Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Name Game

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone! This is a Create-A-Family (CAF) game I posted on Behind the Name's Game Board. In honor of the day here are some Irish names to create a family with. Use the names in the namebanks to give the family members first names and middle names. Each name is linked so you can click on it and find out how the Gaelic names are pronounced and their meanings. You can add or subtract children if you want.

Note: DH = Dear Husband, DW = Dear Wife, DS = Dear Son, DS/DS = twin dear sons, DD = dear daughter

DH:
DW:

DS/DS:
DD:
DS:
DD:
DD:
DS:
DD:
DD:
DS:

Girls Namebank: 
Aideen Ailbhe Aileen Ailis Aine Aislin Aisling Aislinn Aithne Alannah Aoibhe Aoibheann Aoife Bebhinn Bedelia Bevin Biddy Bree Brianna Brid Bride Bridget Brigh Brighid Brogan Bronagh Caitlin Caitria Caitriona Caoimhe Cathleen Catriona Ciannait Ciara Cleena Cliodhna Cliona Clodagh Dairine Darina Dearbhail Deirbhile Deirdre Derval Dervila Dervla Devin Doireann Dorean Eabha Eadan Eavan Edna Eibhlin Eileen Eilis Eimear Eireann Eireen Eithne Emer Ennis Enya Erin Ethna Finnuala Finola Fiona FlannFlannan Gobnait Gobnet Gormlaith Grainne Grania Granya Honora Isibeal Kathleen Keavy Keelan Keelin Keeva Kelly Kennedy Kiera Laoise Liadan Lile Luiseach Maeve Maire Mairead Mairin Mallaidh Maura Maureen Mavourneen Meabh Moira Moirin Mona Mor Moreen Moyna Moyra Muireen Muirgel Muirgen Muriel Murphy Myrna Nainsi Naomh Neasa Nessa Neve Niamh Noirin Nola Nora Noreen Onora Oona Oonagh Orfhlaith Orla Orna Patsy Reagan Riona Rois Roisin Rosheen Sadb Sadbh Saoirse Saraid Searlait Shavonne Shea Sheila Shevon Sibeal Sile Sinead Siobhan Siofra Sive Slaine Sorcha Talulla Toireasa Treasa Una 

Boys Namebank: 

Abban Aengus Aidan Ailbhe Ailin Aindreas Alastar Alby Angus AodhAodhan Aonghus Aran Ardal Ardghal Bairre Barra Barrfind Barry Berach Braden Brady Brendan Brennan Brian Brodie Brody Brogan Cadogan Cainneach Cairbre Calvagh Caoimhin Caolan Carbrey Carey Carroll Carson Cathair Cathal Cathan Cavan Ceallach Cearbhall Cian Cianan Ciar Ciaran Cillian Cinaed Clancy Cody Coilean Coleman Colin Colm Colman Comhghall Conall Conan Conley Conn Connor Conor Cormac Cuan Cowal Daire Daley Dara Daragh Declan Dermot Desmond Devin Diarmaid Donal Donovan Doran Dougal Doyle Eamon Edan Eibhear Ennis Eoghan Eoin Faolan Farquhar Fearchar FergalFergus Fiachra Finbar Finbarr Finley Finnegan Finnian Fintan Fionn Gallagher Gilroy Grady Keane Keefe Keegan Keenan Kennedy Kevin Kieran Killian Laoghaire Leary Liam Lorcan Malachy Mannix Murphy Murdoch Naoise Neil Niall Ninian Nolan Oisin OrrinOsheen Padraig Patrick Riordan Ronan Rory Rowan Ryan Seamus Sean Seanan Searlas Shane Somhairle Sorley Sweeney Tadhg Teague Tiernan Tierney Tomas Torin Uilliam Uinseann


Example: This is the family I created.


DH: Ciaran Seamus 
DW: Orla Mairead 

DS/DS: Aodhan Daragh / Ardghal Diarmaid 
DD: Eimear Laoise 
DS: Oisin Tadgh 
DD: Caoimhe Roisin 
DD: Dearbhail Sadbh
DS: Colm Laoghaire 
DD: Saoirse Doireann 
DD: Meabh Caitriona 
DS: Finbarr Cillian 

Ciaran & Orla
Aodhan, Ardghal, Eimear, Oisin, Caoimhe, Dearbhail, Colm, Saoirse, Meabh and Finbarr





I hope someone might take the time to do this game on here. I love Irish names! :)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!



3 comments:

Tristans_Isolde said...

I have been wanting to do since I first saw this post and finally I have :)

DH: Keegan Somhairle
DW: Erin Searlait

DS/DS: Eibhear Declan / Eoghan Fiachra
DD: Aoibheann Honora
DS: Laoghaire Niall
DD: Saoirse Caoimhe
DD: Siofra Aoife
DS: Faolan Aodh
DD: Siobhan Aine
DD: Eithne Liadan
DS: Riordan Tadhg

Keegan and Erin and their children
Eibhear, Eoghan, Aoibheann, Laoghaire, Saoirse, Siofra, Faolan, Siobhan, Eithne and Riordan.

I loved so many of the namebank names it was hard to choose and your combinations were beautiful! For the past two or three years my favourite girls names have been Aoibheann and Saoirse. I love Siobhan, as it’s my sister’s middle name and Erin because it’s mine. Ohh and I love Riordan too.

Thanks so much for posting this I had so much fun :)
Mel

Miss Laurie said...

Mel,

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You chose some lovely combinations!
There's very few Irish names I don't like. My favorite boys name for years has been Ciaran, I'm not sure I'll use it for a real life son because it's so uncommon here in the USA. Even Kieran isn't in great popularity here. I'm not sure if I used them but I love Sorcha and Maeve / Meabh for girls and Eamon, Finbar and Laoghaire / Leary for a boy! Irish names are so lovely and I really like Gaelic spellings! :)
Thanks so much for playing!

Tristans_Isolde said...

I so badly want to give all my children Irish names with their Gaelic spellings however the two problems like you have said most of them are so uncommon and also I would have to have 500000 trilion kids to use all the names I like :) hehe

Mel :)