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Subject: Neamh - Heaven
Author: Ineevia   (guest, 80.42.220.173)
Date: April 1, 2006 at 12:05:06 AM
Hi,
When my children were born my husband and I wanted to honour the Irish side of their heritage (my mother is from Ireland). We did this by choosing Irish middle names. My daughter's mn was the literal/actual word for 'heaven' in Irish, which is Neamh (pro. n-EE-v). I see that this is not in your database. You do have Niamh, which is a slightly different spelling used to reflect it's use as a name.

Neamh can be seen below, as the Irish word for 'heaven' in the Irish version of the Lord's Prayer:

http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/lessons/article-51-10.html

Below it is used as the Irish word for 'heaven', in Irish singer/songwriter Enya's song 'Athair ar Neamh' or 'Father in Heaven':

http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/enya_lyrics_2545/the_memory_of_trees_lyrics_7097/athair_ar_neamh_lyrics_83199.html

and finally, scrolling down the page a little, you can see it's use and meaning as an Irish name:

http://www.redoakgrove.org/aboutrog/name.html

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