.e. no inserted “h’s” or “i’s”).  So the forms…

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Five More Irish Names for Boys – Seán, Séamas, Seosamh, Liam, Mícheál, Pt. 2: Séamas, Seosamh Posted by on Apr 10, 2016

(le Róislín) Continuing our coverage of Irish personal names, this blogpost will look at “Séamas” and “Seosamh.”  Beidh na hainmneacha “Liam” agus “Mícheál” sa chéad bhlagmhír eile. “Séamas” and “Seosamh” make an interesting pair, pronunciation-wise, because even though they both start with the same letter, a slender “s,” in their basic form, the sounds vary…

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Five More Irish Names for Boys – Seán, Séamas, Seosamh, Liam, Mícheál, Pt. 1: Seán, ‘sea, ach sa tuiseal gairmeach agus sa tuiseal ginideach? Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

(le Róislín) We recently looked at five Irish names for boys, including at least a couple that are off the beaten track.  Here they are with a couple of letters missing.  Recognize ‘em? Alabh__ __ __ s, Éad__ __ ard, F__ __rdor__ __ a, R__n__n, T__ __ rnán.  (Freagraí thíos) Today we’ll look briefly at…

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Five Irish Names for Boys: Pronunciation and Meaning (Alabhaois, Éadbhard, Feardorcha, Rónán, Tiarnán) Posted by on Mar 31, 2016

(le Róislín) Continuing our look at some Irish given names, here are five more, this time for boys.   I picked these five names since they are interesting from the viewpoint of spelling or meaning.  They range in popularity from moderate (Rónán) to fairly uncommon (Alabhaois).  At some point, I might also do a blog…

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