Irish naming practices

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  • the same names through the generations according to paternal/maternal and grandparental/parental sequencing
  • local suffixes to distinguish the many people of the same christian and surname ie Sean Bouli
  • short form christian names sequencing ie jerdarbsean

Journal article
October 2003: Irish naming practices and the O’Donoghues
July 2019  Naming & nicknaming practices in Glenflesk
October 2019  Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions
January 2021  From Irish Personal Names to Hereditary Surnames, including O’Donoghue

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