I Have An Unusual Name

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    Irish Names Are Crazy!

    Okay, I have a crazy Irish names. Irish names are generally crazy! My second daughter is called Aoife. This is VERY common in Ireland, it's said Ee-fuh, an Irish Eva! Then there are names like Caoimhe which is said 'Keeva'! Clodagh is said clo-da! But it looks ugly written...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum
    36-40, F
    May 13, 2013

    I'm Calbie. Not difficult,

    though I have never met another
    Calbie5 Calbie5
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    Saoirse. I live in the USA

    and almost no one who reads it and then tries to say it can get it right. The first week classes I am always teaching the teacher how to pronounce my name. I understand why they have trouble though and I don't mind.
    SaoirseB SaoirseB
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    Sicilian Name

    I have a Sicilian name. It's very unusual. Rosalia. [shudders] Mind you, my friend is called Annunziata (we called her Zia, Anna or Nun at school!)
    SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2013

    Emmeline (Emma-line).

    People always say Em-e-line, a couple of times I have heard Emma-lin.
    Oldestof7 Oldestof7
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016
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