i finally learned how to pronounce “Siobhan”
Update: I get a silly number of hits from Google on how to actually pronounce Siobhan, and have even received email asking why I don’t explain how considering the title of this post. Fair enough. It’s pronounced “shiv-awn”, like Chevonne, but with more of an “ive” sound instead of “ev”.
Update 2: I also got feedback in the comments from another Siobhan as follows:
im called siobhan and you pronounce it
I’ve heard it pronounced both ways in our Dublin office, so I’ll put both pronunciations up here. The first pronunciation is the predominant one, as the latter pronunciation seems to be a regional dialect. There are a number of references to the latter pronunciation out there, so I’ll add it. Thanks for the additional info, siobhan!
Update 3: Shivie says
and its probly pronounced better: “shivon”
and you know what, she’s got a really good point. :) thanks, Shivie!
Now you know and now, back to the original post:
Wedding’s done, and it was hella fun. The ceremony was at 14:30, and was accompanied by music from the Star Wars soundtrack. It was short, on time, and tastefully done (even with Kj being one of the objects of attention). Laura looked phenomenal, and even Kjell looked respectable, which is the way it’s supposed to be.
I got to spend the aft chatting with Rachel at the King’s Stag drinking cheap ($4.25) pints of Guinness, and we headed to Darrel and Siobhan’s room (#666) to meet up with a bunch of old Ingenia crew and their families. Where did all those kids come from, anyways? We had a beer there, marvelled at the way parents can balance a kid, their food, a beer, and a diaper bag simultaneously, and then departed back to the pub as Siobhan had a hankerin’ for a Kilkenny, and we reluctantly *cough* decided to join her.
The reception and dinner was great, and I got to know a bunch of my friends wives and kids a little better, along with catching up on where everyone was. Good times, and we managed to close the place out.
Congrats guys, and thanks for inviting me out, I had a great time.
The rest of the day will be spent crucifying chocolate bunnies, and taking in the gorgeous weather. Twenty degrees and sunny, I’m glad I’m here instead of the left coast where it’s overcast, damp, and near freezing. Tomorrow it’s back home though, so I must go and waste the day away with the family properly.