What Very Gaelic Name Matches Your Personality?

By: Ian Fortey

What Very Gaelic Name Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

The Gaelic language seemed to have its heyday between the 13th and 16th centuries in Scotland and Ireland. These days, it's still spoken by people in those countries as well in some parts of Canada and elsewhere around the world, but it's definitely not what it once was. Some languages survive, and others do not. But Gaelic definitely had a beautiful and mysterious quality to it, not all of which was thanks to the accents of the people who spoke it.

The names that have lived on from the Gaelic tradition are still very popular. Names like "Donald" and "Alan" trace their roots to Gaelic, so they've been around for a while even if most people don't realize it. Other names like "Saoirse" or "Siobhan" will pop up rarely and confuse a lot of English speakers when it comes to their pronunciation but still charm us because of how unique they sound. And the best thing about all these names is that they tend to have very colorful and interesting meanings. Any name should have a meaning, but we don't always know what it is. But if you know yourself, and what kind of person that you are, we can retroactively give you the perfect Gaelic name. Take the quiz and see for yourself!

It's time to plan a European vacation! Where do you want to go?
Rome
London
Ireland
Greece

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There are a lot of creatures from folklore around Great Britain and areas where Gaelic used to be spoken. Which was the most interesting?
Banshee
Leprechaun
Faeries
Kelpies

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You tend to either love or hate the food from places like Scotland and Ireland. Which dish are you down to try?
Haggis
Irish stew
Does whiskey count?
Shepherd's pie

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How skilled are you at pronouncing words in Gaelic?
I think I do alright.
Terrible
So-so
Exceptional

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Which part of the United Kingdom would you want to visit most?
Wales
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland

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Who's the best actor Ireland ever produced?
Liam Neeson
Peter O'Toole
Cillian Murphy
Saoirse Ronan

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Any Scottish actors you feel stand head and shoulders above the rest?
James McAvoy
Ewan McGregor
Karen Gillan
Sean Connery

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If Gaelic isn't on the table, what language would you look to for a unique name?
Norse
French
Arabic
Hindi

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So are you a really outgoing kind of person or do you tend to be more reserved?
I like to strike a balance.
Definitely more outgoing
I can go either way.
More reserved

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Do you like the idea of having a name that most people have probably never heard?
Not really
Doesn't matter to me.
I love it.
It's fun, I guess.

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Could you handle people mispronouncing your name?
If it happens, it happens.
No!
I'd rather they didn't.
Sure, I can always teach them the right way.

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Do you ever let other people run the conversation or do you try to keep at the forefront of what's being discussed?
We can all have our say, I think.
I like to set the tone.
Depends on the topic
I'm happy to let other people speak if they have things to say.

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Are you a fan of St. Patrick's Day?
It's a good excuse to party.
Never really thought about it
Sure!
I don't celebrate it or anything, but I guess it's fine.

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Are you hot-tempered at all, or do you try to keep things on an even keel?
I have a temper now and then.
Yeah, I can explode.
I'm pretty calm.
I don't have a temper at all.

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Do you have a lot of get-up-and-go in the morning or does it take you forever to get moving?
I'm a little sluggish but nothing major.
I'm always ready to go.
I hit snooze about a dozen times.
I can get going fairly quickly.

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Are you able to speak any other languages?
I just know a few words in other languages.
Not a one
I'm bilingual.
I know several.

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Do you think a name needs to have a meaning?
No, it doesn't need to.
Of course!
It's more fun when it does.
It makes picking a name more special and interesting, I think.

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Which season makes you feel the most joy?
Winter
Summer
Spring
Autumn

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Would you ever name one of your children after a character from a TV show that you liked?
Not just for that reason
If it was a normal-sounding name already
Absolutely!
Depends on what my partner thought

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Would you ever get someone else's name tattooed on your body?
Anything's possible.
A child, perhaps
Yes!
No

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Are you a fan of using nicknames for other people?
Just some people
If they have a good nickname, sure
I love making up nicknames for people.
Not really

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Do you like to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I'm not big on traveling.
I like going out and doing things but I don't have to be traveling a great distance.
I love traveling!
I wish I could travel more.

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If your friend is throwing a big party this weekend, are you there?
I'll show up eventually, I'm sure.
With bells on
Of course
I probably helped plan it.

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What do you do to amuse yourself in your spare time when you're all alone?
I play games.
I'll workout.
I write.
I read.

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If you could only list to one kind of music for the rest of your life what would it be?
Metal
Pop
Hip Hop
Country

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If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
Rocky Road
Mint Chip
Chocolate
Vanilla

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Have you ever thought about learning Gaelic?
Thought about it, but never really pursued it.
Not really
I've learned a little.
I can speak Gaelic.

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Have you ever taken a personality test like the Myers-Briggs test?
I'm not even sure what that is.
Never
Once
A few times

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Have you ever taken a personality test and totally disagreed with the result it gave you?
No
It was like a horoscope and got some stuff right in general.
Not totally, but some parts
Oh yeah, it was dead wrong.

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Are you happy with the name you were born with?
Can't complain.
Yeah, more or less
Not really
I'd like a new one.

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