05 July 2009
A Rose by Any Other Name Would be Spelled Bláth
Co-worker, looking at a message, just before returning a call to the US: "Paddy spelled with two T's? That's gotta be wrong."
Me: "No, that's right. P-a-t-t-i-e, or with a Y."
Co Worker: "Paddy is spelled with DDs."
Me: "Not when it's a girls name and short for Patricia."
All three co-workers in room: "Paddy is a GIRL'S name?!?! That's so WEIRD!!"
Which inspired me to share a little fun with Irish names....
Real names of real people I've met, none of them uncommon here, pronunciations (sure to confound and amaze) in brackets:
Donagh (Doanuh - A man's name)
Donal (Doanul - also a fella)
And my two faves...for the sheer absurdity of their spelling:
Sadhbh - pronounced Sive
Caoimhe - pronounced Queeva
Just a little tidbit to float your boat today.