Baby name consultation: Adventurous German or Irish name needed

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

Baby name consultation: Irish first + strong and saintly middle for baby boy

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

Baby name consultation: First baby, a boy! Literary/Irish-y/saintly name needed

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

Baby name consultation: Irish/Celtic name for baby no. 2!

(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: Finnian Daniel You know how much I love … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Irish/Celtic name for baby no. 2!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ☘☘☘ And Irish place names

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

Baby name consultation: Danish + Irish inspiration for Baby No. 2

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

Baby name consultant: biblical or Irishy for a little boy!

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!

Baby name consultant: Green bean twins with an Irish last name

A bonus consultation for you all today! Yesterday was St. John Paul the Great’s birthday, and also my sister Molly’s birthday (she of the miraculous life, thanks to Ven. Solanus Casey) (she turned 32!), and this family with an Irish last name is expecting twins (!), and I’m just all around feeling happy to post … Continue reading Baby name consultant: Green bean twins with an Irish last name

Gettin’ my Irish on

It’s St. Paddy’s Eve, y’all! ❤ 😀 ❤ I’m really excited to be speaking tonight at a dinner for Irish Catholic women on the usage of the name of Mary by the Irish in Ireland and America — I’ll be sharing a little history, a little language, and some really cool names (like my fave Miles … Continue reading Gettin’ my Irish on