Saturday, August 16, 2008

How would you pronouce this gaelic name?


We were visiting some friends back in March. We started talking about baby names and Jessica asked how we'd pronouced Caoilfhionn after writing it down. Of course Kolin and I didn't have a clue.

Jessica said that last Christmas she was helping to do a fundraiser. She was in charge of writing names on ornaments. A set of grandparents took their time figuring out which ornament to choose and finally found one they liked. Jessica then asks what name they want on the ornament.

They tell her Keelyn and then Jessica asked them to spell it. C-a-o-i-l-f-h-i-o-n-n....She got to the first 'i' and asked the grandparents if they were joking. They told her that they wished they were. Their daughter wanted a gaelic name with original spelling for their grand daughter and that's what she came up with.

Just incase you are wondering....this is NOT the name or spelling of mystery baby....

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