Originally Posted by Fenway23
My husband and I are looking to have a phrase engraved in Irish on our daughter's headstone, and are looking for help for the proper translation.
We would like to engrave:
Our Sweet Baby Girl
Can anyone help with this? Thank you; we would greatly appreciate it.
Firstly, my sincere condolences on your loss. There's very little that can meaningfully be said at a time like this, but I hope you are both able to support one another and find a way through.
For the phrase you want to express, it's difficult to translate directly as the word "sweet" tends to refer to taste, smell or sound. However, the word "aoibhinn" means beautiful or delightful, and is often used to describe a person. I've also heard it used to describe music as well as in expressions of love ("Is aoibhinn liom tú"). So you could also go with:
Ár gcailín beag aoibhinn - our sweet/beautiful little girl.
Ár leanbh aoibhinn - our sweet/beautiful little child.
I don't want to drown you in options or turn this into an Irish lesson, but if you're not sure of any option suggested then by all means feel free to ask questions, or send me a PM and I'd be more than happy to help you settle on what you feel best reflects what you want to express.