Thursday, March 8, 2007

My Name

"Aghaveagh, whose name I can't even pronounce, has a lovely blog." said Padre Mickey.

Thank you very much!

And Grandmère Mimi, who says,
"My dear, your name is hard to spell. I had to try three times," suggests a diminuitive of "Agha."

My name comes from the Irish Achadh-beithe, meaning "birch-tree field." It's not so hard to pronounce if you remember that the gh combination is silent, and that the diphthong ea is like the "a" in pan. So my name is pronounced something like "Ah-va" with the accent on the first syllable.

Just in case you were wondering...


Cecilia said...

Thank you for the help with your name. It's quite beautiful.

And I love your blog. I share your fondness for potatoes.

Pax, C.

Ellie Finlay said...

Thank you for visiting my blogs. Yours is a delight. I'll be back!

Wormwood's Doxy said...

And you complain about my name!!! ;-)

I love the meaning of yours--how beautiful. And like Cecilia, I love potatoes too...sigh.

Aghaveagh said...

Can any food be more humble than potatoes? They are a lesson to us all.

Padre Mickey said...

Thank you for explaining how your name is pronounced, but this is why I like nihon-go and español; every thing is easy to read and there are no tricks to pronunciation.