What do you think of the name Aoife


it’s an irish girls name pronounced EE-fah

What do you think of it?

I really like it. Of course, many American’s would have a hard time with the pronunciation…

I [name]LOVE[/name] it but I hate the spelling. I know an EE-fah who spells her name as Ifah, and she’s rarely had any problems with it. It’s actually a nickname for something, but I dunno what.

[name]Aoife[/name] is beautiful, and I also love Aoide. [name]Aoife[/name] is a bit difficult to pronounce, what with the spelling. I keep wanting to say it A-oh-fee. xD Very beautiful, though.

It’s a bit iffy.

When i lived in [name]LOndon[/name] i knew a few [name]Aoife[/name]'s its ok but she will have a hard time living in the usa with that names. what about [name]Elva[/name]?

hmmm. spelling is really hard to get if you are an american. the pronunciation is almost as hard to get. i don’t another suggestion, mabye [name]Effie[/name] from Dreamgirls movie?

I think I’m in the minority here but I really dislike the name [name]Aoife[/name]. I always want to pron. it Ay-oh-eef (I’m American, lol) and I think the EE-fah pron. is really unattractive.

Then again, I don’t like [name]Caoimhe[/name] or [name]Eithne[/name] either so I’d be the only one, probably. :confused: I say go with your heart if you love it!

I am VERY biased against the name but I will try to be fair.

When I was about 16 we had a girl stay with us called [name]Aoife[/name] and I clashed with her like crazy! It seems silly to me now but it still clouds my opinion of the name.
I understand the spelling is traditional but I don’t even like the sound.
One of my friends called the [name]Aoife[/name] I knew ah-wiffy and my mum always wrote her name as eefa.

Correct me if I’m wrong but is it the Gaelic form of [name]Eve[/name]? I love [name]Eve[/name] alot more and think it’s a beautiful underused name.

ETA: I just looked it up and nameberry says it is the Gaelic form of [name]Eva[/name]/[name]Ava[/name] I still prefer [name]Eve[/name] tho.

If you live in an area in which people will know how to pronounce it, I think that [name]Aoife[/name] is a pretty name. What makes me happy, is that instead of staring at [name]Aoife[/name] and feeling clueless about its pronunciation, I knew it was ee-fa! (Granted, I’ve been working on learning Irish names, but I’m really excited! This brings the grand total of Irish names I can now pronounce up to five! Woo-hoo! ) :slight_smile:

Take care!

I think that every time I hear how it is pronounced I think it’s kind of cool but that every time I see it I’ve long forgotten how it’s pronounced since the last time I encountered it. I’d say it’s a definite yes if you’re in the UK but could prove to be a headache in the U.S. hopes the pronunciation sticks this time

I love [name]Aoife[/name], though, as many people said, it might be difficult to pronounced if you live in the States. I also adore [name]Saoirse[/name], as in seer-sha or saer-sha, though that one may be even more difficult.