Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

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Re: Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

Unread postby Seonaidh » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:41 pm

No idea - chan eil fios agam. 'S e "Baile Cheith" a th' ann an "Keith" eadar Eilginn is Hunndaidh agus 's e "Inbhir Chèitinn" a th' ann an "Inverkeithing". Mar as àbhaist, bidh àiteachan "Keith" à Breatannais (Seann Chuimris air "coille" = "cet", a th' air atharrachadh gu "coed" sa Chuimris an-diugh agus gu "keith" no "gate" ann am Beurla Ghallda.) Usually, "Keith" places are fae Brythonic (Old Welsh for "wood" = "cet", which has changed to "coed" in modern Welsh and to "keith" or "gate" in Scots.)

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Re: Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

Unread postby Thrissel » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:23 am

Agus ged as e Baile Cheith (agus Ceith Mhór airson Keithmore) a tha aig Mac an Tàilleir, tha Baile Chè (agus Sràid Chè airson Keith St) air an làraich AÀA. Mas fhìor, chan eil aontachadh ann eadhon mu dheidhinn àiteachan. Tapadh leat co-dhiù ge-tà! And although Mac an Tàilleir has Baile Cheith (& Ceith Mhór), the AÀA site has Baile Chè (& Sràid Chè). Apparently there's no agreement even concerning placenames. Thanks anyway though!

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Re: Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

Unread postby Wilsons-of-Oxford » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:22 am

Is mise Jason. There is no Gaelic to my name as I know. My last name is Wilson though. I know at least that it is a sept of either Gunn or Innes, and I lean toward Gunn. Obviously means son of William and, for the Gunns it is possibly from A Will Gunn who took just family and moved it south. The farthest back I've been able to trace my lineage is a John Robert Wilson in Cupar, Fìobha around 1425.

My daughters name is Aislin Rowan, Aislin meaning vision or dream. Rowan (which we pulled out of our head) turns out to be an important tree in Celtic myth and would be Caorunn in Gàidhlig.

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Re: Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

Unread postby Thrissel » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:45 am

Thrissel wrote:Agus ged as e Baile Cheith (agus Ceith Mhór airson Keithmore) a tha aig Mac an Tàilleir, tha Baile Chè (agus Sràid Chè airson Keith St) air an làraich AÀA. And although Mac an Tàilleir has Baile Cheith (& Ceith Mhór), the AÀA site has Baile Chè (& Sràid Chè).

Agus tha Sràid Chaidh air Keith Street ann an Steòrnabagh. O mo chreach...
And the Stornoway Keith Street is called Sràid Chaidh. My oh my...

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Re: Dè tha san ainm?/ What's in the name?

Unread postby Seonaidh » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:58 am

I suspect Innes is more typical of the Fife area than Gunn. This may be due to its proximity to Angus (aka Forfarshire...) Gunn, of course, is more typical of Skye, where the Ancestral Home is found in a modest dwelling near Sgulamus called "Gun Ainm"...


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