- I like the warm, flannely feeling of this name. I don't normally care for surnames as first names, but the authoress Flannery O'Connor gives this name a literary and historical feel. I esp. like it when paired w/ Kate. Flannery Kate.
- For Flannery O'Connor! And there is something very spunky, very smart about the name.
- Flannery Shea Flannery O'Connor is one of my literary idols and I think Shea just flows well with it. I also think Flannery, Carson, and Harper would be cute for triplets or sisters after Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers and Harper Lee since they are all southern female authors with unisex names
Flannery was first brought to attention as a feminine first name by American author Flannery O'Connor (born Mary Flannery O'Connor 1925-1964). The name Flannery is an anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Flannabhraigh, which is derived from the personal name Flannabhra composed of the elements flann "red; bright red" and abhra meaning "eyebrow."
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