Tuesday, January 30, 2007


"What the...?"

That's the most common response people have when they first read my name.

"Are you ... air raid? Is that what that says?"

No. It is the Scotch-Gaelic spelling of the name Rory. Yes, Gaelic. It's a very unusual language from Scotland and Ireland which has absolutely no connection with any Latin-based language. Furthermore, Rory means "red" in that old Scotch language. Anyone who knows me, will know why my name means "red."

But given that Gaelic is so unusual, I've titled this blog with the English spelling for clarity.

1 comment:

JfloG said...

WOW! Ive been to both Scotland and Ireland and I must say that I did hear some very unusual language spoken that I am not even sure the people who spoke it could understand. Maybe Gaelic was what I was hearing. I went to a few castles that probably had writing on them that was in that language. Nice name.