What’s Your Gaelic Name?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

The Gaelic languages (technically referred to as the Goidelic languages) form one of two branches of language native to the British Isles and Ireland. Gaelic languages include Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic. 

While Scottish Gaelic is widely spoken by cultural enthusiasts and Irish is spoken widely in Ireland and beyond, Manx, the language native to the Isle of Man (an island in the middle of the Irish Sea, and home of the Bee Gees), died out and only recently saw a small resurgence because of a deliberate effort to revive it as a piece of the island's cultural heritage. Gaelic words are loaded with meaning taken from the history of when the words came into existence. Even the name "Gaelic" comes from an Old Irish word taken from the Welsh, meaning "pirate", owing to a period of raids along the coasts of the Irish Sea. The origins of the language reach back to an ancient kingdom along the west coast of Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland, and islands in the Irish Sea. While the language has changed over the years, because it was never the lingua franca the way Spanish, English and French were, the Gaelic languages weren't corrupted by the inclusion of words from other languages.

Let us delve deep into this ancient tongue. Your personality has an ideal Gaelic name for it, a name steeped in meaning. Do you want to know what it is? Take this quiz and find out.

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How often do you feel compelled to take charge?

What sort of site would you visit on vacation?

How many books do you read per year?

Of these, which sort of live entertainment would you enjoy the most?

How do you show pride in your accomplishments?

When you were put in a group to work on a project in school, what role did you play on your team?

What was the uppermost extent of your education?

Which of these guides your decision making?

How obedient are you?

How planned out is your career?

What school team were you a part of when you were growing up?

Which of these places would you most like to visit on a holiday?

How many hours do you work in a day?

With what would you fill your days, if you were so wealthy that you did not have to work?

What do you do to keep fit?

How do you get your news?

How do you decorate your home?

How do you get to work?

From what pool of people do you draw your friends?

How do you dress on a typical day?

What app can you not live without?

What kind of music do you listen to?

What professional sport do you follow most closely?

Which of these American car brands appeals to you enough that you'd buy one if you were in the market for a new car?

What section of the newspaper do you read first?

Which social media platform do you use the most?

How would you describe your home?

How much time do you spend with your colleagues outside the workplace?

Which myth do you identify with the most?

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