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What, no comments? People tend to dislike this name because of its difficult pronunciation but it's really very popular where I live (Ireland).
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2006
I love the name Caoimhe. I first heard it when I was in Trinidad and a guy was calle Keeva. I thought that it would sound better on a girl and I came across the spelling Caoimhe.
-- Nicola_Lang  8/2/2006
I love the name Caoimhe but in New Zealand I wouldn't be able to use it because of the spelling, and I wouldn't want to spell it any other way than how it's spelt!
-- O Maoileoin  9/13/2006
I adore the name Caoimhe and its original spelling. It has been one of the top 15 girl's names in Ireland for the last three years. Although it is more commonly pronounced KWEEV-uh in Ireland, it can also be pronouced KEEV-uh.
-- Link  11/8/2006
This name keeps making me want to say KY-oh-mee, not KEE-vah. And KWEE-vah is even worse.

I think 'queer', which speaks for itself. Pretty name, I guess.
-- nothingshortoftragic  2/10/2007
I like the name Caoimhe but because it is not said the way it looks I would only use it as a middle name. I like the combo Aisling Caoimhe.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2007
This is my middle name, and no one can pronounce it in Australia. It's a pretty name and I like it, but I'm glad it's not my first name, it causes too much grief!
-- natismo  3/18/2007
Love this name. Love it. I like the combination of Caoimhe Billie. Very pretty name. Pronunciation and spelling and everything. It is incredibly beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  5/21/2007
My name is Caoimhe Siobhan and we pronounce it Keeva. I was born in Ireland but I grew up in the States. I love both of my names. I go by the nickname Keavy.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2007
Actually, the predominant meaning of "caomh" nowadays is "gentle".
-- gaelruadh19  7/12/2007
This is my favorite female name. Absolutely adore it. I plan to use it as a middle name for a future daughter. I think in America this name is best suited for the middle name slot mainly because of how it's spelled.
-- NiamhWitch  10/15/2007
The meaning of this name is nice, but I don't think it's that beautiful. It looks ugly, clunky, and will not be pronounced right outside of Ireland. I think unanglicized Irish names should stay in Ireland and should not be used in the United States, but that's just my opinion.
-- bananarama  7/6/2009
In Scotland they also pronounce Caoimhe, Koy-vah (Coy rhymes with boy, ALMOST sounds like "Qwaver").
-- jen354011  8/24/2009
Ugh, I hate this name! It reminds me of queefing!
-- Chrila96  11/18/2010
I know a girl with parents from Ireland named this, but it is anglicized to Kieva (a good idea, considering they knew she'd be living in a place where people have never heard of Caiomhe).

People who live outside of Ireland and love this name can consider altering the spelling.
-- jeannie.  12/23/2010
I think this is a very nice name, even though people might not be able to pronounce it. I wouldn't like it if it was spelled Keeva though. Caoimhe is more unique, but most people would just look at the name and be like "What on earth?" when they see the spelling. Oh well, I like Irish names.
-- DidiGiraffe  7/8/2011
I don't mind most Irish names, but dislike this one because of the pronunciation. It seems like the hardest one to live with if you're anywhere outside of Ireland.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2011
How the hell is this pronounced "KEE-va" or "KWEE-va"? From how it's spelled, it should be "ca-OM-ee" (like Naomi). Why do people spell a name one way then pronounce it another?
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2012
The ignorance of the above user is ridiculous. This is a Gaelic name; the spelling and pronunciation make perfect sense in Gaelic.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2012
The pronunciation is pretty (although personally I think it suits a dog more than a person) but the spelling is just absolutely visually unappealing.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2013
Sounds nothing like it looks of course. Actress Alyson Hannigan named her youngest daughter Keeva. That would be a better spelling if you live anywhere other than Ireland.
-- AppleM32  1/9/2014
I know a girl with this name. Substitute teachers always ask, "Is Kayomee here?" and then Caoimhe has to say that it's pronounced Keeva and half the time they question her again. Then she finally has to explain that it's Irish. And one time the sub fired back and said, "Well I'm Irish (probably famine-immigrant descended; both of Caoimhe's parents are from Ireland) and that's no Irish name!" Choose something like Erin if you want to give your child an Irish name. Yes, Caoimhe has a nice sound but it's impossible to pronounce to most Americans, and Keeva is just very refined, and there are a bunch of way better names out there.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
My name is Caoimhe and I absolutely love it! I get so many complements on it and lots of people say it is a very unusual and gorgeous name. I do get frustrated though because people always call me different things like Cow-me, Kyomei, kay-o-im-he, shamei etc. It does get funny though.
AND NO ONE CAN SPELL IT PROPERLY IN AUSTRALIA! Hahaha

And my nickname is the weirdest ever! I get called Kiwi-fruit or Keish!
-- Caoimhe2001  7/24/2014

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