What Gaelic Name Matches Your Soul?

By: Emily Maggrett

What Gaelic Name Matches Your Soul?
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About This Quiz

Have you heard of the Celtic languages? They include Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Manx, Cornish, Welsh and Breton. Brought to the United Kingdom by the Celts thousands of years ago, these languages are still spoken today in certain parts of Northern Europe. In fact, there are more than 57,000 speakers of Scottish Gaelic in Scotland and over 73,000 speakers of Irish Gaelic (which they call "Irish") in Ireland!🍀

Most Americans can't speak either form of Gaelic, but many of them do have Gaelic names. Sean, Maggie, Ciara, Alan, Blair and Megan are all names with Gaelic roots. However, some Gaelic names haven't fully made the leap across the pond, due to them being perceived as too "exotic" or difficult to pronounce. These include names like Saoirse, Cairbre, Róisín and Eoghan — hard-to-say names that are nonetheless extremely romantic. 

If you've always daydreamed about being part of an ancient Celtic culture, "Outlander"-style, then this is the quiz for you! We're going to ask you about your favorite Irish bands, leadership style at work and best physical features. By the end of the quiz, we'll have typed your personality and will be able to tell you which Celtic-inspired name would fit you best. Are you ready to find out what your Gaelic name is? Then hurry up and take this quiz!

Double rainbow landscape in Dingle Peninsula scenery Do you have Celtic or Irish roots?
Yes, I have Irish heritage.
Yes, I have Scottish heritage.
Yes, but I'm like, Welsh.
No. I just like Celtic names!

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Hiker in Countryside How much do you enjoy camping and hiking?
I like hiking.
I'm obsessed with camping.
I love both!
How much is not at all?

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Young Couple Are you lucky in love?
Yes ... at the beginning of the relationship.
All of my relationships have been incredible.
No more than the average person, I think.
Heck no!

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Bamburgh Castle Would you be willing to spend the winter in a castle?
Yes. Any castle, any time.
Yes, if I could bring my true love with me.
Maybe, if I had strong ties to the place.
Uh ... would it be an insulated castle? Because if not, no.

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Party Do you like a good party?
Yes! I live to party.
Yes. I know how to enjoy myself in a group.
Honestly, parties just remind me of all the work I need to get done.
Ugh! I'm a polite guest, but I'd rather be home with Netflix or a good book.

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Proud Man 20 Many legendary Scottish figures had "the [something]" after their first name, such as Robert the Bruce. If people still followed this custom today, what would you be called?
[My Name] the Shy
[My Name] the Wicked
[My Name] the Brave
[My Name] the Proud

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Space If you were offered the opportunity to live in a space station on Mars for one year, would you do it?
No. I hate space!
Only if there were other people there. I couldn't do it alone.
Yes, that sounds like an amazing opportunity!
Yes ... if I got paid well to do it.

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Dolores O'Riordan Do you enjoy any of these Celtic bands?
The Cranberries
Van Morrison
The Proclaimers
Thin Lizzy

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Scotland How did you feel when Scotland failed to win its independence?
Sad
Indifferent
Mad!
Curious. Why is that still considered to be so important?

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Winter season Which season's colors complement your looks best?
Spring colors (pale green, pale yellow, lavender)
Summer colors (orange, bright blue, icy gray)
Winter colors (black and red)
Autumn colors (cream, rust, deep green)

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Crown of Empress Eugénie If you found out you were the descendant of kings, would you be surprised?
A little, but I've always hoped I'd have a magical destiny.
No! I've always thought I was special.
Yes. Besides, I don't really believe in the monarchy.
No. I was born to rule.

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Stage acting Who's your favorite Irish actor?
Colin Farrell
Saoirse Ronan
Cillian Murphy
Fiona Shaw

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The Bad Boy Imagine that your sister's new boyfriend says something really rude to her. What would you do?
Feel worried
Kick him out
Nothing in the moment, but later, I'd ask her if he was treating her well
Insult him so savagely that he begged for forgiveness

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Celtic Knot – Ireland Would you be willing to learn Gaelic?
Yes. In fact, I'm already learning it!
No. Seems like a lot of hard work.
If I decided to live in Ireland or Scotland, I'd try to learn it.
Languages interest me, so I might take a Gaelic class or two for fun.

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Medieval Times If you lived in medieval times, what would your job be?
Damsel in distress
Bard
King
Queen

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Moving Would you throw your whole life away to follow your partner to a new country?
If I had to, yes. But it would be hard.
Of course! I'd do that in a heartbeat.
Probably not. I wouldn't want to leave my family and friends.
Never. My partner should move where I live, not vice-versa.

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Edinburgh If you could vacation anywhere in the British Isles, where would you go?
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye
The Highlands
London, obviously
Edinburgh

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Stray Dog A stray dog appears at your back door. Do you take him in?
Yes, of course! Poor baby.
Nah. Dogs are wolves; they're fine outside.
I'd take him to the nearest animal shelter.
No. Instead, I'd call Animal Control.

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Claire Fraser On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love the "Outlander" series?
10. It's everything to me!
7. I pretend not to like it, but it's pretty good.
3. I prefer shows like "Breaking Bad" or "The Expanse."
2. I'm a comedy person; fantastical historical epics leave me cold.

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11 Oscar Wilde Who's your favorite Irish writer?
William Butler Yeats
George Bernard Shaw
Edna O'Brien
Oscar Wilde

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Irish Wolfhound If you had a family crest, what kind of Irish animal would be on it?
A Connemara pony
An Irish setter
An Irish wolfhound
A white deer

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45 You have the opportunity to plant an Irish cottage garden. What will you put in it?
Fairy thimbles, woodbine, wildflowers
Lavender, heather, honeysuckle
Chamomile, corn poppies, daisies
Yarrow, mallow and calendula

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18 Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks to Take Your Look to the Next Level Imagine that you're having your graduation photo taken. Where and how would you pose?
I would pose in the autumn woods, wearing a red velvet dress.
I would pose shirtless at the beach, my partner in my arms.
I would pose in a regular studio, my dude. I don't care about fancy portraits.
I would pose on a city roof at night, shoulders bare, in a black dress.

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Can We Accurately Write a Poem About You 1 Which of these Robert Burns quotes do you identify with the most?
"But pleasures are like poppies spread/You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed. Or, like the snow-fall in the river/A moment white, then melts forever."
"O, my Luve is like a red, red rose/That’s newly sprung in June. O, my Luve is like the melodie/That’s sweetly played in tune."
"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!"
"Suspense is worse than disappointment."

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Braveheart In your opinion, what's the best Celtic historical movie of all time?
"Braveheart"
"Rob Roy"
"The Irishman"
"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

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Woman gets promotion Your boss falls ill and the company brass asks you if you want to lead the team for a few months. What do you say?
"Sorry, but I'd be terrible at that."
"Sure, but I'm not working any extra hours."
"I'm honored to be chosen for this job."
"I accept. What's the first thing I should address?"

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3 woodland pixie fairy Which of these mythological Irish creatures do you secretly believe in?
Fairies
Leprechauns
Pookas
Banshees

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Music Can you complete this sentence? "My favorite Celtic song is ... ?"
"On Raglan Road"
"Whiskey in the Jar"
"Auld Lang Syne"
"Dirty Old Town"

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You're a 10 What's your best physical feature?
My hair
My height
My eyes
My shoulders and back

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Central Europe medieval Let's say you woke up and found out you were living in Ireland or Scotland in the 13th century. How would you feel?
Exhilarated! That's my dream.
Intrigued. I've always wanted to live in a society with fewer rules than my own.
Frightened. What if people figure out I'm from the future and murder me?
Annoyed. How am I supposed to shave? Where's the bathroom?

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