Originally Posted by Colleen1
Thanks for your replies everyone but if you think if the name Aoibheann, where I live (south Ireland) this is pronounced at Av-een, thats how I thought Aoibhe would be Ava.
Aoibheann is pronounced "Eevan".
I very much doubt if it's pronounced 'Av-een' in any dialect.
The letters 'aoi' at the beginning of an Irish language word are pronounced something like 'ee' in English.
I would be interested to know in which dialect it is pronounced differently.