Girls names to go with Rafferty and Oisin

[name]Hi[/name] Berries!!

My DH and I have chosen our boys names if we were so lucky to have them. They are going to be

[name]Rafferty[/name] [name]Saxon[/name] [name]Johnson[/name]
[name]Oisin[/name] [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Jameson[/name]

My favourite girls name is [name]Freya[/name] but I dont think this name goes with my boys names. I have a lot of female Irish named cousins so [name]Aoife[/name], [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Niamh[/name], [name]Sinead[/name], [name]Siobhan[/name], [name]Marie[/name], [name]Bernadette[/name] and many others are out too.

We are both teachers so names of children that we have taught are also out. We are very chilled out, laid back, relaxed, surfer type people and would like our names to kind of reflect this.

Please help!


First names that you might like:

Thank yo saramee for your suggestions. I really like [name]Gabrielle[/name] but DH taught a special needs child who passed away with this name.

Have just been searching some lists and have come across [name]Quinn[/name], [name]Tierney[/name], [name]Aveline[/name] and [name]Mccarthy[/name] that I kind of like. Can mccarthy be a girls name as suggested in Irish surnames list as a girl. This is my maiden name and always assumed its a boys name?

I like [name]Quinn[/name] for a girl, but with strong boys’ names for your boys maybe you’d prefer something more feminine for a girl? [name]Aveline[/name] is lovely!! What about…

[name]Aoibheann[/name] (EE-vawn)
Etain (et-TAWN)
[name]Aine[/name] ([name]Anya[/name])

[name]Just[/name] to give you some Irish ideas… :slight_smile:

Thank you laoidh I really like your suggestions of [name]Aoibheann[/name] and [name]Caoimhe[/name]. They will definitely be added to my list!
Can I make [name]Aveline[/name] more Irish spelling such as Aoibhlinn?

[name]One[/name] more -it’s not Irish, it’s [name]Welch[/name] (or is it Welsh?) anyway - it’s Gwenhamara.

I love it. Came across this name in my family tree and have loved it since the first time I saw it.

Although [name]Rafferty[/name] is very unique I wouldn’t consider that laid back same with Oisen…they sound like british kids who raised by rich debutantes but that’s just me…

when I hear surfer laid back I see names with really chill nicknames…these kids could be the ones on a horse in a [name]Ralph[/name] [name]Lauren[/name] ad…which is great but a little preppy

The girls names that seem laid back surfer-y to me are

[name]Freya[/name]- cute and could call her ya-ya or frey for a nn
and [name]Bernadette[/name] with the nn - etta or [name]Bernie[/name] but even so that one seems a little stuffy…

I agree, I don’t think of [name]Rafferty[/name] or [name]Oisin[/name] as laid-back names. [name]Don[/name]'t get me wrong, I think they are awesome names!

Some ideas you might like:


I love [name]Maeve[/name] and [name]Willow[/name] for little girls. Those both have a laid back feel to them. Or maybe [name]Arwen[/name] or [name]Arden[/name]?

[name]How[/name] about:


[name]Aine[/name] ([name]Anya[/name])
[name]Aoibheann[/name] ([name]Eve[/name]-een or Ay-veen)
[name]Roisin[/name] (Row-sheen)
[name]Ciara[/name] ([name]Keera[/name])
Eadaoin (or the Anglicised [name]Aideen[/name])
Liadh ([name]Leah[/name])
[name]Ailbhe[/name] ([name]Alva[/name])
Realtín (Rail-teen)
[name]Eabha[/name] ([name]Ava[/name])

I love both [name]Quinn[/name] and [name]Tierney[/name] as girls’ names. Not so much [name]McCarthy[/name], but it would be great as a middle! I wouldn’t know how to pronounce [name]Aveline[/name]. [name]Brennan[/name] is an Irish surname (mine, in fact) that I would have used for either a girl or a boy if I had kiddies. [name]Tess[/name] and [name]Nell[/name] are both current favorites of mine, but they don’t seem to go with your boys’ names. [name]How[/name] about [name]Anya[/name], maybe spelled the Irish way, [name]Aine[/name]? [name]Maura[/name] also comes to mind. Good luck to you!

Liadan is one of my fave Irish names.

Yep - it would be Aibhilín. It’s on our list. :slight_smile: The fada on the last i means that it would be pronounced AvvaLEEN. For AVValynn (emphasis on the first syllable), leave out the fada (accent mark). It’s generally considered a variant of [name]Evelyn[/name]. The spelling you have - Aoibhlinn - would be pronounced EEV-lynn (two syllables, not three). [name]Hope[/name] that helps!

Thank you so much for your suggestions everyone! Given me lots to think about!

Current girl list is now

[name]Freya[/name] (I still love it and just cant lose it just yet!)

Now need middle name suggestions that go with these names! All my kids will have 2 mns and for girls the second middle names will be [name]Grace[/name], [name]Faith[/name] or [name]Hope[/name].

Some suggestions:

[name]Freya[/name] [name]Bridget[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Deirdre[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Helena[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Moira[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Norine[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Posy[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Theodora[/name] [name]Hope[/name]

[name]Willow[/name] [name]Agatha[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Annabelle[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Antonia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Clementine[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Marietta[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Muriel[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Rosella[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Savannah[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Zoe[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Angelina[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Bianca[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Emilia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Eugenie[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Flora[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Hermione[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Loretta[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Odessa[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Saffron[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Winifred[/name] [name]Hope[/name]

[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Beryl[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Clarice[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Corine[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Dolores[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Gloria[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]India[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Abhilin [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Magdalene[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
Abhilin [name]Nora[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
Abhilin [name]Opal[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhlin[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Rowan[/name]/[name]Rowena[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Samantha[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Aibhilin[/name] [name]Theodosia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

Caoihme [name]Amalia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Briana[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Celeste[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
Caoihme [name]Guinevere[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Jewel[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Malvina[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Lillian[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
Caoihme [name]Maureen[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Nicolette[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Ottilie[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Philomena[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Rhea[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
Caoihme [name]Serena[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
Caoihme [name]Theresa[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
Caoihme [name]Ursula[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Araminta[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Celestine[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Delphia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Estella[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] Gloriana [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Hero[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Isidora[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Juliet/name [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Lavinia[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Nerissa[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Pandora[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Selena[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Theodora[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Valeria[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Bronte[/name] [name]Winona[/name] [name]Faith[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Albertine[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Bernadette[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Drusilla[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Eldora[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Georgina[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Jessica[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Millicent[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Ottilia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Sabina[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Thea[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Wilhelmine[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

I dont know how you would make it Irish when it’s French, unless they have ways to spell things differently? Wouldnt that make it a different name all together? [name]Aveline[/name] is part of the hazelnut which is the hazel relation nameberry has listed but sometimes I see it related to birds on French sites maybe one of those meanings appeals to you?