11 Problems Only People With Irish Names Will Understand

11 Problems Only People With Irish Names Will Understand

Irish names are wonderful. They're so unique and you won't find them in any other part of the world.

Having such original names are great unless you live anywhere other than Ireland. Anyone who's been abroad on a J1 especially will know the struggles of having an Irish name.

Being called everything from AYNEE (Áine), KWAM-HEE (Caoimhe) and OFF-EE (Aoife) – it can get very irritating. We've decided to rant about these irritations because people with English names need to know the struggle associated with having a name as Gaeilge.

1. Name tags are your enemy

Especially when you're working abroad and everyone calls you SEE-ERA, it's Ciara.....

2. You just have to laugh at the attempt by some Starbucks employees



Today, Friday May 6th I will only answer to #devrmet #starbucks #irishnamefails

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3. Ordering items online is hell on earth

They keep thinking your name is misspelled.

4. Don't get me started if your name is Maedhbh



LA @starbucks really struggled with Meadhbh's name! ?? (?@meadhbh_lynch)

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5. No one and I mean no one can spell it right on cards

6. Americans will ask you to spell it out all the time

What – Doyra? It's Daire....


7. When said Americans ask you this question three times you have to use all your strength not to smack them

8. Siri is a useless piece of shite

9. Predict is useless to you

10. No one will EVER pronounce the 'V' sound in these names – Ailbhe and Siobhán.


11. shouldn't care because Irish names are DEADLY


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Ciara Finnegan

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