lunes, 24 de septiembre de 2012


Celtic names are sweeping back into a fashion in a sort of a way. The middle classes in Ireland are going for Celtic names in a big way. So why not in Spain? I christened my daughter Rhiannon, it is a beautiful welsh name meaning; Great divine queen. Anyway, remember, going for an usual name for your offspring is not bad thing. If you have a boy do not christen him John or José. A bad name goes against a man. If my name had been Adolf, for instance, I should have been more fortunate. Kim Bassinger christened her daughter Ireland. Where this American lady actually got the idea of calling her child after a European republic is unclear, but, then again, I guess Ireland will be very lucky on her life.

So I decided today to give you a list with the most beautiful celtic names. Who knows, maybe you are going to have a child soon and you have not decided yet. Lets see.

Muriel: The name is derived from Irish gaelic, composed of word elements meaning “sea” and “bright”. The name was very popular in England in the middle age. A Scottish Gaelic from of the name is Muireall, and the Irish from of the name is Muirgheal.

Aine: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means splendor and brilliance. Aine is conected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine and was one the wives of Fion Mac Cool. Aine appears in folktales and the best- hearted woman who ever lived lucky in love and money.

Aoife: Beautiful and joyful; Known as the greatest woman warrior in the world. Aoife was the mother of Cuchulainn´s only son. In 2006 was the third most popular Irish girls names for babies in Ireland.

Ciara: The feminine form of Ciaran, from the Irish Ciar meaning dark and implies dark hair and brown eyes.d

Deirdre: The most beautiful woman in ancient Ireland, she was bethrothed to the High King Conchobhar Mac Nessa but she fell in love with his nephew Naoise.

Fiona: Fionn meaning “fair, white, beautiful. It is the feminine form of Fionn, of Scottish origin. It is quite a popular name in Ireland.

Gael: Often refers to a person who is a native Irish speaker or a person who is from Ireland. Medieval legend holds that Gael was the name of the hero from whom the Irish race took its name.

Nora: A classic Irish name. It could be a shortened form of Eleanor meaning torch. Noreen is the diminutive of Nora and means little honourable one.

Nuala: It is really shortened version of Fionnuala and in Ireland it is more widely used than Fionnnuala. Meaning fair shouldered, exceptionally lovely.

Saoirse: Irish word Saoirse means freedom. It has become a very popular baby girl name in Ireland in recent years.

Sidnead: irish from of Jane “God is gracious”.

I guess none of you were willing to have a go at pronouncing the name and even asked me if I could offer some guidance. Well, you know where I am.

Sergio Calle Llorens

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