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17 Struggles Of Having An Irish Name

It's spelled A-I-L-B-H-E. Yep, B-H-E.

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1. Oh, what a cute Starbucks fail.

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2. Lemme try that with a 'Niamh'.

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3. Let's not even get started with Siri.

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4. You have actually turned off auto-correct.

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5. You mispronounced this popstar's name for a long time.

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6. The pain of seeing a product which has your name, with a different spelling.

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I'm happy 4 u Orlagh, but shout out my Orlas, Orlaiths, Órlas and Órfhlaiths.

7. Fadas are a source of bewilderment.

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No, it's Gearóidín.

8. And you tend to just suck it up.

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10. Depending on how long you have, you will just go with the first version of your name you hear.

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"Yep, that's me. Mermaid O'Brien. I'll sign for this package now. Great. Bye."

11. Even relatives will spell your name wrong.

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You might even spell your friends' names wrong (like my friend Maeve, whose name I spelled Meave between the ages of 10-12).

12. You actually have several aliases, because it is less hassle.

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13. You have tried to explain why your name is pronounced the way it is.

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14. But you can't blame people for being confused.

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