Thanks for your comments and for your suggestions also - you have helped no end....believe me! I know myself to be very patriotic but am not inclined to wear a badge... Giving the Cottage a Gaelic name is about finding something unique to us.....and to the cottage. We are not "flowery" or "sugary" folk and (my apologies to anyone with a beautiful house called Bonnyview)......the present name does not reflect either a chunky, rugged wee hoosie or ourselves and where we have come from.
Good afternoon Eirinn14
Thanks to you too for your comments. I do understand what you are saying. If however, frustration was caused purely by a cost issue then surely sites would exist for just that reason - pay your pound and get a 3 or 4 word translation! Maybe they do and I just could'nt find one..... And regular members/posters would direct visitors to one of these sites.
On the whole, all who have replied and e.mailed have been stunningly helpful to me and I genuinely appreciate your thoughts and the time taken to respond. I did try the "dictionary" way but direct translation etc etc (call me stupid.......but not too loudly please
) was beyond me!! I think the very worst thing I could do is to make a lovely oak sign with the wrong wording/grammar/meaning!
Mum is very fond of "Bothan nan Craobh" or "Grobhan Beag" and "Tigh Beag" or "Larrachbeag" - all of which reflect her or the cottage nicely.........I think!
PS.. sorry my posts read like "War and Peace"!