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#1 Eva Phoenix

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:04 PM

The name was used on a game in some board: Niamh. How would you say this? It seems as though it should be along the lines of Saorise (Seer-sha)- not said the way it looks.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

Yepyep. :P

It's prn Neev. :) Irish I believe. <3

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:15 PM

Yep, its Irish. And like Yas said, its said as Neev (Like Eve with an N in front) I love the name. One combo I like is Lily Niamh

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

Oh, I'm sure it's Irish or Gaelic. Because those are the names that my brain refuses to make sense of. :)

Thanks for the pronunciation.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:37 PM

I just want to mention that I love Niamh, as well as several other beautiful Irish/gaelic name. I pronounce it like she said - (neev).

If you are like me and love names like Niamh, try this site:

Namenerds Irish names <--- hope I did that right

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:37 PM

I hadn't heard too many others beside Niamh and Saoirse, but I have several new loves after looking through that site, including Aloisia and Sinead.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:12 PM

Glad to help! I'm Irish, and I'm strongly considering giving my children (in the far, far future) traditional Gaelic middle names. Not first names though, since I don't really care for the Anglicized versions and I want to avoid most pronunciation issues. My favorite so far - Caoimhe. It is pronounced like kee-va and means beauty or grace. That site has many other useful articles too. The other one I found very helpful was the middle name page.

In case you didn't see the main site (the Irish names were only one section):
Namenerds

I suggest going to the unusual & unique name part.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:36 AM

My name book says that Niamh is pronounced nee-av. It also says that it is in the Irish Top Ten. It recommends Neve for a simpler version, but Neve is pronounced nehv, so I don't know what the authors are thinking :). Anyway, that's what it said.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:52 PM

Neev

My friend is called Niamh Marie :)




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