Yes, I know what you're thinking. Technically speaking all names are made up. Yet, you have to admit some sound more made up than others. Like the viral sensation 'Soft Drinks' which partly inspired this article let's take a look at some Irish names that just plain sound made up.
Sounds like a place, not a name.
Brónach. Bró. Bróseph. Sounds like he should run an Irish frathouse.
This name sounds horrible. Sorry to all the Traolachs out there. But it does.
'Dhbh'. It looks wrong. Wrong I say!
Catapulted into the world's conscious by Saoirse Ronan. Nonetheless, it looks like someone fucked a bunch of letters at a wall and this is what they spelled out.
Keep saying it yourself. It loses all meaning very quickly.
Irish for Fiat.
Hmmmm, how can I give my son a name that sounds Irish and Protestant?
Nah, not having it.
Like Caitríona with the middle taken out.
Apparently Dymphna is a saint.
Again with the 'dhbh'. Looks so ungainly
Maybe she's born with it... maybe it's Aibhilín.
It means 'obese badger' in English.
His brother is called Bodhrán.
Sounds like some mythical God or something. I can't imagine Odhrán being any craic whatsoever.
The minimalist version of Róisín.
It's Laois with an 'e'. Who thought they'd get away with that?
Too many vowels.
It sounds like an up and coming indie band.
Because Dara/Darragh is just too common.
'Thbh' rounds off the list. Even looking at the spelling can make you dyslexic.
Here's another couple of made-up names if you're expecting: