PiK
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PiK asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 11 months ago

Which spelling of this Gaelic name is best?

Which spelling is better Fionnoula, Fionnuala, or Finnula (phonetic American English)? The name is pronounced Finn-oo-la. Nickname would be Ula. Personally, I am leaning towards the first one. Thoughts?

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  • Al
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    All of those names look and sound like some sort of body part.,

  • 11 months ago

    Either the first or third spelling because it makes the pronunciation clearer.

  • 11 months ago

    The first one looks best.

    I wouldn't expect many people would pronounce it correctly, but it looks best.

  • 11 months ago

    Fionnoula by a long shot.

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  • 11 months ago

    Fionnuala is best.

  • 11 months ago

    Neither. I prefer the anglicized form, Fenella. Or the shortened version, Nuala

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