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In Irish myth, Aodh is one of the four children of Lir who were turned into swans for 900 years.
noae  5/28/2005
I read somewhere that this was pronounced 'like May'. Finally I get it, because they never specified that there was no 'M'.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2006
Aodh can also be Irish for Hugh, another nice name.
rosco kid  4/16/2006
This is the perfect middle name. It has the perfect meaning, perfect origin, and it isn't unspellable or extraordinarily unpronounceable. And as an added bonus, it's aesthetically pleasing. Perfection.
thecynicaloptimist  9/11/2006
I read that same 'like may' pronunciation, and I never got it either. I can't say I really like this name, I and a child would constantly have to tell people how to spell/pronounce it.
moozeman  11/2/2007
I think this is a short sharp funky name, despite how long it's been around. The downside is you might have to say how it's pronounced and spelled, which my sister has to suffer all the time.
cheeseface  5/14/2008
I've once read that another written form of this name is Y. But it's from the fifteenth century and I don't think that anybody would use this today.
Rioghnach  8/13/2008
WHAT THE HELL kind of a name is this? Can you imagine your mother calling you home for dinner? EEEEEE! Sounds like a shriek for help. God, some of these Irish names are so damn stupid!
― Anonymous User  11/7/2008
Irish is a different language. It was not made with the intention of clashing or coordinating with the English language. Irish uses an entirely different set of sounds and letters, thus creating a clash between Irish and English. Just because a name sounds a certain way in English doesn't mean it sounds the same way in Irish. At any rate, I doubt the Irish spell an expression of fear/disgust "Aodh", or even have the same sound for it.

The name Aodh is a wonderful name; it is simple and beautiful and not too complex in pronunciation, even for Americans. It would actually work relatively well in America or an English-speaking culture.
avalah  1/3/2009
Don't like it. It sounds ugly and hard to pronounce, and it's unfortunately where we get the nauseatingly trendy Aidan from.
bananarama  9/30/2009
It isn't actually pronounced like ay. It's pronounced (forgive my usage of the IPA) like this /iuɣ/. Which is hard to anglicize.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2012
Aodh is a name from Scottish history and mythology and it is anglicised to Hugh. It does mean, in the original Scottish Gaelic, fire. [noted -ed]
LiamMack4  2/6/2014
LMS  5/15/2016

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