I’ve been reading a biography of Bl. Solanus Casey to my older boys, and loved some of the namey things I discovered — I know you will too! Father: Bernard James (Barney) (born 1840, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan); sister Ellen and brother Terrence Mother: Ellen Elizabeth (née Murphy) (born 1844, Camlough, Co. Armagh); mother Brigid (née Shields), … Continue reading Irish family names from a certain era
Mary Beth and her husband are expecting their sixth baby, a little green bean (=gender unknown)! This little one joins big sibs: Reese Joseph (“Joseph is a family name that runs through both sides of our family as a middle name. He is named after St. Joseph, protector of the holy family. Reese means ardour … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Girl name needed for baby no. 6 (British-y/Irish-y/Celtic-y)
I had such fun working on a consultation for Laura and her husband’s second baby a few years ago — they ended up giving the baby the middle name Caoilfhinn, just to give you an idea of the kinds of names they like! I’m so excited that they asked me for ideas/thoughts/suggestions for baby no. … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Adventurous German or Irish name needed
Moira and her husband are expecting their fifth baby on earth — their second boy! She writes, “We have four kids on earth, two babies in heaven, and a little boy on the way. We’ve always been surprised about our babies gender until this time. I was getting the mama prick that we should find … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Irish first + strong and saintly middle for baby boy
Lindsey and her husband are expecting their first baby, a boy! Lindsey writes, “Help! My husband and I are expecting our first child at the end of June/beginning of July. We live in Boston and are having a ton of difficulty coming up with a name! We already had the name picked out if we … Continue reading Baby name consultation: First baby, a boy! Literary/Irish-y/saintly name needed
(Thank you all so much for your excitement and prayers following my pregnancy announcement on Saturday!! You all are the best!! ❤ ❤ <3) Megan and her husband are expecting their second little one, a little green bean (=gender unknown)! 🌱 This wee babe joins big brother: F!nni@n Dani3l (alt characters used for privacy) You … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Irish/Celtic name for baby no. 2!
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I watched this video the other day and just died: Americans Try to Pronounce Traditional Irish Names. So true, so funny. And I meant to post this on St. Paddy’s Day and forgot: Selected entries from “Some Common Words Derived From Christian Names” (in Withycombe): Biddy: nickname for an Irish-woman,…
Haaaaaappy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!! This is one of my very favorite days of the year!! 😁☘😁☘ Before I get into today’s post, a couple fun things to mention: First, my mom (whose dad was born in Ireland and who is herself an Irish citizen) has written a book for families about a wee little God-loving … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ☘☘☘ And Irish place names
Lindsay and her husband are expecting their second baby, a little green bean 🌱 (=gender unknown)! This wee babe joins big brother: William Thomas Solid, handsome, there’s nothing wrong with a name like William Thomas! About his name, Lindsay writes, “So many people in my family have the name William, my brother, cousins and uncles … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Danish + Irish inspiration for Baby No. 2
Our trip to St. Anne’s Shrine yesterday was just about as pilgrimage-y as pilgrimages go — lots of grace coming to you all!! 😀 I’ll write more about it tomorrow, and I have more pictures to share beyond the ones I posted to Instagram yesterday. I’m delighted to have this consultation to post today, on … Continue reading Baby name consultant: biblical or Irishy for a little boy!