Re: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same
To get something approximating the correct Irish spelling you need a lot of what look like superfluous vowels, gs and hs. Take 'Dunleary' as a good example, it's 'Dun Laoghaire' on the maps. 'Finlay' becomes 'Fionn Aighile' or something along those lines
If said Finlay is in Irish girls' primary school, it will become 'Siobhan' or possibly 'Sile'.
If it is to be written out by civil servants, it will become 'Finlay', as in 'Bothar Finlay'. The metropolis of Bray has a nice old name in Irish ['Briogh Chulainn' — Hostel of Culainn] and the lot in charge of the Irish railways turned it into 'Bre', so anyone, really, can write modern Irish. Just take the English word and bastardise it. It's what those who run Ireland do.
Apologies for the lack of fadas (accents), I wasn't arsed to look up the respective ASCII codes.