Looking for a middle and last name to match my first?

Hello! Due to some serious personal reasons, I've decided to change my name. My previous name was Skyler H, and I'm pretty sure I'm sticking with Saoirse as my new first name, --even if nobody gets it right-- because I have a really strong emotional connection to it. (It's irish; pronounced like inertia, so sir-shuh. It means freedom.) 

I've never had a middle name before, and as long as it sounds nice next to Saoirse I'm not really looking for anything specific in the name. The same goes with the last name.

Just for some inspiration, some other names that were seriously considered before I got attached to Saoirse were Alana, Daniel (The last name Harp was suggested for this, but I don't think Harp would be ok to have next to an Irish first name.) and Aaron. As you can tell, I don't care if my name is a "boy's" name or a "girl's" name, though the juxtaposition of the two next to each other would be neat.


January 21, 2018 3:59 PM

Saoirse Alana would be nice or Saoirse Erin









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January 21, 2018 11:48 PM

Some questions for you:

1. Are you interested in maintaining some kind of connection with your old name at all, or do you want to get away from that entirely?

2. Are you looking for a surname that matches any part of your ethnicity?

3. Are there other personal connections that you would be interested in incorporating into your new name in some way? That could be an individual you'd like to honor in some way, or another concept you'd like to nod to (like freedom), a place that's significant to you, etc.

January 26, 2018 5:01 PM

Sorry for the delay, it’s been a hectic work week.

1) My last name starting with an H would be nice, so I can keep my old initials. But apart from that I have no desire to be associated with my old name at all.

2) Not particularly.

I work in a creative field where my name is tied to everything I do, and has to be treated as a brand. Having something thats somewhat easy to say/spell and that sounds nice —while preferably not being tooooo common— is more important to me than my ethnicity, or my initials being SH like I spoke about above.

3) The concept of kindness has always been very important to me. My first name is already honoring someone I’m close to, and the only other person I’d want to honor is my surrogate “dad” (really just a close friend), Oscar, but he’d be uncomfortable with me taking any part of his name exactly, so idk how I’d go about that.

January 26, 2018 7:53 PM

has Oscar got  a middle name that you could possibly use or have the same meaning or part of his surname


For some reason when you said letter h - I thought Harrison,  Hart is great too



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January 26, 2018 8:15 PM

Harrison’s good! I like Hayes and Hughes too. :)

January 27, 2018 11:37 AM

It's not an H, but for "kindness", my immediate thought is Clement. Also Mercedes and Mercy, Benigna or Benigno, Caoimhe (Irish, /KEE-va/) and Kevin, Elisedd (Welsh), Gareth, and Linda. Mildred comes from Old English words meaning "gentle, mild" and "strength, power".

Oscar comes from an old Germanic dithematic (two-part) name based on words meaning "god" and "spear". Other names with the same first element: Osbert, Osborn, Osgood (as a surname also found as Hosegood, Hosgood, Horsegood), Osmer (also found as Hosmer), Osmond, Oswald, Oswin. Names using the same second element: Roger, Edgar, Algar, and possibly Adair (if Behind the Name is correct in deriving it from Edgar).

January 23, 2018 4:29 AM

I second nedibes questions, but off the top of my head, how about Saoirse Hart? Hart comes from the Old English word for male deer, and frequently appears in Medieval poetry, but also has seen some use as a male name. In this way, you get both a male and a female name, you keep most of the sounds of Saoirse Harp but avoid overdoing the Irishness.

January 26, 2018 5:00 PM

Hart sounds nice, and I like the male-female name combo. I’ll keep it in mind! <3

September 25, 2018 1:41 AM









Girl and boy versions 4 u