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Ailish Roan<br><br>
(or Ailish Wren)<br><br>
i'm strong irish and love gaelic names and celtic culture. and there's a strong chance babe will have my strawberry blonde hair and the freckles i had as a kid. <3<br><br>
what d'ya think? other than it sounds like eye-lash. i know this, found a fb group for people w/ the name (never know what you'll find w/ google) and even tho many mention the eye-lash thing, there's an overwhelming majority who express pride in having it.<br><br>
you have to say it just right (isle-ish) to maximize it's sound. i particularly love the unique 'ish' ending, as opposed to the typical 'y' or 'a' girls always have. and i like the strong sound of Roan to balance out the softness of Ailish.<br><br>
however. i'm open to other mn suggestions.<br><br>
naming this girl is so much harder than naming my boys. have no idea why. one of the things i find myself doing is pretending a cute little girl in the grocery store has the name, and evaluating it from that angle. so far so good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I personally love it! I adore gaelic names. Saoirse is my personal favorite but my husband nixed ALL of the good gaelic names. sigh.
 

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does it sound obvious gaelic or just like an irish-trendy name? i'm going for obvious gaelic....
 

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I love it, but i think roan would sound better pronounced roan, as it looks, long o almost short a but not quite<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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kinda like rowin? funny, because i saw Rowena recently and read it as ro-WEN-a and loved it and considered it. that is, until i realized it's pronounced ro-WEE-na.
 

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I love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Like Roan more than Wren as middle name
 

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Love it! Partial to Roan for the middle name, as Rowan is on our short list of first names. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i love it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> roan is also on our middle name for a girl list!
 

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hawthorn--didn't we talk on a previous thread about gaelic names? (sorry, mdc is so big i have trouble keeping people straight) if so, you *must* tell me what name you ultimately choose to go w/. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I think it is obvious gaelic, not trendy Irish.
 

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I like it, but I think you will have to correct people's pronounciation of the name. When I first read it I thought "ale-ish" or "ally-sh" or maybe even "ally-sha". The way you want it said (which is the correct way!) "isle-ish" is much more lovely. Not really a big issue, but just something to consider.<br><br>
I do not think it is trendy at all, and when said correctly a lovely name. It matches very well with Roan.
 

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I know one Ailish whose family is actually Irish, and she pronounces it A-lish, not I-lish. This is just a thought, if you don't want the eye-lash stigma.
 
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