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#Names

# names - Thursday 28 February, 2019

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

# names - Sunday 11 November, 2018

The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant

The Irish term for a jellyfish translates literally as seal snot. If this floats your boat you might also enjoy mathair shúigh – suckmother – for squid.

# names - Sunday 30 September, 2018

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

# names - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge Anyone with an Irish name will understand Chrissy Teigen's silence while the world butchered her surname The Struggle Is Real

# names - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

# names - Saturday 30 December, 2017

# names - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

# names - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland

The surname Murphy accounted for over 1.1% (697 births) while Kelly accounts for 0.9% or 598 births.

# names - Monday 2 January, 2017

James and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland

The 2016 figures also show that Freya and Muhammad are the highest new entries.

# names - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 things you'll know if you grew up with an unusual name Spell It Out

14 things you'll know if you grew up with an unusual name

No souvenir keychains for you :(

Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'

Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.

# names - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 9 things all people with the surname O'Sullivan know to be true Sully

# names - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland Baby Names

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland

Get them while they’re hot.

# names - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Judge rules woman cannot name her daughter Cyanide

She had said the name had positive associations.

# names - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback Baby Names

16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback

Francis, Jacinta and Sharon — the hipster baby names of 2026.

# names - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 struggles only people called Áine will understand Getitright

12 struggles only people called Áine will understand

A constant ánnoyance.

# names - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 struggles only people called Róisín will understand Not Rosie

11 struggles only people called Róisín will understand

A constant disappointment.

# names - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge What Is Your True Irish Name? What's In A Name

What Is Your True Irish Name?

From now on, you must demand to be known as such.

# names - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published Tarka

14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published

From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.

# names - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 struggles everyone with a common name will relate to Anne Or Ann

8 struggles everyone with a common name will relate to

A constant struggle.

# names - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad Taxi For Roysin

The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad

Calling all Raisins, Osheens and Owfes.

# names - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Starbucks just can't stop butchering Irish names on their cups Dammit

# names - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about A Leanbh

14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about

Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!

# names - Monday 24 August, 2015

These are the countries that care most and least about cheating

It’s really not that big a deal in France.

# names - Monday 17 August, 2015

How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?

We have similar tastes, to a point.

# names - Sunday 28 June, 2015

# names - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

The CSO has released data on the most common surnames in the country – is yours in there?

# names - Friday 29 May, 2015

Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*

*But you’re not in the top 100 just yet.

# names - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America

15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America

Finnegan, Delaney, Collins – ALL BABY NAMES.

# names - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge A teenager called 'Beyoncé' has inspired the funniest Facebook comments of all time Say My Name

A teenager called 'Beyoncé' has inspired the funniest Facebook comments of all time

Beyoncé, meet Shakira, Jennifer and Jim.

# names - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

# names - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Is your first name ridey? Survey reveals sexiest and least sexiest names Say My Name

# names - Friday 21 November, 2014

Millionairess 'black widow' suspected of killing husband

The woman, Chisako Kakehi, denies any involvement in the deaths.

# names - Monday 20 October, 2014

Naming cats and dogs: New figures show we like giving our animals celebrity names

The research, based on 70,000 pets from clinics in Dublin, Meath and Kildare, also shows a decline for some of the more traditional monikers.

# names - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

HSE test website used 'Master Bator' and 'n*****r' as dummy patient names

However, there is no evidence to suggest that the details were inputted by HSE employees, as the website was publicly accessible.

# names - Sunday 20 July, 2014

What to do if you forget someone's name immediately after meeting them

What strategy do you have to deal with dreaded memory blank?

# names - Friday 30 May, 2014

Google now has a form for those who want to be 'forgotten'

If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches

# names - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Which baby names are most common on first passports?

What’s in a name? If you’re a Jack, a lot.

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