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?
There are a lot of creatures from folklore around Great Britain and areas where Gaelic used to be spoken. Which was the most interesting?
You tend to either love or hate the food from places like Scotland and Ireland. Which dish are you down to try?
How skilled are you at pronouncing words in Gaelic?
Which part of the United Kingdom would you want to visit most?
Who's the best actor Ireland ever produced?
Any Scottish actors you feel stand head and shoulders above the rest?
If Gaelic isn't on the table, what language would you look to for a unique name?
So are you a really outgoing kind of person or do you tend to be more reserved?
Do you like the idea of having a name that most people have probably never heard?
Could you handle people mispronouncing your name?
Do you ever let other people run the conversation or do you try to keep at the forefront of what's being discussed?
Are you a fan of St. Patrick's Day?
Are you hot-tempered at all, or do you try to keep things on an even keel?
Do you have a lot of get-up-and-go in the morning or does it take you forever to get moving?
Are you able to speak any other languages?
Do you think a name needs to have a meaning?
Which season makes you feel the most joy?
Would you ever name one of your children after a character from a TV show that you liked?
Would you ever get someone else's name tattooed on your body?
Are you a fan of using nicknames for other people?
Do you like to travel or are you more of a homebody?
If your friend is throwing a big party this weekend, are you there?
What do you do to amuse yourself in your spare time when you're all alone?
If you could only list to one kind of music for the rest of your life what would it be?
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
Have you ever thought about learning Gaelic?
Have you ever taken a personality test like the Myers-Briggs test?
Have you ever taken a personality test and totally disagreed with the result it gave you?
Are you happy with the name you were born with?
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