How to spell ay-veen in Irish?

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wondering if there is a way to spell the sound ay-veen in [name_u]Irish[/name_u]. I think it’s really pretty. Anyone who can help?

What I have figured out so far:

  • [name_u]Aoibheann[/name_u] is EE-ven
  • [name_f]Aoibhinn[/name_f] is EE-ven
  • [name_f]Aoibhín[/name_f] is EE-veen

So the aoibh-combo doesn’t work as it is ee as in [name_f]Saoirse[/name_f] seer-sha, [name_f]Aoife[/name_f] ee-fa, [name_f]Aoibh[/name_f] - eev etc.

Now there is Éabha which is ay-va and Éadaoin which is ay-deen.

Could you get ay-veen by doing Éabhaoin or is there something that speaks against this?

Also, how are these said:

Aibhín - is it ay-veen? or ah-veen? because [name_f]Aisling[/name_f] is ash-ling not aysh-ling? But not sure.

Aibhinn - old name and queen of the banshees. How would you say this?

Any other options?

[name_m]Just[/name_m] curious. I love the sound so much. I also love [name_f]Aoibhinn[/name_f] said ee-ven, though!

Aibhín - the [name_f]Ailis[/name_f] I knew was ‘Ay-lish’ so I’d think it was Ay-veen, or Ay-ven I think

Aibhinn - I’d pronounce the same as above

I think Aibhín is your best bet

I have ay-veen on my list as Aimhín!

Not sure if you knew this, but it is a real Irish name, traditionally masculine, meaning “swift”, also spelled Eimhín.

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