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Posted by: yVONNE mC gEARTY Date: January 19, 2002 at 21:20:58
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I want to point out there is a variation in writting the name depending on gender.
Normally for a male the name would be Mac (meaning son of) but because our name begins with O the c of mac has been changed to the more fluid mag.
A female however has the prefix Nic. I don't understand why in this case the c is allowed. One of the quirks of the Irish language I guess.

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